Jan 19, 2013

Out with the old and in with the new, but some of the old still hangs on - HF29 pops in for the Leafs-Habs season opener preview and open thread

If this is the "new", helloooooo
HOCKEY, bitCHes. A new season! Can you fucking believe that? No, of course you can't. I don't. Which is why I'm feeling all whimsical and nostalgic about this post. The new (shortened) season brings new hope and new promises, but also old fears and old habits. Like HF29 just not going away, despite retiring from hockey blogging two years ago. Fuck me. OK let's do this, old-school style!

Some things never change - 7 PM on the CBC. No wait, that's a lie. When I was a kid games were at 8 PM. Much more civilized. You just can't finish dinner by 7, and I refuse to eat in front of the TV like an animal. Ok that's a lie too. Oh and I guess the arena in Montreal has changed too. Boy this is going well.

Old frenemies - the gang at Pension Plan Puppets were always good to us. We shared good-natured ribbing and it was all in fun. Holy fuck what happened to the look of that site? Maybe we'll find out in my new book, When Web Redesign Goes Horribly Wrong. Thank god FHF refused SB Nation's offer back in the day. If my site looked like that now I'd be violently ill every time I posted. And not from the meth.

New faces - all hail the gCHuks!!! Gally and Blunden also made the lineup, who knows if they are playing or in the press box. Though I guess Blunden isn't technically "new" as he played a bunch of games last season, whenever the hell that was. Free agent signings (how long ago was that??) Armstrong and Prust  make their debuts. Welcome to the pressure cooker guys. Tronna and the Big Apple got nothing on us here.

Old battleaxes - Vodkov's knees. Hang in there, guys! The new season depends on you.

What's old is new again - CoaCH Therrien's 2.0 stint with the franCHise. Saviour or disaster? Be sure to make your decision by the end of the second period tonight.Also, Fankie Bouillon! Cube!!!! I don't even know where he was. Nashville? Phoenix? One of those places. I really haven't done any research for this preview. Some things really don't change.

Newly MIA - I don't think I need to tell you PFK remains unsigned. Nokia is injured. SuperpleXXXe should probably play despite not being 100%. TFS will start, despite needing a therapy day yesterday for a tweaked groin.

The old venerable post-game adult entertainment establishment - Super Sexe has been around as long as I can remember, and it is still going strong. But their new policy of paying $5 to the house every time I you go for a lap dance is really starting to piss me people off.

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Of course, what's really new is that I'm on 4HF. I can't tell you how happy I am that moe gives me the chance to come out of retirement every now and then. With 4HF and the good work being done by the gang over at PK'ists, the spirit of FHF lives on. Well, except for Panger, HF10 and LG77, who are all dead I guess. So to finish up this post, let's mix the old and the new. This 4HF photo arrayTM (the new) consists of pics that were all posted on FHF at one time or another (the old). Some I don't even remember using, because I'm old. But I must have used them, because I found them all on my computer in the My Pictures/FHF/used directory. It goes without saying that if anything creative is in there, you know who it comes from. Ahh, the memories. Sniff.




 












G Y F H G !!!!!!!!!

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  1. Fantastic preview 29 but is this not the Fringe final episode wrap up review.

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    2. Ok I think I have watched part one, cant be sure, but what is for sure is I am confused

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    3. I think I have found part two. Very fitting to watch Fringe you have to be Fringe.

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  3. GAME ON
    GO HABS GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Welcome back 29, great season opener preview!

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  4. Nothing like an open invitation to an old sCHool F'er for open season. Thx for the mammories 29 and welcome back one and all cuz dis joint is open for bidnez!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sq8OU-7JDFA

    Fuck off leaf.

    G Y F H G !

