Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Dear Habby: Chicago Game Preview and Open Thread

Dear Habby,

I have a real problem. I'm a life long Canadiens fan. I live and die with them. I even write a blog about them (and strippers). It's killing me that they are struggling as usual, and I want nothing more than for them to clinch a playoff birth, go into the second season and bring home Stanley Cup number 25. A part of me even believes enough in miracles to think it could happen. I love this franchise. I agonize over the 18 year Cup drought. I compose massive, expletive laden diatribes against this version of the team because I am so invested in their success. But here's the problem: The Habs are life and death to make the playoffs (still), and I kinda want the Chicago Blackhawks to win tonight.

I'll admit it, I like the Blackhawks. I like that their name has a cool origin. I think their red home jersey is the best looking in all sports and their whites aren't far behind. I loved the absolute bedlam that was the old Chicago Stadium, with the organ blaring, the nutcases in the cheap seats with the massive US flag, the moment of silence at the All-Star game for the troops overseas in Iraq that ended with one leather lunged Blackhawk fan screaming "KICK THEIR FUCKING ASS!!!!" before the roof blew off for the anthem. I like the city itself. Blues Brothers. Wrigley Field. Ferris Bueller. Da Bears. Upton Sinclair. University of Chicago. Perfect Strangers. The Road Warriors. The Blackhawks and the Windy City are cool.

I loved Denis Savard's goal versus the Oilers. Murray Bannerman's cool but scary Indian head mask. Steve Larmer's amazing work ethic. Picking Jeremy Roenick, Ed Belfour, Chris Chelios and the Blackhawks in EA Sports NHL 92 and kicking the crap out of anyone else.

I always appreciated that the Hawks played balls out, offensive hockey from day one, lead by guys like the Bentleys, Hull, Mikita, then Savard, Roenick and now Kane and Toews.

FYI, Jonathan Toews might be my favourite player in the world right now. That kid is FUCKING AMAZING. Patrick Kane is hilarious and a dead-eye scorer. Marian Hossa? Patrick Sharp? Duncan Keith and Brent Seabrook? C'mon. All fantastic. Rookie goalie Corey Crawford is a Montrealer. He looks great.

Growing up in Leafs country, I saw a lot of Blackhawks/Leafs wars. I loved that the Hawks used to put beatdowns on the Leafs pretty regularly. Chelios and Steve Smith! Loved that even though our hometown rep teams were called the Bracebridge Bears, we wore Blackhawks colours. My hockey gloves today are still red black and white. I loved the watching the final game at Maple Leaf Gardens and spending the night calling our Leafs fan law school classmate and screaming every time the Blackhawks scored to spoil the party a little more. It's even better when you know Chicago won the first game in that horrid, ugly, pedophile hangout back in 1932 too.

I love that the Blackhawks keep dumping smug, overrated Vancouver out of the playoffs, and I love that Canucks fans wake up in a cold sweat thinking about meeting the Blackhawks this spring. I thoroughly enjoyed Chicago's whacking of the thuggish, asshole Flyers and their fans in last year's final. I liked that they broke a long drought to do it, and hung the "longest Cup drought" albatross on Toronto.

I love that this Blackhawks team, lead by Toews and Keith and Sharp took the time to board a bus to Huntsville, Ontario to attend a wake for then General Manager Dale Tallon's father - without telling Tallon they were coming - on one of their rare days off during the season. I love that on the way back from Huntsville to Toronto to catch a flight they put off for 24 hours they stopped at the Gravenhurst, Ontario McDonald's to grab a bite to eat still in their suits . These guys are guys you can cheer for.

I love that this team has rekindled the rabid love affair that Chicago used to have with its hockey team, after years of mismanagement by Bill Wirtz threatened to strangle the life out of the franchise. Of course, Stanley Cup wins tend to do that, but not all those people at the parade were bandwagonners. Chicago's a hockey town. There's no Bulls logos carved into the metal on the aisle seats at the United Center, but there sure as hell are Blackhawks logos.

