Nov 8, 2014

Es-tu Pointu? ~ Guy Lapointe's #5 to the Habs rafters vs. Wild Game Preview and Open Thread

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202 comments:

  1. Great read:

    http://bit.ly/1tTzCrC

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    1. I heard a story on the radio about Guy Lapointe putting ice cubes in Steve Shutt’s suit pockets. When Shutt found the cubes he launched them at Lapointe, only to have Lapointe move out of the way and they hit Henri Richard square in the forehead.

      The entire team broke out into laughter while the rookie Shutt stood there in terror while Richard gave him the cold death stare.

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    2. I pvr'd a new show on RDS "Table d'Hote" (they sit down, have a meal, hence the name I guess) airing monthly on RDS (airing again today @3"00 next show is Therrien) This first show features Pointu, Bouchard, Houle and Savard hosted by Pierre Houde. I haven't watched it yet, but during the preview, Houle threw a glass of water at Pointu.

      From the press release:
      For the first episode, which RDS will air on Friday, November 7, at 8:30 p.m. ET, viewers are invited to partake in a feast of anecdotes and memories centring on the career of Guy Lapointe, the former Montreal Canadiens defenseman and member of the legendary “Big Three” whose jersey will be retired and hung from the rafters of the Bell Centre 24 hours later.

      From the press release:

      For this special occasion, Lapointe will be joined by three former teammates—Serge Savard, Pierre Bouchard and Réjean Houle. Hosted by Pierre Houde, the debut episode of TABLE D’HÔTE will give viewers a taste of hockey in the 1970s as the guests look back on Lapointe’s career and open up about their memories of the great d-man—and incorrigible practical joker!


      http://dexterbrown.ca/2014/11/07/press-release-guy-lapointe-is-the-central-ingredient-of-table-dhotes-first-episode/

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  2. Congrats to Lapointe. I hope with PFK, Tin Tin and Bo we have a new version of the big 3.

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    1. From your lips (keyboard?) to the hockey gods ears.

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  3. What's all this talk about corporate logos on NHL jerseys. I thought the Islanders already tried that with Gorton's fish stick sailor.

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  4. This day in hockey history:
    "1952 - The Rocket soars to the top

    Montreal Canadiens star Maurice "Rocket" Richard becomes the NHL's all-time leading scorer as he pots his 325th career goal against the Chicago Blackhawks at the Montreal Forum.

    Richard passes Nels Stewart after going scoreless for three games.

    The historic marker comes exactly ten years after Richard's first NHL goal, scored against the New York Rangers on Nov. 8, 1942.

    He finishes his Hall of Fame career with 544 regular-season goals. In 1998, the Canadiens donate the Maurice Richard Trophy to the NHL, an honor bestowed on the league's top goal scorer ever since."

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  5. the Maritimer11:13 AM

    That black and white photo showing all three of the Big 3 on the ice with Bunny Laroque or Wayne Thomas in net must have been the year (1974) that #29 sat out learning to be a lawyer. No, not the 29 that hangs out here. I only recognize one NY Ranger, the great Jean Ratelle, before he became tainted by bruin shite.

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  6. Kind of a shame now that they want to rename the awards, it's like burying the past.

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    1. the Maritimer1:21 PM

      ?

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    2. I hear they want to rename the Norris to Bobby Orr trophy.

      http://www.greatesthockeylegends.com/2014/11/why-renaming-nhl-trophies-is-terrible.html

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  7. the Maritimer1:24 PM

    BTW, moe, how did you manage to get that last picture in? Those two look naked to me. Not that I'm complaining.

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    1. Its Victoria's secret.

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  8. Congrats to Pointu! Well deserved honour! I remember the big 3 but I am struggling to remind who played as their /4th. Was it Jimmy Roberts? Don Awery? Pierre Bouchard wasn't Part of the top 4 was he? I am

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    1. the Maritimer1:57 PM

      The late Bill Nyrop played with them quite a bit. I think you are correct about Bouchard and Awrey, also Jacques Laperriere earlier. Rick Chartraw comes to mind and Rod Langway was introduced around the end of the Big 3 era.

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  9. Canadiens recalled forward Drayson Bowman from the Hamilton Bulldogs this afternoon. He will join the team later today.

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    1. Okay Draylocks! or Beamer for Scotty.

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    2. Why do they need another forward hanging around who won't get any ice time...don't get this move...?

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  10. Zero Theorem, a 2014 Terry Gilliam film the Man does not want you to see literarally. You have to axe yourself, why did I not get a chance to chomp down?

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  11. I hope the rags score 20 FHfucking goals on the FHucking laffs.

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    1. I hope the Princess and Krieder meet in a corner and there is a McSploogian.