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  5. Canadiens' message to fans.
    http://video.canadiens.nhl.com/videocenter/console?catid=66&id=193799&lang=en&navid=DL|MTL|home

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  6. 24CH preview.
    http://video.canadiens.nhl.com/videocenter/console?catid=66&id=193799&lang=en&navid=DL|MTL|home

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  7. Huh, wonder if it's that Robert Libman.

    http://www.montrealgazette.com/sports/Letter+Habs+need+Subban/7838940/story.html

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  8. the Maritimer10:39 AM

    Welcome back 29! Great old school preview!

    Whatever happened to LG77? That girl could curse like a fucking sailor, especially if Bruin's fans would show up at FHF.

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  9. the Maritimer10:42 AM

    As I mentioned on the previous thread, I am weak and pathetic, I'll take whatever the CBC throws at me tonight, leaf bias and all. I no longer subscribe to RDS so I am at their mercy. As moe said, alcohol will be involved.

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  10. RDS keeps putting the camera on Diaz. Please continue.

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  11. So...how long before Begin hits someone from behind and costs his team a major penalty while up by one with 2 minutes to go? (Or he gets injured). Enjoy that, Calgary.

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  12. Go Habs Go!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  13. Gomez meeting with Sharks this weekend.
    Wish you well.

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  14. Al Jazeera has the game tonight as well. OK then!

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    2. Shit, when he screws up...well you the cells are waiting.

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  22. do not be so shy

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  23. Excellent preview 29! I am searching for the perfect feed and hopefully aljazera works. Nefertiti has promised a stream as well so we will see.

    Go Habs Go!

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  25. the Maritimer1:29 PM

    Steve's on a roll.

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    1. thats the last Lenord Cohen releated comment I am going to make for at least a decade.

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  28. Simply the best 29. I seriously hope we win tonight without PK. I want MB to stand his ground. PK is no different or better than Price or Patces. GYFHG!!!!

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    1. Agree. No need to give Meehan any ammo. Hope the crowd doesn't start chanting.

      Just take the bridge PFK!

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  32. the Maritimer2:54 PM

    Stand your ground GMMB and Mr. Molson. Fuck Don Meehan a Tranna lackey. The Habs have to ante up for some UFA's next year and the cap is going down. PFK will get his coin in due course but not at the expense of the Habs as a whole. As time goes on, he will get the itch to play and take his "bridge" contract.

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  33. Like outdoor hockey frozen in time.
    http://twitter.yfrog.com/gy1wonihj

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  34. I've got a new attraction, Push Girls.

    http://www.sundancechannel.com/push-girls/

    ~ ~ ~

    Also, Go Jets.

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  35. Excellent song of the day CHoice 29.

    Dave knows his music/bands.

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  36. Hope Alfie has a great farewell season. Sad yet funny how the CotU mediots slagged this guy.

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  37. Its only Hockey but I like it

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  38. hahahhahahahah

    Pre-game skates open to public; Many Habs fans have stuck around to boo Leafs

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  39. Gomez is skating with Sharks. May wear #23. $700k/per.

    Heelee should STFU as I doubt Gomez gets booed in Montréal. Dou$harek is a whole other story.

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    1. It was not Gomez fault and I wish him the all the best.

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    2. Hope he turns it around. Go Gomez.

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  40. Horrible playlist for this LA Cup ceremony. It's like a high school dance...

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    1. Vodka and OJ! (I know its called a screwdriver)

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    3. I'm old, sCHool.

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  41. And while they're playing, someone breaks into the locker room and steals the rings. It's LA: land of rooftop razorwire.

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  42. I can't get near the TV yet - Netflx.

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  43. Banner says: "I'm so lonely...."

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  45. FIRST GOAL OF THE YEAR TO PATRICK KANE. FUCK YOU BETTMAN.

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  46. leaf starting scrivens. Let the wetting begin.

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    2. Too bad Gallagher isn't playing.

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  47. R.I.P. Earl Weaver, a creative and entertaining manager.

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  48. Hey Luke Schenn! Different jersey, same results!

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    1. Some of the CotU mediots are making him the comeback player of the year. Fucking navel gazers.

