Apr 11, 2015

The final nail of the 2014-15 season ~ The Montreal Canadiens vs. the leaf Game Preview and Open Thread

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208 comments:

  1. the Maritimer9:22 AM

    Best pre-game intro of the year, well done my friend!

    Wow, the PittsBirds are in big trouble. I wonder if Sid would like to play in a real hockey market?

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    1. Thx the M.

      Glad I got that out of my system for this season.

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  2. the Maritimer9:24 AM

    Ha Ha!! I missed phat phil the first time... too fucking funny!!!!

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    1. Its the little details you've got to pay attention to.

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    2. Of course I meant the pic.

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  3. I am very anxious about tonight. One team with absolutely nothing to play for sync one hoping to secure home ice for the early playoff rounds. On paper this is a walkover but as it's the leaf you never know. Anyone running TFS needs to be immediately maimed. And ignore Orr completely - MT should play DD against him all night...but he'll match him up against charger who will end up in a fight and break his hand or similar...did I say that I was anxious...go Habs go!

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  4. Colten Orr has more class in his pinky than the whole leaf organization. He wil not go down on a burned down town

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  5. I don't say this enough, but nice work moe! The time you put into this blog doesn't go unnoticed by us followers. Thank you for providing a space for us alcohol....fans to enjoy.

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  6. leaf fans are questioning the starting goalie decision and debating bernier vs reimer and who sucks more, whilst we will can discuss TFS possibly breaking his own franCHise record. So proud to be a Habs fan. GYMFHG!!

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  7. Just got home from the first rooftop BBQ of the year. I may be lubricated a smidgen. Just a smidgen!

    For those of you who love numbers and stats as much as I do, here's the odds of the Habs' first round opponents (via eyes ontheprize):

    http://hockeystats.ca/playoffs/Montreal-Canadiens

    Looks like the odds on favourite is Pittsburgh (40-ish%). Followed by Ottawa (31-ish) and Detroit (22-ish). Boston is the only other at 5-ish.

    I will take any one of them. It's not about winning or losing, it's about how the team would come out of a series against these teams. The Sens/broons would be emotionally and physically draining (in that they would try to injure our best players). Pittsburgh and Detroit are mostly honest teams on trending down. I'd rather have them.

    But first tonight. I don't trust the make me laughs at all. I expect several attempts to injure. I really wish TFS wasn't playing. I know it's hard to remember, but back when the leaf made the playoffs in the late 90s/early 00s, their strategy was to injure the best player on the other team in G1. I call it the "Pat Quinn Strategy". They were pretty successful at it. I don't believe a leopard changes its spots. God speed Price.

    GO HABS GO!

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    1. we will welcome your opinions free of Soju:)

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  8. Beachside! I bought the playoff games on Game Center so I can watch while I'm here. Woo boo!

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    1. Remember to turn over.

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    1. the Maritimer4:02 PM

      This means either league favourites Boston or welfare specialists Pittsburgh will miss the playoffs. Gary must be apoplectic in his New York office.

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  10. PatCHes skated for about 30mins in Montreal this morning - good news indeed.

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    1. "One thing we do know, is that in order to get back on the ice, Pacioretty had to have had at least one symptom free day before working out, and one symptom free day after doing light, off-ice workouts, probably on a stationary bike. This has been the usual protocol that NHL teams have followed with players returning from a concussion.

      If Pacioretty was symptom free after today's skate, then tomorrow he would escalate his work out, and continue to do so each day as long as he remains symptom free. The normal protocol is for that process to last seven days before the player can return to the lineup, however if at any point in the process the player experiences post-concussion symptoms or fails the baseline test, the seven days starts over again.

      However, according to documents filed in 2013 of the NHL's 2010 concussion protocol, the NHL does not strictly follow this protocol:

      concussion protocol
      While this seems vague already, the NHL's new collective bargaining agreement after the 2013 lockout is even more vague, and as long as a team doesn't publicly admit that a player suffered from a concussion, they're not held to any standard at all.

      We saw this last season when Dale Weise was clearly concussed against the New York Rangers but returned to play right away."

      So, as long as the Habs don't make it public, then they do not have to follow concussion protocol. Just goes to show how serious the league is about concussions doesn't it?

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  11. Last playoff spot up for grabs so it's either the broons or the pens.

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    1. big decision not, watch the playoffs from the first tee Broons.

