Jan 17, 2015

No gambling in goal ~ Habs vs Isles Game Preview and Open Thread

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  1. Go Habs, Go Toker!

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  2. "Islanders, Predators both earn 30th win in franchise-record time" 2 tough games for our boys. I think Halak sits this one.

    Tamp's next 2 are Avs and Canucks, Wings face Preds and Sabres, Pens face Rags and philthy, broons face CBJ and Stars.

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  3. Go Toker (or Ticker as the boys in the room apparently call him)!
    Gonna be tough to get a victory - Isles are looking good.

    Regarding Steve's casting comment in the last thread, there is the obvious GoT cast (good for guys and gals - my wife and girls big fans of Khal Drogo), but I got thinking back to the 80's. The Fall Guy ladies. I had the Heather Thomas pink bikini poster (you know the one I mean). And Markie Post of course. And Lee Majors...hey why hasn't Hollywood renewed the Six Million Dollar Man yet...I'm sure it's coming.

    GOHABS!

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    1. a sad fact there are thousands of six million dollar men living in America today.. They just do not go booing when they make a move.

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  4. I notice Hodge posted his thumbs up/down article this morning. Just for fun (i know, i know) I posted a comment which is currently awaiting moderation. I wonder if it will be approved...

    "It's high time the "tank talk" stopped and the draft lottery was changed to give all 14 non-playoff teams an equal shot at the No. 1 pick."

    By all 14 non-playoff teams, I assume you mean your pathetic leafs. You mean, the leafs have really sucked the past 12 years, but haven't sucked enough to get a meaningful pick in the draft. So bend the rules to accommadate the leaf level of suck. I think that's what I'm reading here.

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    1. Ol' blue&white hair is one of the worst. You'd think that after being booted from his team's network for flipping a pencil that he would've flipped teams. I can only imagine how fucking braindead the daily production meetings at tsn are for these mediots.

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    2. the Maritimer12:03 PM

      Yeah, the leaf and their pathetic followers think they should get every advantage and preferential treatment 'cause "we are the center of the hockey universe" and "we are the richest team". You folks may or may not remember back in the early '80's the Ballard era leaf got themselves transferred to the (at the time) weaker western conference so they could make the playoffs, playing the even worse Detroit Dead Things, Minnesota No Stars, Cleveland Barons, a poor LA Kings squad, etc., etc. At the time the leaf had no chance against powerful eastern teams like Montreal, Boston, Islanders, Philly so they had to get the fuck out of the east. I seem to recall they made the playoffs one year with a losing record with like 60 points or some such. Then the west got much stronger so then president Ken Dryden got them moved back to the east where the competition was easier again. Now, they are beginning to realize their shitty team can't win with the current group leading them and know they have to tear down and rebuild, but don't want to take 5 years to do it so.... let's whine to the league that we want a shot at the No. 1 pick but we don't want to finish last to do it. On and on it goes.....

      I took pleasure this morning reading the article in the Toronto Star by Ms. Dimanno, a pure "woe is us" crybaby piece if I ever read one. The mediots are obviously going through the 5 stages of grief :
      1. Denial
      2. Anger
      3. Bargaining
      4. Depression
      5. Acceptance

      I'd say they are about at No.4 right now.

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    3. Good to know, thanks, If you don't mind, I may borrow some of that when the time is right and if leaf 'moderators' let it get posted. Someone posted the other day about the leaf being in the west in reference to some stat.

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    4. the Maritimer12:42 PM

      Feel free juce, take what you need, unless it needs approval from an internet lawyer.

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  5. PAP not at practice, DDD back at his 'natural' postition.

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  6. Renaud Lavoie @renlavoietva · 31 secs 32 seconds ago
    Alex Galchenyuk met with Michel Therrien this morning. Galchenyuk told Michel he's more confortable as a winger. So that's where he'll play.

    I think that's bullshit.

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    1. my bullshit detector just broke

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  7. Couple of fuckng trolls saying TFS out for a long time, once cites HIO saying he needs surgery. if that was true it would make major headlines.

    Canadiens Montréal @CanadiensMTL · 13 mins 13 minutes ago
    "It happened in Columbus and he's day-to-day, but it's nothing major." -Therrien on Price

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    1. I ♥ Patches, but man that was a dumb move. Get well TFS! And fuck the "all-star" game. Pay the fine or send Joey MacDonald in his place.

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    2. Price has not been moved to injured reserve and is still day-to-day with an upper-body injury, the Canadiens confirmed to Richard Labbe of La Presse on Saturday. The club said Price will not dress for Saturday's game.

      Head coach Michel Therrien said the injury isn't expected to keep Price out long-term.

      "It happened in Columbus and he's day-to-day, but it's nothing major," Therrien said Saturday. "We can't confirm whether (or not) he'll play against Nashville (on Tuesday) or at the All-Star Game. It depends on how the treatment goes."

