Monday, March 14, 2011

The Morning Skate for Monday, March 14th

Bullet points for what you missed while dreaming of winning the Brier, eh?
  • Tragic news out of Buffalo yesterday as Richard Martin, one third of the French Connection line died in hospital after suffering a heart attack while driving and then crashing. Godspeed, and our sympathies to his family. We remember watching him in the 70's, a true natural sniper;
  • A couple of hours later, the Sabres went out and paid tribute with a 6-4 win over the Sens to move into 7th place in the East;
  • Caps win their eighth straight, 4-3 over the Hawks in OT;
  • Pens rebound from losing to the Habs with 5-1 over the Oil which officially eliminated the Oil from playoff contention, for all you Edmonton hopefuls;
  • Wild finish in Dallas with the Stars getting the tying goal with their net empty, only to see the Kings score before they get to OT and win 3-2;
  • Here's Coach's Corner from Saturday if you can stomach it;
  • What happens to PPP if the PP sells its stake in MLSE? And The Globe says Rogers is passing.
OK big week ahead. (Aren't they all now?). 4 games in 6 nights. Of course the cloud will continue to hang over it all, as it does over the new FHF header. While we wait for a game, how about some video. It's the "get to know you" video of the New Guy, Brent Soapy Sopel (who may or may not have a broken hand). Get a haircut, hippie.

65 comments:

Kmaxx said...

What new Header? Am I missing something?

Steve said...

Martin, Robert and Peauralt(sp) were celebrated at center ice the first game under the new ownership, condolences to his family and thanks for the memories.

I think 29 went silicone.

L Dude said...

Has ol' whathisname contacted any of you lawyer types yet to put a lawsuit together to sue Geoff Molson for providing an unsafe work environment?

moeman said...

Also, too, I'm a tech but not an engineer and I think we should find some FHFer to review Fuckface Cherry's arCHitectural drawing. Admittedly it is Wile. E. Coyote ACMEish and maybe require additional free bird feed.

HabsFan29 said...

@Kmaxx - it's subtle I admit, but you are missing something

iRiRi said...

I see it! I see it! Although it did take me a minute...

8 in a row? Pffff. GYFHG!

Hadulf said...

I see it too now!

Took me 2 minutes...

Steve said...

@moeman LOL, there was so much wrong with that Cherry bit it could be a University Credit. With Chara's eight foot wingspan the post could have been in the parking lot and he still would have maimed Patches.

Kmaxx said...

@29 - Yep - see it now! Very nice...and well done. Now as for Cherry - forget the ridiculous hats and ties and collars etc., I can get past that schtick - but acting like he doesn't know PatCHes name was contemptible and immediately showed where his loyalty lies. If that had been one of his "boys" and the hit had been made by someone wearing a visor (OK - let's say Subban did that to Recchi - for example) you know he'd remember everyone's name and be screaming blue murder. He3 kept stressing "you either give him 20 games or nothing" so clearly he should have got 20 games for it. Someone remind me of what Cherry ever did to warrant being seen as an authority on anything but losing...

Steve said...

@Kmax, like the time he said Subban was from Markham, he had to know it was Rexdale.

Steve said...

Its only Monday but FHF owes us a double sexy friday. All twins? lots of DD? Instead of 10's all 20's. Leering minds want to know? Maybe you should have it on Thursday because by Friday the nuclear core from Wearefuckishima, is expected to arrive.

Anonymous said...

There is one point that I must agree with Cherry on and that is the boards and glass at the Bell Centre must be changed!

the Maritimer said...

OK, in order for meathead's sketch to work, if you start from the top of the glass (stanchion) and produce a line at 45 degrees the location for the new bottom of the stanchion is whatever the actual height of the stanchion currently is, let's say 2 metres. So, the bottom of the stanchion now intrudes 2 metres into the bench area, probably about where the door to the bench is. ???????

