Jan 6, 2013

Has the season started yet? Looks like they dropped the bullshit and will drop the puck.

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  1. - The players' share of hockey-related revenue will drop from 57 percent to a 50-50 split for all 10 years.

    - The league coming off their demand for a $60 million cap in Year 2, meeting the NHLPA's request to have it at $64.3 million - which was the upper limit from last year's cap. The salary floor in Year 2 will be $44 million.

    - The upper limit on the salary cap in the first year is $60 million, but teams can spend up to $70.2 million. The cap floor will be $44 million.

    - The 10-year deal also has an opt-out clause that kicks in after eight years.

    - The salary variance on contracts from year to year cannot vary more than 35 per cent and the final year cannot vary more than 50 per cent of the highest year.

    - A player contract term limit for free agents will be seven years and eight years for a team signing its own player.

    - The draft lottery selection process will change with all 14 teams fully eligible for the first overall pick. The weighting system for each team may remain, but four-spot move restriction will be eliminated.

    - Supplemental discipline for players in on-ice incidents will go through NHL disciplinarian Brendan Shanahan first, followed by an appeal process that would go through Bettman. For suspensions of six or more games, a neutral third party will decide if necessary.

    - Revenue sharing among teams will spread to $200 million. Additionally, an NHLPA-initiated growth fund of $60 million is included.

    - The NHL had hoped to change opening of free agency to July 10, but the players stood firm and it remains July 1 in the new agreement. But with a later ending to the season, free agency for this summer will start at a later date.

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  2. Bonne Fête Dickie Moore.

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    1. Happy birthday Dickie.

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  4. Two buyouts happen only in June. Discuss.

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    1. fuck anchors away

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    2. Lets tank with class. Play the kids fuck the useless vets Gomerah and Kanterle, and if Bourque I cant even remember his nickname wants to float around fuck him as well.

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    3. RBQ wen he scores.

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    4. No tanking, never!

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    5. First dead weight: Kantberle.

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  5. Yesssssss!!!
    They listened to 4HFers and got 'er done!
    Fire buttman's ass.

    SIGN PFK NOW, DGMB!!

    FUCK YOU BETTMAN, STAY OFF THE ICE AND KEEP YOUR HANDS OFF THE CUP!!

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  6. I stayed on the web till about 2:00am for news, then shut it down while they were still going at it.
    I still believe bettman had a self-imposed date all along and only really decided to negotiate when another vote for disclaimer was evident.

    Fuck you Bettman. they need to fire your ass.

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  7. Ratification will take awhile, especially since Bettman tried to pull that HRR penality crap. PA will go over that baby with a fine-toothed comb and then again with a magnifying glass.

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  8. GO HABS GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  9. At least Colby cheese will actually get to have a partial season with his dream team, with Burkie footing half the bill.

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  10. En fin! Fuck you bettman! Go Habs Go!

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  11. Not Geoff Molson1:27 PM

    The noise rains down from the rafters of every rink in the league

    "Fuck you Bettmann" Clap, Clap, Clap-Clap-Clap

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    2. All is not! I will never forgive Buttface but hopefully I will someday forget him.

      Fuck You Bettman!

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  13. Oh man worst recovery ever, puking rainbows, and the toilet brush is full of smarties.

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    1. Ya see kidz, when our own Steve catches the colourful glory of gifs and goofy gal pics, we all win.

      Also,

      too,

      Fuck you bettman you fuck.

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    2. where you worried, maybe I had taken the situation a little over the line. Well let me tell you something you probably realize already, I am a survivor, yeah I did some shit, and today I do it as well. But I now know that the good shit is better than the bad shit, and would it not be fucking nice for a consensus on this shit. I remember, and thats an anti message glimpse into the past propaganda. When your drunk you lose memory, when your high you accelater memory. That is the biggest problem stoners have. Non stoners think its going to be drunk and stupid, and not able to function. The truth is that stoners function better. First they do not accept this reality as truth. Second they can imagine clearly a better place. Third when they come down number two is still in their mind. The world we live in was craeted by exellent stoners. I do not have to give evidence cause you know. For the rest google it you lazy kids.

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    3. Me worried, never. Call me Alfred E. Newmoe. There is no over the line. I'll be sarcasstic until the day the leaf wins a Cup. Then I'll get even better. Most great accomplishments were done under some kind of influence. Wine, women, song, spliff. Oh look, a horizon to open. Too bad fuckfaces like bettman can't expand on theirs.

