May 7, 2013

One game at a time ~ GYFHG!

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  1. The Saint11:04 PM

    Double FUCK.

    What a joke. Just to add pain to my suffering, I'm going to see what the SN guys have to say before I hit the hay. FCUK.

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  2. Could be worse, we could be Nuck fans.

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  3. Something happened with the officials in this series after that hit on Lego. I know it was early going, but it seemed immediately after the 5 min major was called that they were going to even it up for the Sens, and they haven't stopped since. Remember near the start of that major PP the Sens dman very clearly flipped the puck over the glass but it was deemed deflected. The nearest Hab was at least 10 feet away.

    I don't want to blame the refs for everything, NO EXCUSES, but I did some digging in stats this afternoon. Since G1, the Sens have had double the amount of time on the PP than the Habs. The only other series that comes anywhere close is Van-SJ (the Nucks got jobbed there, but that another story...or is it?). The Sens also had more PPs (about even time, though, due to the major) in G1.

    It's interesting because the Habs are constantly called soft, small and speedy. The Sens are referred to as gritty and pesky. It's "interesting" that the Habs would have half the PP time as the Sens knowing that.

    It's clear for some reason the call came in to be more, uh, accepting of one team's stuff over the other's. It's clear, especially in this game, that it's not just the penalties. The NHL has it down to a science. Give one team PPs at strategic times, balance it off with nothing calls at inopportune times, and throw in some mundane favouritisms on icings and faceoffs. That way they get the results they want. It's been going on for over a decade (some would say longer). It's no accident that southern team perform better than their rosters predict many seasons. The only mystery is why they seem to favour the Sens (or hate the Habs) so much in this series.

    Again, NO EXCUSES. The refs didn't blow a 3rd period lead AGAIN. Outscored 9-0 in the 3rd in this series. Unacceptable.

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  4. Goodbye NHL, hello Professional Wrestling. Can anyone tell me the difference? The winner gets icing for two cup cakes, loser gets kicked in the right side.

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  5. My heart's in the ice house come hill or come valley
    Like a long ago Sunday when I walked through the alley
    On a cold winter's morning to a church house
    Just to shovel some snow.
    I heard sirens on the train track howl naked gettin' nuder,
    An altar boy's been hit by a local commuter
    Just from walking with his back turned
    To the train that was coming so slow.
    You can gaze out the window get mad and get madder,
    Throw your hands in the air, say "What does it matter?"
    But it don't do no good to get angry,
    So help me I know
    For a heart stained in anger grows weak and grows bitter.
    You become your own prisoner as you watch yourself sit there
    Wrapped up in a trap of your very own
    Chain of sorrow.
    I been brought down to zero, pulled out and put back there.
    I sat on a park bench, kissed the girl with the black hair
    And my head shouted down to my heart
    "You better look out below!"
    Hey, it ain't such a long drop don't stammer don't stutter
    From the diamonds in the sidewalk to the dirt in the gutter
    And you carry those bruises
    To remind you wherever you go.

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  6. So, there's a rumor that AC said that the two guys reviewing the first "goal" in Toronto were Colin Campbell and Mike Murphy. Anyone watch Anti-Chambre and can confirm? If so.........DOT DOT DOT

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    1. Pretty sure I heard McSplooge say that was what he basically does now. Though it's more of a room full of blurry-eyed guys staring at all the screens.

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  7. Chester8:45 AM

    As soon as the 3rd started and we started dumping the puck out, I new it was over. Doesn't matter anyway. We are too small, too beat up and too fucked over by the donkeys. Maybe we can drag it out, but we have too many passengers for this to be a kick-ass ride. One thing that has changed for me tho, is that I have new respect for His Flashyness. He is a competitor. Very unlike CCRider who is a passenger. Also when this is over I had better read a medical report on Patches that explains he was ineffective because of his broken ribs and dislocated shoulders and hips, otherwise he is a fucking passenger too.

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    1. Yes it's important to stay positive. None of us really expected to be in this position (in the playoffs seeded #2) four, hell three, months ago. It's house money at this point. G-kid, G-kid, Tiny getting playoff experience (and shining!), separating the leaders from the baggage, pinpointing the weak spots, that's what's going on here.

      Seriously, judging by what we've seen, even if the Habs could pull off this upset do we believe they can survive past the next round? Especially given the growing list of injuries?

      Win the next one, learn to get through the adversity, get some more character for the young guys. One game at a time.

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    2. Though G-kid deserves to be mentioned twice, I meant G-CHuck there.

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    3. J.T. has a good read on the refs.

      I'm not going to go all leaf fan and say that its just nice that our team made the playoffs. I think that is a cop out.

