Awesome SF moeman. Gene Kelly vs Fred Astaire, I would always get into a discussion who was the king of the dancers. I'm actually not that old but did see a lot of those movies not having Cable at home growing up you had 2 channels to choose from.
I don't quite understand why Lego's cap hit is 3.5 per year when his contract is actually 2.5, 2.5, 4.25 and 4.75.
It's the average over the term of the contract.14/4 = 3.5
I realize it's the average, but I don't understand that it counts as a 3.5 cap per year, why would the contract be broken down as 2.5, etc? Why is it like that then, how does that part have any benefit for the Habs if the average becomes the cap hit?
Fantastic SF moe!Happy with Larry's deal. About 0.5 too much, but hey it could always be worse (see Clarkson, David).I was quite shocked to see ScarJo is playing the title role in Lucic's life story. Haven't seen a trailer yet. Not sure she'll make a good hunchback, but what do I know. Her front end may help her out.C'mon October!
Great SF as always Moeman - Who is in the pic above the Sergio Mendez clip? Based on history the PFK deal should be announced middle of the day Tuesday next week. I'm also with Juce on the Average being the Cap hit - makes no sense to me - there is a big difference between paying someone 2.5m for two years then 4.25...or whatever it is - for the next two - it isn't "virtual money" that they play with for the cap is it? Anyways, never mind - it's done and DGMB has plenty to spare for PFK - so GET 'ER DONE!
Almost forgot...Nice ones all round!
Don't know. Pic is from the NYTimes archive.
We can now legally buy and bring wine back into Quebec from other provinces. woohoo
It was illegal...?
We should defer this to our resident bartender cum lawyer.
QUEBEC -- It's not quite signing the Constitution, but Quebec is joining the rest of the country in an area many people will find just as important.For the first time, Quebecers will now be legally allowed to bring back alcohol from the rest of Canada for their personal consumption.Finance Minister Carlos Leitao said Thursday that Quebec was the last province that prohibited residents from returning home with booze after a visit to the rest of Canada.The maximum to be allowed will be nine litres of wine (the equivalent of 12 regular bottles), three litres of spirits and 72 bottles of beer.Leitao and Public Security Minister Lise Theriault said in a statement those quantities are the same that are permitted in Ontario.Quebecers are already allowed to bring home booze after trips to the United States or abroad.Read more: http://montreal.ctvnews.ca/quebecers-now-legally-allowed-to-bring-back-alcohol-from-other-provinces-1.1931672#ixzz38VVldhIM
I think this law went back to the '20's.
I also like the fact that you can now bring home an open bottle of wine from a restaurant when you buy it there - not that I heve ever left any bottle unfinished before, but good to have the option.
..or even if you don't buy it there.
How would anybody know? I don't recall seeing any border guards when driving into Quebec from New Brunswick.
I actually knew it was illegal. But if you don't think every time I went to visit my sister in Ottawa for the last 15 years I didn't go to the awesome LCBO at Bank and Walkeley and get all the wine that's $2 cheaper and all the rye whiskeys I can't get in Quebec... well, uh, don't tell the Quebec Barreau
I can only think by paying a player less now and having it heavy loaded at the end must somehow save the owner money. The interest savings alone perhaps? Plus I've read elsewhere a player's actual value once he reaches his potential UFA time (in 2 years in this case) increases. I don't friggin' know obviously is the answer.On another topic, for some reason I got to looking at the 1999 draft. That has to be the worst draft year in the last 40 years. As an entire draft I mean. Not to mention the Habs picks were atrocious. Their first pick (2nd round, #58) never siged or played a game with the Habs, but was the best of their draft picks that year, playing 237 games to date, racking up an impressive 27 points, but more importantly 556 penalty minutes. I had no idea Matt Carkner was drafted by the Habs.From that draft year, there are only 26 players with 100 points or more, 13 with 200 points or more.3 of the top 6 point getters from the draft were taken in round 7, with Hank Z leading the way. What a steal! Martin Erat and Radim Vrbata were the other 2.The Habs drafted 10 other players - not one game played in the NHL. Even though the entire draft year was a disaster, I think we can label that a bust of epic proportions for the Habs. As far as potential busts go, the Habs took G Evan Lindsay at 107, then LW Dusty Jamieson at 136. G Ryan Miller went at #138. If memory serves correct, the Habs goalie situation in 98/99/00 wasn't exactly stellar, but I suppose Theo was the native son and saviour at the time.There ends today's history lesson.
The interest is a good point. Thanks for trying to clarify Saint Paddy.
I can not believe it was a bad crop, just bad development. Any player drafted is a potential player. To be a star, well thats another movie. However I believe with proper coaching and mental stimulation, and I am not stopping short of LSD therapy any athlete with the basic skills can be made.
