Jan 8, 2014

Habs get down & dirty vs PHilth ~ Game Preview and Open Thread

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156 comments:

  1. Now that's an Olympic roster.

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  2. Be interesting to see what the juggler will do without gCHyuk, not that he was giving him good ice time but...

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  3. I want a world where Ms Hottest women in the universe would produce a child with PFK, At the moment its the only positive outcome for the future I can imagine.

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    1. Just to keep it all company, we are talking about a twenty something from Australia matiing with a twenty something from Canada to produce the perfect Harper Bitch. No matter that they be male or female, Harper knows they can not be worse than the celibite Jason Kenney. His momma says, why do you not take any colour in that dark night.

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    2. Holy Fuck Batmann there is not FHF that can deny. I painted a masterpiece.

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  4. A Budi call tonight is more than warranted. I thought I read somewhere that TFS tweaked his groin...but I might have just been hopeful of him not going to Sochi...never mind. Congrats to all the Habs who made their respective Olympic squads. The Habs have some fucking great players - kinda gives you more to cheer for when watching the games. On another note...I give you my word that I will not slag off the coach again. I will, from this point forward, only refer to him as "the coach". Any reference I may make to squad selection, bench management, discipline, emotion, IQ etc., will be aimed only at "the coach" - where once "the coach" warranted a 4HF nickname, he does no longer, so I referred to him by his family name. But that too is no longer warranted (IMHO) hence the "the coach" reference which I shall use for the foreseeable. ...and that's enough of that. We got us a hockey game to win bitches!

    Now let's get some energy built up for our Habs. Every game is a Must Win. The Habs need all the points they can - but more importantly, they need to play strong and hard. Shoot the puck, crash the net, take the man and JUST WIN GODDAMMIT!

    GO HABS GO GO HABS GO GO HABS GO GO HABS GO GO HABS GO!!!!

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    1. the Maritimer1:23 PM

      Fire the coach.

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  5. Not to think I could exhaust the thread with talk of beauty. That was such a beauty phrase I can not continue. Hoisted on my own petard.

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  6. For some reason, I can't 'reply' anywho, further to KaXXX's post I wanted to add stay healthy team.

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    1. Blogger always acts up. Try logging out and back in.

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  7. Go thank J.T. for this:

    http://habsloyalist.blogspot.ca/2014/01/olympic-honour.html

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  8. Go Habs Go! Go Habs Go! Go Habs Go! Go Habs Go! Go Habs Go! Go Habs Go! Go Habs Go!!!!!

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  9. Hope their goalie doesn't punch Gio in the back of the head then crosscheck him in the throat as he turns around, all after the game was already over and Gio was just leaving the game.

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  10. I expect PFK to be booed.

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  11. Rodman is a basketcase and if he's not careful......well if someone would do away with his own uncle. You play with fire...

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  12. Parros is a game time decision. If you play George, please be careful.

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  13. moeman, I'm worried they'll do worse than just boo PFK now that he is an Olympian and Giroux was not just to make a 'statement'.

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    1. They don't throw batteries at PHlyers games, yet.

      http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/baseball/mlb/news/1999/08/10/cardinals_phillies_ap/

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  14. Crap! I missed out on the morning Tesm Canada thread yesterday, didn't know about it. Twitter was pretty entertaining though. So the phucking philthy Phlyers tonight and their Neanderthal fans, bring it on phuckers.

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  15. This must be the trekiest Star Trek fan of all time. Awesome.
    http://montreal.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=271018

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  16. @InsideTheFlyers
    Claude Giroux just congratulated PK Subban on his Team Canada selection. Subban's response: "You should be there." #Flyers #NHL
    Retweeted by BrianWilde
    ⌘ Expand

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  17. Happy 67th birthday David Bowie
    Woe 67 already?

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    1. Wow.

      Also a test, juce re-reply to this.

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    2. Sorry moeman, not working. I signed out and back in again a few times, but no luck.

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    3. Looks like it worked juce.

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    4. Strange, when I hit the reply button the I get sent to the top of the page, then have to scroll down again.

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    5. Ok, I guess if I reply I have to scroll from the beginning and through the comments.

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    6. Yeah, that part is sucking.

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    7. 67? Why does that number ring a bell?

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    8. Canada's 100th. Expo.

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  18. PFK currently on RDS, wow, he's so dapper with a fedora, Dick Tracy style.

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  19. Briere, Giroux celebrated as league champions
    http://www.nhl.com/ice/blogpost.htm?id=24897&navid=nhl:topheads

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  20. FFS, chrisfuckinglee.

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  21. Gotta watch on 'tape delay' as the family have control of the tv watching chopped canada. Have FHFun y'all!