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    4. the muse is wonderful no matter what forum it takes

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  14. Het Het Bye bye. If you are a purveyor of pirate booty I ask you this. How would you like it if someone came into this blog and took what you said and sold it for a trillion dollars and gave you nothing. I would be fucking impressed, if it was me I would say, someone just fucked me for a trillion dollars, and that feels so much better than getting fucked for a hundred thousand when I know despite the price tag the outcome is the same. How do you keep your mind and y0ur iDEA intact. Have not got a clue. Well I know all the legal ways, and in most cases it is bend over, cause you are a stupid asshole. I would take this gladly for the cash. So sad its not all about me. Its about making a place where humans can behave like animals and the group can succeed. Yep we are all throwing our poop at the acyrilice, and the great ape grey back that can temper this behavior will be noted well.

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    1. Saw it for the third time. His best yet, no one does epics like QT.

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    2. Not Geoff Molson4:59 AM

      Loved Django. Watched it Friday in Toronto, and I think I saw only one person take a break from the film (she was in my row, and had to sneak by me) and she had come back with more food. No one was taking a piss break in case they missed something great.

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  16. Ha! Fucking loser posters on TSN are all trying to snatch up PFK. I told them all to FUCK OFF.

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    1. It's hilarious how many Bruins fans want him now... Fuck off, Beanheads.

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    2. They just wanna try and prove they're not racist.

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    3. Not Geoff Molson5:06 AM

      "The defenceman's near?"

      "No gagnabit! The defenceman's a n-" **clang**

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  17. Yeah baby!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=bj-0YNkY2wM#!

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  18. http://www.montrealgazette.com/sports/Jack+Todd+Shame+Bettman+owners/7781706/story.html

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  19. These fuckhead on Sportsnet are suddenly giant Bettman apologists. What the fuck. Bettman SINGLE HANDEDLY grew league's profits?! Y'know, maybe the Canadian dollar going up and the normal rate of growth had something to do with it?

    And how about lying to congress about concussions being "only accidents". Or the complete disrespect and lack of leadership when a player nearly died under his watch. Or being the puppet of noted asshat cheapskate Jeremy Jacobs. Or the fact the Coyotes would actually MAKE money if the whole season were cancelled this year. Or the fact this lockout was so completely USELESS to begin with except his fucking ego needed it so he and his rich friends could try to union bust.

    I'm here all night folks. Send me booze.

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    1. a liter of souza gold for your

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    2. Righteous rant, 31! Carry on.

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    3. By the way, outside the NHL offices when announcing a deal was reached, a reporter asked the dictator how he would make it up to the fans, he just sidestepped and said first they have more work to do with the CBA and will 'get back to you on that'

      Fuck you Bettman!

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    5. Another reporter asked some lady on the streets of New York her opinion. She apologized and said "I don't watch NFL"

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  20. Start the PKK watch now. A three year deal at 3.33 per year.

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  23. Next big question is Beludiau, he needs a nick name like I need spell check. How about Believe?

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  24. the Maritimer10:00 AM

    Steve, in your rant about stoners being able function better....I am always reminded of Johnny Fever on "WKRP in Cincinnati", the more he drank, the faster his reflexes became. The poor state trooper conducting the test got drunker just trying to keep up with Johnny.

    Re: hockey. I am boycotting the first game at least. I have no excitement in my heart, bettman, fehr and their cronies have cut it out. I am happy that Habs fan supreme juce will be able to cheer for her boys amd moe will be able to rip CBC and TSN to shreds for their leaf biased commentary. Steve will be able to pirate some live streaming game somehow. If the NHL offers Center Ice for free, fuck you I don't want it. I cancelled RDS and will not pay for it again. I'm heading down to Tampa in a couple of weeks for golf, no gary, I won't be going to a Lightning game.

    So, sorry to sound so bitter but that is what they did to me a LONG time Habs and NHL fan. As far as how the guys will do this year, I haven't a sweet clue, it's going to be a sprint to the playoffs and I don't know if they have the horses to do it. They will struggle to score goals and the D still looks suspect. Carey will be busy to say the least. Funny, I didn't watch one single playoff game last year so it's actually been 8 months since I've seen an NHL game. Major Junior and World Championship matches only. I did see an awesome NFL game yesterday, what a team Seattle has put together, QB Russell Wilson is amazing. I don't recall seeing a QB running down the field to block for his running back carrying the ball! Peyton Manning couldn't do that.

    Have fun with the first game, I will stop by to see what's going on, maybe I will guest comment like 29.

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    2. Enjoy the sun and the golfing, Maritimer.
      Fore!

