Apr 10, 2012

How'd you do at sCHool today boys? (a work in progress, today the D-men)

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Head of the Class - Josh Gorges, arguably the un-'C'd team member that rarely if ever gives less than 100% effort. He'll take a puck to the head to prevent a scoring opportunity and will stand up for his classmates with pride, humility, dignity and gorgeousness. 100% 92%. (no one gets 100%)

Fast Times - Pernell K. Subban, reined in by The System™ and challenged with top minutes with #79 out for what was almost an entire season. Awesome second half with (finally) flashes of his brilliance on display. 85%

Needs Improvement - Pretty boys Raphael Diaz and Yannick Weber, both suffered from rookie-type mistakes, despite one being an All-Star. Lots of competition in the pipeline may see one or both dealt. 70%.

My Bodyguard - Alexei Emelin, (Y) started off body busting and dropping huge, hard hits, then surprisingly slowed down. Impressed with his defensive skill and how he kept the crease clear. 85%.

Spicoli Redux - Chris Campoli, nice guy, fun to be around, plays like he's half-stoned. 70%.

Valedictorian Vodov - Andrei Markov is our team's most skilled player that deserves to be listened to (love his interview sarcasm). The few smooth dishes from the PP point were a reminder of how delicious it is to watch him play. 85%.

Barely Passed - Tomas Kaberle, had one really good game, then he and his supposed sweet sausage passes disappeared. 70%.

Attendance counts - Frederic St. Denis, not often in the line-up but when there he showed some good skills and deserves a permanent call-up. 80%.

Honour Roll mention - Hal Gill and Jaro Spacek for their time as Canadiens.
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82 comments:

  1. For next year I see
    PFK Jorges as number one unit this will give room for PFK to find his offense with limited blowback.

    Vodkov & the saint - a new reality TV show about boys and men playing together. NTTAWWT ask the Pope.

    (Y) and TinTin - dead bodys every game.

    Bond Nathan Bond - number oo7 defense man

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    1. the Maritimer10:29 AM

      Don't jump the gun here Steve. TinTin and 007 need some time to mature in the AHL. If they are in the show next year, Montreal will be picking Nathan McKinnon or Seth Jones in 2013. Wait....what?

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    2. Who is Tin Tin? Who is Gmoe?

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    3. the Maritimer11:00 AM

      These are Steve's nicknames. I'm guessing TinTin = Tinordi, Nathan Bond 007 = Beaulieu and Gmoe = Grigorenko.

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    4. Yes, names are correct. Yep they probably need a year in Hamilton. But that means Weber and Daizling at 6 & 7. Or worse KACA rides again.

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    5. Thanks the Maritimer.
      Noooooooooo KACA please.

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  2. I always thought save it for later was a Talking Heads song.

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    1. Good Wiki write-up;

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Beat_(band)

      Saw them 4 times, twice as The English Beat (once with The Clash tour, one with Talking Heads), once as General Public and just a few years ago as part of the reunion tour. Grew up loving reggae/ska/punk/new wave. Underrated band. Love how they blend in 'Better Man' as a call out to Pearl Jam doing the same with their song.

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    2. I will be adding them to my Itunes.

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  3. the Maritimer10:33 AM

    Are you guys aware of some shit over at HIO about Vodkov and some "anonymous" player dissing PFK. WTF? That little rat Lavoie at Reseau des Seperatistes is stirring it up.

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    1. lavoie is a nordick-loving dirtbag.

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    2. Someone from the press asked Markov about PFK's progress and all he would say is next question.
      Here's an article I just found.
      http://relentlessineptitude.blogspot.ca/2012/04/andrei-markov-does-not-comment-on-pk.html

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    3. the Maritimer11:02 AM

      I'll be glad when Phoenix moves to QC and all those seperatists will fuck off and leave the Habs alone. They can all go suck St. Patrick's dick.

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    4. Markov was being facetious. He's funny like that. Sadly his humour is lost on the mediots.

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  4. Possible second line Giant, SuperPlexxxe, Kafka. With PFK pair. Kafka can back up PFK when he rushes. The line never goes down low. Just rushes, trys a play and moves back up ice.

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  5. I am still in disbelief over how poorly this season went. Maybe I overvalue our guys, but the people who tell me this are the ones that think that the late 70's Habs were "slightly above average" and Dryden was okay.

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    1. Soperman, I am with you. Two big problems, one Vodkov not there, two Gomereah, and it all went down the shit slide from there.

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  6. MAPLE LEAFS APOLOGIZE TO FANS FOR DISAPPOINTING SEASON

    HAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHHAHAHAH

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  7. the Maritimer12:05 PM

    I like Brian Burke, listening to him address the CotU mediots. If he could tell them all to fuck off he would. Some dickhead asked him about the "Pittsburg model", his reply: they won a goddamn lottery and got the best player in the world; model my ass....hahahahahahahaha!!!!!