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  22. the Maritimer8:01 PM

    Wow, what a power play. Fucking awesome.

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  23. the Maritimer8:09 PM

    Habs have no answer for this team. Haven't for years. If they meet in the playoffs...4 and done for Philly.

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    1. Agree the M, was just telling Mr. M the same thing. Frustrating because they can get past Boston or Pittsburgh. It frustrates me to no end.




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    2. But then again Philly can manhandle the Pens right out of the playoffs too.

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  24. Cue the comeback!

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  25. the Maritimer8:18 PM

    They aren't willing to engage the Flyers physically so they have no chance. Max floated the whole period, he's dreaming of Sochi. Guess you can't blame all the smurfs for not wanting to battle, but what's Max and RBQ's excuse?

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    1. RBQ seems to say to himself, play your shift, get off the ice, rinse, repeat.

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    2. Newborn baby, no sleep?

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  26. Go Habs Go! Go Habs Go! Go Habs Go! Go Habs Go! Go Habs Go! Go Habs Go! Go Habs Go!!!!!

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  27. Just caught up , my daughter called and had to pause the game before it even started.
    Go Habs Go! Go Habs Go! Go Habs Go! Go Habs Go! Go Habs Go! Go Habs Go! Go Habs Go!!!!!

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  28. How come there was no penalty or the goal called off for trying to take off Budaj's head FFF.

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  29. crhisfuckinglee ughhhhhhhhhh

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  30. the Maritimer8:43 PM

    At least Bournival is interested. To bad the half-wit behind the bench won't play him a little more.

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  31. Wonder why Charger is so out of it.

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  32. Ok, boys time to get your shit together.
    Go Habs Go! Go Habs Go! Go Habs Go! Go Habs Go! Go Habs Go! Go Habs Go! Go Habs Go!!!!!

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  33. the Maritimer8:53 PM

    That's it. Switching to the Golden Globe awards.

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    1. the Maritimer8:54 PM

      Sorry, People's Choice awards.

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    2. Which group of disinterested millionaires would you rather watch I suppose...

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  34. Why'd he blow the whistle? I went to the goalie?

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    1. Gonna ask the same thing. This game feels all kinds of icky.

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  35. Prust took that one.

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  36. Since 5/6 of the team seems to be holding back, they better bring it vs CHI

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    1. Hey HH.

      CHI is getting smacked tonight too.

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    2. Oh good, so they will be angry. Sigh. As always, thanks for hosting Moe.

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  37. I think Carnaval got the evil eye from the coach.

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    1. He sticks out for actually skating. MT hammers down the nail that sticks out.

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  38. Is it just mid-season fatigue with condensed Olympic schedule or what? One can say what they want about the December road trip but the team looks discombobulated. I just wanted to use that word but sadly it fits.

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  39. wooooooohoooooo Shortie!

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  40. Capt PleXXXe!!!

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  41. Love (read:hate) Lee's little Napoleon stance during that scrum.

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  42. PFK will go to the box, not sure about the philthy.

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    1. 2 minutes for getting punched in the head and being annoyed by it. I am sure Lee was salivating for this game after PFK's comments the other day.

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    2. I heard that he received a warning from the NHL for that but wasn't able to find anything. Ok, I didn't really look too hard for it, but I trust the lady at the dep.

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  43. Here's hoping for more 3rd period heroics.

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  44. Go Habs Go! Go Habs Go! Go Habs Go! Go Habs Go! Go Habs Go! Go Habs Go! Go Habs Go!!!!!

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  45. tsn calling Yzerman to have PFK removed from Team Canada.

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    1. I wouldn't be surprised.
      This 'reply' issue is a pain.

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    2. Home and End keys are your FHFriend.

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    3. Cool, thanks moeman worked like a charm.

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  46. Yep just PFK for roughing against Philthy vandevlde.

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  47. GYMFHG!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  48. Kill it then get that shit together.

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  49. funny off ice Couturier congrats PK for making Team Canada and PK says you should be there and now they're punching each other.

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  50. Wait, did he punch Vadeveld or Couturier?

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  51. MT2 is a fucking basketcase.

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  52. The M made a very valid point up above. The question is why can the Phlyers beat the Bruins, Pens and Habs quite handily in any given playoff round? They're not the greatest team by any stretch.

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    1. Intimidation? i.e. in their heads?

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    2. Has to be something along those lines because it doesn't make sense.

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  53. Wonder why PFK only just joined the 3rd.

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    1. MT2 is a fucking basketcase.

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  54. Go Habs Go! Go Habs Go! Go Habs Go! Go Habs Go! Go Habs Go! Go Habs Go! Go Habs Go!!!!!