Long story short, I like the Hawks. More than any other team than the Canadiens. And I want them in the playoffs with a chance to defend their Cup. Is it wrong for me to feel good if the Hawks beat the Habs tonight, starting at 7:30 in the Bell Centre, on RDS and TSN Habs in the Canadiens last home game of the regular season? With Toews continuing his MVP like season? With Corey Crawford starting for like the 25 straight game? With Price starting for like the 100th time this season? With Patrick Sharp hurt, and Markov and Gorges still out but Spacek getting close to a return? With Mathieu Darche earning raves for his effort dragging the Giant Mexican Americans out of their funk (at least temporarily)? With Plexxe and Cammy still finding their legs again, with Benny Pouliot still frustrating, with PK reigniting the first unit on the PP? Is that wrong? Is there a solution? Is there any way I can cheer for the Hawks without betraying the Habs?

Signed,

Torn (and possibly Traitorous) in Toronto

Dear Torn,

Cheer for a Montreal win in overtime. Hawk's get a point and go three up on Calgary for 8th with a game in hand, Montreal clinches. Win win. PS - I think the Hawks jerseys are kick-ass too.

Best,

Dear Habby

180 comments:

iRiRi said...

After reading this, I'm almost confused about who to cheer for tonight. Almost. Great read, 10.

Got a good feeling about tonight, which I haven't had in a long time. Whatever that means.

GYFHG! ClinCH!

Steve said...

@Anon thanks it was new to me. I
Carried this over from the last thread, it rocks, it socks, its hockey HOW DO YOU LIKE ME NOW!

@10 even if you had mentioned Keith Magnuson I still would not want the Hawks to win tonite, but the OT is a good solution. I am dreaming of the final game when Choucula dresses all Bulldogs and wins 6 to zip. We need this game in the bag.

RYMac said...

I wish our fanbase would back off so that our team could miss the playoffs for years on end and sink to the bottom of the league to get better draft picks. But I also like the fact that we refuse to accept missing the playoffs because we are to proud to accept anything less. Fuck the Hawks tonight regardless of the situation. If you aren't cheering for a downright ass stomping every time the Habs play than i don't consider you a Habs fan.

Steve said...

Yes Fuck Chicago, Fuck the Writz clan they game us that English fucker and Buttman, and Patrick Kane is a little fuckity fuck who thinks he is better than everyone and gets drunk and beats up cab drivers and stiffs them on the fare.

GYGHG

Steve said...

I used to like Chicago for most of the same reasons 10 said, plus they stole the election from fucking Nixon, and the Daley clan was a can do bunch of motherfuckers.

But they also game us the most useless tit to ever call himself progressive, fucking Obama. Biggest sell out in history.

soperman said...

While there is no doubt I am 100% behind the Habs in every game, there are some teams that are hard to hate. For the reasons that you mentioned and maybe some you missed, I can't hate the Blackhawks.

Part of my cable feed is a station from Chicago (wtf?) and I have to say this Homer station is far more balanced and objective than CBC or TSN. (I should not be surprised.)

Although I hope they have their asses handed to them, I can't hate them.

Jaybird said...

Traitors.

Bill 101 said...

Great read 10 - thx

Though I couldn't help but think that the last time FHF offered the tiniest olive branch was just before the last B's game....

Elegance & class are fine & dandy, but we're seriously jonesing for the 2 fucking points.

GYFHG!!

lawyergirl77 said...

I seriously can't hate the Hawks, either. And I'll be there tonight, definitely NOT booing the visitors when they take the ice.

That being said, Habs will ya just fucking get 2 points already, and be DONE WITH IT??

lawyergirl77 said...

P.S.: Dear Habby = Genius.

Steve said...

Dear Habby

Chester said...