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    1. Yeah I heard the same thing. But for Burrka, bottom line his team sucks four years in.

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  8. Mr. natural2:02 PM

    But Burke also now admits he needs goaltending....go figger!

    http://sports.nationalpost.com/2012/04/10/leafs-gm-brian-burke-apologizes-to-fans-but-wont-change-his-focus/

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    1. aside from goaltending, defence, grity forwards and leadership the leafs are contenders.

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  9. Congrats;

    "Hockey Canada has announced that Jean Beliveau, Cassie Campbell-Pascall, Gordie Howe, Wayne Gretzky, and Gordon Renwick are the first-ever honourees of the Order of Hockey in Canada."

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    1. All first class, although I have no idea who Gordon is, even after google.

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    2. Sorry about that ugly guy in the middle of pic.

      http://www.edmontonjournal.com/sports/Howe+Gretzky+Beliveau+headline+Order+Hockey+Canada/6437096/story.html

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  10. This is great, an old game show with Jean Beliveau.

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

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    1. Mr. natural7:00 PM

      thanks juce, that was awesome

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  11. Muller & Boucher as assistant coaches for Worlds.

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  12. Just the fact that blowhard bark was incensed by Gionta 'blindsiding' Reamer* made my day. That stupid fuck is the best thing that happened to the leaf. Keep finding excuses loser.

    *Brian Gionta, as classy on and off the ice as you'll find, went out of his way to not blindside Optimus!, who was way, way out of the blue crease and replays show the goofy (on and off the ice) céline assed the not-so-big Gionta into pReim Minister, who tried valiantly to avoid a collision.

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  13. Moeman...I'm studying...VERY HARD! Now those are tits I'd be happy to have!

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  14. the Maritimer4:41 PM

    Well, I'm off to draft my playoff team. I'm recording the lottery pick extravaganza and will view when I get home. Hasta la vista, babies.

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    1. I am predicting a Pens Wings final. Though I will deny it later.

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  15. What is going to happen tonite

    Kmaxx - we get the first pick overall, and Pavel Bure gives him stem cells.

    Juice - same but Nail gives her cells.

    Moeman - the Cotu decide based upon the outcome of the lottery the Leaf got the best position.

    Maritimer - no way no how we get huberdeau

    Soperman - I cant believe buttman fucked us again.

    Money - does Vodkov really hate cats?

    Handulf - It does not matter,pick the fucking swede they are almost german.

    Chester - its a long way from Quebec city to Montreal.

    Eclair - we are exactly where we should be, that is if we were in any way competent.

    Moeman - does this mean I can have another Subban at no cost?

    29 - in the long run the most internet savvy guy is our pick, so I go for netflicks and he is not even in the top five.

    31 - I hope we move up to both good looking and good cooking(goals and assist, no sexist kitchen comments allowed)
    orange man - fuck the lottery, trade our current position to Boston and hope for mercy.

    Steve - the leafs will win the lottery. This is tied into the purchase of F35. In number four place take NETFLICKS.

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    1. I'm cool with kitchen comments. I like baking!

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  16. Gilles - take the transgender

    iRRi - Gmoe, no doubts

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  17. GO DRAFT GO! GO DRAFT GO!

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  18. My first draft lottery!
    How it works as per CH website.

    http://canadiens.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=626091&navid=DL|MTL|home

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    1. juce, where were you when the Habs picked Price? I was sitting in my car, pulled over as they inCHed closer to Crosby but I was very happy seeing a great goalie picked.

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    2. I believe I was stuck at work, weren't allowed cell, radio, tv etc....the rest is CHistory.

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  19. HMSC Gill just doesn't look right in yellow to me.

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    1. He could safely bring ships to shore with that jersey on.

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    2. hehehehehehe!

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  20. Who else out there has sweaty balls?!

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  21. We stayed where we were. Oilers look happy.

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    1. Habs will bag either Gmoe or gCHuk (unless Timmins 'goes off the board' with a Faska or Forsberg). EDM would be crazy to ot pick Yaku or Murray. CBus will get many offers for their pick. leaf and barke suck.

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    2. I am taking Fosberg

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    3. GChuk cant skate

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    4. Faska cant skate

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    5. So EDM trades, Columbus trades, we get Fosberg, Gmoe and Nail go, we have to chose between Fosberg and Murry, we are loaded at D, it has to be F.

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  22. I don't see that there is any transparency, just cards with logos pulled out of somewhere.

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  23. Unfucking believable, fucking Harper fingerprints all over this.

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  24. HOCKEY GOD HAS FORSAKEN YOU, COLUMBUS.

