Jan 4, 2014

I feel the need ... the need for a win vs Ottawa ~ Game Preview and Open Thread

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201 comments:

  1. 29, lookin' fine.

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  2. Go Canada!!
    Go Fucale!!

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  3. Bit of tid, whilst at Sun Microsystems (may they R.I.Pieces), I took in a conference in San Diego and we toured and partied where they filmed Top Gun: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0092099/locations

    We did the Naval Training Center, Miramar Air Station and the Kansas City BBQ bar/resto. Actually got to sit in one of the F-18s, play football in a B52, the 'boys' did some fly-bys for us at sunset, took in the 'Oxygen' bar and the gyroscope (didn't puke). The then-tech-booming company gave the Navy folks a nice cheque for a cool $1M and fed/partied up almost 3000 of their people. I may be anti-war but when you meet people that are proud to serve, its not difficult to be pro-military. The music that night was Jim Belushi's Blues Brothers Band.

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    1. I was at a bar once that had a tail hook, very crazy, I would not make a good carrier pilot.

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  4. Snagged the Habs 1976-77 here: http://bit.ly/1iCsZEN

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    1. Ahhh the good old days.

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  5. I vaguely recall another guy in that flick, he had nice lips or something. Do we have a pic to jolt my memory?

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    1. Have fun refreshing the page Kate.

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  6. the Maritimer11:08 AM

    29 again?

    Internet lawyers are more famous than movie stars.

    BTW, watched Jack Reacher last week, really enjoyed it.

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    1. 29 is our own James Franco (note to self, remember that), he's everywhere. Also, he squints.

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  7. Congrats Sweden.

    Go CANADA!

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  8. Say what you will about Tom Cruise but I cant think of him making a horrible movie. Everything he has made lately from Ghost Protocol to Oblivion have been fantastic. DDD flunked out of fighter pilot school, because the sensor on the ejection seat could not be set low enough to detect his weight, and he could not see over the joystick.
    Go Habs Go, PFK show Karlson what it means to play in the other 100ft of the ice.

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    1. the Maritimer11:53 AM

      1. Eyes Wide Shut.

      2. Vanilla Sky.

      Those two are best forgotten.

      Oblivion is on my to do list.

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    2. Karlson is a turn-over machine.

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  9. Go Jets, Go Rangers
    Notice how often laffs get to play teams who played the night before? Go Rangers!!!

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  10. the Maritimer11:57 AM

    Think I will go watch the Sea Dogs/Mooseheads game tonight instead of the Habs and the 'Turds. I've got a feeling the Habs are going to pull one of their stinkers tonight. I might catch the third period. If Gryba has to take somebody's head off tonight I hope it's DD instead of Lego. Then they've got the Panthers, the team they can't beat on Monday night. Oh, God help us.

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    1. Now, now be positive! Go Habs Go!

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  11. Habs are better then the Sens, last season Anderson stole the games we should have won and Therrien let the fat walrus get into his head and got out-coached.

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  12. Back in the land of kimchi, shoving strangers in public without a word of apology and reasonable winter temperatures. Seat next to me was unoccupied, which for a larger man with very broad shoulders on a 14 hour flight qualifies as a Christmas miracle. I can drink anyone, and often any group, under the table but one generic over the counter sleeping pill knocks me right out, and with the aforementioned shoulder and leg room the 24 hour total trip home was almost tolerable. Now enjoying duty free treats to make me tired enough to eventually sleep by Monday morning wake up call.

    Side note: Canada is too cold. Like a lobster in slowly boiling water you may not realize this. I was too once in your position. But if you leave and return you realize that our home and native land is actually a Darwinian test. Get out while you can. You know Manitoba is colder than Mars right now? That's not ok.