OK I'll acquiesce to the jerseys, as well as, a few other facts like the old stadium and The House of Blues ( if the place is good enough for Dan it's good enough for me), not to mention the fact that when the other team homers into the outfield at Wrigly, they throw the ball back ... just because. However, this is hockey and this is Montreal and tonite we kick ass, cause if it's a coice of them or us, it's gonna be us, and if 10 grew up in Montreal he would know this. Sorry Hawks, not tonite and not in our house. Go fuck yourselves. stie

Le Douze said...

Yeah, I like the Hawks' jerseys, and like the way they've been playing the last coupla years. I like that Kane looks like a cherub and behaves like a goon, and Toews looks like a goon but behaves like a gentleman. I like Keith and Seabrook. Not sure about Hossa, seems like a bit of a whore with poor judgment for leaving the flightless birds to go to the Wings to win the Cup. (Didn't work, though). But root for them against Nos Boys? WTF?

lawyergirl77 said...

Hey Chester - watch what you say about "if 10 grew up in Montreal".

That kind of elitist shit ain't cool and belongs over on Leafs blogs...

Alan said...

@lawyergirl, you guys don't have to defend each other after every insult and applaud one another after every mediocre post. Wasn't much of an insult just an opinion. Jumped the gun a bit on that one.

Either way, The article is a nice take on how we all hate and kind of hate other teams. I have no ill will towards the hawks but I am so fucking sick of waiting to the end of a game to win it I won't dare cheer for overtime. GYFHG

Supermarco said...

Not at all related to anything, except the whole dear abby bit, but this was hilarious

Dear Abby,
My name is gloria may and i'm from tenessee. i'm 14 years old and i'm still a virgin. is my brother gay?

Steve said...

@Alan that was a fair shot at Chester, I essentially grew up in Toronto, that does not by definition make me a loser.

Its a running theme in some quarters that if you are not this you cant know that, and that is bullshit, even if in some respect true.

Steve said...

Dear Abby,

My name is Steve I am 9 years old and live in Bobcaygen, my Mom says I dont need no sex education at school, all I need to know is just say no to uncle billy, is she Right?

lawyergirl77 said...

@Alan - would have said it if it was a comment about anyone else, not just HF10. I didn't like the implications of the line - sounds too much like other nationalist arguments I've heard in other contexts. But, as I've said before, it's hard to judge context/tone in Helvetica 10 pt font.

Won't touch the line about the quality of this blog except to say that I don't think HF10 has ever written a mediocre post (but I will wholeheartedly agree that I often do and probably will tomorrow, given my work schedule).

Agreed 100% with your assessment of the Heart-Attack Habs' and the fact that I don't really want OT either. Would rather the Habs win a game decisively for a change instead of either a) trying to come from behind or b) having a commanding lead either vaporize or become too-close-for-comfort with 5 minutes left in the game.

But, for the Hawks... Man, I wish there was a simpler way for everyone to get points out of this game...

Alan said...

@Steve, its all in how you take what he said. I took it as if you grew up in Montreal you would feel differently. Not I grew up in Montreal so I am a better fan than you. I am not from Montreal and i know that there is a lot that I differ on than other Montreal fans because of that fact. Not necessarily an insult. I await your thirteen responses... ;)

lawyergirl77 said...

@Alan - dude, I think I like you! :)

I read it as a "I'm better than you" thing, but that's because that's how it's said a zillion times a day around the office. I'm from Mtl and it grates on my last nerve... It's that kind of Xenophobic shite that gives Habs fans (and, some Quebecers in general, but I'm not gonna touch that one) a bad name.

I find that the most sane Habs fans are the ones who don't live here and who aren't caught up in the Hoopla of the Habs marketing machine. It's pervasive and really friggin' annoying.

BaruCH said...

Don't like this recent olive branch tendency here on FHF very much at all either. Sure I like Hox uniforms, but more often than not they wear their shite black 'alternate uniforms' which makes them look like they work for a steakhouse. Black uniforms all suck. I cannot broker any team which wears one. Stupid kings get back in your gold and purple and anaslime fucks how 'bout som baby blue and beige. Sure Toews is good, but I don't cheer for Crybsby when the flightless play us, I don't cheer for Kvetchkin.. and I won't cheer for that warm Dow-guzzling Chateauguay redneck.

