Jan 6, 2016

"Are you really sure that a floor can't also be a ceiling?" ~ EsCHer ~ Game 41 vs. NJ

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  1. Moeman - That cat has now buggered my eyes! So who do we get tonight? Career AHLer or impressive rookie thrown in at the deep end? And what is the over /under on DDD on the PP tonight? I say it about 7.25

    Go You Fucking Habs Go! Welcome Home - Just Fucking win!!

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    1. Heh. Do yourself some good and stare at the gals in the kitCHen (they are making soup for 29).

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    2. Yup...that fixed it! thanks moeman - you are the best

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  2. I haven't felt this "meh" about this team in a very long time. Not sure I can stomach watching a NJD game - might tune in for the 3rd. There was a headline at tsn earlier that gave me a brief heart flutter - I thought eMTy was on his way out, but it was just about him blaming the 3rd and 4th line for the lack of scoring. Says it all right there.

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    1. MT2 is running out of 'No excuses'.

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  3. Double posted for some reason. Anyway, fingers crossed for The Rock to enter his rightful place at Baseball's HOF in Cooperstown today. Quite possibly my favourite Expo of all time...though it's a tough call.

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    1. Well said. Also, always loved Griffey Jr.'s game.

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  4. This is for Raines. I'll change it to a Habs logo following their next 3 game winning streak. That's not asking too much is it?

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    1. Next three are NJ-PIT-CHI. I'll be happy with 4 points and still seeing the Expos logo.

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  5. "The Los Angeles Kings have acquired Philadelphia Flyers defence man Luke Schenn and forward Vincent Lecavalier for forward prospect Jordan Weal and a third round pick in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft."

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    1. Flyers will eat 50% of each of their salaries.

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    2. I was reading about this. The Kings must be nuts! And I don't understand the cap space issue with this trade...the Kings don't have 8m of space so there must be a lot more that we don't know about yet...

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    3. I don't keep up on the financials but LeCav must be getting cheques from 9 teams now?

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  6. I heard on 690 that DGMB was so pissed last night he stormed out. I guess he's worried that their goal 'was to make the playoffs' may be in jeopardy.

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    1. He should be pissed. This is his mess - he hired MT and stood up for him not long ago. Maybe he's realising that he's about to be made a dick of when he has to sack the useless twat. If the Habs are out of a playoff spot by the 3on3 tourney break (can't bring myself to call it an All star game) he wont have an option.

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  7. Mike Richards signed by the Caps.

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  8. Tim Raines left out, again.

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  9. Jones for Johansen a done deal.

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  10. Habs will pay tribute to Dickie Moore tonight before the game.

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  11. How are other teams dealing? Does DGMB know about this?

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  12. DGMB would be dealing from a position of weakness right now, the vultures would be circling.

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  13. Scalloped potatoes with asparagus.

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  14. Pasta and greek salad.

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  15. 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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  16. Not a dry eye in my house!

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  17. I hope this can motivate them to play with pride tonight.

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  18. No Squid on the menu tonight.

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    1. Salut, 29. What is the avatar? (poor eyes)

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  20. Oh FFS Kill it.

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  21. With Saint Paddy, I have changed my avatar in tribute to Tim Raines. But also for MT2. Its a rock. Like Rock Raines. Like MT2 is as stupid and stubborn and ugly as a fucking rock

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    1. You answered my question the same time I asked it.

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  22. ps fuck the BB hall of fame

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  23. pps I've been at a 5 à 7 and I am TANKED

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    1. ppps on Bulleit bourbon. good stuff! and my cold is GONE

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  24. Just showed the replay on the bogus penalty.

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  25. What a boring game, so far.

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  26. am now on minute 4 of staring at that cat picture in thread. I may be on drugs. Or I may need drugs. It's a tough call

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    1. Heh. Do yourself some good and stare at the gals in the kitCHen (they are making soup for you).

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  27. Too many men, CaCHe it.

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  28. 7 guys on the ice.

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  29. WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

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  30. patCHes!!! PP!!! amen!!!

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  31. Yeah! PP goal! Its not an illusion!

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  32. A PPG! Imagine that.

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  33. They're going to challenge for goalie interference?

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  34. oh fuck off with your challenge

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  35. Oh oh, hopefully the war roomers haven't been looking at the cat pic!

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  36. Replay shows Schneider made contact with his stick on KidA.