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    3. Chester10:56 AM

      OMG I remember that episode like it was yesterday. Bailey was the hottest ever. I digress.
      Buttman has to go, along with that Kaberlay and the Mexicant. Sign PK and get on with things, we can tweek later.
      Go Habs

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    4. The Saint11:18 AM

      I too will not be shelling out my $5/month for RDS. Fuck that. Maybe next season. But I'll watch them when they play the leafs on a Saturday night (we know that's the only cbc game we'll see) and the token TSN game or 2. I'll follow because I can't not do it. Sad really. And because I have a slight gambling problem, I'll still organize the office pool.

      I'm going to refer to GCHuk as Curly (or maybe Stooge).
      Just picture Michel LaCroix(?) announcing him at the games:
      "Number 94...CENTRE...AAALLLLEX GAAAALLLCHENYUK, NYUK, NYUK!

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    5. the Maritimer11:39 AM

      Gonna be hard to throw a pool together at this late stage. Last year's stats are meaningless, who knows who will actually be back. Better to wait until the playoffs.

      Yeah, it's going to be tough to ignore that first game, but I am bound and determined to do it out of self respect. You're right, there won't be any Habs games on CBC unless the leaf are headlining and the token TSN game. Looks like I will have to indulge in watching Tranna lose as an alternative. Or, catch the play by play here from moe, Moey, N31, etc.

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  25. Ha, tweeted on TSN.
    NHL teams told they remain in lockout mode until CBA is ratified. Unionleague are chewing on transition rules. Some gm's annoyed at pace.

    Though Board of governors only meet on Wednesday. can't they just hop on a damn plane already?

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    1. Jacobs refuses to use it, taking a tough stance.

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  26. I can hardly freaking wait.

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  27. Gchuk invited to training camp.

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    1. He is here to stay, Mr Molson buy the poor kid a condo a long way from St Catherines st.

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  29. RW Louis Leblanc has 1 point in his last 15 games.

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    1. His linemates were also mostly two blockheads. He was fine before the stupid injury though it was him working all on his own. Stick him with Eller and he'll be fine.

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  30. DGMB et al will have a presser @4:00.

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    1. I wonder if anyone will ask him about signing PFK. Its not like training camp will start in a couple days or anything.

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    2. The Saint3:32 PM

      Nah, can't see anybody asking that question.
      More like "Who will flank #1 centre Scott Gomez?" and "With Kaberle quarterbacking the PP, do you expect to be back in the #1 spot in that category?"

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  31. Did the season start yet?

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    1. We are in a tie for both first and last place, its going to be a tough schedule for sure.

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  32. Presser begins, Geoff!, DGMB and MT2.0.

    Geoff (mostly reading en Français): Extremely pleased. Thanks all those that make him money.

    No bad bob mackenzie ties.

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    1. Geoff! (talking in English), same sCHpiel (I know its a typo).

      Straight to the Q&A.

      PFK! is the 1st Q. Contact made.

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    2. Geoff!, asked if he'll do something 'special'. Says yes, no plans. Maybe strippers in the concourse.

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    3. Q about pissed off fans. Geoff! says its been long and he has received lots of feedback, many from a guy called Steve.

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    4. Q about was this all worth it. Says happiness is back and that he enjoyed the use of the word fuck at 4hF.

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    5. Q#2 about PFK! to DGMB, sooner than later he wants him signed. Says broons and phlyers fans are idiots.

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    6. DGMB asked about CBA stuff, needs to be reviewed. Geoff! asked why he was so fucking silent during negotiations. Blames his BELL blackberry and his RIM Playbook for being pieces of shit and says jerk jacobs is on his block list.

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    7. MT2.0 with what still sounds like marbles in his mouth says he senses excitement and not just about the strippers.

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    8. Q about Mexican't. DGMB rifles off the CBA ain't ratified and that Gomez is Alaskan despite his affection for CHipotle Chicken tacos.

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    9. Geoff! asked if the new contract benefits the Habs. Says he hasn't read it as he is still counting the cash revenue from Holiday beer sales. Personally thanks 29.

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    10. Geoff! says CH always looking for ideas but has no need for extra lawyers. Personally thanks 29 for the CV.

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    11. DGMB says something about rush. Maybe they will CHange the goal song to 'Red Tide'.

      MT2.0 has the best tan of the three.

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    12. MT2.0 is asked if the objective is (still) to make the playoffs. He mentions 'execution' but doesn't mention KaKaberle in the same sentence.

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    13. MT2.0 says the wheel isn't being re-invented.