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  12. Go Panthers (2pts behind the laffs)

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  13. Dave Stubbs @Dave_Stubbs ·
    #Leafs Johnny Bower sends warmest wishes to #Habs fans & Jean Béliveau. Habs scored on him so often, he says, "I still hate the colour red!"

    Dave Stubbs @Dave_Stubbs
    Folks have been calling #Leafs Johnny Bower since 8 am today, wishing him a happy 90th. "Wish I didn't have a phone!" he jokes

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  14. http://montrealgazette.com/sports/hockey/nhl/montreal-canadiens/ken-dryden-recalls-being-pranked-by-guy-lapointe

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  15. It is good to live in a village where you know your welcome. In this place of great construct we welcome no great weaking, but can stand some simutatativve success, If you expected something else I wil add you disappointed energy to our demad. I could go on and on and I have a big bugaboo about forced or even sneaky labaour. We do not work the coal mines in Canada. We do not grab hold of pipes that coiuld save the rig in Canada. We know one things as warriors
    our people love that we have died for a supposition,
    Wake up Zombies they are taking your cash to kill you
    in a reform a con version
    of christsl landing future

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    1. If you want to know something. For the truth its a payed more,
      http://thinkingaboot.blogspot.ca/2014/11/did-man-bury-zero-theorem.html

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  16. I went with Vodkov for the future tonite

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  17. Félicitations Pointu! Way too long in coming

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  18. lnet leads with how their argo-nots can miss the playoffs, then gleefully yip leaf shit and remind viewers that the only way to see Lapointe's number retirement is on their sn360. No national coverage as their leaf is in an 'original six' matchup (last time the Habs met the Rangers this was weirdly not 'an 'original six' matchup'). National viewers will be fed leaf. Have fun gorging.

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    1. Have to watch hnic opens with leafs and why Carla benched, I don't give a shit who) and if yadayadayada.

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  19. The entire benCH is wearing #5
    https://twitter.com/Dave_Stubbs/status/531228782943014912/photo/1

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  20. Jersey retirement started @6:30 haven't seen squat. RDS would have had it in it's entirety.

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  21. Man, the Big 3 re-united. This is fucking awesome. Congrats #5!!!

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    1. hnic has show fucking SQUAT yet - bastards.

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    2. Finally, with Pointu at the podium.

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  22. 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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  23. Lapointe was amazing in 1972 CAN-RUS, and 1976.

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  24. the Maritimer7:04 PM

    Beautiful.

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  25. I wonder how the Wild must feel right now given that he's actually on their payroll.

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  26. Rising the three banners together was so perfect.

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  27. I admit it, I was in tears.

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    1. Yup, I shed mine at the same time Guy did. We love our Habs heroes.

      Merci Guy, beaucoup!

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  28. Loved how Big Bird was joshing with PFK. How I want him to be behind the Habs benCH !

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  29. I kid you not, I am having 5 CHeese pizza and a nice Dao (again?) and ... I made a strawberry pie.

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  30. Ok, hnic showing some highlites of the ceremony.

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  31. lnet actually lead their pre-game coverage with 'on a night recognizing great defensemen' and immediately segued themselves for 8 minutes about gardner and ORRielly's play or non-play. NOT a single fucking mention of Guy Lapointe. I've said it before, the cockroaches were sick, disgusting anti-Habs, lnet is and will be much, much worse.

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    1. the Maritimer7:28 PM

      They've just combined all the sick anti-Habs fucks in one big conglomerate. Twelve (12) more years and probably for eternity, the Habs hate by SNet/cbc/tsn will continue. Why? Because the Montreal Canadiens had the audacity to win many championships and beat their wretched, putrid leaf with regularity up until the late '90's when due to some unexpected incompetence the wheels fell off our beloved Canadiens. Hopefully Marc Bergevin will restore them to some semblance of a winning organization. Some more weeding is necessary.

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  32. That was outstanding as usual. Well done Habs.

    Headed out for a fancy dinner (Da Emma for you Montrealers in the know) so I won't be watCHing with you kids. PLEASE FFS SCORE SOME GOALS HABS. thank you

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  33. the Maritimer7:19 PM

    I watched the entire ceremony on SN360 and they translated the French parts of all the speeches for us unilingual anglophones. That was much appreciated.

    Loved the clip of #5 pranking the guy handing out the sweaters in '09. Hilarious!

    Also loved seeing the three banners of 18,19 and 5 going up together.

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  34. Buh-bye argo-nots.

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  35. OK, now that PFK and Vodkov have shaken hands with Big Bird, Pointu aand Savard, the "D" torCH has been passed on.

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  36. 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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  37. Is Bob Cold calling the game?

