juce9:40 AMBREAKINGIt's official, the PLAYERS have voted PatCHes to be their captain.juce9:42 AMAndrei Markov, Tomas Plekanec, P.K. Subban and Brendan Gallagher will serve as assistant captainsthe Maritimer11:00 AMGood for Max, congrats!K3X11:23 AMI am really happy it was a players vote - I thought a captain was going to be appointed - hence my leaning to PFK. But the players doing the voting has always been a better solution and I am delighted that they went with Patches! He deserves it and I love that they voted Gallagher an "A"...Now the refs will have to listen to him!juce12:35 PMI also though they would assign the captain. Players vote is the way to go and this also tells me that management felt the player-CHosen captain also had their support to act as the voice between management and the team.HabsFan291:07 PMCongrats patCHes wooo!!!!!HabsFan291:08 PM@the M - nice on the 80! Must have been frustrating as hell though to not see that 79. I know because I think I have shot 90 5 times, but never broken it. sigh.HabsFan291:17 PMPatCHes presser on now. Speaking French! Not quite as well as PFK did, but still pretty good!HabsFan291:18 PMPlayers could vote for anyone they wanted except TFSHabsFan291:25 PMDGMB and MT2 went to PatCHes house to tell him in person, but they went to the wrong house!HabsFan291:28 PMVodkov / KidG and PFK / Plexxxe will be the Assistant Captain "teams" and rotate home away like last year. Paired Vodkov and KidG because youngest and oldestHabsFan291:37 PMPatCHes was also voted captain by his teammates... in high schoolHabsFan291:44 PMDGMB wont reveal the vote totals. understandableHabsFan291:46 PMAnd we're done and taking pics. PatCHes' smile is ear to earSteve2:18 PMCongrats to Patches, your CAPITIEN MY cAPITEAN.. I like the fact the players voted, obviously Mr Molson is not a Harper fan.moeman3:19 PMFelicitations à notre nouveau capitaine!
Only players who were there at the end of last season had a vote.
I know it's only a scrimmage, but I am so psyched for Sunday!!!Does anyone know where the players line inside the Bell centre up to greet the fans? Ya, know, in case I want to 'stalk' any of them.
Happy 82nd to Scotty Bowman. (an omen?)
I am so virtualy infactuated with this girl. I only have one real girl bey9nd equal. But I always enjoy good senery.
Has the season started yet? Nice ones all 'round Moeman. Wat to go Patches!
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Greetings FHFers! Have a great weekend and G Y F H G!!!!!Also, fuck you leaf fanboy hacks!!! AKA SFU.I'm gonna break 80 one of these days...... Actually I have once, a couple years ago, still.....
The NHL is upping its security measures for this upcoming season.All 30 rinks will mandate walk-through metal detectors at entrance gates in time for the preseason, and have fans, media, employees, and even players pass through them in order to gain access to the buildings."It's the trend of the industry," NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly told Stephen Whyno of the Canadian Press."For better or for worse, we live in an uncertain world, and it has to be of paramount importance to us, the health and safety of our fans, and an extra precaution that might take an extra 30 seconds for each fan I think is more than worth it if it means you're creating a safer environment for your fanbase."
Congratulations to the new Cap'n Patches. There's probably an pirate/eye patch joke in there somewhere. The season is almost here! Got my NHL center ice internet dealie all ready to go. Been busy moving to China, and then trying to evade the Great Firewall of China, but did see PK's donation as well. I'm a useless student this year so I will be able to (hopefully) watch most games live! I do have morning classes twice a week, though. Bastards. The director of my program saw me wearing a Habs shirt on campus and told me the next day that he's a leaf fan. I told him it better not affect my final grade, as we all know the leafs always try to bring the Habs down. He promised it won't, but we did agree to keep our distance. GO HABS GO!
R. I. P. Todd Ewen
R.I.P So young.
R.I.P.I liked the guy, I remember reading once he was very soft spoken off the ice and despite being an enforcer using his fists a great deal, he was an accomplished pianist.Too many of these young men are passing away at a very young age, time for fighting to go and dinosaurs like Cherry to leave the broadcast scene.