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  49. Barely 10 minutes and I already want to stuff hockey sticks down Peeair's throat...

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  50. LA down 3-0 to the Blackhawks.
    Phucktards down 2-0 to Shittsburg
    Sens down 1-0 to the Jets.

    EVERYTHING IS HAPPENING

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  51. http://video.canadiens.nhl.com/videocenter/console?catid=66&id=193799&lang=en

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  52. I went to get a new blanket for my bed and saw a pile of queen sized ones for 20$. Thought WOW great deal! Then I turned it over and they were fucking Maple Leafs blankets. So I went home with a plain 40$ one.

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  53. I hope, one day, that gary galley gets an NHL job so that I don't have to listen to him babble on and on and on.

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  55. I do not have cable, it is not compatible with the Faraday cage I have to live in. But I am hoping I get some OTA action tonite.

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  57. I honestly don't know what to expect tonight. It's like all new and stuff!

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    1. Booze or the game?

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    2. Well I have no booze...

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  58. Get thee to a dépanneur tout de suite.

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  60. "Whenever they pan by the bench, the guys are breathing" Well PJ, I don't think they'll be holding their breath all game...

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    1. as long as they do not hork on camera I will be happy

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    2. Someone gag PJStuck, please.

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  61. Someone made a speech once at aigincourt, and I would paraphrase,but we are playing the Leaf so any extra effort is not necessary.

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  62. Reports comming in about Gomez. Teams say he is to predicable, Gomez says, hey I will start shooting the puck into the left corner and lets see how they react to that. stay tuned he might get signed yet.

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  63. 'Dinewhores, Drive-bys and Divers' Gay Ferrari just texted me that we cannot use DDD anymore.

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  65. What's all this about a Habs game tonight?!!

    GYFHG!!!

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    2. Welcome back iRie!

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    3. Missed this neck of the woods!

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  66. Steve, I know that it's a shortened season but there are still 48 games to go - save some of the commenting for next week!!

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  67. the Maritimer5:45 PM

    Czechvar beer, Harp beer and Dewar's White Label.

    G Y F H G !!!

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    2. I've got me some Carling and some Stella Artois - that should hold me for a while. Jack Honey for afters...

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    3. KmaXXX I fucking loved that Jack Honey for a while, now I find it sickeningly sweet, I can barely drink it. though i find from the freezer it's less sweet.

      I've got a Sleeman variety pack. I'm just gonna go around and around the different colour labels until I see colours

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    4. oh and whiskey, of many sorts. but I guess that goes without saying? currently sipping a Wisers Special Blend. very complex for a rye

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    5. 29 - it took a while for the honey to make it across the pond so it's still in the "novelty" stage. It's a change from a SoCo on ice to end the night. Sweet yes - but very nice just the same.

      I forgot the three pints of Fullers ESB I have outside the back door. They will come in handy later on.

      4-1 Sens - just nice to see some hockey!

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  68. the Maritimer5:46 PM

    Czechvar beer, Harp beer and Dewar's White Label.

    G Y F H G !!!

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    2. Cracking the Xmas gift:

      http://www.beercrank.ca/2012/12/les-trois-mousquetaires-porter-baltique.html

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  69. 3-1 Sens. PFKarlsson (Norris winner) rips one from the circle.

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  70. GAH, Hockey soon! I'M FREAKING OUT MAN

    thx everyone for your positive reviews of the preview. I'll preview the review: a Habs win! (PLEASE)

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  71. 4-1 Sens. The only bonus for that is it pisses off leaf fan.

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  72. NBC has the Pens Phuctards game on and the Phucktars are down 2 to one.

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  73. I am told that Exou has the RDS feed tonight, so I will have a choice of english or french. I'm leaning french, if for no other reason than not to hear bob cold...

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    3. Crème de la crème. (I am in no way bumping up the comments).

      Also, iRiRi!

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  74. FUCK YEAHHHHHABSSSSCOREEEEE!!!!