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  38. That was nice. What's that saying? The only ones who understand ceremony are the Romans and the Montreal Canadiens.

    Just to chime in about changing the Norris to the Orr Trophy. Why not make a new trophy for the most offensive defenceman, and keep the Norris for the best defensive one? They have a bunch of trophies for forwards, why not make 2 for d-men, since people are confused about what the Norris is all about now anyway?

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    1. ... and make a +/- trophy named after Larry Robinson.

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    1. Wait...is it just me or was something off with O Canada?

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    2. Or I get it, it was an old version? I'm confused. I just woke up.

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  40. How fitting to have Doucet sing the anthem.

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  41. Yep, Cold calling, laff nation must be having fits!

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  42. Impact for the consumer. Well I go to say the playing with Vodkov driniking Rusuuian my have put me away.

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  43. No peel or lee !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  44. tva just said that PatCHes was warned by mccauley the ref to keep his mouth shut or he would be dealt with.

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    1. Exact words by the ref were 'you will be taken out'.

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    2. I'm starting to believe this is how the broons are getting their revenge. We all know the broon has a lot of sway in the NHL head office, and I'm convinced that Jacobs has gotten the officials to target the Habs. I went back a few years and no team has led in both most penalties and least PPs for. It's early, we'll see how it all shakes out.

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    3. Wonder what has said....hello would probably do it.

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    4. Orangeman, that is exactly what started it, then they passed it on to the rags who liked to further 'plant the seed' of doubt.

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    5. I love it when people bring up PKs many penalties. You mean the one when Hall grabbed his sweater and dragged him down and PK got a tripping call? Or when he got embellishing for getting speared in the nuts?

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    6. Oh right, just remembered PatCHes was given an embellishment - list passed to tonight's refs.

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  45. Cash it!
    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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  46. I like the poppies on the helmets.

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  47. Good thing DDD was on that first unit so he could take the puck from all alone in front to the back and around, and then give it away.

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  48. 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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  49. Did the ref just prevent a breakaway for the Habs?

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  50. evening all...how's it all looking? i caught the Pointu retirement - very nice then lost the feed...but its back now on TVA en francais...Go Habs Go!!

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  51. TFS looks very good...

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  52. What's with the red capital letters all of the sudden? Is blogger having some fun?

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  53. See, RDS would have replayed the penalty, hnic doesn't want us to see it.

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    1. I watch on game center so I can replay anything. I can confirm that they only replay things that they know the refs 'got right'. If they don't replay it, the official got it wrong. Same with offsides and icings.

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    2. TVA didn't replay it either if that helps...I have Gamecentre giving me the Rogers treatment so I can watcg Minny, English or French...TVA has my vote so far

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  54. Oh my god, win a freaking face off.

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  55. So Coyle gets no penalty for tripping.

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  56. zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

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  57. One period down but outshot and they didn't look remotely dangerous...I'm not hugely confident right now...but TFS is playing very well - let's hope he lights a fire under someone during the break...

    Go Habs Go!!

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  58. gonna watch CC for the first time in many many years!!

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  59. Don Cherry, doing it right.

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  60. the Maritimer8:34 PM

    When they have these sweater retirement ceremonies and we see the great players of the '70s it brings back memories of those great teams and the tremendous talent of those players. Then we have to watch this.

    I swear, the likes of DD, Lego and a few others wouldn't have made the Nova Scotia Voyageurs back in those days.

    To reiterate, Therrien constantly, constantly throws DD out there for the PP and gets absolutely sweet fuck all. You'd think he would try somebody, anybody different to shake things up. What the fuck is the matter with him?

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  61. So he turned a story about Guy Lapointe into a story about himself...man he hasnt changed a bit...what a twat! Back to TVA

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  62. Ok, so I want the sweater PK is wearing.

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  63. Brisebois with some pretty succinct analysis...Habs D sucks basically...and Gilbert is slower than he was!

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  64. TJ Luxmore #49
    4.3 minor penalties per game
    14.0 total PIM per game
    58.3% more penalties called on road team
    50.0% home team win percentage
    Kelly Sutherland #11
    3.2 minor penalties per game
    9.5 total PIM per game
    13.7% more penalties called on road team
    43.0% home team win percentage
    Linesmen

    David Brisebois #96, Mark Shewchyk #92

    So Habs should have the advantage right?

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  65. 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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  66. Gonna give 'em one more period...and a large Jack...and then see where things stand..

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  67. The 1st line is so ineffective, in part, because the opposition knows DD won't shoot, so they don't have to cover him. They just double team Patches. And like clockwork, DD passes it to Patches or someone else covered and it's a turnover.

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  68. No fucking call.