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  55. Cash this one and there's a good chance.

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  56. Brutally disinterested team.

    Geoff Molson, tighten Bergevin's and directly Therrien's fucking roles. Now.

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  57. ... and chrisfuckinglee nails it shut.

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  58. Yeah they get a goalie interference, but screw Budaj's head eh?

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  59. Thanks moeman, goodnight all.

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  60. Pure shit all around. Starts with Therrien. His fucking mindless mind games are fucking juvenile. He can't concentrate during a game.

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  61. http://www.voanews.com/content/google-doodle-celebrates-shakuntala-devi/1783469.html

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    1. the Maritimer7:07 AM

      Kidding right?

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  63. http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/rachel-decoste/the-problem-with-pk-subban_b_4547389.html?utm_hp_ref=mostpopular

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  64. the Maritimer7:44 AM

    To answer Moey's question (moe suggested it as well), intimidation is a factor for some players. There were quite a few on the Montreal side who wouldn't (or couldn't) get anywhere near Mason. Conversely when the Phuckers were in the Habs zone take note of the havoc created in front of Budaj. All those big bodies, Simmonds, Hartnell, Couturier, Rinaldo, etc. had their way with the undersized D (Murray excepted). This has been going on since 2008 when Michael fucking Leighton hung three shutouts on them in five games.

    Pittsburgh can hang with Philly, their only problem is high strung goaltender. Boston is better than Philly overall and they have equal size no problem there.

    Nope, the Habs just don't have the parts to play with these guys yet. I was disappointed with the 30 minutes or so I watched that Max and RBQ were useless on the forecheck. Floaters, both of them, no net presence at all. Too bad you couldn't graft Gallagher's heart into their bodies.

    Finally, like moe mentioned last night, I am tired of "the coach's" mind games. I CONTROL ICE TIME THEREFORE YOU WILL COMPLY!! Sounds like the fucking Borg Queen.

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    1. I CONTROL ICE TIME THEREFORE YOU WILL COMPLY! Sounds more like Harper and his friends to me.

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  65. What a mess of a game. Glad I only watched in in fast forward.

    Hey Steve you still jobhunting?
    http://canadiens.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=699774

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    1. Dreamjob, I would take that over playing one game in the NHL wearing the colors, but only one game two would probably change my mind. Also depending upon how many points, ice time, injury and other important known unknown variables from a single game experience that can not be calculated at this point..

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    2. Oh and I dont speak French, but I feel in no way discriminated against just ignorant.

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  66. Good news is if the Canes beat the leaf in regulation, the leaf fall out of the wildcard spot. If the Caps beat TB too, the fall 2 spots out.

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  67. I'm getting very worried about a lot of stuff...a 2-1-1 start to the year wouldn't be something to get too upset about if it weren't for the manner in which they got there...and this, I am afraid, is where the Habs are starting to look very much like the Habs of 2010. And I am not talking about the way they are playing - I'm talking about the management - they are not paying attention - just like when Chocula was lulling everyone into a false sense of security. They were winning games they got lucky in, losing games they didn't bother showing up for, and just losing games they should have won easily. So people said stuff like - "oh they are playing well - bad luck"...shit like that - and I'm hearing it again. "The refs fucked us over..." is the latest. Maybe the refs did fuck us over but if the game had been put away when it should have been, there would have been no need for the last minute panic that gets nullified by a bullshit penalty call. Someone is not paying attention. DGMB (still worthy!) is not looking at what is happening right in front of his eyes..."The coach gave up on his own team last night. And he even said it out loud. By not pulling the goalie the coach took away their last desperate chance to try and make something happen. The coach decided that the team was not going to win. The coach threw his hands up and said that the team - HIS TEAM - was not good enough. And maybe the coach was right on this occasion - but we will never really know for sure because the coach didn't give the team a chance to prove otherwise. How can DGMB let that happen? Let me use another sport to demonstrate - in baseball, if your team is down by, say, 5 runs in the bottom of the ninth - two outs and the pitcher due up. The pitcher is a shit hitter so IN EVERY INSTANCE, the manager will pinch hit unless he physically doesn't have another player. The pinch hitter could get a hit, a home run even, that starts a rally. If you decide "you know what - fuck this bullshit - those fucking lazy bastards have done fuck all all game - let jimmy whatthefuck pitcher have a crack at bat, then we can all go to the pub!", they your ass has no business behind the bench of any professional sporting team. I am sorry but I will take anyone on who says differently. In all probability, the Habs would not have scored a goal, never mind two. They possibly would have ended up losing by another goal - but we will never know if pulling Budaj and putting another player capable of scoring a goal would have happened. That is because the coach said "in the first 10 minutes of the period they only had 5 shots, so they were not going to score in the last minute of the game"...or something along those lines.