Wooohooo!!! Scrimmage day!! Got the jersey out, fabulous seats (I will likely never see again in my lifetime) and ready to roll.Go Red or White Go!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
RIP Todd, sooner or later bare knuckle fighing is going to kill someone
Speaking of don cherry, watCH PFK do his don cherry impression
Reports are Todd Ewen committed suicide. So sad. We've learned former #nhl enforcer Todd Ewen appears to have died of self-inflicted gunshot wound to head @CTVNews Police are classifying his death as a #suicide. His family in #yyc say he was a loving husband & father @CTVCalgaryEwen's family also say he battled depression for years. Post #NHL, He also illustrated & wrote children's books
Just noticed TSN has the story up now. The story covers how many enforcers died recently - way too many. The common link seems to be CTE.NHL has to wake up and do something to protect the players.
Read how The View From Nebraska thinks Patches is a shit choice, should have been His Flaschyness.Just shows how out of touch he is with all things Habby.You don't put a C on a showey bucket mouth in this this town.The quiet reserved intelligent follow me guy gets the C.Best choice ever.Go Habs.
Chester I read that article too - and it didn't make sense for a lot of reasons. It implied that Patches placed into the role of Captain by a higher force within the organisation as a deliberate slight at PFK - which is all BS. The fact that Patches was chosen by his teammates says all you ever need to know. Leaders are people you follow. In Montreal, the Captain is the leader whose teammates chose to follow and for this reason, it is the only choice there could have been.
With all due respect Chester, that is quite harsh against PK.
K3X Local media is also of the opinion that Max was management's choice to begin with, though they didn't say it was as a slight to PK. During the exit interviews players were asked who their choice for captain would be and a lot said PatCHes. During the golf tourney DGMB said an announcement would be made before the end of training camp but after PK's news conference at the hospital, the 'public race' for captaincy became a spotlight so management decided, based on player opinions from the exit interviews, that it was 'safe' to put it to a vote immediately the day before training camp opened and made it public the day of. This helped them avoid controversy and let themselves 'off the hook' being able to claim it was the players' decision.
SorryReallyI wished I liked him.Don't like to criticize a Hab.Prob more just disagreeing with ToddGo Habs
Patches was the correct choice, by the players, management or whothefuckever. PK already has a target on his back, he didn't need it to be any bigger. PK is a larger than life character, a fan favourite and one of the most skilled players the Habs have had in a LONG time. I welcome his presence on the team.
Precisely why Patches is the captain, PK is a target and gets no respect from the league and Colon's little league of refs and making him captain wouldn't have changed that, least, I don't think so based on how he's been treated up to now. This will allow PK to focus on his game without the additional target on his back by the SFU that being a captain would have created.
I just got the 'The View From Nebraska' descriptor. Funny.PatCHes is a great CHoice. PFK would've been equally great. An abundance of riCHes!
The details of Tood Ewen's of death are troubling. I've never been a proponent for fighting, ever. Have I enjoyed watching a Hab pound a leaf or a broom. Yeah, in the moment but I have always been disgusted by the rock em' sock em' crowd that benefitted from fights.May he now rest in peace and something be dome about fighting and concussions and CTE and all that hurts an honest player.
I challenge the SFU to put aside 10% of their leaf blather and focus on the issue of concussions.
Good luck with that, man. The SFU have blue and white disease which supersedes all other maladies.
If you want your daily dose of leaf shite, blob interviews lou-lou over at sfutsn. I didn't read it but it's there.
I'll pass, but thanks anyway.
The puck will drop ...I'm getting flushed ...We're gonna win the cup, stie.Go Habs
Shields Up !!Arm Phasers and load the tubes !According to the interwebs we will be dressing two ...pause for effect ... TWO players who are 6 foot six fucking inches tall.I can't recollect when that last happened.Holy fuck I'm getting excited and I haven't even started to drink.Go Habs
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Looks like it's on RDS here
I know it's pre-season, but I'm going out to watch it anyway.GO HABS GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
3 on 3 OT regardless of the score.
Upthread from the Maritimer,Here's the blob interviewing DGMBhttp://www.tsn.ca/nhl/video/bergevin-believes-habs-are-on-right-track-to-compete-for-stanley-cup~710953
Saw some of it on that's leaf.
Nice to see Bozon playing.
Bring on the pond hockey portion of the evening!I think this 3 on 3 is the stupidest thing in the world. Yet it excites me. Can you imagine PFK in a 3 on 3 situation? With all that space? It makes me giddy.
oh meh, a penalty at the end of regulation has it at 4 on 3 to start the OT
and it's over. that was quick. i want my 3 on 3!
cue the mediots on the importance of this win for the Laff
And that laff team wasn't even coached by the $50 Million Dollar Man! He was coaching the B team in Toronto against the Turds.Golf sure is a funny game. The last two days I shot 92, I misplaced my short game somewhere last weekend and haven't been able to find it, plus lipping out a lot of short putts. I also think they've did some subtle changes to flag placement making it tougher to get to them on approach. I'll do better today.