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  69. 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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  70. Ok, Ballard #2 clearly takes the net off on purpose, you see his hand lift it,

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  71. Uh, the Wild guy knocked the net off on purpose there.

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  72. Love it how the SN guys don't even mention it. If it had been PK there would be refcams, goalie cams, crotch's corner cams, the whole 2nd intermission would be devoted to it.

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  73. 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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  74. Slow motion replay on Game Center shows that wasn't offside. I know it was close and a bouncing puck, but it really seems like the Habs get none of these close calls.

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  75. the Maritimer8:55 PM

    'Yawn'...... is it bedtime yet?

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  76. What a freaking shot!

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  77. the Maritimer9:00 PM

    Holy fuck Lego is next to useless.....

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  78. 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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  79. rags laffs tied after 2.

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    1. NYR has been literally raped by the refs.

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    2. ORA on the job.

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  80. Wow, so you shoot and get scoring chances. Who knew?

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  81. Really like Sekac's offensive mentality.

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  82. Took me longer to get my drink than I thought...KidG!!! And they look to have a bit more life...

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  83. Jack became SoCo on ice...it's 2 am afterall!

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    1. mind i am drinking it in a pint glass!!

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  84. 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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  85. Ohj for FUCK Sake!!!

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  86. So that'll be another - for PK, and more reason to blast him, when it wasn't his fault at all.

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  87. The thing I was thinking about recently...JJ Daignault was a pretty average to shity D man...so why does that qualify him to coach the Habs D and have anyone expect them to be anything other than average to shit

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    1. I think he spent lots of time with MT2 in the QMJHL

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    2. I know J - I know...but honest to fuck - the D is really weak. PFK is trying to do too much and making idiot moves like he did in that period. He knows better but I doubt he has anyobne kicking his fucking ass when he fucks up. On that Minny goal, he fucked up at least twice

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  88. Shoot the puck and look what happens...

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  89. Much better period all around.

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    1. Agree O Man and for that reason I will stick around...but the more I see the D handle the puc k, the more I fear I might regret this...

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    2. Good vibes, KmaXXX, good vibes.

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    1. Beat me to it Moeman - Yeah!!

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  91. Nice to see SekaCH get an assist.

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    1. If a certain someone who I have vowed to never mention gets his head out of his ass and lets him loose - he'll go far. He made Lego's goal and has played well tonight. I like him!

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  92. the Maritimer9:29 PM

    4-4 leaf.

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    1. They must be passing around Ashton's inhaler, he left it to them for safe-keeping.

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    2. They should have started Lunqvist.

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  93. Anyone else notice that Guy Lapointe looks a lot like Peter Sellers as Inspector Clouseasu?

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  94. 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!! 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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  95. the Maritimer9:35 PM

    Let the Chokula shell descend.....

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  96. CHarger was pushed

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  97. 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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  98. That's a good goal!

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  99. That's gonn a leave a mark on Charger

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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!! Go Habs Go!!!!

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  101. So no penalty for sitting on Price?

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  102. Patches! Let the floodgates open!

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  103. Holy shit my feed is slow...Patches!!!!

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  104. Shut the Ole fuck up!

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  105. fucking leaf lead 5-4...and stop the fuckin ole already|!!

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  106. Not only are they winning, but dare I say they look like the better team tonight. Like, somehow, they deserve to win. Strange, I know.

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  107. Let the good vibes roll, FHFers!

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  108. A fun thing to do, make Guy Lapointe the first star.

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    1. +1 Moeman...except he'd be embarased with the D the way they have played

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  109. 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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  110. Canadiens Montréal @CanadiensMTL · 7 mins 7 minutes ago
    The floodgates are open in MTL! Max Pacioretty puts the Canadiens up 4-1! #GoHabsGo #GoHabsGo #GoHabsGo

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  111. SekaCH almost sinks another, if MT cuts him, he's fucking crazy.

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  112. I swear to god if MT ever takes Sekac out for RBQ again I will buy a ticket to Montreal just to kick him in the balls personally.

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  113. SekaCH - he's a fucking monster|!

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  114. Bollocks...leaf win

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    1. Nope, refs 1 - NYR 0. Tilted as per usual.

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  115. CHarger is having a great game.

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  116. the Maritimer9:59 PM

    fuckin' leaf won.

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    1. Keeps em away from McDavid.

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    2. ah fuck em, they won't play more than 82 games.

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  117. "Le trio Plekanac - le trio qui fait plusiers passes et aucun tir au but!!"

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  118. They say this is the first time the Wild have been out-shot.

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  119. 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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  120. http://fourhockeyfans.blogspot.ca/2014/11/wild-win-deserves-ice-cream.html

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