The problem for me is that, according to prevailing indication, the only way we will win today, or ever in the future under the SHystem, is by putting the other team to sleep. SO that isn't much to look forward to either, nevertheless, better than watching the other team fucking win for fucks.

Last thing, barely patriotically (i.e. contra-Buttman) I want Calgary to make it in the playoffs.

GYFHFG Kick some Hox haunch!

Alan said...

@lawyergirl: I think I like you too :)

I welcome any and all Habs fans from where ever. I don't care if you were born in Maple Leaf Gardens. But fact of the matter is we don't have to hate a team but we damn sure can't be willing to share a three point game with anyone.

L Dude said...

OMG OMG WE ALL LOVE CHICARGO! FUCK YEAH! SPRINGER SPRINGER SPRINGER!!!

Ya know what fuck Springer, Oprah and the Blackhawks! They won the fucking cup last year. You can fight down to the last fucking game and try to squeak in for all I care. Or don't. I don't want any part of it for the Habs again. I want them to clinch tonight and I'll clench until they do! So fuck da bears, cubs, bulls, wolves, cats, rats, elephants, long necked geese AND unicorns! Get your points elsewhere. There are none for the taking in Montreal.

GOYOUMOTHERFUCKINGHABSGO!!!!

Steve said...

@Allen, I took it the same way, in fact you can be a Habs fanatic without living in Montreal or even Quebec. You may know for example Irish Canadians or Irish Americans who are more Irish than the Irish.
So it is not fair to say because you dont live in Montreal you love the Habs less. In fact while the statistically mean Hab lover intensity may have a geo-location in closer proximity to Montreal than those distant, at the top end of just fucking nuts, more may in fact live outside Quebec.

In the narrow context of Chesters comment "However, this is hockey and this is Montreal and tonite we kick ass, cause if it's a coice of them or us, it's gonna be us, and if 10 grew up in Montreal he would know this." both you and Chester are correct. However, 10 did not pick Chicago, he picked a Habs win in OT, so it is a misunderstanding all round.

Kmaxx said...

Can we all just stop with the Hawks love please. We need 2 points and until we get them we can't afford to be nice to anyone! So get it done mutherfuckers then we can all be happy for each other.

Now GYMFCHG!

Chester said...

WTF ?
I think I'll take a day or two off.
Jebus ...

lawyergirl77 said...

@Chester - we're good now. Alan pointed out the fact that what you said was open to various interpretations and that I jumped to only one of many.

No need for day off! Kisses!

In other news - seriously, why is it so wrong to have divided loyalties? I want the Habs to win above all else, but I've got to admit to being a bit torn when it comes to the Hawks. Maybe it's because they're in the West so we don't have to deal with them much?

Then again, don't get me started on how I feel when the Habs play the Ducks. *sniffle* Oh hai Saku...

Habsfan10 said...

Let's all get one thing straight:

If it comes down to it, and it's Habs versus anyone for control of HF10's heart, it's Habs. It's always Habs. There's no divided loyalties here. But I damn well like the Hawks, I cheer for them against everybody else, and I sure as hell want to see them get a chance to defend their title.

And a ""Dear Habby", I really want the Flames to lose" post wouldn't have made much sense, would it?

Steve said...

@Chester, sorry for busting your balls a bit, I am just sensitive because I did not grow up in Montreal, and know its unlikely I will ever live there or Vancouver.

Steve said...

@10 A 10 things I hate about Alberta post would be great.

My list would be

1)Reform party and its maggots 10X

the Maritimer said...

Well now, as an out of town Habs fan, and a fan of 50 years stature, I just have to weigh in here. Got no love for the 'Hawks, Jimmy Norris was an evil prick up there with Conn Smythe for treating players like dirt. Watch the movie Net Worth.