    (Just testing if I still got it. We're good.)

    P.S. Need some tech help... why won't Blogger let me comment from my iPhone? Anyone else?

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    1. Did you login with your blogger account? If so, you are gold.

      Also, iRiRi!

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    2. we scored yeah baby

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    3. It won't even let me do that :(, moeman!

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    4. @steve - didn't you know? The game ended an hour ago :)

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    5. Try flushing Safari from multitask memory or rebooting the iPhone iRiRi.

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    6. And/or Settings>Safari>Clear Cookies and Data.

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    7. Thanks, it worked!

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    8. I'll send you my bill. (my lawyer 29 makes me do that).

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  75. the Maritimer6:11 PM

    Cheers motherfuckers!

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      Yeah, too much!

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  77. the Maritimer6:17 PM

    Cheers motherfuckers!

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  79. Corona, Heineken. Maybe some Appleton Estate.

    GYMFHG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  80. the Maritimer6:22 PM

    Using my new tablet, still getting used to it.

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  81. Figured it out.

    Looks like we might get ice cream BEFORE the puck even drops 🍦

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    1. on top of all the other awesome qualities that make FHF the best hockey blog in the world, there is tech support

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    2. Welcome back!

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    3. Welcome back, iRiRi, that is.

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  82. I have Benoit Brunet on mute!!!

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  83. huh, Habs haven't hosted a season opener since 1999!

    GYMFHG!!!

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    1. Weird eh? Almost like fuckface bettman had it in for the Habs or sucked leaf dick.

      Go rangers.

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  84. Fuck you Bettman!

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  86. Here I go;

    - hnic new promo splash has almost no Habs content
    - mclame, sucks Dave Nonuts sack
    - note to hnic the leaf is not our team's rival, not even close
    - friedman yips impatience, pjstuck yaps PFK, then comments on players that are 1000% better than he ever was
    - 'they aren't Larry Robinsons
    - first mention of kadri, the new blue and white dope
    - Weekes, nice suit, so-so tie but much better than mackenzie's efforts
    - OMG! leaf goaltending is an issue for these hacks, they rename the CotU g-man ScriVeniza
    - Calder Cup losers mentioned. Hamilton one one.
    - Weird how these fucks are so leaf literate. Jerks.

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    1. I am trying to log on to the site, I may have to watch in Punjabi NTTAWWT.

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  88. - what the fuck is wrong with mclame, too much expensive taxpayer-paid wine
    - Celine still can't mouth bbut a few words. Elisha, run!!!
    - 60 years of hnic, 59 too many

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  89. Not Geoff Molson6:39 PM

    You're right - 7PM is too early for the start of a game on a Saturday night - the 8PM start should not have been messed with.

    As a kid growing up on Mountain Time, 6PM on Saturday night was like clockwork - we would catch it after supper, or if supper was late, Mom would let us eat in front of the TV.

    The western teams didn't have to wait until a late game-they might be playing at 6 - and maybe even at home!; the Leafs weren't broadcast every...single...fucking...week; on occasion we were lucky enough to have the crew at the Forum calling a game in English - with Robinson, Naslund, Smith, Svoboda, Nilan, Skrudland, Richer, et al.; and worse come to worse you could always switch over to SRC and catch the Montreal game and be able to tell the teacher on Monday that you studied French on Saturday night.

    Fuck you COTU Media!

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  91. Nice to see NGM joining the festivities.

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  92. Suck it Gord. (I still love ya Bro). The Sadies album will kill!

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  93. Baruchel!!! I have a man-geek crush on him. nttawwt

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  94. Eric Lindros could play a Russian Mob all by himself.

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  95. Yes they are superheros, they deserve a comic strip and a blockbuster movie

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  96. - bob cold is on my head?

    - Fuck you bublé.

    - heh, keep propping up mcWayne cvc/hnic

    - this is like a Pravda piece, minus the extreme cold weather, wait, what?

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  97. Here we go kidz...

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