A very special SF Moeman. Jimmy would have loved Lego. We are in the dog days of summer and I was Thinkinaboot boot a dick.
You think your favorite player is not juiced. Think again. Physical gains and mental gains. Two paths to increased performance. Hockey has been fortunate in that steroid monsters do not gravitate to this sport. Of course Buttman is working hard to change that. However a touch of juice might turn a lemon into an orange. I allege the NHL is full of juicers. Hockey is not about contact. Contact is a possibility that filled the well informed mind. You take a risk and if you fail the body-check will reside for a long time in you physical memory. Hockey like every sport when you have reached the physicist barrier is all mental. Can you slow down time, can you think under pressure, these are the skills that makehockey players players.
Steven - I believe it has pretty well chronicled that there have been hockey players who juiced...(John Kordic comes to mind) there have been others - I am not knowledgeable enough to take it any further without spreading potentially libellous accusations, so I won't.
KmaXXX if you have dedicated your life to hockey since age six, if there was an edge would your parents prescribe it for you. Human behavior 101. All the fucking parents who are living their lives viciously threw their children just stop. I am a History Major and it has given me a life. Now a degree in Engineering or Pharmacology would have a been a better choice. But I had no aptitude for math. For our children the problem is that computers know math and they only need a clean power supply to perform.
As parents it is our responsibility to stop the cycle. My kids are very talented and to an extent I live vicariously through them...but I draw the line at pushing them over the edge. They are what they are and they will do as well as they do because they want to and because they have the talent. If they become rock stars it will be because they are awesome in their own right and it won't be an enhanced performance caused by added pressure from myself. If we all did that with our kids things would be different in their world
any parent who does not live vicariously through their children is a victim of a historical paradox. The Great men theory et all. If you Dad is Steve Jobs, Paul Mcartney or others of course you are not living through your children. no the worst case for those kids. If you are joe six pack sitting back in the back yard with the pool and two escorts in the Garage, you can only hope promote they do better. The question is, is doing better worth the journey? The working world has become like pro sports. Give it all and be crushed because you just were not pro material.
Bon Vendredi Sexy mes ami(e)s! I'm feelin' trippy. Well, I would be, if PFK was signed
steve / anyone have you seen ScarJo's Lucy? The trailer looks fascinating
Hi 29 no I have not seen Lucy but IMHO everything Luc Besson touches is gold, French Gold that makes you horny.ScarLo and I am of two minds about her, looks sometimes so Debra Harry other times she is like the two faced girl.
his worst movie ever, and it is still not bad. However The Fifth Element remains one of the greatest works of art not hung in a museum.
Awesome round today by Graham DaLaet at the Canadian Open in YUL. Go get 'em, Dove Men Care dude!
I shudder at this image, but PFK even made captain of the leaf as a wee lad.http://www.habseyesontheprize.com/videos/2014/7/25/5936489/p-k-subban-profiled-on-breakfast-televisionUGHHHHHHHHHH.
Love it, leaf avoid arbitration with Reimer ... and so let the 'Days Our Laffs' continue.Though I kinda feel for Reimer and his wife for the abuse they got.
I might try to get that posted on TSN, the Montreal Comedy Fest is in full swing after all.
I am getting pissed that every time I post something, it disappears and I have to type it all over again whenever I am not signed in, this wasn't an issue before but my initial try ends up in cyperspace. I just freaken posted twice (verbatim) and gone- zip - zero - nada! Too bad, this was one of my better ones, witty, intelligent and, well I guess, you'll just have to take my word for it.
Ok, let's try again. Quebec finally comes to the modern era no longer being the only province not to allow bringing "spirits" in from the rest of Canada (the same damn country FFS - thanx Libs). Yet, as I always believe, no matter how bad off you think you are, there is always someone less fortunate. Hence, these guys in MB:“We went back to 1880 and we could not find a bylaw that said Hanover is dry.” Cue HF29's expertise on booze and law. (I always knew about the QC 'prohibition' but who cares, non of the 'Untouchables" were enforcing - man what a great movie! - I love Sean & Kevin) http://globalnews.ca/news/1472362/dry-manitoba-community-discovers-its-wet/
I am all in favour of agricultural protectionism. In an ideal world we would eat only things produced locally. Seriously can anyone tell me a wine is from here or there. Drink and eat local. It is basic prepper stuff. We are going to face some disruptions that have not been seen since the 18th century. Yeah in those days it was commonplace. We just missed being hit by a massive sunspot that would have fried our networks.Fact is cheap food transported thousands of miles is an oxymoron.