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  13. I would say in 2014 I'm more Tom Skerritt than Tom Cruise. gruff, tough yet lovable father figure who can still bring it when necessary. But if I get to sleep with 1980's era Kelly McGillis, I'll play Tom Cruise

    Man that Swe-Rus game was a bloody (literally) blast. What fun hockey. Russians deserved better

    GYFCANADAG

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  14. Anyway, back to hockey (which I got to watch much less of in Canada than here, but anyway): CBC put out this mini-doc, about Team Canada's selection process. It's not too in-depth since it's only 30 minutes, but from the sound of it Price is pretty much starter and PK is on the team. To kill time before the Juniors semis:
    http://olympics.cbc.ca/news/article/considerations-for-steve-yzerman.html

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    1. Thank O-man. nice little bit of insight.

      GOCANADAGO!

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  15. Hockey snack = philly CHeese sammiCH with http://www.canadianfavourites.com/Kraft_Cheez_Whiz_p/kraft124.htm

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  16. Just finished taking down the true, see you next year.

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    1. I guess I should put away my mini tree. And by that, I mean I should push it slightly back from its current position atop my wardrobe (I have no storage).

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  17. Huzzah! I found a feed for the Juniors game! It's shitty, but it beats my sisters' non-existent TSN channel.

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  18. per TSN
    Canada has won 8 straight vs Finland at WJC, outscoring them 41-8

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  19. I feel like the kids are trying to be too fancy, perhaps trying to make a name for themselves on every play.

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  20. Uh oh. Double crap

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  21. 29, I think you and I are on the same wavelength though I'm more obscene.

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    1. Years of being on the same website will do that to people

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    2. We are as one. We are One Habs Fan now!

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  22. The Finns are like the Devils. I don't like being down by 2 to them. If tradition continues, they will shut this show down.

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  23. Crap, maybe I jinxed it.
    GO CANADA!

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  24. Petan 10 for abuse of an official, holy shit are they getting tricks from habs' games refs?

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  25. Fu-ca-le!

    trip? huh?

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  26. Shit fucale gets a penalty.

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  27. What the actual fuck?! A trip call on a goalie making a save?!!!!

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  28. Fucale certainly made up for it.

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  29. Scores!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  30. Save me a google search, what NHL team has Druan (sp?) because he's impressed me this tourney.

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    1. http://atdhe.xxx/hockey/watch-world-junior-championship-hockey-canada-vs-finland-51ij5#
      Lighting

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    2. Thanks moe. Fucking Tampa. I remember watching PK in the Juniors at a bar and trying my best from keeping hands going down my pants.

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    3. And that's only half because of how good looking he is.

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  31. Nice and chippy now. Since when do Canada and Finland have such a nastiness?

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  32. Wow!!! what a save!

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  33. WOW what a save

    CRAP a goal?

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  34. HOLY SHIT! SAVE! Flashes of Price '08 (or whatever)!

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  35. Why can't you let me be happy for one minute!

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  36. Russolini plays for Barfalo

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  37. Too be fair, nice goal.

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  38. I am ready to place blame for the loss.

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  39. Cue the comeback.

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  40. Has Hudon been sent back to Canada?

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    1. I think he's playing, but he's had a shoulder injury.

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  41. In the words of 29, CASH IT!

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  42. I think Diaz is out tonight, Biere will play since Blanche is out.

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  43. Completely off topic, but the IIHF Division I Group A tournament is taking place here in Korea this April and I will be attending. Austria, Hugary, Japan, Slovenia, Ukraine and Korea. I'll definitely be going to the Ukraine v Korea game with my Blue and Yellow. Ukraine is STRONG! I'll go to as many games as possible, though.

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    1. Be a babe magnet, wear a Habs jersey Oman.

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    2. Also, virtually no off-topics in this joint.

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    3. Well, I do have a #11 Muller jersey. Maybe I'll wear his mask to attract the ladies.

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    4. IIHF Division I Group A tournament

      I have seen those words before, but never in that order. Is this the tourney that gets one team into the WJC next year? or the WOrld Championships? I swear I have no clue

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    5. There was a team here for the Asian League team here that I saw a few times (it was in the 'burbs, but my friend lived close by), but with the Olympics coming Korea is taking hockey seriously now. There's two newteams that draw on army guys and they're very professionally run. Haven't been able to see them yet but I'll report back when I get the chance.