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    3. even broken my bullshit dector detects bullshit

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  8. I feel somewhat handcuffed by my self imposed hiatus on critiquing certain under performing non players and diminutive 3rd line centres/wingers...the key to habs winning tonight is for them to shoot shoot shoot the puck. They play a different game in front of Toker so they need to shoot shoot shoot the puck. If they try to churn this out the Isles will run fucking riot and this will be the start of the longest all star break in history. Patches has to keep shooting but the other lines have to as well. Go Habs go! I will drop in here between periods as everyone is home tonight so my wifi will be maxed out by the wife and kids.

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    1. shoot the puck is like eating a turkey with feathers. They have to examine the ice and make smart plays where the puck should be shooted. I wish I could have recorded it but as my friend streams everything no chance. PFK and Vodkov made a out of end move that was classic. Why can not our forwards do the same fucking thing and at least get a shot on net. Look at the film when PFK goes of the farm in earlier times I would have said reservation with0out reservation. Same for gChuck. They are alone on the island. The coach needs to find more ways to put beachcombers into the fantastic individual efforsts.

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  9. the Maritimer4:27 PM

    The Habs have to hope the Isles, especially Kyle Okposo are tired after pumping 6 past McSieve and the Penguin last night. Otherwise, it might not be pretty tonight.

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  10. "Chicago Blackhawks winger Dan Carcillo says there was no ill will in his cross-check of Winnipeg Jets forward Mathieu Perreault on Friday night.
    Carcillo said he does not think the hit was malicious, and referred to it as a hockey play, according to Mark Lazerus of the Chicago Sun-Times."

    Of course he thinks all his dirty shit are just 'hockey plays'. Just that fact should make the leaque see he has no remorse and needs to be suspended but I wouldn't be surprised if they don't even look at it.

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  11. Not sure if the Habs will tighten up their game with Toker in betwixt the pipes. Regardless, the Isles are for real and have some offensive pop. Tavares is such a smart player. How cool is it that he isn't a leaf and even better not as lame as kadri. Go Blues!

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  12. R.I.P. Don Harron (Charlie Farquharson). I'll never forget his canned laugh.

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  13. Once again, neat how hnic has to go outside of Canada to broadcast their 'national' game. Key word, their. Sick fucks.

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    1. the Maritimer4:53 PM

      As far as hnic/cbc is concerned southern Ontario IS the nation. Nobody exists outside that area.

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  14. Dave Stubbs @Dave_Stubbs · 16 mins 16 minutes ago
    One, count him, scout for tonight’s #Habs #Isles game – #Oilers having a look. (In fact, there are 3, counting 2 from Islanders) hmm, something to ponder.

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  15. the Maritimer4:59 PM

    Heading out tonight with Mrs. Maritimer to see American Sniper. I'll join in probably in the 3rd period.

    GO HABS GO!!!!!

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  16. Halak will start.

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    1. Weaver in, Gilbert out.

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  17. I'm on vacation for the next week (Mr. M. is away) so no whine and no cooking tonight. Yeah! I'm a bit scared with Toker in nets though.

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    1. No whine but will there be wine?

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    2. Ordering out/in?

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  18. Ribs that have been slow-cooking all day (after3 days of dry-rub, honey and guerrero spice), Cab and maybe some passionfruit ice cream.

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    1. Bonless pork chops, brocolli and 'gourmet' baby potatoes.

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    2. Spiced up pork chop?

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  19. I expect the Bell Centre fans to give Jaro a nice applause. Then Toker takes over.

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  20. I might just shove some chicken spring rolls in the oven and I have a Shiraz handy. Amaretto for dessert.

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    1. Nice, especially the dessert.

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  21. I've been up since 4:45 this AM, drove Mr. to the airport and it was fucking freezing out. Had my coat on over my jammies, good thing the cops didn't pull me over, t'would have been embarrassing.

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    1. 1. It is warming up. A balmy +1 mañana !
      2. Did you drive in your slippers?
      3. Always warm up the, car.

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  22. Too cold and slippery for slippers moe, had my boots on.

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    1. We should invent slipper boots!

      ... goes to google ...

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    2. It's been done, they're called Uggs. Most comfy boots ever!

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    3. I've seen some of the stars even wearing them at the beach.

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  23. NHL Player Safety ✔ @NHLPlayerSafety
    Chicago's Daniel Carcillo has been offered an in-person hearing for a cross check on Winnipeg's Mathieu Perreault. Date and time TBD.

    While defending yourself, just tell them it was a 'hockey play'

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  24. Evening kids!

    I am barely alive after drinking for a friend's 40th last eve. Word of advice, do NOT mix bourbon, then beer, then bottles of wine, then scotch, then shots of something, then more beer, then more shots of something. yeesh.