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    4. For sure. Trust me, I grew up surrounded by leaf fans. I'm just saying that the sky is not falling. Unlike the leaf, we actually have a future and this is part of it. Unlike leaf fans I don't think finishing 13th in the East would be cause to mock the 15th place team (2 points, people). I don't think one playoff win in a decade is success.

      God I hate leaf fans. As bad as it is, imagine if this was happening against the leaf. Nightmares.

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  8. One thing that bothers me, though doesn't surprise me, is that the media is playing up the fact that the Sens made it this far with injuries. And yes they do deserve respect for that.

    But guess what? Their injured are back (besides Spezza). Their #7 seed is misleading, not cause for celebration for doing well in the playoffs.

    Meanwhile, very little is said that the Habs are missing an entire line, our biggest Dman and some others. No, the narrative is that the Habs overperformed this season. They're not a playoff team (which is sort of true, but misses the point). And then it becomes an echo chamber with the Canadian media. God they hate us. It'd be funny if that hate didn't allow soccer goals and phantom icing calls.

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    1. You can collectively overcome your best defencemen injured with a good defensive system. Same for the goalie. (No one noticed but Bishop got bombed more times than he collectively ever got in St. Louis and Ottawa combined when he went to the Lightning. Same with Anderson behind that shit they call the Avalanche). And they usually just scored 1 goal then took it to a shootout.

      You cannot collectively overcome the loss of your best center (who happens to be the biggest one) in a violent manner, while the rest of the team is also playing with injuries and your other centers are basically sucking wind for over a month. Desharnais does not and cannot do what Eller can and did. In fact last night was the first time in forever Desharnais actually played properly. Too late.

      My favourite (hated) media spin is how they CAME ALL THE WAY BACK from 1 or 2 goals. That's not a comeback. Call me when you come all the way back from 5 or 7 goals. Morons.

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  9. … and peter principled mcsplooge wins a between the benches Emmy.

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  10. http://www.steamclock.com/partymonster/

    Check out the last 'full of details' detail.

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  11. Coulda Shoulda
    If TFS had played the first three games as well as last night we are tied 2-2.
    If (Y) is not hurt we are not so soft
    If Lego is playing gCHuck gets more icetime, and Lego may have pooped a couple.
    Its our speed that was/is the key, that’s how the Montreal Canadiens win, not by becoming the Broons. We got one more game at least to salvage something.

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  12. Love that gif you added. That and the video of MB running down to see Lego is why this team is headed in the right direction. Passion.

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  13. Gio gone. http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=422692

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  14. I don*t wish to beat a dead horse but I need to vent against these shitty refs.It is total bush league.Ever since Buttman took over,the quality of hockey has plummeted.Over expansion has diluted hockey.The league cannot train enough referees to manage all these games.Therefore we get double A refs like tim f.peel (lower case on purpose) refereeing games.Have you noticed that blind bastard refs our most important games?Have you noticed all the missed calls or phantom calls? I have and it is destroying my love of the game.I mean that Sens first goal was blatant as all get-out.If that was not a kicking motion what is?Having all replay decisions done in t-zero is completely redonculous.,as is nhl hockey itself.FUCK BUTTMAN.FUCK tim f.peel./rant.

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    1. I feel for ya dude. I can't fucking stand the way the NHL has gone. What the fuck keeps drawing me back? Hope that things will change and my beloved Habs might win the cup again? Fuck you Buttman! How is it that you keep doing this?!

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  15. Oh,have I mentioned FUCK BETTMAN yet?

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  16. Hello?Helloooo?OMG I AM the new Steve!!!

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    1. yes, but your not quite crazy enough ramp it up

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  17. the Maritimer6:15 PM

    moeman is right, just making the playoffs is not enough. I thought they had a good chance to beat Ottawa until Eller went down. He had become the No. 1 center because Plekanec was more suited to the checking role and DD had fucked off somewhere, probably dreaming about collecting his new contract next season and he (Lego) was playing damn good hockey. I thought they could survive the loss of (Y)Emelin but that really hamstrung Markov. Those two key injuries really threw the line-up out of whack. But, it is what it is and now Pac and Prust are injured and Gio, meh, they could survive that loss easily.

    Those two non-goals that were allowed and the phantom icings leading to the second one were back breakers, no matter how determined you are if you get bad calls like that it kills you. I've played enough organized sports in my time to know how that feels. I don't fault them too much but they did sit back a wee too much beginning the third and let Ottawa back into the game.

    So, it's not over yet, they may dig deep enough to win another one or even the series if the hockey gods deem them worthy. I do know one thing, what goes around comes around, and I sure hope the Senaturds get a dose of the same medicine they have been dishing out somewhere down the line if they move on.