Cherry is a moron but he did say something that made sense. Take the corner post(s) out and have security or a police presence between the benches. Or maybe move the post back from the boards a couple of feet.

Nice tribute to Max by the way, 29.

the Maritimer said...

And, a nice reminder of leaf futility.

Habsfan10 said...

The solution to the stanchions between the opposing benches is to put the damn benches on opposite side of the rink. Idiot Bettman made that change years ago and fucking stupid shit has happened ever since.

Steve said...

I have a radical drug induced solution, strip Chara naked and let Montreal fans shoot pucks at him. No that was't it. Make the glass in the players bench the same size as all the other glass. But Steve your on drugs how will the players hop the boards, in trying to eliminate the possibly vermin like Chara will take a players head clean off your going to damage the game. At this point I crossed the 3rd Astral Plane, make the glass go up and down like a car window(on acid).

I cant stop with just solving the problem. In addition have one area with giant catching mitts and the players leaving the ice just dive at full speed over the board(once the window is down). Players going on the ice sit in injection seat time chairs and are catapulted onto the ice. The chairs have various power and direction setting. The most desired setting is breakaway. The player hits the ice doing 50KM/hr just outside the blueline.

Other outside the box ideas, fix the allstar game by giving all the players windowpane 30 mins before the faceoff.

Someone is listening because a manufacturer is proposing airbags in hockey helmets, hmmmm where could they have read that first?

iRiRi said...

Rick Moffatt tweets: "Subban ready to take blame, worried all his texts are giving Max headaches. Told Max Saturday win was for him."

All together now, awwwww!

Steve said...

Is it just me or does Sopel on a Rope have Mad Max's eyes, and overall manic face? Max Ropal?

Mr. natural said...

Though he did note cite the source my oldest son just sent me this and I deemed it worthy of passing on:

I was reading an article about how the leafs have to pretty much win all their upcoming games if they hope to make the 8th place playoff spot….. And this quote made me smile…..

“The Leafs by now are familiar with high pressure, playofflike situations.”

LOLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL

Anonymous said...

If you guys ever get confused on how the NHL comes up with punishment simply go to this website, http://www.nhlwheelofjustice.com/

Make sure to specify your players and then you will know the outcome. Kind of funny if you asked me.

Steve said...

@Mr Natural, LOL, the only team in the league where not mathematically out of the playoffs in March is victory.

L Dude said...

Hey now Steve, the Make Beleafs have a 4% chance of making the playoffs according to sportsclubstats. Don't dis the leaf lest ye be smote by the English hockey media.

Habs have a 99.8% chance.

And if the laffs play 1.000 hockey and the Habs play .500 hockey, they'll be tied at 96 points. Very feasible according to TSN, Sportsnet and CBC.

Somebody explain why this is:
CHerry
CHara
CHernobyl

Is the CH being punished for past discretions? Is it a "French thing"? Something to do with the golden francophone rule that according to all non-Habs fans (who really know nothing about it) is the reason for the Habs winning about 18 of their cups?

So many questions.

Steve said...

L Dude the draft rule is better know as Force Majeure, and when the fucking Anglos took it away from us, it was a curse, Lemuiux, ours, Le Cave, our, Martin, ours.

Moey said...

I don't see anything different in the header. I'm just stoopid. Give me a hint somebody?

HabsFan29 said...

@Moey - don't worry, mom of 29 is still looking. look at the red

Steve said...

I see it now, I thought you had changed your mitt from cloth to silicone.

moeman said...

Rankings, after going 5-1;

11th, Slipped down 1 at tsn;

http://tsn.ca/fantasy_news/rankings/nhl/

8th, Up 3 at ESPN;

http://espn.go.com/nhl/powerrankings

moeman said...

BunCH of ostriCHes;

http://twitter.com/SportsnetSpec

"For the record: GMs did not see a replay of the Chara hit on Pacioretty today, among the nearly 100 they were shown."

