moeman, what a wonderful tribute!GYMFHG
+67Also, updated with a pic that is near and dear.
Amazing work moe!Yours truly is going to both the game and the gala today. With some primo connection seats at both events. I expect to meet many a '94 Expo. Will report back later.Suck it Leaf! GYFHG
Expos and Alouettes two of the greatest team names in sports. Any flicker of love I had for baseball was fanned in Montreal.So we clinched. To late to fire eMTy. and some crow to eat for both him and DDD. Its possible coaching at the NHL level is not as easy as it looks.
Lets give all the vets a rest and bring up a busload of dogs.
Can someone explain to me how we clinched? I don't see it in the math I'm doing
And I don't see an "x" next to us in any standings including on NHL.com which I assume has it right
Its the new fuzzy math. Project the answer.
Same here. What? It is confusing with 4 teams all tied there at the bottom, but if all of them win their remaining games they'd be at 98 - the leaf can get 94 (they play each other here and there, but there's still 3 pt games). Habs currently have 91. Hell, even the Devils and Sens could mathematically catch the Habs. I feel like the crowd singing the Ole song with 2 minutes left in 2 goal game. SHUT UP SHUT UP SHUT UP!
OK O'man's confirmation was all I needed. I think moe is just wrong (well on this point). I have used my editing powers to throw some question marks into the post title to hopefully take away any jinx. sorry moe, and forgive us hockey gods
Thank you moe for the nice tribute to Gary Carter and the Expos. I used to watch every Expos game I could back in the 70's and 80's and would listen on a local radio station that carried the games as well. I miss them to this day. I know Claude Brochu along with Jeffrey Loria and David Samson are reviled but the two people I blame the most for their demise and despise to this day are used car salesman Bud Selig and carpetbagger Jerry Reinsdorf who orchestrated the '94 strike that killed the season and sent the Expos on a spiral they never recovered from.As has been mentioned before, the Toronto controlled media also conspired to get the Blue Jays to the forefront of baseball in Canada and knocked the Expos right out of the spotlight. Fuck them and fuck the leaf may neither franchise ever win anything ever again or in my lifetime anyway.29, you better be cheering for New York, Gary Carter's "other team". I never liked them either but, they are the lesser of two evils.
BTW, love the pic of the Spaceman.
Never followed baseball after the Expos left. Love the theme song, moeman.Labatt and Expos, ahhhh.
Oh man the knives are out in Tarranna and the leaf are being carved up. So much fun to watch and so interesting to see how they get out of the stupid corner they are painted into. The princess at 8 M for 8 years ha hah ( a Simpsons Ha Ha)
Princess = 7X7, Doughboy Phil = 8X8 + 7X5.25 for Wendel Clarkson. Sheer genius.I don't think Bergevin would ever paint himself into a corner like that. 5 years for PK is fine at whatever price.
Re: baseballI watched almost all Expos games from maybe 89-94. My heart was shattered so much with the 94 strike I trailed off after that. Saw my last live Expos game in 2001 the weekend before 9/11. Still teach my friends the "Expos rallying cheer" of slamming the empty seat next to you (there was always an empty seat next to you) up and down. Got see several Jay games during their prime in the early 90s. I didn't have any hatred for them since interleague play (sacrilege as it is) wasn't around yet. An amazing team, a mini dynasty. Once my dad got us into a box suite through his work. I mentioned off hand that I didn't want any of the pizza because I only like pepperoni on mine and magically there was a steaming hot pie brought to me within 10 minutes. I was probably too young (12-ish) to fully appreciate it, though. By that I mean I barely touched the free booze. I did a baseball road trip of Korea last summer with 2 buddies. Saw every team, all 9 of them (though 3 are in Seoul, but it was still one hell of a week). Nothing like a day at the ballpark, though Korea was having it's worst heatwave in several decades and I nearly passed out several times (not exaggerating). I learned how to McGyver an ice vest to keep cool, though. Go 'Spos Go!