    Fuck the Oilers. One day they'll realize "Oh yea, Defence?". Unless they take a defenceman.

    Yay #3

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    1. The hockey god forsook Columbus a long time ago. By now they should have something there. I'll have to look at their attendance. I know that Univ of Ohio and Ohio State have had D-1 college hockey for a while, but it never struck me as a hotbed. Why does hockey work in Columbus and not Cleveland?

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  25. the Maritimer9:27 PM

    I'm now leaning towards gCHuk, more upside.

    Got the two teams I wanted in my playoff pool, loaded up with Canucks and Blues. Need them to go to the WCF's.

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  26. Brisson bails. CYA.

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  27. Seems Roy has already signed up with Quebec.

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  28. God I cant stand those people endlessly speculating about the draft, dont they have something better to do.

    I gotta stick with Forsberg. Gmoe is tanking in the playoffs, GCHuk cant skate. And keep in mind the Q is an easier league than O or W, or is it, who won the M last year. It may be the Dogs just got lucky and have a team full of studs.

    Could this be our second round pick.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M5tWK459ZXo
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k9so6qGZqhw

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    1. I hate to sound like a separatist, or maybe I like sounding like one. NHL Central Scouting has very few people listed from the Q. Most of them are either Europeans, cf. Tomas Hyka at 45 or guys from Montreal who based on first names appear to be bi lingual- for example- Dillon Fournier- at 136. Looking at the list, I think that Central Scouting may have a lack of language skills and that there are plums to be picked out there. Kids from places like Laurier Station and Ville Degelis. The prejudices I see involve paying excess attention to suburbs and summer tournaments, particularly those near the COTU, or NTDP or the Minneapolis Airport. A similar change happened in structure of the CJHL Prospect Camp over the past decade. It went from a wide open event with half the continent showing up geographically, and lots of small town kids, to a last pre draft look at the ODMHA AAA kids. That league now has a huge number of kids from elite US pay to play programs in places like Cleveland and suburban LA. I also think scouts are backwards looking on skill sets- grit vs. skating skill and speed for example. No obstruction favors the skill set in Québec where body checking is introduced later, yet the focus is on the OHL and metro Toronto, where kids are "finishing their checks" at age 10.

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    2. we better be scouting hard.

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  29. I see SuperPlexxxe on the move. To Edm for Sam Ganger?

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  30. Another exciting aspect of this draft is we pick very close to the Leaf. Harken back to 2009. The leaf take Kardi at number 7, we take Lebalnc at 18. Like they say, picking before the Leaf or after the Leaf is the same thing.
    Looking at 2009 Leblanc has been a solid pick. Of the top 5 all are now stars except Hedman at number 2. Chris Krieder may turn out to be a better pick, but how could we pass on a native son.

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    1. the Maritimer12:28 PM

      The Habs hands were kind of tied in the 2009 draft being held in Montreal. LL was picked right about where he was ranked, the only other choice was Simon Despres a big mobile offensive defenceman who played big minutes in Saint John. Pitt took him 30th that year.

      Funny, the Sea Dogs took a run at Chris Kreider in the Q draft, I think they drafted him but knew he was going to BU. They ended up with Charlie Coyle who is having a monster playoff. Looking more and more like the Sea Dogs and Remparts may meet in the playoffs. Huberdeau vs. Gmoe, St. Patrick vs. the Turk (Gallant's nickname when he played for Detroit). Gonna be some fun at Harbour Station if it happens.

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  31. Occasionally somebody just nails it.
    cocorico9999 comments on BR's last effusion on his most recent RDS blog
    << M. Raymond, respirez par le nez !!!! >>

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  32. zombir zombie, we are till october and many years longer. From draft to stud is at least three years. Till they are twenty five most do not come alive.

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  33. I would just like to acknowledge the beginning of the playoffs with a comment on my favourite hockey website.

    That is all.

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  34. I'll be watching flightless birds and flyers, should be brutal.

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    1. agreed. looking forward to this more than any Habs game in months

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  35. 3-0 flightless waterfowl before the end of the first. PHucktards are gonna get angry and violent. that should be fun

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    1. fuck the Phucktards, Cindy can sing all day and I will not care

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  36. Oh look. An offside goal. Integrity: not the NHL's forte.

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  37. Hey! I thought the Habs were the only ones capable of 3rd period meltdowns!

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  38. Sid shoulda had a penalty not Jagr.

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  39. Same old, same old with the refs. They finally give one to flightless in the 3rd. I'm glad they tied up and hope flyers take just to stick it to the refs.

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  40. 2-1 in the 3rd for team of the TITS + HMSC.

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  41. quality collapse Pens!

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  42. Voracek, looks like he's too small for his helmet....almost like a little boy.
    Good for him.

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  43. Not a violent game, surprised.

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