Thursday, December 02, 2010

The Game Day Skate for Thursday, December 2

Bullet points for what you missed while having nightmares of Americans reading diplomatic cables about what we think of them...
  • Well that was disappointing. 4-3 (OT) loss after blowing a 3-1 third period lead to the statistically-worst team in the league. Meh. More later today;
  • Bs will be passing us in the standings any day now after Timmy Thomas shuts out the Flyers 3-0;
  • The Blues are falling apart. Jaro and his puck-playing gaffe lose 4-1 to the Caps;
  • Leafs, MLSE, Pension Plan, Rogers, rumours, blah blah blah;
  • Here's highlights of PFK on Off the Record yesterday;
  • TFS was the second star for the month of November. His Movember 'stache was first star.
Habs off to New Jersey tonight. It's lovely there this time of year, and we have some good restaurant recommendations. Call us!


The Gate To The Groin For Yannick Bertrand said...

Can JM's system be both good AND bad?

Daddy Says said...

Totally my fault. I came home and turned the game on. It was 3-1, just starting the 3rd. McSplooge was, well McSplooging over Hall. "If that shot was on net it'd be in" WHAT???? Is he channelling John Madden? Thanks Capt obvious.

Anyway, cause I am 12 I believe I caused us the game.
However my dear wife put it best after the Oil get the shorty, "I know they are last, or whatever, but if they keep beating the other teams they won't be last." *sigh* true but now she is channelling Madden.

wv: foicss, as in TFS needed to foicss on the shorty, or what I yelled when they tied it, "foi css"

Steve said...

Who makes the fucking schedule, Harry Sinden, Booby Clarke, Edmonton, and next night New Jersey, why not fucking Florida, I cant wait for the Wikileaks from the NHL head office.

Samosafuz said...

Recommendations? Do tell; tonight will be my first trip into Newark for a game, and I'd like to escape with the 2 pts, a bellyful of good eats (and my life, too).

Boob Gainey said...

Do we suck?

(Not a rhetorical question.)

B B said...

Trade Pouliot for Blake Wheeler as a gesture to show we do value Americans...

lawyergirl77 said...


Yes, it is possible to be good and bad at the same time. While I don't want to draw the ire of certain ISWs by crapping all over JM's system, I will say that we play differently with 2 goal leads.

We play a more passive, contain-style of hockey that doesn't play into our strengths. Players get lackadasical, pucks go in behind Price (or Auld if it's that time of the month). It's why we often collapse when we have those leads.

So I wouldn't say we suck. But that we have the potential to be sucky, especially if our goalie isn't standing on his head (the way he was for all of Movember). Certainly not blaming this loss on Price, but the kid was simply playing well last night, not RIDICULOUSLY WELL the way he has been for the past two months.

Which begs the question - was Carey's 'stache like Samson's hair. If so, are we now doomed??

Steve said...

You cant sit on a lead, you cant sit on a lead, you cannot sit on a lead, fuck Chocula, its like you cant go into the sun, unless you do a guest spot on Tru Blood

iRiRi said...

With Vodkov on IR, one has to think they will pick up another defenseman. How? I don't know but Hamr, Jaro 2.0 and Gill can't keep playing those big minutes night after night. Let the speculation begin!

Then again, we do need more scoring. Patches had another 2 goals last night to bring his total to 13 on the season. Hmmm. Trade bait or solution to our lack of scoring?

How could a team who is 3rd in the conference have this many problems? Sigh. Of course, all of these questions will disappear after they win tonight.

Anonymous said...

Yesterday's morning skate:

"Oh Leaf, you are terrible. They blow a 3-1 third period lead to the Bolts, have the tying goal scored against them with 8 seconds left, and lose in OT, all in Simon Gagné's successful return"


iRiRi said...

PGK scratched tonight.

*bursts into tears*

I hope Hamr and Spatch took their vitamins this morning.