Apr 10, 2014

Habs spring back to play Brooklyn - NYI Game Preview and meta Open Thread

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Two baby racoons in my backyard this morning
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Shorts weather is soon upon us!
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147 comments:

  1. Chester11:37 AM

    Ya Baybee, go short!
    I was reading one of the plethora of leaf articles on the Toronto sports network and apparently lots of leaf players are happy. They love the team the city and everything .... Go figure.
    Go Habs

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  2. Poor little racoon seems to have a pleading look on his little face.

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  3. They are cute, but vicious.

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  4. Chester1:22 PM

    There are now fully 11 articles on tsn about the leaf ... wow
    Go Habs

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    1. This is what I 'posted' but it'll problem never get through.
      Ya know, if a certain toronto based media didn't have 20 stories and videos on a certain toronto based team, they would be able to give due respect to actual playoff teams with a separate thread of own for their respective fans without bundling them together.

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    2. *probably* never

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  5. everytime we go into the playoffs a key injury. I swear if Patches had not been mugged we would have won the cup. Now gChuk was just hitting stride and wham.Dr recchi says do not take chances better amputate.

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  6. If Loki plays a game for Tampa, he will be the first player ever to have played in the khl, ahl, eachl, olympics and NHL in the same season

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  7. Chester1:38 PM

    One of the many blessings that comes from the spanking the bigots got on Monday is Louise Beaudoin has thrown in the towel and passed the torch. Praise Allah.
    Go Habs

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    1. Her and Harel (and Lisée) were/are so fucking pedantiQue.

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  8. Jim Flaherty is dead, all I can say is he was not as bad a Harper.

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    1. the Maritimer2:49 PM

      Wow, you weren't kidding. R.I.P. Mr. Flaherty, 64 is too young to pass away nowadays. He did one of the toughest jobs in the country and did it well. Thoughts and prayers to his family.

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    2. I disagree he did it well. Well would be Norway.

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    3. Geez! R.I.P. Condolences to family and friends.

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    4. Huh, I didn't know he was born in Lachine (right next store) and he played hockey.

      He attended Princeton University on a hockey scholarship after being noticed by a scout at an invitational tournament at McGill University. It was at Princeton he heard Robert Kennedy speak about the call of public service.

      http://news.nationalpost.com/2014/04/10/jim-flaherty-has-died-sources-say-paramedics-outside-former-finance-minsters-condo/

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    5. same people blowing the leaf are doing his post mortem today. I will not say he was an evil man, but he worked for those with that plan.

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  9. Baby Rockys! So cute.

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  10. the Maritimer2:57 PM

    Big retailers win battle with Quebec language police, they don't have to translate their names to a French version. Wonder if last Monday night had anything to do with it?

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    1. Good job, big retailers, just don't celebrate by raising prices.

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    2. I am with the French on the sign thing. If you are to stupid to figure it out, we do not want you. The French culture is important. I do not share it. But I wish I could live my life in an non anglo world.

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  11. Did harpo take him out over income splitting?

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  12. Avalanche reporter on Twitter last night: "That's why Montreal has zero shot in the playoffs. Can't close games. OT in playoffs will take away their loser points"

    Erm, WTF?! Did he even bother to watch the whole game? I thought the Habs matched Chicago great considering no Markov/Price. I'm aware they're not a powerhouse but let's not forget they're sitting at 2nd in the East and 12-2-1 in their last 15. That shit really irked me and I thought "hey, I know just the place to rant!".

    GYFHG!!! Lock up that home ice pls.

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    1. iRi!! rant here any time

      you know what's good to have in OT in the playoffs? a clutch goalie. I dunno, like, one who won an Olympic gold medal without allowing a goal in the last 2 games.

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    2. iRiRi!!!!!!!!!

      you know what's good to have in OT in the playoffs? Lots of FHFers commenting!

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    3. I'm back bitCHes!

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  13. I am going fuking insane. Can not listen to my Itunes without limitations. WTF WTF WTF. I also notice I can not post on WP sites anymore. FUCK YOU HARPO. Take away my music and take away my ability to comment, and I will show up on the street to disparage your entitlement.