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  37. Heh, Bell Centre audio cat plays Blondie's 'Call me'.

    Goal!

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  38. No contact, good goal and no more timeout for the Devils.

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  39. Another catPP please!

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  40. Looked like clipping to me.

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  41. Well...they killed a penalty or two, scored a goal and didn't get scored on. Job done for period 1. I still don't like the way they continue to dump the puck. No possession at all. The devils are all about possession...such a contrast.

    Little bits at a time boys. Keep it up. Just fucking win!!

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  42. the Maritimer8:03 PM

    Hey Cats! What Up?

    I read MB was pissed after the Philthy No Show. Maybe he got wind of the RyJo trade and realized he'd been snookered.

    Now it's being said he's going hard after Drouin. I hope DD is going the other way some way some how.

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    1. Yzerman will fleece him.

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    2. I'm not expecting muCH.

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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!!!!!!!
    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 needs to be benched. or an intervention. or something

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    1. Make him look at the cat pic!

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  45. So much for that. Kill it.

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  46. BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! FUCK YOU BETTMAN! I MEAN BUD SELIG...or whomever sits in that chair these days. Fuck Gary and Bud anyway.

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  47. And Roger Goodell. Fuck him too.

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  48. Teams should be penalized for playing the trap.

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  49. Four fuckups on the ice and not one can pick up a broken stick. Its not like they are needed to miss another infraction.

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  50. Penalty shot....will DDD actually shoot?

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  51. penalty shot with DDD!!!

    ugh

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  52. ...right over the net.

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  53. They can even miss the net on the PS. This team is amazing.

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  54. If I'm not mistaken, any player on the ice can be chosen to take the PS?

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  55. Lb on the job!!

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  56. Send Lb to the 3on3 allstar game.

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  57. Lb's 5th pt short-handed.

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  58. JIM GORDON! Now there's a commissioner I can get behind. Though if you watch the series Gotham, he hails from some very dark beginnings.

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    1. I like Gotham, kid from the OC.

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  59. Anonymous9:04 PM

    Hang on Boys and get the Druid, I will change religions.

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    1. If Steve were here, he would agree.

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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!!!!!!!
    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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  61. Oh shit disallowed for high sticking the puck.

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  62. Well at least it went in.

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  63. 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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  64. this is some serious HANGING ON BOYS

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  65. STF the ole up.

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  66. Not you can OLE

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  67. Can it still be challenged?

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  68. I'm betting Safe starts the next game.

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  69. Auto is good at both ends of the ice.

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  70. Cat pic had an influence!

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  71. the Maritimer10:02 PM

    I'm pretty sure Steve is not here 'cause he's workin' for the Man. Isn't that like the fox guarding the henhouse?

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    1. yep, and I am surrounded by foxes

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  72. the Maritimer10:17 PM

    Teams can make "hockey trades" if they really want to as evidenced by the BJ's/Preds deal today. I feel MB doesn't want to do anything of such a nature because he believes in building from within. Through the draft. Thus, we Habs fans will be watCHing the same core players for the next 5 years at least with more tinkering around the edges. I couldn't bring myself to watch a typical NJ/Habs snorefest so I read today's paper, did the crossword puzzle and watched the National. I flipped over to sportsbet for the last 7 minutes or so with the mute button on. That's what 23 years of watching losing teams has done for me. The hiring of the last two coaches, JM the Baron of Boredom and eMTy the King of the Dump and Chase has wore me down. I've got nothing left in the tank. It seems we have been watching the same movie over and over again. I love you guys and I always get a chuckle when I read the comments on this site. I can't wait to go south in a week and a half and recharge my batteries. Maybe, just maybe, in the meantime something will occur to peak my interest again. The hot October start for the Habs was an illusion and in the immortal words of Pete Townsend and Roger Daltry: "I won't get fooled again." Nope.

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  73. Yay? I guess. For a while there I thought if the Habs lost enough MB would have to fire MT. But now I see that will never happen. MT is to MB as DDD is to MT. So I guess I want them to win, but frankly it doesn't seem to matter much to me right now. After 6 weeks of watching those bums phone it in, I guess I just stopped caring, too. As long as they embarrassed the broons on New Year's.