Habs beat them in 1971 and 1973 for the Cup, enjoyed it immensely. I can still see Lemaire's slapshot going over Esposito's shoulder from OUTSIDE the blueline. And the Pocket Rocket holding off Pat Stapleton to score the winning goal. Ah, those were the days. Nope, I want the Habs to win tonight. Let the vicious birds get their two points at someone else's expense.

Fuck the Bruins and Chara.
Fuck the leaf and their cbc/hnic sycophants.
GCHG!!!!

moeman said...

Nice hockey take 10. Love the skyline GG.

I agree that the Hawks have pretty much always been hard to dislike, except those 1973 playoffs.

Other CHI notables;

- my first (road) hockey mask was Habs' rookie Tony O Canadian Tire model
- deep dish pizza
- Second City
- Food festival
- I spent a summer (1996) at NorthWestern U and met some of the best people that I am still working with today
- also, some nice 1949 Chicago pics

http://www.howtobearetronaut.com/2011/03/stanley-kubricks-chicago-1949/

HeadHunter said...

I think we are all on board with wanting MTL to walk away with a set a points tonight and I will be kicking holes in the wall either way, only the language will change. Habs come first but I don't see too many issues for showing a little love for another team.

Emphasis might be on little. Perhaps love is too strong, how about respect for the town and team have done for hockey, etc? Did I love the sequence of events that sent St. Patrick to CO? No. Did I love CO? Not really. Did I love that it got Roy and even Sakic some rings? Hell yeah. Does mean I bleed a fainter shade of bleu, blanc, et rouge.

Bottom line, no matter which teams we respect, we love the Habs so all that being said, GYFHG!

HabsFan29 said...

GYFStanMikitaG!

Moey said...

My loyalties are:

1) Habs

2) Ducks (for the reason LG77 mentioned above) but this one can change dependent on where a certain number 11 ends up in 2012. *heaving sobs*

Anonymous said...

My dad was a Hawks fan, and it is pretty hard to cheer against a team my father loved, and his favourite player (Stan Mikita).
Good article, but GYFHG!!

L Dude said...

Itza gonna be a great night!
Habs will clinch, laff will officially be ousted by the caps.
Life will be good tomorrow.
I want the Bruins. Hang onto 6th.
DIE CHARA DIE!!!

CHunderdownunder said...

Not to mention that Bob Probert was the player to score in Maple Leaf Gardens. Fuck I love that fact!!

Gohabs!!!

Anonymous said...

Ok I'm posting as 'Anonymous' because I'm too lazy to actually create a name. But I'm not THAT Anonymous, I swear.

Usually enjoy the blog but sweet Jesus I'm not impressed with all the Hawks love. I HATE the Hawks. They definately aren't the worst of the original six (I'm looking at you, Boston) but I'm so tired of all the Chicago love out there, especially since they've struggled a lot this year. And I don't think Kane is hilarious. I just think he's an ass.

Hope the Habs destroy them tonight (and by destroy I mean score one more goal--wich is destruction by this Habs team's standards)

moeman said...

Go Caps!

G Y F H G !!!

CHunderdownunder said...

Shit I fucked that up. Hangovers and Iphones don't mix. What I meant to say was Bob Probert is the LAST player to score in Maple Leaf Gardens.

BAM!!!!!

Steve said...

Jimmy Carter had his "malaise speech"
he told the truth, and was savaged for it. Long term people loved him, I think this was the 10 "5 to one " post.

I should explain "5 to one" for those who do not have a limit on drinking time. In Ontario the bars close at 1 AM, so at 5 minutes to one, you may find a strange attraction to your second, third, fouth and so on choice.

Steve said...

The only place I can find this is on Justin TV and I guess I have stream issues cause once again I get a still shot,but the commercial works fine.
Chicago over Calgary in the playoffs, fuck Chicago.

HabsFan29 said...

ok let's go you fuckers 2 points goddammit i cannot take four more days of uncertainty

HabsFan29 said...

apparently 5 whiskeys makes you forget commas or other punctuation

moeman said...

and capitalization

HabsFan29 said...

well i'm being entertained so far. that's a start

moeman said...