I also wanted to say that one of my fondest memories growing up was watching Dennis Martinez pitching a perfect game against the Dodgers in 1991. I remember it like was yesterday. El Presidente, El Perfecto! Crazy that in all my hockey watching years I never saw a penalty shot live until about 4-5 years ago, yet I saw a perfect game in baseball so young. I know, I know, I always seemed to just miss the penalty shot and it became my Polkaroo after a while.
Math MoementGomez Cap Hit: $900,000Clarkson Cap Hit: $5,250,000 for 6 more years
The mexicant has more points than Wendel
Go Habs Go!Go Spos Go!Go Wings Go!
Parros and Murray in tonight.
Like O-man, I watched the 'spos religeously until the '94 strike. Went up to see them in May of '02 when the writing was on the wall, just to be sure to see them before they were gone. There may have been 10000 at the games. Wasn't the same as the only other time I saw them in 1988. Good crowds, great ball and my first visit to Montreal. I was 19. What an eye opening weekend!Love the shot of the guys with the 'Kid' sweaters on. Classic.
Snuck out of the ballpark early because frankly, who cares. It was really fun though.AND i was rewarded with my early departure. As I am going into the metro, who is walking next to me but (no joke) Yvan Cournoyer and Reggie Houle. I have no idea why they were taking the metro. Shook both their hands and rambled in French about thanks for all you've done for the city and the Habs. They smiled and were friendly. So the highlight of the baseball game was meeting two Habs after. Delicious irony there.
Just so we're clear you did NOT kick Houle in the nads for the Roy trade? Realizing it's not totally his fault, being a rookie gm in a tight spot, but he DID pull the trigger and got hosed. Just confirming you did NOT bagtag him?Oh yeah and GYMFHG! Keep your foot on the gas.
Do you kidz take thread titles seriously? JKOC, I now realize I through you cats and kittens for a loop.
Like most of you here, I grew up loving the Expos. Listened to them on the radio too whilst at the beach. Fave players were Raines and Cro, Kid too. Saw many, many Expos games and felt like shit when selig fucked them over. loria and samson were in it for the money but mean ol' bud is to blame. Kinda liked the jays of 92 93 but lost interest in baseball soon thereafter. Only teams I've had a passing interest in were the Reds and the Mariners. FWIW, I always tried to get a sports game in when travelling the USofA. Coolest place was Wrigley. Hockey wise SJ Sharks Arena (and their Cow Palace in SF).
Worked today and just now crashing with some Jack Daniels+mustard wings and an Aussi Chard. Prof I worked with today brought some amazing tapas for lunch.
The hotdogs at the Big O were pretty good. I think they were steamed Lesters. Not Forum steamés with flat toasted buns but good. Lived an hour from Toronto so we got in a few games. Shit food.
Back to hockey, why do all the CotU mediots say that the leaf spiralling is 'hard to imagine'? Too fucking funny. Go Red Wings!
I lived e Spaceman. Pretty sure I read a book about him back on the 80's. I remember my first ever expos game at Jarry Park...and I remember my grandfather taking me to the Big O to see the last expos game I remember some years later. Good times!So what is the deal then...are the Habs in or not? Should be soon. And the uk switches to BST tonight so I will take advantage of my last early game for a while.Go Habs go!
Wow! Just listened to the son go the day! Fantastic find Moeman!
Gees, a fan trying to get the crowd to do the 'wave' got a little over exuberant and plunged to the concrete and is in critical condition.
Go Habs Go! Go Habs Go! Go Habs Go! Go Habs Go! Go Habs Go! Go Habs Go! Go Habs Go!!!!!!!!!!!!
Much cockroach consternation. I LOVE IT!
They even mentioned the Habs are playing in Florida. Wow, miracles never cease.
National broadcast, first 11 minutes leaf, next 2 Habs with PFK as the on-ice go to. Kid speaks so well. (ever listen to céline?)
Nice shot of me getting a sniff of almost spring.