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  14. Lots of people will tell you today Jim Flarathy was a first line center.,
    He was a goon. He punched above his grade to kill Canada.

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    1. the Maritimer6:20 PM

      Nope. He was a conservative who did his job conservatively. Wall Street fucked the rest of us and J.F. kept us in the game. Was he perfect? No, but who would have been better? That being said, I agree it's time for the Harper government to move on. We'll have to agree to disagree Steve. Condolences to his family.

      Enough politics. Go Habs!

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  15. Home from the dentist and my mouth is frozen. it better wear off before game time because I need to drink without drooling and wasting good alcohol

    I love all raccoons, even thought hey are vicious, vicious creatures that will rip out your jugular with one swipe. but so cute! and baby ones are just the best!

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    1. Use a straw! Careful not to suck to fast. <-- : )

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  16. Why did A&W make their burgers so tasty!

    2x Spicy Mama burgs with a big glass of milk.

    IGA has a huge sale on Belgian beers, 4x6ers for $28.

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  17. CBC cutting 600+ jobs because of govt. funding cuts to hnic hahahhahahha.

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    1. Each Canadian pays $29 for the CBC

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    2. the Maritimer6:25 PM

      Not that I have any love for Rogers (I don't) it was time for the CBC to get out of the sports game. The TV is crap, but I love the radio programming. I don't listen to commercial radio anymore. The new music pretty much sucks 95% of the time.

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    3. Oops, I just realized...what will happen to Strombo? Must be a last ditch hnic conspiracy to keep cream of the Habs eventual rise to the top.

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  18. YES!!

    "CBS has announced that Stephen Colbert will take over as new host of the Late Show when David Letterman retires next year."

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    1. I heard earlier today that he will be out of character.

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  19. So I hear that Cube, TinTin and Beaulieu are scratches tonight...let's see...just finished watching the hawks game - good effort and a good game all round.

    Go Habs Go!

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  20. 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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  21. My lips are no longer frozen but my tongue still is. I am successfully drinking beer (Moosehead) out of a bottle without drooling but it feels all weird in my mouth.

    Has anyone heard any gCHuk news? I don't like this silence

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    1. No structural damage but may not be available for the 1st round.

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  22. NYI will have 11 rookies in the line-up. GAGnon says that would be illegal in a pre-season game.

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  23. TSN Hockey Insider Bob McKenzie reports that while a contract has not been finalized and signed, the Leafs and Shanahan are expected to reach a deal making him the President of the hockey club.

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    1. Did the earth move? Nope.

      I hope he has a miserable, horrible leaf career.

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    2. First the ORA now getting someone with connections to player safety to ensure zero suspensions, pre-game or otherwise.

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    3. Also connected to fuckface collie campbell, he of the tainted broons Cup.

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  24. 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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  25. My mouth and tongue are fully unfrozen just in time! Of course, now I am in horrible pain from the drilling that was administered, but at least I can drink alcohol safely to dull the pain

    GYFHG. This better not be some stupid trap game

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  26. Get your, uh, equipment straight vodkov

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  27. Welcome back, Murray.

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  28. WTH is this a shooting gallery?

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    1. 29, you want RBQ shot?

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    2. heh. not before the playoffs. in the offseason maybe

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  30. the Maritimer7:53 PM

    I suppose I better turn the TV on.

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    1. So far it isn't good, at all.

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  31. In case anyone hasn't noticed, we're being outplayed by an AHL team here

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    1. Twitter machine spit this funny out: "A former 30-goal scorer for the New Jersey Devils has decided to join the Toronto Maple Leafs ... I'm sure this will turn out just fine!"

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  33. 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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  34. They better pull it together, smarten up.

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  35. I'll be happy to escape this period 0-0. JINX

    WAKE THE FUCK UP HABS PLAYOFFS ARE NEXT WEEK YOU KNOW

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  36. Bell C crowd seems antsy. don't blame them

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  37. Give 'em a good talking-to, eMpTy

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    1. 29, you watCH too muCH CH24.

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  38. At least PFK wasn't benCHed.