Aie-yi-yi.

Moey said...

Duh. If you didn't give me that clue I would never have found it. I only noticed now the numbers on the bottles and the 77 on the lime. Oh, and the 9 on the Drambuie bottle & the 11 on the corkscrew. Well done.

moeman said...

Moey, re: the 9raMBuie, notice the nice hair! Not only is GG our resident Graphics Goddess but she's a pretty nifty stylist. I know, 2 minutes for looking so good and an extra 2 for being incorrigible.

moeman said...

Whilst here, like most if not all FHFers I miss PatCHes but FWIW, I also miss Sid the Kid. Also, too, Fuckface Cherry can fuck off.

moeman said...

According to the brains that run the league, 44% of concussions are a result of 'legal checks'. Um, those 'legal checks' are determined by the incompetent refs. eesh.

Also, tsn and sn will squawk about these issues then show their fight/hit hilights on a fucking loop.

L Dude said...

+1 moe. On all accounts.

We'll obviously be watching the Habs end the Caps' winning streak tomorrow night, but another game you'll want to keep an eye on is Sens/Pens. Likely to be some backstabbing going on. "WHY?", you ask.
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The Ides of March will be upon us.
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HabsFan29 said...

TSN: "The Leafs still feel they are in control" (re making the playoffs)

keep smoking that crack, Leaf

Orangeman said...

I don't know why people (not necessarily here) are surprised by what Cherry had to say. If we were forced to, all of us could have written exactly what he said on HNIC while Patches was still motionless on the ice. He's as predictable as he is senile. But 'forgetting' Patches name was an intentional insult to him, the franchise and the fans. He's a dispicable human being, but that's nothing new. He's a stauch conservative, ready to mock any pinkos, yet depends on the government to subsidise his paycheque. A hypocrite in every way. The MLB, NBA and NFL all have hall of famers who seriously, while entertainingly, discuss the game in suits. We have a famous loser who dresses like a clown and tells other losers to injure more successful people. If he and his friends at HNIC had their way the league would be full of Campbells, Thortons, Cookes, and other goons while the talented ones lay in hospital beds. It's sick.

And there's yet another rant.

moeman said...

Not a huge soccer fan (except World Cup when international babes strut their glorious international beauty) but just felt like saying Go WhiteCaps!

moeman said...

Good luck Michael Farber. Thoughts are with you as you battle the big 'C'.

moeman said...

PIT GM says Fuckface Chara should have been suspended. Imagine if they had every single GM recorded (video and audio) with their personal observation of the hit on Pacioretty (hey Fuckface Cherry, I typed his name in case you read this fucking blog).

Do you think the numbers would concur with Fuckface Bettman's claim that a huge majority are in favour of Fuckface Murphy's (cough Fuckface campbell) 'decision'?

Also, too, go fuck yourself Fuckface Burke, you fucking asshole lemming.

moeman said...

... and because I can't let it go, Geoff, buddy, be a man, why wait for dolts like Fuckface Jacobs to fix your own arena. Just fucking fix it. Oh and never sell ad space to Moore's.

moeman said...

Me again, linking to Jack Todd;

http://www.montrealgazette.com/sports/fails+protect+players/4434409/story.html

We've bashed Todd over the years but he's no CotU/leaf whiner/Montreal-basher/Burkkake taker.

Steve said...

If anyone watches the Leafs tonite, your dead to me.

the Maritimer said...

@moeman, great perspective as always. Earlier today I thought it would be good for the Habs if the leaf beat the Lightning tonight because it would keep the Habs in striking distance for a higher placing. Fuck it, I hope Tampa wins anyway, the Habs can catch up later this week.

Fuckface Bettman: "There is no magic bullet..." Fuck you Gary you little chicken shit bastard. Hand out some suspensions to reel in the loose cannons on the ice. They'll get the message sooner or later.

Steve said...

@moeaman, put in power windows in th bench area!

moeman said...