Heh. (thawed dog poop smell is a week or two away)
Funny but I can smell it from my TV every time they show the putrid leaf.
Maybe, I'll watCH a Habs game on cbc next season when Strombo gets there. Until then and unless I have no other CHoice, no way.GYFHG!
Andi Petrillo sure is rocking those leather pants. Looks like they are painted on.
When you watch the cockroach mediot montage you are left with the impression that their leaf is leading the league. Fuck I so want these fuckers out of the playoffs.
I love that the nhl game centre gives you a home and away option to watch the same game. Tonight the panthers broadcasters are already showing the match ups and talking fairly evenly about both teams. The bcc feed is still in pause mode...not even going to bother switching back. I will take the panthers feed thanks very much!Go Habs go!
So the Habs are a dangerous team because they like each other. Okay then.
Kinda like the gang in here.
Bad bad Marky!
Channel flipping shows that there is more noise in the arena in FLA than tranna.
Gotta stay out of the box, guys.GYMFHG!
eMpTy looks a little sun-burned.
Gerry Dee sitting behind the leaf net tonight.
Nice solo effort by vonT.I see the Mexican't is playing tonight.I got both games going, leaf on tv and streaming the Habs.leaf score. 1-0.
Tic tac toe - nice goal Patches.
The first thing I want to see in the 2nd is Parros back.
What happened to George? I missed it.
He was invited by Barch at the face-off and of course, Parros didn't refuse.
I see. Thanks juce.
I want to see the EGG line get crakcing
I don't like the 'egg' moniker, eggs break easily.
Good period...can we give up on the Parros project please!
The poor guy just wants to play hockey.
Tampa, Sabres tied at 2 end of 1st.
Go Wings Go
The guy that will determine the future of the franchise.
Funny, listening to the old Crotch, he pointed out exactly what I said last Monday regarding protecting Price in Boston. Most coaches will do that with their number 1's. I begrudgingly give Therrien credit for that.
TFS! Better than margarine.
Seeing eye catCH.
2 goals for the wings just like that. What a fucking clown organization led by Bozo Phangoof...what a fucking klutz. He couldn't carry PK's jock strap.
Go Habs go!
kidG gets hit in the face and the zebra watCHing does fuck all, he's gone to the locker room.
*It was a skate to the side of the head*Lego got a stick to the face and no call.
cockroaches say DET is 'lucky'. Sick fucks.
Wings for everyone!
!st Wings goal was a shortie.
Hope kidG is ok.
Kill it.Go Habs Go! Go Habs Go! Go Habs Go! Go Habs Go! Go Habs Go! Go Habs Go! Go Habs Go!!!!!!!!!!!!
All 3 goals from? Did we give 'em a name yet?
The DVP? Oh wait thats a clogged up highway in hogtown.
Patches just scored the easiest goal of his life. Just stood there and DD put in right on the tape.Cockroaches are getting their black and yellow pom poms ready.Red Wings going on the PP.
PatChes returned the favour giving it to DDD on the empty netter 3rd goal.
Man o man I like the look of that line! Patches is fuckin awesome! DGMB needs to blow his wad all over VonT. He must stay!
PFK gets a stick in the face, PP coming.
Put it in the net, boys!
leaf score, 3-2 Wings, just teasing the ACC faithful.
Betcha DET gets a a load of penalties in the 3rd and if it is still close some very late calls too.
that Panthers parking lot is bigger than Riemers five hole.
Well played period...shame about the goal...still - looks like this is well in hand! Go Habs go!
Wonder if 29 is hanging out with Ron Leflore.
based upon their passing goals how about tic tack toe or T3 line
(Y) gets another stick in the face and NO CALL.
Its a goal
Should be but the ORA is on the ice and in the war room.
Goodbye leaf. Fuck you hnic.
Also,Fuck you leaf. Goodbye hnic.
You can say that again. hehehehe
die leaf and take Harper with you
the Maritimer9:23 PMGoodbye leaf. Fuck you hnic.ReplyDeleteRepliesmoeman9:25 PMAlso,Fuck you leaf. Goodbye hnic.