    Maybe I'll have apiece of toast later

    GYFTokerG!!!

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  25. BTW I am scared to hell of this game. Isles best in the Conf by far imho right now. Only team with 30 wins, doubled the Pens last night, Jaro will want to have a good one. yikes

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    1. Me too. *gulp*

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    2. We're scared of the Islanders. The Islanders! what a world to live in

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    3. fuckface bettman's (and Garth Snow's).

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  26. Just poured a G & T, gonna be plastered by 9 tonight. *giggle*

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  27. PatCHes has the biggest tie know I've ever seen

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    1. *tie knoT. the W isn't even close to the T on the keyboard. hell of a hangover

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    2. Nice turned up collar too.

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  28. "The leaf are going to try and get their rythym back tonight." WTF does that mean?

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    1. Pha9 has given up the boombox in the dressing room.

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  29. Fried Man just called Toker "Justin"

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    1. Heh, too much pizza?

      Love how Strombo calls PatCHes, Patches!

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  30. St. Loo's Tarasenko is nicked as The Tank, same nick as the entire leaf team.

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  31. My son brought these home from work;

    http://www.magnumicecream.com/products/mini-gold-ice-cream-bar/

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  32. wendel clarkson's agent is a fucking genius.

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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!! Go Habs Go!!!!!

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  34. Ha I actually got this thru on the leaf thread, guess they'll delete it later.
    ♫♫Am I blue
    Am I blue
    Ain't these tears, in these eyes telling you
    How can you ask me "am I blue"
    Why, wouldn't you be too
    If each plan
    With your man
    Done fell through♫♫
    ...Billie Holiday sings the leaf blues.

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  35. Well done young lady.

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  36. Beautifully done anthems.

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  37. Paul Romanuk sounds deathly ill

    GYFHG!!

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  38. Vodkiov passed his Canadian citizenship with flying colours when asked if he new all the words to O' Canada. "Yes, in both lanuages too"

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  39. CASH IT BOY PLEASE DO IT

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  40. CASH IT PLEASE FOR THE LOVE OF GOD

    Make sure to get DDD out there coach

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  41. WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

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  42. KIDg=no goal, stick that up you asses refs.

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    1. Puck was never fucking frozen.

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    2. Of course not, it's kidG.

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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!!!!!

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  44. PFK!!! Whistle that down, assholes!

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  45. Wonder if MT will give credit for that goal to cakeS since he was standing in front for the screen. The coach wouldn't only praise one player because he's the pet, would he?

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  46. Way to CHarge them up!

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  47. So MT put gCHuck back at the wing? Glad I never agreed to stop hating on that moron.

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    1. MT said they met this morning and gCHyuk asked him to.

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    2. Just now on tva MT says he asked him where he was more comfortable and told him the wing.

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    3. Yeah, and I have some swampland in Florida you might be interested in buying...

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  48. cakeS on the PP was refreshing.

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  49. Chucky wanted back at the wing.

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  50. Romanuk sounds terrible and so calm...it's like Perry Como is doing the play by play.

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    1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zj5A7W-0zPY

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    2. seriously sounds like he has ebola or something

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    3. LOL moe, I was thinking of that very skit when I typed that.

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  51. Aren't they supposed to blow the whistle if NY when it's a hand pass?

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  52. Sorry kids, in no way do I believe that the coach and Chucky 'agreed' to move back to the wing. I think it's more like when you 'agree' with your gf to skip hockey game and go to a ballroom dancing class. As in, one make the decision and the other is never given the opportunity to disagree and then keeps quiet for self-preservation.

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    1. I think this 'agreement' nonsense has been released to the media to save MT from the fans. Even if there really was an agreement between them, why so readily release that info to the press?

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    2. He's struggled at center for the past 10 games, he's not putting up any points. That's a fact, not a rumor.

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    3. DDD went 51 games before scoring a goal at even strength at center. Why the lack of patience with the future #1 center?

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  53. 2 minutes for body check?

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  54. Fuck off healy "it was an obvious penalty...refs reached their tolerance level on that shift" WTF??!!

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    1. I actually do agree that Patches coulda/shoulda been called for a slash and was surprised when he wasn't. I'm still not sure what this penalty is for, or why N8's other hit was illegal.

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  55. @St. Pad, SCTV did some of the funniest skits of all time. Thx for the Perry Como ref.

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    1. I was raised on SCTV. Love that shit.

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    2. Agreed moeman. The Woody Allen/Bob Hope bit is one of my alltime faves. And Magnum, PEI of course...

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    3. Too many classic characters to mention.

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  56. Very good period.

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  57. Pleasantly pleased with how that period turned out... NOW HANG ON BOYS

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  58. The boys played a good 1st period.

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  59. Pretty good period, but the Isles did play last night. Hang on boys!

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  60. Right away on Crotch's corner, "Boston Bruins!" And then right to the leaf. No one else exists.