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  39. Outshot by 11 rookies. Face-fucking-palm. Way to show 'em, boys! WAKE UP!!!

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  40. GAGnon has named his gars de chez nous, Stephan Quintal to succeed Shitahan.

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    1. Although Quintal may be a good choice, lil' franc is probably still ticked at pauline crashing into the election rocks.

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    2. I'm certain his is ticked and will be for another 4 years.
      Carbonneau says Shitahan was looking for a pres gig, he met with the Flames last year.

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  41. On the plus side, my not-numb tongue has allowed me to consume vast quantities of alcohol to dull the pain of both the drilling and the 1st period. The SAQ just got this 3 year old Havana Club rum that is delicious with just some lime and a splash of soda. It's gonna make some killer mojitos this summer. A steal at $24 / bottle

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    1. Mmmmojitos. I miss summer drinking.

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    2. +20º on Mmmmmonday.

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    3. I had to check for myself just to believe it. W00t!

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    4. I grow my own mint on my balcony in the summer. If only I could grow limes

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    5. @iRiRi - would I lie to FHF about alcohol? ;)

      srsly, delish

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  42. per tsn on gCHyuk:
    "The 20-year-old forward is expected to meet with team doctors this evening and an update on his condition could come after Thursday's game against the New York Islanders."

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    1. the meeting with the doctors always scares me

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    2. Maybe they'll study the MRI and discuss.

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  43. Go Habs Go! Go Habs Go! Go Habs Go! Go Habs Go! Go Habs Go! Go Habs Go! Go Habs Go!!!!!!!
    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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  44. Isles coach didn't even bother to shave.

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    1. Stayed out late enjoying our wonderful city.

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  45. Can't we get a power play or something? Anything?

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  46. The new presidents choice mojito mocktail is really good.

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    1. can I add rum to it to remove the"mock"?

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    2. Yup, make it rock.

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  47. another suspension for Murray!

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    1. Guy turned at the last minute.

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    2. doesn't matter! he's a repeat offender now

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    3. Calling Quintal.

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    4. And for sure not that Shitahan is a leaf, he'll get the max.

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  48. DO SOMETHING. NOW.

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  49. totally a goal. frak

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  50. Just tuned in. What'd I miss?

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    1. nothing good that's for sure

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  51. Boys resting up for the playoffs or what?

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  52. good and deserving booing Bell Centre!

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  53. Weiss should have gotten a PP.

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  54. Shots 14-6. Sigh.

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  55. 14 shots through 2. That's a lot of suck.

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  56. jacques la mule9:20 PM

    And I rushed home after work for this? I'll take the 22 degrees on the deck instead.

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  57. No worries, 20 minutes, they'll turn things around.
    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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  58. The old playing down (unlike last night's playing up) to an opponent.

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  59. CASH IT!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  60. Nothing's clicking.

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  61. jacques la mule9:44 PM

    What at snoozer

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  62. No worries, 10 minutes, they'll turn things around.
    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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  63. jacques la mule9:48 PM

    Nothing to play for? Not playing for anything? Playing for nothing?Nothing to play for anything? Nothing anything playing?
    I'm confused and bored.

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  64. this is getting ugly.TB up 4-2, Habs want to go on the road I guess

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  65. No worries, 3 1/2 minutes, they'll turn things around.
    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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  66. 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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  67. That was embarrassing.

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  68. Last game is the NYR. Won't be easy.

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  69. I was hoping PatCHes would get that 40th and the Habs to get to 100pts. Maybe tomorrow.
    GYMFHG!

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  70. Presser confirms gCHyuk will not be ready for the 1st round.

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  71. a better draft pick I want Rangar Lothbrok

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  72. Guess the boys really enjoyed their last trip to FLA and couldn't wait to get back. Terrible coaching. Terrible effort. Terrible coaching.

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  73. RDS reports that NHL will not take any further action against Murray.