RBQ is having one of those nights his burners will not lite
TFS holds it to give his guys a breather. phew.
We're out-shot 33-17.
CASH IT!!!!!!Go Habs Go! Go Habs Go! Go Habs Go! Go Habs Go! Go Habs Go! Go Habs Go! Go Habs Go!!!!!!!!!!!!
He did not have a stick, what as stupid play
Cash it Cash men Cash line
One of our lab assistants is also a, wait for it, pastry chef. So today we had a bit of lab prep and I popped in. She made, wait for it, individual/mini coconut cream pies.
Busy night for TFS, 37 SOGs so far.Bernier, who should've been in net in Sochi, gave up 3 on 7 shots.
BJs unload a 3-2 win vs. CAR. Things get sticky for leaf.
I see an empty netter in our future.
the autobahn line is sucking all the exhaust out of the rest of the teams scoring
Most GWG since 1993 Damphousse 10, PatCHes 10, Zednik 9
How many does kessel have?
How fast will the cockroaches leave their leaf game?
I just love that tsn made the leaf the main story, makes the shit on their faces even better.
Eat shit and die leaf!
booed off the ice. Nice.
Real hockey fans would have been booing all season.
Coconut cream pie time!!!
Yipeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!Gros merci a Careeeeeeeeeeeeeeey Price!!!!!!!!!!
Nice win boys...but one fucking shot in the third period...???...not cool! Almost forgot...FUCK YOU HNIC AND FUCK DA leaf!!
BST has kicked in so almost 3 am. I am gone! Cheers Moeman et al.Go Habs go!
Sleep and spoon well Mr. XXX
Gee, mclame doesn't sound very enthusiastic about the Habs victory. Says they are marching towards second place in the division. If it was his leaf going for second he and his fellow hnic leaf fans would be talking about a sure fire Cup win for the leaf.
My thoughts exactly!
Bonus, david amber is almost balling asking Jimmy Howard not how well he played well but how the leaf was robbed, robbed I tells ya. Sick fuck.
No mentions of Habs game on tsn - I am so happy your fucking leafs crash and burn.
UPDATE!There's coconut in the crust.There's coconut in the custard.There's coconut in the whipped cream.There's roasted coconut sprinkled on top!
oooooooooohhhh (mouth waters)
... and it isn't too sweet!
Is it from scratCH?
Care to share? If not, I'll understand.
I'll ask her. She's gifted.
Eight. Straight. Losses. What a fucking monumental collapse. And glorious to behold. To think a short two weeks ago the leaf were in second place. leaf shadenfreude abounds.
Well, at least they have ice gals now.
Nonis looked rather unhappy up in his perch.
bjsuck gave him some his Depends.
they miss the playoffs and it has to be a total house clean from the ice girls to the frozen brains on top
Keep the girls, freeze everyone else.
Hey, there it is. The Habs story. With commenting. But I'm sure the leaf comment section will eat up all their memory. BWAHAHA! Suck it leaf, leaf fans and leaf mediots. SUCK. IT.
Bonus would be to see PatCHes get one more goal than phil, say 40 for #67 and what the hell 39 for #81.
Betcha cbc/hnic opts for broons in first round of the playoffs.
I'd be happy with that.
That's it for me. Night folks and sweet (coconut) dreams.
Dream of Spring and no more snow!!
You know, I've been struggling in the middle of my office hockey pool, destined once again to finish out of the money. But it just so happens I have 2 players, that if they keep scoring at this pace may get me into the top three - Von T & Patches. Keep 'er goin' boys! *Note: the loss of Datsyuk has really hurt.
Better not be a leaf in those pool picks Pad.
Not a chance moeman. No broons either.
Bonsoir kids. Off to watch the crazy sexy hot Patricia Arquette in 'True Romance' !