Its their Stanley Cup.
Panic, blow this team up now!
R.I.P. Yogi Berra
RIP when you come to a fork in the road, take it!
I don't like the idea of this 3 on 3 nonesense. What's wrong with a mutherfucking tie game for christ sake? OK - I know that ship has sailed but honestly 3 on 3 is fucking bullshit unless you aren't going to award a loser point to the team that doesn't gain possession off the opening faceoff. Why bother? And it affects the goalies even more as it counts against their GAA. It also counts for the scorers and only so many key people will get a crack at 5 minutes of 3 on 3. Mind you Patches might finally break 40 goals if he gets a shot...No matter how many arguments I end up making on either side of the argument it's still fucking bullshit devised for people who don't actually know fuck all or give a shit about hockey but who demand a winner form each game that is played. FUCK YOU GARY BETTMAN YOU COCKSUCKER!
What the hell was the 'rape kit' doing outside of Kane's accuser's mother's house?http://deadspin.com/lawyer-of-patrick-kanes-accuser-claims-rape-kit-was-tam-1732598494?utm_campaign=socialflow_deadspin_twitter&utm_source=deadspin_twitter&utm_medium=socialflow
Mme. TFS joining Hockey Wives.
Reminds me of the Pocket Rocket.~~~Bruce Weber, the NYT:Beyond the historic moments and individual accomplishments, what most distinguished Berra’s career was how often he won. From 1946 to 1985, as a player, coach and manager, Berra appeared in a remarkable 21 World Series. Playing on powerful Yankee teams with teammates like Rizzuto and Joe DiMaggio early on and then Whitey Ford and Mickey Mantle, Berra starred on World Series winners in 1947, ’49, ’50, ’51, ’52, ’53, ’56 and ’58. He was a backup catcher and part-time outfielder on the championship teams of 1961 and ’62. (He also played on World Series losers in 1955, ’57, ’60 and ’63.)All told, his Yankee teams won the American League pennant 14 out of 17 years. He still holds Series records for games played, plate appearances, hits and doubles.No other player has been a champion so often.It’s almost unfathomable how successful the Yankees were with Yogi. He spanned the era from DiMaggio to Mantle, and caught Don Larsen’s perfect game in the World Series. A perfect game in the World Series. But beyond his on-field success, if you don’t follow the Yankees closely, you just can’t understand how beloved the man was. When he showed up in recent years for special events at Yankee Stadium, the place just erupted. No one got a response from the crowd like Yogi did.
You can observe a lot by watching.
Now that the PP coaches are switched over to run the PK and vice-versa, does this mean the PK will suck instead?
Watched the leaves game and what happened to Michel Lacroix ( sp )Did I miss something in the off season?Is he OKGo Habs
PatCHes was at practice today.
“Nobody goes there anymore. It’s too crowded.”
Montreal Stars reborn as Les Canadiennes de Montréal Kick their asses, Ladies!
Nice logo too.
I see a spin-off "Habettes Hubbies"
Who's this Fleishmann who just scored? Is he Jewish?
This gCHuk-Lego-Splooge/Cum/Semen (did we decide yet?) line could be good!
I know it was just a scrimmage but I think they gor 6pts combined.
Cumsplooge is impressing me
Put Vodkov back in nets.
PP looks a little better
Condon's nick will be a no-brainer.
The PP lives!
a PP goal!/faints
Herr Fleischmann der Juden is having a hell of a night, oy
Only 3 shots in the 1st but they made 2 of 'em count.
Lawyer for Kane's accuser withdraws from the case. What a soap opera.
I just read Lego is carrying the puck into the offensive zone and making a play, good thing its only the pre season, no hockey plays allowed during regular season.
if Fleiischmann makes the team, Butter, VW, come to mind, or based upon his Jewish Heritage and game saving goals we could call him Jesus.
based upon translation simply Meat
gCHuck, Lego, Splooge line based upon the fact none are north american could be called the Euro line or the Immigrant lineEline, an Iline. So far they look dominating, the Leaf will send out Syrians to take them down.