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  74. I only caught parts here and there, but from what I saw, that was one of the worst performances I've witnessed from a professional hockey team in a very long time. My jaw was dropped that whole 10 minutes (was it 10 mins? It sure felt like it) that the Isles played keep away in the Habs zone before their PP at the end of the 2nd. At one point in the 3rd I saw Plecks and two other guys just standing at the bench like it was a TO while play was going on. It was sad.

    This is what freaks me out about this team. They are totally Jeckyl/Hyde. For the last couple of weeks I thought, "Ok, looks like they're in good position to get home ice and they'll be tough in the 1st round at least!" then I'm reminded tonight that sometimes, they just don't show up. And not just a game here and there, but weeks at a time. I'm now scared that they'll be embarrassed (again) in the 1st round, and they'll start it all in Florida.

    Now they have to depend on Tampa to lose a game in order to get home ice. But that's the least of our worries after what I saw tonight. It was just....sad. I feel like a leaf fan.

    Not to panic or anything.

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  75. Good news: Philthy lost so they're still tied with CLB and DET. Which means there's a good chance of them meeting either the Pens or broons in the first round which would be excellent. GO BJs GO tomorrow!

    And the broons lost, which is always nice.

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  76. EVERY TIME THE HABS SCORE LOOK WHAT HAPPENS TO MY IPHONE! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5kPxh7U2U3U

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  77. A couple of things here...firstly - WTF! Way to back into the playoffs - AGAIN! From what I saw the Habs were nowhere near ready to play. Team motto has been "No Excuses" - well there was no excuse for that load of shit! Not a way to say thanks to the fans either! They do have a chance to make amends with a win against the Rangers on Saturday night but I am not overly optimistic at this point...I echo Saint Paddy from 10:41 pm

    And now I am reading about Shannahan joining the leaf on the NHL website, which actually makes it a bit more beliveable given that he works for the NHL. The story is still coming from a leaf reporter but I am beginning to wonder if it could happen. They must be throwing a shitload of money at him...

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  78. the Maritimer7:19 AM

    OK, here's what my old eyes saw last night. A Habs team that played a very fast paced game the night before, got in late (or early) the previous morning and had no legs last night. They faced a bunch of rested, very young players with nothing to lose wanting to impress their coach. A bad recipe indeed. I expect better against the Rangers. If they don't show up tomorrow night I will hit the panic button and write them off as first round losers. Which I kind of expect anyway.

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  79. Unless Shanaban is going to put the skates on, the leaf are still fucked for at least four years

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  80. WTF is going on with NB and PFK. are eMTy and DGMB offended by offensive defencemen?

    Sigmund Freud would have had a field day with the Michel Therrien-P.K Subban relationship.

    Maybe the fact that the coach is harder on his star defenseman than he is on other players is based on the similarities between the two, and motivated by Therrien’s unconscious identification with his star player. If so, then his punishing of Subban is really about his own dynamics.

    That is, perhaps what Therrien doesn’t like about P.K. is the fact that he is an entertainer, that he pleases the fans, and isn’t just a normal hockey player.

    Because Therrien doesn’t like the fact that that he was hired not primarily for his hockey-related knowledge, but because of his language abilities, to please the fans.

    So, similar to the bully, he “projects” his issue on P.K., punishing Subban for what he perceives to be his own shortcoming.

    The effect of the punishment (restricting P.K.’s entertaining style, as well as limiting his ice time) then shows the fans that he doesn’t care about pleasing them, to counter that this was the reason he was really hired in the first place.

    Therrien should see a psychoanalyst — so he can better understand his own dynamics, and so that he does not have to punish others for issues he needs to work through himself.

    Peter Cobrin, psychololgist

    London, Ont.

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  81. Shanaban named president of the leaf...WTF! I don't understand that at all!

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    1. I suppose stupid (money) is as stupid (money) does...

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    2. How long until he gets rid of that dirty little cocksucker kadri...?

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    3. Just a shiny new toy to distract the stupid fans.

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    4. No suspensions, pre-games or otherwise, direct-line to Campbell, ora. They're emulating the broons.

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    5. The co-govenor part is the scarier title. Way too much influence at the league level.

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  82. http://fourhockeyfans.blogspot.ca/2014/04/pre-playoffs-sexy-friday.html

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