Much more atmosphere at the Phone Booth. lg is in da house!

Steve said...

Iggy does not want Chicago to win, thats a fact

moeman said...

nhl.com says Hawks need the 2 points by 'toppling' the Habs. Nothing about the Habs possibly bagging the one needed point. Fuck you Fuckface bettman.

HabsFan29 said...

we're buzzing!

moeman said...

No cigar.

iRiRi said...

Lots of CHances but no goal yet. Hmmm.

HabsFan29 said...

awesome D PK!

Steve said...

Hey Pirates come through, most hated words on TV, and Scott Gomez has the puck

iRiRi said...

And they said he was bad on D... Pffffff.

HabsFan29 said...

i don't like this. CHI will score on the PP and then we're toast

Joel's hair is shiny tonight

Steve said...

Fuck you Buttman, Fuck You

HabsFan29 said...

OH C'MON

iRiRi said...

And on the night of his Jacques Beauchamp trophy presentation? How dare they?!

Steve said...

Are you fucking serious Buttman

Steve said...

They are going to give CHI PP all night long and its a fucking fix and Mr Molsons Vagiana need some viagria,

FUCK THIS SHIT

moeman said...

You want serious, Fuckface bettman and his uberFuck collie have kevin 'I live in the leaf rectum' pollack reffin' the leaf game.

moeman said...

Steve, I love all your comments but please, for the love of God (I know, she's a woman), spell vagina correctly.

moeman said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QAmSMj5lIwA

HabsFan29 said...

we lead the league in something. minor penalties. woohoo!

moeman said...

BUF 3-1 over Bolts might just nail the leaf coffin.

Steve said...

Did some one say slow defense, on that last run Mexicant is making plays and both defense have not even gained the blueline, unacceptable

moeman said...

Playoff-ready SQUID!!!!!!!!

HabsFan29 said...

Squid!

iRiRi said...

SQUID!!!

Daddy Says said...

sqqqqquuuuiiidddddd

Steve said...

Tits Squid orgasm radioactive

HabsFan29 said...

OH C'MON

HabsFan29 said...

gah. nice plexxxian pass

Steve said...

my head has just exploded

moeman said...

Hox draped all over PleXXXe = zip. Fuck you Fuckface bettman.

Daddy Says said...

Just read the post. Amazing work 10.
I would have to say that I don`t dislike the Hawks. But this is 2 points and we are solid. I want a fucking win. I don`t want saturday`s game to mean anything to us against the leaf.

As I write the tits `trip`was a load of shit.

HabsFan29 said...

crap

moeman said...

Disrespectful celebrating.

Daddy Says said...

fuck fuck fuck. no life. stomp the fuckers

Orangeman said...

There is no way in hell Bettman is letting a Canadian team leapfrog the defending champs. The only team more fucked than Calgary tonight is Montreal. It's getting as predictable as the WWE.

Steve said...

All in all the boys look great tonite

HabsFan29 said...

ahhh, a good old fashioned over the glass penalty.

iRiRi said...

As much as I heart PFK, I hate all those damn penalties he takes.

HabsFan29 said...

ping!

HabsFan29 said...

ooooh that was some Tits moving!

moeman said...

brunet, STFU!

HabsFan29 said...

1-1 seems fair

Steve said...

Tits will score tonite

sadhabsfan said...

I've been husbanding my rum so's as to be sober to witness the clinch.
In the 3rd I'm gonna be chugging it.
Hope the Habs can catch up.

Steve said...

The only thing that worries me is McPhee is not commenting, is this part of the plan or not?

Moey said...

Well at least that interview with Cammy was somewhat comforting. They know what's at stake tonight, unlike the last 10 games where they could have already locked up a spot.

moeman said...

I ❤ Moey.

moeman said...

BUF 4
TAM 2

Stake 1
leaf heart 0

HabsFan29 said...

Sabres! Bye Leaf!

moeman said...

Fuck you hnic!

Moey said...

