Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Yonder Stars: Dallas Game Preview and Open Thread

The Canadiens, fresh off a loss in the Mile High City, wander down through the desert to find the elusive and rare Stars, who they never seem to play.  Will it be Stars on parade, or Stars-struck?

Stargazing:  Live!  From the American Airlines Arena in Dallas, Texas.  Puck drop at 9:00 pm Eastern on RDS, TSN Habs! and no doubt some sort of all-powerful Texas based tv megastation.  Habs dropped one and are on shaky legs over the last ten, Stars just whupped the Red Wings and lead their division and most of the NHL.  Oh oh.

Star of Wonder:  Brad Richards leads the Stars in goals, assists, points, travel agents calling, and rumours he's headed out of town.  I'll say it right now:  Brad Richards is the shit.  He's a fucking fantastic hockey player.  Loui "Louie" Erikson and James Neal provide decent offensive support, and Kari Lehtonen has started to show why he once went 3rd overall.  Brendan Morrow busted his nose this week, didn't miss a shift, and scored twice.  He must grind his teeth to stumps every time Mickey Ribs opens his fucking whiny mouth.  For the Habs, Cammy has 8 points in his last 7 and he's still pissed because of the losing.  That's good.  Gomez is having a decent December.  Everyone else seems to be plodding along.

O Little Star: 
Little is going right for Benny Pouliot this week;  minus 2 last game, demoted all the way to 13th forward by Chocula at practice this morning.  Big Tits desperately needs back on Plexxe's wing or he's gone by March.  He might be on pace for an okay 65 points, but Mickey Ribs is a whiny, pussified punk asshole and I hate him.  So fuck him again

Stars on Ice: 
Markov.  Dallas is disgustingly healthy, especially since Brendan Morrow does stuff like break his nose, shrug, and wander back out on the ice to crush someone.  There's always the chance Mickey Ribs strains his ankle walking in his new heels.

Star of the Sea: 
Is Price tired?  Is Price getting sloppy?  Unfortunately, the Habs don't have the luxury to find out because they don't score enough goals.  As if the kid didn't have enough pressure being the man in the blue ice in Montreal, he's on a team that scores very little so he needs to be nearly perfect every night.  When he isn't, the Habs lose. 

Stars in the Bright Sky: 
Everything is bigger in the Texas sky, including the big blog known as Defending Big D

Got any gift suggestions for HF10 or Josh Gorges' Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ?  (Sorry, stores are all out of myrrh.)  Put them in the comments.

69 comments:

Mr. natural said...

3 solstice babies!!! Very Queer (NTTAWWT)but certainly a portent of some kind.....

To the VIP room with you all for Chanpagne and strippers, don't worry the FHF blog will pick up the tab.

I am working and orangeman is studying so the tab will stay within a reasonable range.

GYMFHG!

Mickey Ribs....don't get me started......

lawyergirl77 said...

"There's always the chance Mickey Ribs strains his ankle walking in his new heels."

So much win, I can't even begin to describe it...

Outstanding work - all hail our newborn king and, er, queen: the B-Day boy and GG!!

Orangeman said...

Just watched a press conference on the Buffalo news warning the locals of the coming Canadian invasion for the WJHC. Actually, it was more about the busy border crossing and reminding Canucks to bring their passports, but it all just seemed funny.

Chester said...

Oh thank you so much for that link to the mickey ribs rant, I hadn't read that. One thing you forgot to mention was his fashion selections. He looked like a cross dressing transvestite if that makes any sense. Fuck you you little fuckity fuck .... fuck

moeman said...

Happy Birthday to le 10, le hab and le maritimer!

lehab said...

so... I just got the worst present. My boss is taking all the managers out for dinner. Great... will now miss the game as I listen to his eccentric bullshit

L Dude said...

So, 46DD watching from the press box eh? Probably because he's being traded after the freeze for Bieksa. [bows head in shame for even looking at Eklund's site].

the Maritimer said...

Presents? VIP room, champagne and strippers?

Sign me up!