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    6. @29: Yes, I believe the winner of this group replaces the loser of the top tier group for the WC, as per Euro soccer leagues. Note that Austria and Slovenia are in the Olympics this year. Ukraine used to be strong, or at least strong enough. I had an amazing talk about it with a man who sold me my Blue and Yellow paraphernalia in Kiev one afternoon. Truly a sad story of a proud hockey nation let down by politics and economics.

      But for a real inspiring sports story, read about Kiev Dynamo and the Nazis. Here, I'll link it. Fucking right.
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Death_Match

      It's called "The Death Match" and that's absolutely no exaggeration. Unfortunately. Sometimes we take sports too seriously, but unfortunately this time it's no hyperbole.

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    7. they have people in Kiev that sell both jerseys and antibiotics?

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    8. They have people in Kiev that will sell you anything as long as you have enough money.

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  44. Go CDN Jrs.
    Go Chiefs.
    Go Saints.
    Go Rangers.
    GYFHG!

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  45. CMON BOYS SCORE SOME GOALS FFS

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  46. CASH IT CMON PRETTY PLEASE

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  47. It's like playing the 98 Devils.

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  48. We are going nowhere fast

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  49. Looks like they're all trying to be a hero instead of being a team. A bit of panic, too.

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  50. This is not unlike watching many of the Habs games this year. Painful.

    Also, I find it hard to believe that Matt Dumba(ss) has spent time in the nhl.

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  51. Fuck chicken, just let Fucale make the stop!

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  52. Soft call. Who's the ref? Tim Peel?

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    1. Can you imagine that sick fuck will be in the Olympics?!

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    2. Only sunshine is that his pro-Toronto bias will help Canada, but I'm not interested in bias.

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  53. What is this, Italian soccer? Man up.

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  54. ok it's up to the Habs to save my hockey day. that can't be good

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    1. Think positive..........ohmmmm

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  55. First lets blame Buttman, then Fat Steve. Why do we have a defence pair named Dumba and Ex lax, how can you expect to win, do no one learn nothing from Loseman

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  56. Have to say, watching what I have of this tourney, I haven't been impressed at all by the team. Fucale is good, sometimes great.

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  57. Sweden vs. Finland are usually pretty intense. A few Habs draftees to watch and two good goalies too.

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  58. Should be a great game Sweden vs Finland. Two Hab babies star for Swedes, and one for Finns.

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  59. Good on the Finns, they deserve it. Good luck to them versus Sweden. To me, Canada doesn't really deserve a medal. Still hope for luck against the Russians.

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  60. what about FUCALE

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  61. Damn broons are up 4-1 in the 3rd.

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  62. Top tier Team Canada went through some trouble in the mid 00s, but our Juniors left me with hope (and they've delivered so far). The last few years gives me nightmares of what's to come for Team Canada in 5-10 years. Sweden, Finland and Russia are passing us by.

    To sum up: PANIC!

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  63. Even though the crest looks like a premium beer label I love Finlands sweaters/

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  64. Went to a bar with my sister last night or two nights ago...or last week...however the time difference works. Anyway, it was in the GTA and there were maple leaf banners saying that Molson is a proud sponsor of the maple leafs. I commented that Molson is the owner of the Habs, Just funny. I'm sure it's the same across Canada. Not shit talking Molson, it's just funny.

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    1. After the Transit commission employees protested saying they wouldn't wear their new unis because they contained Habs colors you'd think they'd protest Molson sponsoring their joke of a team.

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  65. the Maritimer3:49 PM

    I wasn't impressed with this junior team from the start and I couldn't put my finger on it until today. Way too many individuals trying to be a star. The Finns were full measure for the win (c'mon Sutter get your lower lip off the ground) and I hope they win the gold in Sweden's backyard. That being said, Fucale is a bright spot, this kid is going to be a good one for the Habs one day.

    Time to go get the beans out of the slow cooker for dinner and then head out to Harbour Station.

    Go Habs Go!! - don't embarrass us.