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  12. Caught th end of the Kings sharks game - it was really strange watching them. The Kings grey/white uniforms made them look like they were playing in black and White anpd the Sharks in colour...just saying!

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  13. Evening everyone!

    GYFHG!!!!

    FOR THE LOVE OF GOD NO ONE GET INJURED

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  14. How about that Jordan Spieth?

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  15. I think someone in the last thread asked what ingredient was missing in their White NAFTA. I apologize for not remembering who. For him or her, the White NAFTA recipe:

    Canadian Whiskey (CC, Crown Royal, etc.)
    American Whiskey (bourbon of your choice
    Kahlua or Tia Maria for Mexico (though a quick Google search indicates Tia Maria is actually Jamaican)
    Milk or cream
    over ice

    proportions are entirely dependent on the exchange rate of the Canadian $ to the greenback. you can try 1:1:1:1 to start and fluctuate from there

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    1. though for after dinner, I suggest a 1:1:2:1 meaning the total whiskey should be equal to the total Mexican liquer

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  16. I have decided to ignore the English broadcast tonight and stick with a pure Laine TVA sports broadcast. Excellent stream and no racists...of sorts...

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    1. Good CHoice sip

      I am going to watCH sip the CBC just for the amusement factor. I am going to play "take a sip of my White NAFTA every time someone mentions Connor McDavid"

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    2. Empty feeling with no more RDS.

      Subtle yet noticeable snet tranna suck-up by leading with their Jays.

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    3. Lots of sucking off Paul Maurice, aka 'coach'. His team backed into the playoffs. 13 minutes in, zero mention of the Habs, zero! SFU!

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  17. CHicken parm. CHampagne.

    Sip! Sip!

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    1. Vegetarian quesedillas and Boreale IPA

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    2. Started with some prosecco...gonna move to stellar shortly then possibly onto old fashioned...depends on what happens I spose. Dinner was so long ago I don't remember...so now it's dry roasted peanuts!

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    3. Under the weather, maybe grab a bite later and will stick with tea tonight.

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    4. Get well juce!

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  18. As per our in-house lawyer dude/bartender guy, any mention of MACDAVID! is a bonus Sip! Otherwise the 'CH' rule is maintained. Sip!

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  19. cypress suggests that the Habs are hiding a PatCHes concussion. He is the perfect representation of their no-integrity network.

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    1. cypress = Kypreoshit

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    2. But to be fair...they probably are...

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    3. I won't disagree but the way that slug positioned it was SFU.

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  20. 23 minutes before the Habs are mentioned. SFU.

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    1. And that's why I am TVA tonight...except that fucking Betgeron is annoying as shit!

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  21. For juce;

    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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    1. Get well juce! We need you for the playoffs

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    2. Merci, both PatCHes and I will both be ready. GYMFHG!

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    3. Is Juce suffering an upper body or lower body ailment? Or are we allowed to say?

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    4. Upper aCHing body

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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. GYFHG!!!

    Win it just for the heck of it!

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  24. Just found the Game centre feed...CBC has bjcock on the panel - kill me!! My TVA feed has gone all fucked up...

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    1. Switched to TVA on Gamecentre...phew...

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  25. cockroaches trying to make their leaf relevant.

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  26. Decent interview with kidG and Strombo. Until he had to mention Pretzel...

    Cockroaches are my only option. I'll just be waiting for some no-talent wretched leaf to injure a Hab and listen for the SFU to say "it was a meaningless game...shouldn't have been playing him anyway" or something along those lines. At which point I will angrily finish my Guiness before grabbing another.

    GYMFHG!

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  27. TVA just mentioned the leaf and McDavid...SIP!!

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  28. leaf sucking bob, cold

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  29. What a fucking disgrace to our Anthem.......only if fucking leafland.

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    1. No juce. You've got to appreciate the guitarman.

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  30. 29, did you make out what amp Gord is using?

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    1. Looks like a Gibson. goes to 11

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  31. Wow - Andy Frost really upped Bob Cole...my God how things have gone downhill in tranna..

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  32. Lots of fun at the beaCH bar tonight. Sip. Ranger fan, Hawks fan, Bruins fan and yours truly going head to head or shot for shot. *hic*

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  33. Crap, phat phil just passed KidG in the scoring category by 1.

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  34. Catching up...Crap!!! DDD!!!

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    1. Game centre feed is about 2 min behind

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  35. DDD gets one for the Harper line.