Thanks for the birthday wishes all. Mrs. Maritimer already gave me a nice gift, ahem, and the two sons a couple nice presents. They are taking me out to a classy restaurant tonight, yes, we do have them down East. I'll even be home in plenty of time for the start of the game, an hour later than you guys.

Now, GYFHG and make sure Brad Richards is on that plane out of Dallas with you! Leave 46DD behind if you have to.

Boob Gainey said...

Is this Bieksa dude any good?

Anonymous said...

American Airlines Arena is in Miami.

Bill 101 said...

@Boob - pretty solid on back end, occasional brain farts, not too much offense

IMHO, not the answer

HabsFan29 said...

@anon - if you come here for accuracy, you're in the wrong place. but thanks, ur right it's AA Center in Dallas, not Arena

Fabulous work 10 and GG! 10, why are you working on your birthday? that seems unfair.

Habsfan10 said...

@ Anon: American Airlines Arena, American Airlines Center, American Airlines Place Where They Play Pro Sports, blah blah blah. I'm just glad I got the freaking city right.

Habsfan10 said...

@29: The blog boss is a fucker, that's why.

Amy said...

Brenden Morrow, just saying. (not Brendan)

Number31 said...

Maybe Subban will sneeze on the little fuckity fuck and he'll have to leave the game so we won't have to see his sickly pale face for 60 minutes.

Morrow only does stuff like that when it isn't an Olympic year.

Not too sure about this sitting AK46 crap but whatever.

GYFH!!!!!!!! And bag us a Brad Richards for Christmas.

iRiRi said...

GYFHG! That is all.

Number31 said...

I see that "Your Canadiens" thingy is on TSN2 just before the WJHC. Something to watch before the 9pm game wooooo.

Moey said...

@31,

Your Canadiens is about Marky tonight before he was injured. *runs away crying*

moeman said...

Hope for the best and get well Anthony Calvillo.

Number31 said...

@Moen - FUCK *cries/drinks*

HabsFan29 said...

this Vodkov-based Your Canadiens special is depressing me. at least hot Anne-Marie is hosting

iRiRi said...

All I want for Christmas is Markov. That ain't gonna happen so how about a nice 6-game win streak?

Number31 said...

What iRiRi said! GYFH!

But first, GO(pre-tournament)CANADA!

Moey said...

That was depressing,espcially how bummed Marky was about the 6 month rehab. I can't imagine how he must feel now. *dabs eyes*

Must have drink now.

@31,

Cheers *clink*

the Maritimer said...

Ok ladies, I'm going to join you for a drink now. Going to try some Drambuie for the first time. Any good?

moeman said...

Yup, tasty, see the FHF logo.

the Maritimer said...

Good enough moeman. Too bad the CBC isn't doing the game. I look forward to your critiques. ;)

moeman said...

I'm into the Holiday spirit(s).

Moey said...

I'm having some Amaretto, straight up of course. Yummy.

WV - gastri. I only get that when I drink Drambuie (:

moeman said...

Oh look its fuckity fuck.

iRiRi said...

Sigh. This is not what I had in mind.

Moey said...

Oh fiddlesticks. The Amaretto is obviously working.

beAa.habs.fan said...

just got hime after drinking with old-job colleagues
made a quiche for tomorrow\ spot luck
grabbed some nuts to quench alcohol floating in stomach
settled to watch the game

FUCK ME
1-0 for Dallas
that fracking sucks
might turn into a short night

moeman said...

Amaretto on ice cream is nice.

moeman said...

Must drink more ...

bea.habs.fan said...

now i'm definitely sure this is goign to be a shrt night

Number31 said...

Nothing is worse than letting Benn go on a fucking breakaway. That guy? Reason why the Bulldogs didn't get to the Finals.

So... Maybe Kirk should yell more?

moeman said...

heh, flicking dick behind Gagnon.

Orangeman said...

Just tuning in here and I can already tell they'll get shut out.

Oh good, a blowout. Fantastic.

moeman said...

Not fun.

Orangeman said...

