Tuesday, March 15, 2011

The Game Day Skate for Tuesday, the Ides of March

Bullet points for what you missed while having nightmares of Internet Explorer 9..
  • Haha, suck it CotU. Tampa 6, Leaf 2. Being reported everywhere as "Leafs playoff chances take hit" . Like they had a chance in the first place;
  • The Nucks become the first team to 100 points this season with a 4-2 win over the Wild, though that benchmark means dick all in the charity point era;
  • Chicago's first win in over a week gets them to 4th in the West;
  • At the NHL GMs meeting, Fuckface Bettman announced his five point plan for preventing concussions. None of the points was "punish the person who caused them". JT has a great take on the five points. The NHL Wheel of Justice has its own answers;
  • On the same day, Sid skated for the first time since his concussion;
  • Pronger needs surgery on his hand and will be out 3-4 weeks. Couldn't have happened to a nicer guy;
  • Your weekly power rankings have the Habs 8th (ESPN), THN is incomplete, and TSN DROPPED them a spot to 11th after noting they've won 6 of their last 7. Fuck you. The Rangers, SEVEN POINTS BEHIND US, are 9th. Fuck you. The Blackhawks, with a worse record, who lost all their games last week, are 4th. FUCK YOU;
  • Habs Addict has compiled reactions from media and fans (including some dude named "Allen" from FHF) about PatCHes and the lack of suspension;
  • For the second week in a row, FHF whipping boy Jack Todd speaks the truth;
  • A reader ("WS") sent us some cartoons with Fuckface Cherry. We told him we already have the best Photoshopper around, so he went and started a blog with his work, including good Cherry stuff;
  • For Montrealers who enjoy seeing Team 990 suffer, this is awesome;
  • Our thoughts and prayers go out to Michael Farber, who has begun treatment for cancer. We actually met him back in the day, when he interviewed us for a Page 3 Gazette piece he did on our 1985 Reach for the Top team (long story). You're one of the good ones Michael, get well soon.
OK Caps visit tonight, preceded by a (hopefully) peaceful demonstration in front of the Bell against the NHL. Given we live 3 blocks away, we'll check it out and report back tomorrow.

19 comments:

J.T. said...

You were on Reach for the Top? Awesome!

Michael R said...

Reach for the Top? I was the MVP of my RFTT team in High School!

Did I just say that out loud?

Steve said...

Allen who the fuck is Allen? Epic post Allen.

I was on reach for the top twice back in the glory days when it was televised(CKTV-Barrie), yes instead of entertainment tonight, you could watch nerds saying things like Picasso, no, Picasso, no, Rembrandt, No, Later I got a letter saying
" very entertaining but stupid"

Burn down the mission if you want to stay alive -Elton Johns advice on protest.

Moey said...

Just goes to show you how fucked up things are when Todd & McGuire are the voices of reason.

Who's Allen ?

GoldenGirl11 said...

Never did reach for the top but I did do the bible contest to get out of Hebrew class. Does that count?

moeman said...

Small world, was on 'Genies en Herbe' in 78. Never made it to the teevee screen as I was the sub but I did meet my first long distance gal pal on the show. She had the most amazing name 'Amicale'.

GYFHG!

Habsfan10 said...

Nerds, the lot of you.

johnnybertolo said...

I'll be at the rally, I'll be the one wearing the Chara jersey, getting bludgeoned to death! #joking

Seriously though, after the rally drinks at some watering hole while watching the Habs? I want my breath reaking of beer and pretzeled bread.
Laters,
JB
@JohnnyBertolo

Steve said...

I am going to be really disappointed if there is not some effigy burning at the protest. A Chara, a fuckface Buttman, and a Cherry Bomb.

sales said...

I just read Jack Todd's column and whilst I've never been his biggest fan, I agree with A...errr I mean 29 when he says that Todd speaks the truth. He taken the best of what everyone else has said and summarized it nicely. But who are we kidding - the NHL is never going to clean house internally in order to get this done. They proved it long ago by keeping Fuckface Campbell and resigning Fuckface Bettman FOR 5 YEARS!

Also - just wanted to add that it gave me a nice warm feeling inside to wake up this morning and read about a 6-2 loss for the leaf. Only a couple more of those and these ridiculous notions they have of playoff hockey should be dead once and for all.

And lastly - why even bother with the TSN power ratings - you need a credibility in order to produce stuff like that - clearly something they do not have!

Kmaxx said...

Might have posted this under a sales name...

I just read Jack Todd's column and whilst I've never been his biggest fan, I agree with A...errr I mean 29 when he says that Todd speaks the truth. He taken the best of what everyone else has said and summarized it nicely. But who are we kidding - the NHL is never going to clean house internally in order to get this done. They proved it long ago by keeping Fuckface Campbell and resigning Fuckface Bettman FOR 5 YEARS!

Also - just wanted to add that it gave me a nice warm feeling inside to wake up this morning and read about a 6-2 loss for the leaf. Only a couple more of those and these ridiculous notions they have of playoff hockey should be dead once and for all.

And lastly - why even bother with the TSN power ratings - you need a credibility in order to produce stuff like that - clearly something they do not have!

Steve said...

There is Nyquist frequency resonating in the NHL. We have a basketball commish and a baseball Union head. Is it any wonder Hockey is rotting at the head. A fish rots at the head. Thats not funny HA HA or funny like a clown.

Le Douze said...

Stories about Reach for the Top and open mikes remind my of my past glory days ... evidently during the parts between taping of one of our RFTT games, the mikes to the studio audience were open, amplifying an obscenity uttered by yours truly to the studio audience (and Mom of Le12, who was attending). She was not impressed.

We went four or five rounds, but our victory on the last game was called back on account of a bad game tape, and we lost on the replay game. The fix was in even then.

BTW, the eastern terminus of the Trans-Siberian railway is "Vladivostok".

Steve said...

They used to say about Roppongi Japan, you could find a bar for any subgroup, for example people who liked Joe DiMaggio's third season.

This is a blog for RFTT vets who like Montreal, Hockey, Strippers and Meth.

Anonymous said...

Whose idea was it to schedule the Habs rally today, only one hour after the annual police brutality protest?

This is gonna get ugly.

Steve said...

@Anon- what could be more appropriate, a violent protest against violence in hockey. Fuckface Buttman is probably organizing it and paying goons to show up.

Steve said...

Okay everyone open your wallets and take out that emergency twenty, send it to Quebec city. Count Pander Bear in a cage Match with Dear Leader.

soperman said...

Reach for the Top in 1985? Man, you guys are just kids.

Best of luck at the rally tonight. Keep it peaceful, those NHL fuckfaces and Laff supporters are drooling at the thought of burning cars and smashed windows. (For God's sake at least don't touch the Bell Centre - Jesus Price is watching you!)

Get well soon, PatCHes.

Steve said...

A look inside the sausage factoryChoculaknows his blood sausage.