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    1. Now talking about the Isles. Anything not to talk about the Habs.

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  61. The arrogant hnisucks say their leaf has had '4 tough opponents' but will be facing '4 weaker opponents' after tonight. Maybe those '4 weaker opponents' are looking forward to it.

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  62. Bishop whined to the refs and they disallowed a goal.

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  63. Gee Weaver has already sat for 6 weeks.

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  64. Preds' Hutton pulled after allowing 3 goals on 4 shots vs Wins.

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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!!!!!
    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. As Count Floyd would say don cherry is scary stuff, ooooh, scary stuff.

    Meanwhile the ml$e should blow it up good, real good!

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  67. Wooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

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  68. Since Thomas is Stumpy's offspring, do we call him Sapling?

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    1. Its better than 'log'.

      BTW, I know his Mom. A great gal.

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  69. Habs are icing up five neat guys per line.

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  70. 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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  71. Weird. Healy showing hilites of himself stopping shots in the '93 semis vs the Habs. Wonder what his GAA was in that series and did he win a game?

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    1. He defines hnic arrogance and ignorance. Sick fuck.

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  72. Seems really quiet in the Bell Center tonight. Trying to make the Isles feel at home?

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    1. They're channelling Romanuk.

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  73. Man I love Cakes!

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  74. CASH IT CASH IT AGAIN PLEASE

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  75. tva is fucking weird, they call PatCHes 'l'Americain'.

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    1. Well he's not 'le quebecois'

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  76. Shit that looks like it's gonna be 4mins.

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  77. OH shortie ping

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  78. OHHH, what a move by CHarger!

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  79. "180 feet from their net!" You mean 180 cm? It was right in front of their net.

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  80. Jeez, that would have been hilight reel quality.

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  81. I like Toker better when he stays in his net and doesn't puck handle too much.

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    1. Don't get me wrong, he made some great saves tonight.

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  82. It's interesting that everytime the opposing team hits the post SN/HNIC/TSN does all they can to include it in the score. "Montreal 3, Detroit 1 AND 2 posts!" But when MTL hits the post it's only mentioned in passing.

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  83. CASH IT CASH IT LET'S GO HABS GO!

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  84. Great skating Sappy!

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  85. 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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  86. woooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

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  87. kidG parked in front...again.

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  88. KidG standing in front of Jaro will get a lot of credit from MT2.

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  89. Imagine that, shooting the puck on the PP leads to a goal. Huh.

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  90. My cousin's husband is an Islander fan. Have to send him a taunting text if we win this.

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    1. My good friend is an Ilse friend. We've been going back and forth all night/morning. Started last night actually. I couldn't taunt him last game because his wife selfishly decided to have a baby that day. But the gloves have been off today.

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  91. Poor M&M, it;s gotta give.

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  92. What a softie. Eew.

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  93. Oy, Toker. You've gotta have that one.

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  94. Johnny Upchuck. Ick, former Bruin.

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    1. kulemin former laff yuck & yuck

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  95. TVA showed Toker's mask and the image of his grandfather who passed away a couple years ago, his grandfather used to bring him to his practices.

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  96. Any chance you get to show the broons and their (stolen) Cup, eh guys.

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  97. SN has been gushing over Boychuck since the goal. It's been nearly 10 minutes (real time). We get it. You love the broons. Get over him.

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  98. Toker asked if he change his stick and mcauley refused.

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    1. Why didn't he let him change it during the timeout and stand beside him at the net?

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  99. Difference has been goaltending. Could easily be out of hand in favour of the Habs if different guys were in nets. But it is what it is. Still leading.

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    1. and a disallowed KidG goal to open the game.

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  100. Oh thank god. All leafs at intermission. With Damien Cox no less. God forbid they get ONE guy, not even just from the Habs, but just from any other city.

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  101. Now SN is talking about Brad Richards for Pylon. Hahahahahahahahahahaaaa!!!!!!

    Now they're on to, "No one believes the Habs are a contender in the East..."

    No one on SN. Pretty much everyone off it, though.

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    1. Oh, and that was quick. Back to the leaf.

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    2. fuck 'em all, they deserve their leaf, each and every year. This is their teams' 4 collapse in 4 years.

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    3. mike richards not Brad. the one that said Subban needed to listen to veterans like him and learn a lesson.

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  102. 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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  103. Dave Stubbs @Dave_Stubbs · 2 mins 2 minutes ago
    My Czech friend @zedmat is texting w/ Pleky's mom back home where it’s 3 am & she’s joyfully watching #Habs son’s 1G 2A on national TV

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  104. ♫allez, allez, Montreallez....♫ I love that when they score and I want to hear it some more!
    GYFHG!

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    1. maybe it's Montrealais? it's all good.

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  105. ♫allez, allez, Montreallez....♫

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