    The coach, my fellow 4HFers, has exposed himself completely on this occasion. As we have suspected all along, it is not a pretty sight. DGMB has got to take note of this. He has to do something about the way the Habs are playing. They are not winning well and they are losing even worse. Just because they are not last in the league doesn't mean changes are not required...because we all remember what happened the last time...

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    1. Maybe if he didn't bench PFK for 10 minutes, they might have had more shots on goal.

      Therrien is playing with fire. He has mistreated Pk since day 1 and even prior to his being named coach when he was an analyst on RDS and his benching of his star player is nothing but feeding his own ego - he just doesn't want anyone to be bigger than himself. Keep pushing it MT and PK will sign a short contract, you will run him out of town. If that happens you will never have seen any sort of fan uproar like the one that will surely rain against the Canadiens organisation. MOLSON WAKE UP before you lose the best thing that happened to this team in decades!

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    2. the Maritimer2:04 PM

      Therrien is a fucking moron. A dinosaur like chokula.

      I'm done until he is gone.

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    3. If we fire the coach mid-season, we can get a unilingual anglo because we're desperate. Then when he does well, we can keep him because the only thing anyone cares about is winning

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    4. I did not watch our I may have blown a fuse and I cant afford to waste any on the regular season. He did not pull the goalie. I was thinking Aboot life's Neumans.

      Your Three of a kind that can beat a full house: my Seinfelden Nuwman Jerry!

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    5. I am not sure is this link to JT is above or not, anyway she nails the coffin shut with titanium nails.
      http://habsloyalist.blogspot.ca/2014/01/a-therrien-top-ten.html

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  68. Reporter asked therrien "So, the message to Subban was more important than settling the score?"
    Therrier " Team concept will never be compromised, never, never" That answer totally contradicts itself, when he himself wasn't practising what he preaches by benching his best player for 10 mins - hence (probably) only 4 shots on goal, then not pulling Budaj.

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    1. The reporter was Marc Antoin Gaudet (sp)

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  69. TSN is all PK all the time, here's their current poll.
    "Do you agree with Canadiens Head coach Michel Therrien's decision to bench PK Subban for half of the 3rd period on Wednesday against against the flyers?"

    Of course, PK haters will vote yes hands down.
    Maybe they should put up a pole asking if Therrien should be relieved of his duties.

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    1. Well at least they stopped talking about the leaf 6-0 win over the Habs last year.

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  70. Go Canes, Go LA, Go Sharks.

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  71. FHF Poll Dance:

    Q: If new Sabres GM changes faces behind his bench, in and around the same time therrien gets booted, should The Montreal Canadiens consider Ted Nolan?

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    1. I say they'd be crazy not to (and I'm FrenCH-Canadian).

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    2. All I remember about him is that he was blackballed for a long time for some reason. I would have to review that. I am inclined to give Boucher the rest of the year and make a longer term decision in the off season.

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    3. I don't think he'd ever bench his star player for 10mins in the 3rd, that's for sure.

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    4. the Maritimer6:57 PM

      You already know the answer to that moe. They already tried with Randy C. and it ended badly. You'd think by now though, even the french speaking fans in Quebec would just want a coach that could win consistently and not be concerned if he could converse to the public en francais.

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    5. the Maritimer7:00 PM

      Anyway, I'd vote no for Teddy. I think St. Patrick has an assistant in Colorado who is close to being big time ready and can parlez. Maybe some more modern thinking.

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    6. I'm cool with that. Just think Nolan is underrated. I think BUF keeps him.

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  72. Its going to be very satifying to watch PFK perform and dominate on the world stage, then lets see eMPty bench him in some kind of Harper jedi min trick. And next I am going to lock him in a conference room and sing poorly to him.

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  73. heh, 2-0 CAR in the first 8 mins, almost 3x SOGs.

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    1. JML who leaf traded for Gleason scored on his former laff lol.

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  74. 5-1 CAR beginning of 3rd.

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    1. ...a shortie to boot.

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    2. Just got home from a quickie tech call (don't buy cheap cables kidz) and YES!

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    3. heh, an ugly staal to boot and The Prince$$ is pylonish, again!

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    4. Sweet dreams juce.

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  75. What if Debra Harry stared in a Dredd movie, well her dopplegangerdid and the result was terrific,

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  76. Caps 4-3 over Tampa.

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  77. Hoping to wake up to find a broons loss.

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    1. Good morning, then. I look forward to many TSN and CBC articles about how the broons are no match for the West, etc., etc. Yeah right. The leaf in 10th, falling like a rock. Teehee.

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