Hey, I got that queued up to watch soon too. One of my top 5 movies. Enjoy.
what you are all missing is the leaf have bollard, he has two stanley cup rings and one good leg
TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS SKATERSNO. PLAYER POS G A PTS +/- PIM S HITS BS GVA TVA FO% PP TOI SH TOI TOI3 D. Phaneuf D 0 0 0 -3 0 1 1 2 0 0 - 2:32 3:17 22:517 for 7. BWHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!!!!!
Just finished watching. Glad for the win, but that last half of the game was brutal. Against a competent team that could have bit them in the ass.
Watched the highlights of goals for the DET TOR game (funny that there aren't any highlights from any other game, but I digress). Apparently the opposing team having someone screen their goalie and tip the puck into the net is just "more bad luck". That kind of shit and seeing all the leaf jerseys in the sold out arena tell me nothing's going to change in toronto for another 50 years. They deserve it.
Boy, this is fun. The laff fans troll and trash the Habs over and over from game 1, season after season and the leaf are sooooooo hyped by the media that it makes their fall into the shit-pit even more enjoyable.
Everytime I think we're too hard on the fans, the media does something else really stupid and arrogant and I can't help feeling like they totally deserve it. As I've mentioned several times, I know many leaf fans and they are so delusional that they seriously need a wake up call, too. I do feel a bit bad for the fans, but it's up to them to start calling out the BS and making MLSE more accountable.
Based on tsn posters, there are a few very classy fans, but the majority are arrogant, sick fucks, some of who simply repeat the rhetoric spewed by the gta mediots - 'bad luck' being the latest. 8 losses in a row sure looks good on them and their media.
*very few* classy fans
So after tonight, there is no way the leaf can catch the Habs. Not that it was going to happen anyway, but now Math says so.
Geez I am so upset, I didn't realize today was Earth Hour. Damn!
So did some quick math, because I hate the leaf:Even IF the leaf wins all 6 of their remaining games in regulation (if!), three of these teams would have to do worse in their remaining games for the leaf to make the playoffs:Columbus would need to be worse than: 4-3-1Detoroit: 4-3-1Washington: 6-2 (TOR holds tie breaker)NJ: 7-0-1(Ottawa would tie the leaf if they go perfect, too, but the leaf would have the tie breaker)Even if the Wings, BJs, and/or Caps go .500 in their remaining games the leaf would have to be better than 5-0-1 to get into the playoffs. It warms my black heart.
Math, it hurts my brain, so thanks for that!
Its the Vanke Equation
Dropping in to say it was beautiful to see our own Tim Bozon drop the puck in B.C. Good luck in your full recovery kid!!
Aw, I missed that, totally forgot, I will look it up.
tsn has only post 2 comments, leafs have 5 pages and I'm sure that's not even the half of what posters tried to put on that thread.
I tried to post something like, "By blaming luck the leafs will continue to be terrible. The fans, media and organization needs to be more realistic if they want to build a winner". As usual, it was not printed because it's not pro-leaf and mentions the delusion. You have to wonder how many sensible realistic opinions are being blocked. It's all part of TSNCBC's attempt to create a narrative about the team (and the Habs, too. Really, two games in a row with no comments, and only 2 get through tonight). Man, it's just hockey and these guys have Pravda level censorship going on. Makes you wonder about the bigger stuff.
I dont wonder about the bigger stuff, I know
@Orangeman and juce, I admire your willingness to go to the pro leaf sites and defend the Habs interests against the tunnel vision leaf supporters. But, why bother? You'll never change their minds or get them to admit the Habs are a better team, it's like pounding your head against a wall. Just sit back, enjoy what's happening and let those fools rant, knowing that you have the high ground.On March 13, the Toronto Maple Leafs were three points up on the Montreal Canadiens. In the last 16 days the Habs have GAINED 16 POINTS on them. Beautiful!
I have a one bird two stoned proposal. Secure the province from the PQ and evil PK. Keep Vanek in Montreal. The liberals should promise to give the James Bay Project to Austria if he signs for 7 years with a hometown discount.