      First mention of gCHuk. Camp evaluation. RDS puts up video of gCHuk's sister.

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    14. Q about Vodkov. MT2.0 says he'll be a leader and mentions something about excitement. EXCITEMENT! Call him Big+ <-- cool nickname.

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    15. Geoff! asked about the cap (in the ass) and about it's effect next year. He says you won't like my answer. Oh oh. Looks flummoxed and personally requests that 29 call him.

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    16. MT2.0 says no excuses. None. Says the leaf is a team of execrable excuses and has the mediots make excuses for them all the fucking time.

      Geoff! says we 'are playing hockey!'

      DGMB says TFS! has ended his hunger strike out West. Wait? What?

      RDS shows footage of many TFS! saves but none of his new fiancee. Wait? What?

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    17. Geoff! asked how much money he has lost since Sept. 15th. Says we are all losers.

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    18. No word on which Bulldogs will come to camp. Waiting for N31's evaluation reports.

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    19. Q about the fans. The fans! PIT has apologized. What will the CH do? Geoff! offers his personal excuse and says something about 'flatté'. Might be stripper related.

      Another PFK! Q, mumble, jumble.

      Yet another PFK! Q, DGMB wants to agree on a deal because he is a BAMF!

      CH to offer AA sponsoring for those that hit the bottle hard during the lockout.

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    20. Habs 'disadvantage' meme Q. MT2.0 tells the reporter to fuck off back to tranna.

      michel lanthier, biggest fucking hack around yips about how bad the team is without big stars etc. etc. michel lanthier is always in panic mode (until the Nords come back).

      DGMB ask if any possible deals coming up. Says he is hoping JT starts blogging again.

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    21. Buyout Q. DGMB calls the reporter a moron without calling him a moron.

      Q about medical exams. MT2.0 says his prostate is fine. Suggest that the reporter gets his checked, often.

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    22. MT2.0's favourite French words; CHallenge, commitment and fresh start.

      That's a wrap kids.

      GYFHG!

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    23. Phucking Funny Moeman

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    24. I've peed my pants!!! Hilarious!
      Brilliant!

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    25. Like they have already said - Moeman that was the best game on a presser I have read since the last one you did. So happy that the lockout hasn't affected your blogging skills. I was concerned all that time spent trolling for soft porn would affect you - clearly it has sharpened them! God bless you! Go Habs Go and fuck you forever buttman!

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    26. ...and when I say "game" I really meant "take"

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    27. All good KmaXXX and FWIW soft prOn never hurt no one. OK, maybe Vic Toews.

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    30. the Maritimer8:09 PM

      Oh. My. Fuck! Funniest fucking press conference I ever read!!!!
      Hahahahahahahahahahahahaha!!!!!!!

      Porn? What porn?

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  33. Geoff was a politician in her other life.

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    1. Your Freudian slip is showing!

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    2. A guy where I worked (soooooo long ago) had a doctor's appointment but when he went to tell his boss (head of finance) he told him he had a job interview. Poor guy was a wreck!

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  34. WTH can he do for the fans other than dropping ticket prices for awhile. Place is always sold out so what can he do for ALL of us?

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  35. Katy Perry the hottest women in the world, not. I may stand corrected by has she ever made the FHF spot?

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    1. Nope. Not even the whipped creme cans.

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  36. the Maritimer8:14 PM

    The one thing I am waiting for is MT2.0's first presser meltdown. Probably after Gomereaha and KaKaberle both finish -5 some night against Pitt. after Crosby and Malkin make them look like fools.

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    1. MT2.0 is famous.

      1. soff 26 up, 4 down
      A French Canadian way of saying "soft." Many French Canadian coaches in the National Hockey League, notably Michel Therrien, cannot pronounce the word "soft", and are stuck saying "soff" instead. Something is "soff" when it displays a complete lack of skill or intelligence. Penguins fans respect Michel Therrien's French Canadianness and use "soff" whenever they can to describe a stupid goal by the opposing team, or a poor performance by their own team. To be soff is to be made of fail.
      "Soff goal by Thomas Vanek. What a dick."

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  37. Just got in, went to see Skyfall. I know, I'm late but NO crowds.

    Good thing I have some Heineken's on hand, gonna pop one.

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    1. I haven't seen it yet either. Actually I haven't seen any Bond film in theatre...I tend to wait to borrow my dad's DVD or to catch it on Showcase.

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  38. Went to Dilalo's and had a nice messy burger first. Presser with DGMB made me want one for some reason.

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