    Go Rangers - embarrass the fuck out of the stupid fucking leaf and their blue ball licking cbc cockroach mediot fans!!

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  66. Ooh! Merci moe!

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  67. 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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  68. Not really Sutter's fault, but I think we've seen enough of his mug at the World Juniors (after tomorrow). Time for some new blood.

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    1. i meant 'not entirely'...

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  69. PleXXXe is this month's Molson Cup.
    GYMFHG!

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  70. Go Rangers! Of course the first team they show is the fucktard leaf.

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    1. Timed it, two Canadian teams face-off got 4 minutes of coverage, after the cockroaches gave their leaf almost a full ten minutes. Sick fucks.

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  71. Pizza and vino tonight, no cooking, yeah!

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    1. I, too, am in the "lazy dinner" zone. Almost embarrassed to admit this, but I have just made classic Kraft Dinner for dinner. In the microwave, no less. BUT IT'S FUCKING DELICIOUS. With beer of course

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    2. My Mom's tourtière and Leffe Brune.

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    3. Fishcakes and jalapeno poppers for me. Was delicious.
      Chicago mix popcorn and a big glass of ice cold chocolate milk on the go now.
      Rickards Winter Lager (not terrible) sometime before the first intermission.

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    4. Dr. Ouetker, deluxe.

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  72. Chiefs-Colts is just getting interesting

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    1. Trudat. Lots of time left.

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  73. No crisfuckingneil!

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  74. Fans singing our anthem and RDS showing it. About time.

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  75. Sing it you damn fans, when RDS shows it want to HEAR you!

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  76. What the heck, there was a bird flying around inside the Bell!

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  77. 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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  78. puck drop!

    crap. that was fast

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  79. Grrrrreat start!

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  80. Who the hell's on D?

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  81. im going back to watching football, let me know if anything happens here

    HAHAHA bird in the arena, bad luck no doubt

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  82. Pretend your outdoors and play.

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  83. It's not a bird it's a bat. As in wake up you dingbats!

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  84. Cash it on those fuckers!
    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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  85. Oh fuck off ref!!!!!!!!! That was a good goal!

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  86. Get the rebounds and cash it.

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  87. What a fucking waste of PP time.

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  88. C'mon Habs, you are better than they are.........GO

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  89. If they can't score on a six minute PP it's gonna be a long night.

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  90. 41-38. you guys are missing an amazing football game

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  91. Better kill it.

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  92. 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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  93. CAN vs. RUS for Bronze at 9am tomorrow.

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  94. Score!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  95. Shit, Murray couldn't catch Stone.

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  96. Off Cube's skate and in.

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  97. TFS' D ain't helping tonight.

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  98. Do it this time.
    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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  99. No need for that KidG.

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  100. 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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    1. Makes me feel better.

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  102. Ok, put it behind us, pick it up for the next 40 and take it.
    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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  103. 45-44 Colts final, wow

    so what'd I miss?

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    1. MT2's puzzling D pairings.

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    2. MT2 needs to be an unhealthy scratch and watch from the press box.

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  104. 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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  105. All right guys CASH it!

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  106. Again, STFU you fat fucking walrus.

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  107. Something's gotta give, right?

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    1. On and off the ice. Thinking Beaulieu is by now an improvement on Cube.

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  108. Their PP looks more like constipation these days.

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    1. Still making me feel better.

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  110. Nice save after a couple of sweet gCHuk plays at the other end.

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  111. Bourque is not getting any puck luck at all - except the one not allowed.

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  112. So pissed that Therrien still has a job I can't bear go watch...but thought I would drop in to see how things are going...sounds like more of the same...ATTENTION - GEOFF MOLSON! You need to start paying attention. Therrien has lost it and you are pissing your money away by keeping him behind the bench.

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    1. Fuck the fans and get someone competent even if he only speaks Swahili.

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    2. Winning record will keep DGMB for gassing MT2.

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  113. They can get 2 goals before end of 3rd then..........take it all.
    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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  114. http://fourhockeyfans.blogspot.ca/2014/01/going-bat-shit-crazy.html

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