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  36. the Maritimer7:26 PM

    GYFHG!!! It was me looking for the NAFTA recipe last night. Jack Daniels OK?

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    1. Yes Jack will satisfy the American whiskey requirement. Jack is a bit harsh though, so good luck!

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    2. 29 - Jack is not ever "Harsh"...

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    3. K3X we must have different definitions of harsh. Love Jack don;t get me wrong, bu sp some next to a Makers Mark or something and yegads. it burns

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  37. I don't think the leafs will try anything too physical, they will want to avoid sort injuries that may keep them out of their annual golf tourney.

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  38. the Maritimer7:29 PM

    Jordan Spieth is incredible but Justin Rose and Lefty are in the hunt. Gonna be a great day tomorrow for golf.

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    1. Thank god for Spieth's double on 17 to give us a tournament at least tomorrow

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    2. the Maritimer7:42 PM

      Yes

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    1. Ferraro's boy with his 1st NHL goal.

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  40. the Maritimer7:41 PM

    fuck

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  41. 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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  42. the Maritimer7:49 PM

    FUCK!! That's two kidG missed!!! C'mon bury these fuckers!!!!

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  43. Fuck you refs, pylon had gCHyuk's stick in his armpit.

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  44. Not the best period - but not the worst...lots of hockey to play

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    1. That's right, lots of hockey left, Habs will prevail.
      GYMFHG!

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  45. I dont want to see anymore fucking leaf rushes at TFS either!

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  46. SN1 has the NESN fed of the Bos/TB game. I watched for 30 seconds as a broon was sent to the box for an obvious check to the head and the guys in the booth trying to figure out what the penalty is for. As bad as Jack Edwards is, his sidekick, whoever he is, is 10 times worse. After hearing what the call was, it's "it was just body contact...". Yes McQuaid's body to TB player's head.

    And cue the confused Julien look. You know the one I'm talking about. Fuck i hope this crew misses the playoffs.

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    1. Edwards is the biggest homer ever.

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  47. the Maritimer8:11 PM

    Beauty!!

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  48. Nice, does PleXXXe have more goals than phatphuckphil?

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  49. Hey, one goes our way...gCHuk was 'just' offside. No call. GOAL!

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    1. Maybe they wanted make up for that penalty they gave him when pylon held his stick in his armpit.

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  50. super pretty goal by Superplexxxe!

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  51. 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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  52. The boys have missed a couple of golden opps. Burnyeah looking to cash out on a new CotU contract is happy.

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    1. Sure. Let's make him look good so the stupid leaf don't think they need a goalie upgrade.

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    2. Nonuts will sign him for 8yr $10M

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  53. the Maritimer8:15 PM

    499 points for turtlePleXXE.

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  54. Aw man I missed while doing the dishes.

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    1. the Maritimer8:18 PM

      Hockey is more important than dishes iRiRi. They'll still be there after the game. ;-)

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    2. it was supposed to take less than 20 minutes!

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  55. Love seeing all those empty grey sushi and shitty chardonnay seats.

    As Bruce Cockburn sang, 'grey-suited businessmen pissing against a wall'.

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  56. just remember, guys, this is their Stanley Cup game

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    1. Even Horriblecheck said so.

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  57. All due respect. Not Carey's fault. But he shouldn't even be playing tonight.

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  58. I'm eating chips with dip and drinking Grand Marnier. This won't end well.

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    1. broons fan buying you drinks?

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  59. Wow, they actually called one in favour of PFK
    CASH IT CASH IT CASH IT

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  60. 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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  61. Pens and broons don't want the last spot. Both tied at Nil - Pens over half way through a game against powerhouse Barfalo.

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  62. DSIP just completed a pass!

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  63. hi brothers...

    a lil early considering game is only 1/2 over, but i really really want da broons, then tampy and then a rematch vs the rags. i really hope im not the only one here praying for that. further... i really hope the boys are looking for this line-up as well for nothing motivates better than revenge right?

    lastly... i hope the teams plays well enough so that patCHes takes his time getting back. absolutely no rush to return at less than 100% from a knock on the head (parenteau, tanguay). am i right?

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    1. Well oleg, if and that's a big IF, the broons get in, they play the Rags first round. So you won't get everything you're looking for. I can see the boys losing this in regulation and TB winning. Detroit will probably also win meaning they would play in the 2-3 spot.