I guess he can R.I.P. now.It was Terry's last wish that his pallbearers be the Toronto Maple Leafs so they could let him down one last time.http://www.thescore.com/nhl/news/543237
I am watching the Expendables 3. Its like disco music, trash but so much better than today's garbage.
I am not going to review it. Sly Stallone is a great man, and a good story teller. He just seems to fail to understand how to finely craft a movie. In Expendables 3 its most obvious. If you liked one and two, this one will disappoint you.
"Obviously I remain adamant on remaining in Montreal and being a Montreal Canadien, and not just for a long time but hopefully for the rest of my career, and be a lifer there," Subban told Breakfast Television in Toronto earlier this week. "I really enjoy playing there.""I've made some great friends," Subban said. "We have a great working relationship, and not only that we've had a lot of success since I've been there. We hope it continues, but at the end of the day I have to leave that to my agent to get a deal done that's suitable not only for myself but for the hockey club."http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=727185
I've been watching an old sci-fi series from 1966, the Time Tunnel....bad acting, bad special effects....but I loved this show when l was a kid. Lee Meriwether was hot, even in her scientist garb. A classic.
THE TIME TUNNEL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! now this is a worthy off-season topic of conversation. I remember when I was like in my early 20's, a huge sci-fi guy (as I still am) and some local network started broadcasting the show like every Friday at 1 AM or something. my g/f and I (undoubtedly high at the time) just randomly came across it and were enthralled. ENTHRALLED i tells ya. This was pre-internet, so we had no easy way to figure out what the hell we were watching, but it was amazing. of course, we had jumped in in the middle of the series, and thus had no idea why the two leads were actually lost in time. but we quickly caught on as to what the series was of course, random showing up at historical events. it was fun. it helped that there were lots of Star Trek TOS actors showing up in it (oh look, it's the guy that spock's betrothed wanted to marry!). anyway, it was fun, entertaining, but not genius sci-fi or anything, and a bit cliche, or so we thought.AND THEN. there was this episode where we discovered the Russians also had a time tunnel. mind. blown. and somehow the time tunnels got crossed, and the boys almost got home, but the clock came up one second short. i may be misremembering this, but i recall being blown away. tl;dr - I agree with the M
p.s. my comment was... IN COLOR! That bit of the intro always cracked me up
I am now reading Time Tunnel stuff (and watching this excellent documentary - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DO2egaTj7iE ) and I am very embarrassed to have to admit something. I did not know that Lee Merriweather (who btw I agree with you the M - HAWT even in the science garb) besides starring in the TT was also a guest on Trek TOS, as the holo-projected alien woman with the deadly touch ("I am for you, Lieutenant Sulu")I've seen that ST ep a hundred times. I hang my head in shame. must have been her silver eye makeup, threw me off
Time Tunnel and Get Smart were bookends for my imagination, As the only full history major on the Sunday Morning Panel if history was taught using the Time Tunnel, Bill and Ted's excellent adventure and Time Bandits, we would have flying cars in our garage and replicators in our kitchens today.
Barbara Feldon smoked Lee Metherwary hard. If you merge the two togeher you get this beauty. A six foot tall dutch lady. A minor quibble with the Dutch DNA they tend to have less attractive ankles than many other ethnicity. Its always been an issue with me but I am one of those kids who smoked pot before age 21. I do not have a link yet, because I am still staggared by the significance of the New York Times Sunday Editorial calling for Legal Pot in the USA. When I recover you know where to find some contex.
link above failed, bloggers fault, Shirley not mine.http://www.theglobeandmail.com/arts/film/comfortable-with-playing-the-villain-famke-janssen-says-its-about-the-monster-within/article19774483/
@29, I forgot Lee Merriwether was on that episode of Star Trek TOS. I'll have to check that out. Of course, her big claim to fame was playing Catwoman on Adam West's Batman, besides being Miss America back in '57.
Its really like a shotgun shell saying I do not want to go boom!
Some of his friends filled in as 'leaf' pallbearers to grant his last wish.https://twitter.com/omarsachedina/status/492864680621125633/photo/1So glad to be a Habs fan.
I am not the worlds biggest Dick. Sure my shot is harder than the best of let alone all of the Mexicant wristers, but there is a great Dick, one you already know. I can really imagine a future where we all worship the Big Dick. Why do I do so much shameless self promotion. Its because of the community, and that is myspace in this digital interconnected world. Someplace I came before it was cool, someplace where everyone could play the fool. FHF is a digital Roppongi. A site where the brezzer could be abbraded by a fan without any consequence because he played for the Montreal Canadians and no matter what he did or how bad he might of some game played, we will worship his effort and admire his uniform.
If I had an income I am sure this would mean an audit.