@moe,

The leaf is dead but refuses to lie down. You sit on the coffin and I'll get the nails.

moeman said...

I'm sittin', start nailin'.

moeman said...

tsn has yet to frontpage the dead leaf news. KYP hockey fans from coast to coast.

Steve said...

Are there any lines tonite or just who wants to go on

Steve said...

Try to hurt Lego die fucker

HabsFan29 said...

how many chances close in have we missed. yeesh

sadhabsfan said...

In a just world, Squid would have his hat-trick by now.

HabsFan29 said...

keep working boys. ONE GOAL. FOR PATCHES

moeman said...

keep working boys. ONE GOAL. FOR PLAYOFFS

Steve said...

Tits for Patches

moeman said...

WOW, a PP out of that? Fuckface bettman must be on the phone consoling Fuckface burke.

sadhabsfan said...

I can't believe he actually called that. Palace revolt?

Steve said...

Buttman must have a Rodgers plan, Ha Ha

Tits, Plexxx, Squid
PFK and Whiz

iRiRi said...

keep working boys. ONE GOAL. BECAUSE I WANT A WIN DAMMIT.

HabsFan29 said...

oh squid. robbed again

Moey said...

*screams* FFS.

moeman said...

TFS™!

HabsFan29 said...

goalie duel!

moeman said...

Great game so far.

HabsFan29 said...

Bettman got back on the phone

moeman said...

Cuz burke got back to the porcelain throne.

Steve said...

two minutes for bad breath

moeman said...

Caps bust one in the leaf ass.

moeman said...

Fuck your review refs.

HabsFan29 said...

miracle save. no way that crossed the line. why on the phone for so long? hmmm

sadhabsfan said...

wv: Buttman is only compensating for a very small peeneu.

iRiRi said...

Ouf... ClinCH, already!

Steve said...

offside my ass

moeman said...

In da zone.

HabsFan29 said...

thank jebus for TFS right now

iRiRi said...

I'm dying over here BTW. This is unbelievably nerve-racking. Praise Jesus 4 Price!

Steve said...

system we dont need no stinking system

moeman said...

PING!

HabsFan29 said...

PING

moeman said...

That was 3 fucking great periods of hockey.

HabsFan29 said...

well one point so far, praise TFS

HabsFan29 said...

Joel looks drained. he needs fluids

Steve said...

I am watching Comcast Sports net and the commentary is excellent.

Not the puck puck shot puck shot other end shot save pas shot

Steve said...

So its over with one point>\?

HabsFan29 said...

please get up please get up please get up

moeman said...

Superb D play by PFK!

iRiRi said...

So... PFK stops a breakaway, isn't hurt AND draws a penalty in OT?

*faints*

moeman said...

PLAYOFFS bitCHes!!!

HabsFan29 said...

PFK!!!!!!!!!!!!

moeman said...

Celebrate your FHFuckers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

iRiRi said...

PFK!!! PLAYOFFS!!!

I'm dead.

HabsFan29 said...

I cant breathe. we clinch and Leaf dead. i may cry

Steve said...

PFK PFK PFK

moeman said...

lg! lg! lg!

Steve said...

I think that was the most enjoyable game of the year so far

HabsFan29 said...

we should all thank HF10 who got what he wanted

i rewound and have watched the goal 5 times. magnificent setup from Tits

BaruCH said...

PFK!!!!!!!!
Great game! Who was that team? Where have they been all season?
LOVED that celebration! wow. Dear Habby you the man!!

moeman said...

Felt like a playoff game.

ti-cul said...

ole ole ole ole
PFK PFK P FUCKING K!!!!

iRiRi said...

It happened 10 minutes ago and I'm still jumping around!!! W00t!

Moey said...

*puts feet on coffee table, hands behind head* Well it's about fucking time. Now we can chill for the next two games.

Mr. natural said...

some PHucken game eh!

ya gotta beleive.

GYFHG!

That is all.

Matt - ftc said...

That shot of Yukon gold went down smooth after that one

sadhabsfan said...