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  64. Come on boys! You need to play better than this!!

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  65. the Maritimer8:47 PM

    Jeebus...Carey has given up 3 goals on 10 shots. That hurts his stats terrible, I wish MThead hadn't started him.

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    1. Yeah, he shouldn't be playing.

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  66. That was a lean hit and Brewer went after (Y) in retaliation should be the only in the box.

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  67. 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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  68. Fuck I hate Millen. Dangerous play by Emelin with that lowbridge. Brewer gets right up. Hah! Straight arm right across the face. That was a nasty play by Emelin...

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    1. A pinheaded leaf sucker.

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  69. Wasn't kadri suppose to have learned a lesson and come back as a 'leader'? P.O.G.

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  70. Time to go do some laundry... Let's hope I make it back in time!

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  71. bob cold gets a hORRdon.

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  72. the Maritimer8:53 PM

    Nice play Burnyeah....you dork!

    Have another drink Moey!

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  73. Ok - this sets the tone for the third...get TFS the fuck out of there and who gives a shit about the Jennings.

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  74. the Maritimer8:55 PM

    Oh yeah...$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  75. The fried cocks intermission duo is pathetic;

    - of course they start with their leaf who had a looming season, um, all teams play 82 games
    - friedman dyed his hair for the playoffs, too much red in the head
    - friedman goes to his usual lie 'I'm told'., yeah sure
    - anyone think cox has a clue what Mario Lemieux knows, thinks, shits?
    - Strombo sucks his colleagues, not good
    - kypreoshit and bjsuck, combined IQ of zero
    - bjstuck finds a way to have the Habs lose to all opponents
    - the SFU will be bashing the Habs incessantly in the playoffs

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    1. I hope that TVA3 coming on the 15th is not an extra cash grab but included with the 1st 2.

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  76. 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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  77. OK - oine more period - Come on boys - lets end this the way we mean to go on!!

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  78. the Maritimer9:10 PM

    Holy shit, Jamie Benn of Dallas might win the scoring race with 85 points. That's fucking pathetic. Thanks coaches every where for all your "Systems" that beat any creativity out of players and force everybody to play like robots.

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  79. Is this Sophia Jerksoffwets another SFU?

    Checked it out...perhaps a turds lover. Marginally better but not much.

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  80. scott oak is thick

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  81. pylon is mighty brave now that ORR is on the ice.

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  82. CASH IT CASH IT CASH IT

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  83. leaf have the horseshoe up their ass there

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  84. 2 non calls for slashing the Habs

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  85. kidG 4 good opportunities and a ping

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  86. 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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  87. the Maritimer9:22 PM

    Don't cry heels......

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  88. Amateur production night at snet/hnit. Man, my CHeap photo editing jobs have more value.

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  89. CASH IT CASH IT CASH IT CASH IT CASH IT CASH IT PLEEEEEESSSSEEEE

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  90. KIDggggggggggggg

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  91. bernie whined to the refs

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  92. FUCK YOU ORA BASTARDSSSSSSSSSS

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  93. the Maritimer9:27 PM

    Lots of Habs fans at the ACC...

    STFU Millen you POS.

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  94. "Good call by the refs" -CBC

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  95. Kid G or another by BURNYA

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  96. Bernier fucking embellished

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  97. bULL fucking shit

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  98. Two leaf hack goalies whining like two leaf hack goalies. SFU.

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  99. That goal would have been justice for Gallager

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    1. ....the one he almost scored after they robbed him of.

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  100. So, let me get this straight: a win tonight gets them

    -the President's Trophy
    -the Jennings
    -home ice for the entire playoffs

    Man, where the fuck have I been?

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    1. the Maritimer9:33 PM

      1. No
      2. Maybe
      3. Only if the Rags get eliminated

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    2. Man, where the fuck have I been?

      Dishes and laundry and not enough iNAFTA.

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    3. Wow, I must have checked those standings 10 times before posting that. What the fuck was I looking at?!

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  101. TVA says heely beside him said that shouldn't be a goal.....no fucking kidding.

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  102. the Maritimer9:30 PM

    KidG should have 6...

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  103. 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!!!!!!!!!
    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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  104. fucktheora fucktheora fucktheora fucktheora fucktheora fucktheora fucktheora

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    1. eat shit shaved ape, retire already

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  106. Nonuts will be fired before he can lock up the Jackal long term.

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