They look terrible. I fear this is the collapse I, uh, feared at this time of year.

moeman said...

Its a start. DarCHe!

Orangeman said...

Vader?

Orangeman said...

WOOOOOO! VADER!

Orangeman said...

Sometimes I like being proven wrong.

Orangeman said...

So, uh, isn't that something when the D dive into their net to knock it off on a 2on1? Of course that was the laziest 2on1 I've seen in a while.

Number31 said...

GORGES! Into the wrong net. FUCK.

Orangeman said...

So we have to sit through 5 more of these before they return home? Not that the losses will necessarily end at that time.

Orangeman said...

4 GA on 12 shots. Is it too early to start stocking up on waffles?

Number31 said...

Pouliot should have been scratched. Or traded. Fuck him. I'm sick of seeing his lazy ass sputter around like a slim Guimauve.

And my opinion won't change if he manages to muster the anti-lazy energy to score a goal in the 3rd.

Even RDS got angry at him for pulling away from that tip-in.

L Dude said...

Just got in from a Christmas party. Who plans Tuesday parties with free rdinks. Fuck. Turn the tv on just in time to see Josh with the beauty deflection. I was like "WOOOHOOO" then realized wait, wtf?

Saw the 4G on 12 shots also. Habs D resposnible for any more beauties like that one?

Too fuckin' wired/toasted to gho to bed. Guess I'll watch the suckfest. Intermission. First I'll go surf for some porn. I hear they have that on the interwebs these days.

Number31 said...

Anyone remember the last time a puck got tipped in to the other net? I think it was Halpern...way back in OCTOBER.

Orangeman said...

Oh good, now PK is injured/dead. Merry Christmas!

iRiRi said...

"OH IL EST SONNE"

*bursts into tears*

Orangeman said...

It's like the Bulldogs vs the Stars out there. If the Bulldogs had lots of injuries and were in a bus accident earlier today. A loss like to the Avs or the Wings I can handle. This kind of game, one they've had many times this season and actually walked away with inexplicable wins because Price stood on his head, just baffle me. How can every single Hab player not show up for a game? That 2on1 where Chicken just shrugs off an almost certain goal? Unbelievable on a professioanl sports club. I'm not saying this is the best team in the league by far, but this level of competition is sub-professional in my opinion.

WHERE'S MY GODDAMNED EGGNOG!

Orangeman said...

Even the Star announcers and disappointed and perplexed. Apparently the Habs have been outshot on their PP and they just sad and confused.

Number31 said...

I'm still trying to figure out how they got 22 shots on Lehtonen because every time I see them try they hit the glass.

Also their only goal wasn't even a shot on net.

Time for 6 forwards. Who cares anymore!

Orangeman said...

Aaaaayyyyy, there you go!

iRiRi said...

Gio!

Hey, I'll take what I can get.

Number31 said...

I'm shocked. A shortie for Captain America. Smurf power.

Orangeman said...

Of course. Fuck this team.

iRiRi said...

Fuck this.

Number31 said...

And another tip-in. Fuckin' hell COVER THE OPEN MAN. I saw someone in white waltz away just as he tipped it in.

Orangeman said...

5GA on 15 shots. They were the only team not to give up more than 3 in regulation. Done it 3 times in the last 6 games, and given up exactly 3 in those other 3 games. Let's face it, they are lucky their division is terrible, although Buffalo is starting to string together wins.

Number31 said...

Gorges' worst game of his life...

Number31 said...

Really Morrow? Really?

Orangeman said...

Since I'm on a roll with my rants, can I just say that I'm sick of hearing about how the West is so much better than the East and it's unfair or what have you. The only reason people can say that now is because the East was bounds ahead of the West since the institution the geographical divisions until maybe last season. So, sorry, finally you have some better teams (besides the Wings).

In closing, fuck you Habs. How can you score a shorty to get back into the game, kill of a penalty and then give up a goal? Sad.

Number31 said...

We three kings of Orient are
Trying to smoke a rubber cigar
It was loaded, and exploded,
Now we're on yonder star...