Rum works!! I "highly" recommend it.
Stocking up on Goslings Gold for cup run. Good for what ails ya, and if nothin' ails ya it's good for that too.
wv: sucksio to be leaf

iRiRi said...

And if I have to hear 1 word about PK's celebration other than to say it was FUCKING AWESOME, I will break something.

Habsfan10 said...

Dear Habby,

Thank you very, very much. Now go you fucking Hawks (in your next three games).

Bill 101 said...

cool on so many fronts

PLAYOFFS!!!!!!!!!

GO HABS GO

the Maritimer said...

Goodbye leaf. What's hnic gonna talk about now? I know, the leaf next year.

Now we have to listen to Bob Cold cheer for whoever they play in the first round.

Buttman, get Burkake's blue and white dick out of your mouth.

Oh, Chokula, keep the good players off the ice this Saturday night in the black hole known as the ACC.

Cowboyatheart said...

I think Torn (and possibly Traitorous) in Toronto got their wish. A habs win in OT.

moeman said...

All due respect to those that choose to be soldiers in our military but RDS' wargasm is too much. No need to one up cherry FFS.

Bring on Express!

Orangeman said...

Shit fuck damn, went to get laundry and Subban PeKslodes all over the ice. I should be grateful, I guess.

I want to take this game, roll it up and shove it up CBC's ass. And then TSN can feltch it out. I hope PK's celebration makes Cherry's big fat head explode all over PJ's 1.5 inch dick.

I'm angry and violent for some reason.

sadhabsfan said...

Knew they could do it; never doubted them for a minute.
*fingers crossed*

Bill 101 said...

@O-man - bit early to riot yet

HabsFan29 said...

TSN steadfastly refusing to put an x next to Montreal in their standings

moeman said...

TSN steadfastly refusing to put the Montreal win on their front page.

Orangeman said...

About half an hour since the goal, nary a word on TSN. They have updated the standings though, although they 'forgot' to put the x next to Montreal. Whoopsie. Whoopsie indeed.

Orangeman said...

heh 29 and moe, I didn't see your posts. Good to know I'm not alone in my TSN hate stalking.

iRiRi said...

Of course they didn't have time to put the x. Having to rewrite SportsCentre so it doesn't include leaf playoff talk is time-consuming, you know.

moeman said...

Finally made the tsn frontpage, below the losing leaf fold.

Orangeman said...

Oh lord, so they have the highlights up but decide to put the score 'band' (not sure of the word) on the screen RIGHT OVER PK AS HE SCORES. Then they cut the replay short so they can jump to the leaf game. Holy christ, they're taking the HNIC class in incompetence. Not to mention they didn't show the post with a minute left. Nope, no time when we have 19 minutes of leaf highlights and discussion about next year!

moeman said...

tsn/hnic have to go through 67 stages of greaf.

sadhabsfan said...

@ moeman
leaf greaf
those who love it, love a alot.

sadhabsfan said...

love "it" a lot
not that anybody cares.
I'm drunk but tyops must be corected.

Sportsnet Hockeycentral 10 minutes
of leaf greaf before any mention of Habs glorious win

moeman said...

Love it too shf. sn are nothing but leaf stooges. Must be something in the CotU water for all these mediots to be so sick with the arrogant blue & white disease.

Number31 said...

Who's got two thumbs and called it? THIS GIRL!

WOOOOOOO! FUCK YOU CBC! FUCK YOU TSN! GO YOU FUCKING HABS!!!!

DW said...

I like Habs jerseys more than Hawks. As a kid, the Hawks jersey I found creepy. Still do a bit.

I'm watching the game via pvr and I don't think habs 'bored' the win.

Kmaxx said...

So as the sun started to climb over the Kentish hills and I made my way to work this morning most of the rest of you commentators would have just called it a night. And what a night! Imagine my joy waking up this morning to find the Habs in and the leaf out! I'm smiling (as far as everyone else around me can tell) for no good reason. But I know the reason. Life is good sometimes!