    Like the Maritimer, I'm doubtful MB will do anything to actually improve this team significantly. I'm not really sure I want him to. I think this team is better than MT has them playing, but I guess we'll never find out. And I'm not sure what MB can get on the market for what he's willing to give up. I doubt you can get a bag of pucks for DDD or Emelin. I doubt they'd ever be on the chopping block anyway. I mean, really, who's MB willing to part ways with? Probably one or more of the young guys. So if Ghetto and McCaron land them Druion I'd rather he just not do anything.

    I also don't see much of a point unless Price comes back. Even if they manage to make the playoffs (on pace to miss them!), they're going nowhere in April with out TFS. So why sell the farm?

    Whatever, Go Habs Go and all that.

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    1. O-Man / The M - like you both, I think I am resigned to the fact that nothing much is now going to change this season. MT is not going to get sacked by MB because it will invalidate all that MB has been doing. Presumably the players he has brought in have been discussed with MT - they are the type he wants - so I have not spent a lot of time calling for him to be sacked - even though I remain adamant that the Habs will never win the Cup with him behind the bench. What makes me really depressed is watching the style they play. Last night was a perfect example. The Habs had no possession at all - it's all erratic, dump and chase, shoot it to the corner and dig it out they never had the puck for more than a minute at a time before the dumped it in and chased after it. The Devils play a boring style of hockey but at least they hold onto the puck and make passes and carry the puck over the blueline. Teams have gotten wise to how you beat the dump and chase the Habs play and I agree with O-Man - if they make the playoffs (which I think they still will), they won't go too far. Watching that tribute to Dickie Moore sort of drove the message home. There isn't that kind of passion with many of the Habs these days. It's a job...and some of them are not doing their "job" very well. I appreciate that it's a long season - and last night did look somewhat better overall - but it is still not the same - and I guess that is why I get so disappointed when I see a player not putting in the effort - they are wearing the CH - it still means a hell of a lot to a lot of people who would kill to be in their shoes. Which is where the expectation of winning comes from. I was watching the footage they were showing last night on Tim Raines and his failed bid for Cooperstown and it reminded me of the present day Habs. The Expos had a core of awesome players - Raines, Dawson, Carter, Walker, Cromartie, Rogers, etc. who were all in or entering their prime and they should have won a championship for the Expos - they came close but it never happened. The Habs are in the exact same position - they have a nucleus that should win a Stanley Cup for the Montreal Canadiens - teams don't get into this position very often - they have the nucleus to win it all - if they piss it away, it will be another 5-10 years before it comes around again - if it comes around again...

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  74. DGMB has to make a serious offer for Druid. Sure he will have to overpay, likely and additional first draft pick. Maybe a big Mac, Tin Tin, Plaid Ghetto and Auto package. We have made way worse trades.

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  75. #Habs have traded G Dustin Tokarski to #Ducks for Max Friberg.

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  76. Supremely skilled, he has great one-on-one ability and is quite creative with the puck. Can score goals and set up linemates with aplomb.
    Flaws: Is undersized for the NHL and must adapt his game better to North American-sized ice. Needs more work on his play without the puck.
    Career Potential: Skilled winger with some upside.

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  77. 5'11", 200 lbs. | Anaheim
    Birth Date:November 20, 1992 (23 years old)
    Place of Birth:Skovde, SWE
    Shoots:R Experience:1 years

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  78. After watching teams make real hockey trades yesterday, this sort of thing just depresses me more. I don't want a trade just for a trade, and this sort of looks exactly like that. "See fans! I'm shuffling things up just like those other guys!" Hope this guy, whatever his name is, helps out the Ice Caps. Or whatever.

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  79. Maybe DGMB traded Toker for a forward because we wants to replace Auto's spot on the Ice Caps.

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  80. Thanks for your time as a Hab Toker. Good luck in your future endeavours.

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    1. Yes, good luck to you Toker.

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    2. the Maritimer2:15 PM

      I'll bet Toker is excited to switch from living in St. John's, Nfld in January to San Diego, California. Plus all the air miles he'll score. Good luck kid. To both of you.

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    3. toker we will forever get high on your air

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  81. Sometimes my boundaries have been flexible, and other times I have changed. Some times I just get lost and

    http://globalovethinktank.blogspot.ca/2016/01/do-not-fight-future-when-you-know-past.html
    found mutherfeckers

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  82. > http://fourhockeyfans.blogspot.ca/2016/01/never-short-sexy-friday.html

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