    OK, conspiracy theory time. Who thinks (me) that Buttman sends out an edict at the beginning of the playoffs to the Ref's Association demanding that the Canadian teams be removed as quickly as possible? In the case of Montreal/Ottawa....take out the french one first.

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    1. I'm no true conspiracy theorist but three things;

      1. Bs Cup was/still is tainted and bought by jacobs
      2. Referees/officials/war room types, are the worst of any sport and are unaccountable, like fuckface bettman cares
      3. go broons (hard to type but I dares ya to type go lea…….

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    2. nice summation. But you do not have to be a lone gunman to see that there is a biz stragtagy that overtakes the sports one. First on the agenda is Brendan, he tries to do right and the owners balk. Second is that powerful US media do not want Canadian teams as the second part of a two part contest. These people can not figure out evalution let alone locate Canada on a map.

      For a Canadian team to win is like Jesse Owens, we have to be so fucking good, even the Nazi bow down. Thats the situation deal with it. I should add in Universe four we beat the Bruins in the opening round.

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    3. I am a conspiracy theorist, because otherwise I would hav e to believe the truth was lies.

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    4. the Maritimer7:42 PM

      The military/industrial complex looks at Canada and Mexico as resources to be exploited at their leisure. When they need water, oil or trees they will come. If they need intelligent people to work in their complex, well, Steve better start building his underground bunker.

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  18. "Canadiens coach Michel Therrien said Gionta was emotional when he received the injury diagnosis.

    "When he heard the news," Therrien said, "our captain was crying in my arms.""

    Oh, Gio. *sniffles*

    It's not impossible but it's quite an uphill battle to climb. Three must-win elimination games with Bettman and his moronic (they can't possibly be that stupid, but still...) refs to go against.

    I hate to blame the refs (and obviously some players need to pull their own weight) but there are so many instances of extremely questionable decisions. Last night is a prime example.

    Still, I believe they can turn it around. There's no fun in being 100% convinced your team is going to be eliminated, right?

    GYFHG!!!

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    1. Everyone is on the bubble and every team is capable of defeating any team on any given night. The NFL does it better but hockey is a much less technical game. So for sure we can win, we can win this series, its just not likely at this point. The good news is that we have seen all of our players under fire and DGMB can make his shrewd choices with good data.

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  19. "We can beat these guys, we're better." ~ PFK

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  20. My hat is off to the Sens, they lived through some weird shit. Yashin, Daigle and trading away Chara. They are truly blessed. I also like they are second to Detroit in passing the puck like pros.
    There is a faint hope clause, but game 5 will be a contest where we should not stand a chance.

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  21. Stay classy cockroaches.

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  22. Things aren't going their way no matter what they do. I don't know how you can fix that.

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    1. the Maritimer7:35 PM

      The injury bug has bitten too hard and too deep, but what are you gonna do? They already are working 3 rookies into the lineup and depending on them to deliver. Who replaces Prust and White? It will take a small miracle to beat Ottawa unless Anderson folds up completely. Budaj will have to deliver a Halakian performance and somebody will have to light it up like Squid.

      I've got the Rangers and Caps on in the background, I don't feel like cockroaches tonight. Fuck those assholes.

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  23. https://fbstatic-a.akamaihd.net/rsrc.php/v2/y4/r/-PAXP-deijE.gif

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    1. the Maritimer7:37 PM

      All I see is a tiny dot on a gray background. ?????

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    2. That's Ms. lazy fucker to you.

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    3. Its a tiny dot because I'm an idiot. Here it is. meh

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    4. the Maritimer8:25 PM

      That is fucking awesome. Thanks!

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  24. Don is sticking up for the Habs. Holy shit.

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    1. Re-watching the review of the fucked up reffing makes it look even worse. These ref fuckers listen to the yammering about face-off cheating, known on-ice whiners complain continuously BUT then we see TFS™ point out the error, before the fucking face-off and he just gets ignored. Fuck, he should've stayed on the wrong side and made them eat shit.

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  25. the Maritimer8:31 PM

    Dave Stubbs points out all the errors made by the officials last night. No other way around it the Habs got fucked....hard. And it wasn't fun.

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    1. Yup, without kisses.

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    2. Hugs,don*t forget the hugs.Oh the humanity!!!!

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  26. Just read it.

    http://bit.ly/10bYbkk

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  27. Hey Steve,I can out crazy you but then fat steve will take both of us away.

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  28. Ever see a gorilla try to stick handle in a phone booth? That's the Bruins.

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    1. Would be great if they were in the mist. Then I wouldn't have to see their fugly faces :)

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    2. Imagine waking up to any of those faces!!!

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  29. Fuck off and die leaf.

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