If you are not following along our comic opera. The Government of Canada is now auditing left leaning charities with a view to yanking there tax deduction credentials. IMHO yank them all. Either you care enough to donate or you do not. I bet more left wing places would have real estate after the shuffle.
Congrats to Tim Clark on winning the Canadian Open in Montreal. What a performance coming home, only 10 putts on the back 9, shoots 30. Wow.
I just heard Jim Nantz say "Au revoir from Canada". This cracked me up for some reason
The PQ will love that.
PFK helps Seth Rogan drink beer from 'Stanley Cup' at Comedy Fest. It's all good, it's for CHarity.http://www.thescore.com/nhl/news/544348
Watched PK on T.O. BT with Kypreos. Kypreos mentions that he coached PK in some TML summer hockey school. One comment I notice on the link to that story says "That explains why PK can't fight". Heh. Nice.But, my fucking god, PK has got to be the most personable athlete I've ever seen. As much as everybody likes to crap on him cuz he's a Hab, there isn't a team or fan of a team that would absolutely LOVE to have this guy to play/cheer for. Just a nice fucking guy, who will happen to be making about $8.5 million per year for the next 8 years, plus another 3 or 4 through endorsements and other interests no doubt. He'd make a great son-in-law. I gotta talk to my girls.
NHL also starting to recognize his eloquence and marketability and as an ambassador for the NHL, sending him to the NHL awards. One day all will see it even if they choose to deny it.
I am totally in for PFK but not at any cost. He markets better than he plays, both of which are outstanding. If the Boston slayer PFK played everyday I would be happy at 9M. Otherwise max 8 or trade bait. You cant make this stuff up. CH goes to arbitration with Lego. Lego wants 3.1M CH says 1.6M. He signs for $3.5 M. Who is on drugs really?
Sorry, respectfully disagree, PFK must stay at all costs.
It's the coach.
Some nice stories about he Utes. My overwhelming sense about our UTE cupboard is that its not that great. There does not seem to be a PFK or Vodkov hidden away. Yes fear the collapse.
Geez, don't take you smartphone to bed.http://montreal.ctvnews.ca/video?playlistId=1.1935532
So not passive hause
Here's the ask/offer Elliotte Friedman @FriedgeHNIC · 2mMON also asked for a one-year award, not two.ReplyReplied to 0 times RetweetRetweeted 8 times8 FavouriteFavourited 0 timesMore Elliotte Friedman @FriedgeHNIC · 3mSubban/MON arbitration asks: Player -- $8.5M. Team -- $5.25. No doubt both sides will work to get deal done beforehand
I'm looking at all the numbers and I return to my original estimate - 6 x 7 =£42 million (I am not sure if he will get 6 M for 7 years or 7 M for 6 years or some sort of combination that averages out to either a 6 m hit for 7 years or a 7 mill hit for 6 years...any way you shake it, PFK is going to be minted and a Hab until he hits 31 at least! And I reckon he'll be wearing the "C" as well.
The Montreal Canadiens and defenseman P.K. Subban have entered the ask-and-counter phase of the arbitration process, with both sides submitting their numbers Wednesday morning in advance of a hearing scheduled for later this week.The NHL's salary arbitration process, outlined here, requires the two sides exchange briefs no less than 48 hours before the start of their scheduled hearing.Montreal's number - on a one-year deal - would slot Subban slightly higher than the likes of James Wisniewski, Tyler Myers, Jay Bouwmeester and Dennis Wideman, and behind teammate Andrei Markov in terms of 2014-15 salary.The $8.5 million figure from Subban's side, on the other hand, would make him the third-highest-paid defenseman in the League, behind only Shea Weber and Ryan Suter. Note, however, that only Group 2 free agents can be used as comparables in the actual hearing.As mentioned by Friedman, the two sides are likely working towards agreeing to terms on a new contract before Friday's hearing.
Not sure what 'group 2' free agents are.
PRESS RELEASEMONTREAL – Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin, announced Wednesday the appointment of Dan Lacroix as assistant coach with the Club.
Of course, tsn found it necessary to add:Ramage spent time in prison after being convicted in 2008 of impaired driving causing death. The charge stemmed form a 2003 car accident in Woodbridge, Ont., that claimed the life of one of Ramage's passengers, former Chicago Blackhawk Keith Magnuson.
PRESS RELEASEMONTRÉAL – Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin, announced Wednesday the appointment of Rob Ramage as player development coach with the Club.
REORGANIZATION – HOCKEY PERSONNELThe Canadiens also announced a reorganization within the hockey department. Rick Dudley was named senior vice president, hockey operations. Scott Mellanby was promoted to assistant general manager, to work along with Larry Carrière. Trevor Timmins was appointed vice president of player personnel, as well as retaining his responsibilities as the Club’s director of amateur scouting.