All four 'Ontario boys' reffing at the CotU tonight. Fixed?

Steve said...

I am a fun loving guy, but I would not mind a someone filling in the middle of donut boy tonite. Then see how serious a problem we have.

Of course I will only find out by reading the papers in the morn, no eyeballs for the enemy.

moeman said...

As a follow up to lg linking Ken Dryden's excellent Globe and Mail article, #29 was on a chat today.

(Fuck! I missed it but then again the unethical leaf lovin sports 'editor' tracks my IP so thats nice).

Worth a read for a few nuggets. We might heed Ken's advise about not watCHing Fuckface Cherry.

moeman said...

Great issues review by J.T.

http://habsloyalist.blogspot.com/2011/03/five-points.html

moeman said...

For Steve;

Score to date:

Bolts - 3
leaf -1

Penalties to date:

Bolts - 4
leaf -2

moeman said...

I'm a fucking masoCHist but at least I'm not a fucking Anon;

Score to date:

Bolts - 4
leaf -2

Penalties to date:

Bolts - 5
leaf -2

Number31 said...

Fuck the Leaf. I'm watching the Blackhawks eat the Sharks.

According to Bettman, all concussions are caused because players fall down NOT because someone shoved them/elbowed them. It really is like Hot Fuzz. Accidents everywhere!

Mr. natural said...

HMmmmmm...seems like Reimer is not the TFS for the LAFFS after all.

Shit I just gave myself a concussion typing that, my own damn fault I forgot where I was on the keyboard.

moeman said...

Mr. nat, now you go in an warsh out dat dere purdy mouth with soap. Scrub it reel gud. Dat Kid Miracle goaler kant sure be walkun on da ice pond evry nite? Also, 2, dem reffs is bi-assed on our leefs. Vote Harper!

Steve said...

The leafs are like Major Magic, they dont disappear in the playoffs, no they disappear when they get close to the playoffs, fuck Tonana, fuck cherry, fuck bURKA and fuck butman because Toronto is the only place he can find in Canada on a Map

moeman said...

@Steve, that is because Fuckface Toronto is the asshole of Canada.

Steve said...

The Economic asshole of Canada to be correct.

moeman said...

Also, as the Fuckface leaf slips out of playoff contention (heh, they aren't even close you stupid fucks), watch the CotU mediot machine find all kinds of excuses. Like corn in shit, not digested but gold!

Steve said...

In other news, Japan continues to unfold like a Douglas Coupland novel, fuck, I really cant fucking believe it.

Steve said...

NHL unviels 5 point plan to make NHL more attractive to NASCAR fans. Yep its the buildings fault, gotta make that track safer.

McPhee said...

I love how the T.O. media say that the Laffs have a lot of "playofflike" experience. Couldn't have said it any better myself.

The part I don't understand is why they make it sound like it's a good thing.

Steve said...

Burka says if you cant have the playoffs, have playoff like experience, he reminds me of Rummy, you go to war with the army you have.

moeman said...

tsn's screeching desk harpie jennifer somethinorotehr nicknames ex-Nucks Harold Snepsts 'old sneppie'. Really? STFU!

moeman said...

More Fuckface Bettmath;

Stats say 26% of concussions are accidental, which means if you carry the 2 and subtract the other 2, 74% are intentional.

hfotwc said...

Buttfuckface: " people don't kill people. guns don't kill people; bullets kill people". Way to go buttfuckasshole.

Number31 said...

@moeman
Pie chart it. It's obvious the Children of the Board need visuals.

Number31 said...

@JeffMarek
Colby Armstrong breaks foot blocking shot. When will the NHL wake up???

What a knee slapper.. His lame attempt to "lighten the mood" is like putting fart bags on chairs in a funeral.

That said, apparently the Leafs suck more with Armstrong out of the lineup. I don't know about you but if your team depended on Colby Armstrong to win games you got a big problem.