Hoorah! The circle jerk is finally over! Time to get on with hockey! Two takeaways I got from ths exhibition games...BBQ is going to be good for the Habs (not Norris trophy good mind - just "good") and TFS is looking pretty good overall. From what I saw he made some good saves through this tourney, some really good saves, and at times he looked, dare I say it...ordinary. The two goals he let in against Russia were stoppable and somewhat "sof..." So let's see where it all goes.Great SF Moeman - I have promised to be as positive as possible in my comments so there is no way I'll break that after you've spent time putting this masterpiece together for us. RIP Mr. Palmer, Love the grammaphone and nice ones all 'round!Go You Fucking Habs Go!!
Totally fantastic sexy friday Moeman. I really dont think that girl shoud be biking in those shoes.Last night CHevy was out of the levy, he is going to stick.
HA! That 'rare moment' is just awesome.
Where can I get me some of those cat undies? Awesome!
You mean like right meow?
Right fecking meow! I'll take an early lunch....
Hey, Peggy's Cove, NS! Just around the corner from my cottage! Well just across the bay actually. For crying out loud, if you ever visit, STAY OFF THE BLACK ROCKS! We usually lose a tourist or two to the ocean each year. I wonder if that's the clusterfuck known as Bluenose II (or is it III?) listing out on the sea?Anyway, glad the Rogers Buttfuck show is over and real hockey can begin.
As for Shaw's nickname, despite juce's objections, i'm down with SSR. The redemption can refer to his own - redeem some respect in himself while also having the double meaning of helping his new team redeem themselves after that shitshow we saw last season.I would also go with &E as an alternative.
As the shawshank redemption is one of the greatest movies ever I like being able to attach some of that wonder to our team. We need to find a player we can call Dune.
Wicked nice little sexy Friday moeman! What a great three minutes of hockey last night, after a horrible 57 minute zombie-fest led by Doubty and Petered-away-jello to that point. At least BBQ looked good. I will never be able to hate Ratface the same way again, seeing the look of absolute misery he happily planted on his Broon captain's Halloweeny face with the winning goal. Good times!!! And the Habs game had some entertaining moments, and it's pretty clear Condon is St. John's bound now.I hope Pension wins for Shaw's nickname, but SSR works pretty good too. GYFHG
POS;“You know, I’ve got to tell you, I’m thrilled to be here in Toronto, to win this in Toronto,” Babcock said. “This is just a sign of what’s going to happen here in Toronto, just so you know. This is a special thing to do for Canada, and now we’ve got to do it in Toronto.”
A reporter/journalist with integrity would write about how coaches Quenneville, Trotz and Julien didn't lower themselves like this. Truly disgusting behaviour.
Meh, he's got to promote his shitty team for his ml$e masters and give hope to the lemming leafools. They don't realize their team is going to be as bad, or worse even, than last year.In the meantime Habs fans can only hope that their team can remain healthy, free of distractions and led by Kirk Muller to better things.Thanks moe for another great Sexy Friday.A suggestion: maybe in an upcoming game thread, we can get an old-fashioned stripper motif in honour of the newest Hab headcase, CHe and his possible protege SergaCHevy, I have read he was a beast on the blueline last night. Sounds like Condom has sprung a few leaks and will be plying his trade elsewhere in the future.
Bon vendredi sexxxy mes ami(e)s! Fine work moe, especially #8. Those are some kind of gams! And nice of you to squeeze my MP guy in there, along with what's his name, the PM or something.
sui generis SergyCHevy he has to stick. Now we have to dump the fourhundred fourthliners and 7,8 D men. Let DDD, Flynn clear waviers and report to the le Rocket.Patches gChuck KidAChe Superplexxe SSRFrodo BigMac AutoDanult CH LB (Ghetto Mitchel)BBQ N8Dish VodkovY CHevy (Barbie, Plaid)
I approve this lineup.
If anyone bought a ticket in la Bell Province...The only winning ticket for Friday night's $37.5 million Lotto Max jackpot was sold in Quebec.
Bab$ is a self-aggrandising sell-out.
Twelve years ago, the Expos played their last baseball game in Montreal. Today, I stood up in the House to mark the occasion and to express my wish to be able to one day bring my children to a game to see the Expos beat none other than the Blue Jays. Let’s go, Expos!
This roster makes no sense to me. Where is CHevy and Frodo or has eMTy already decided they need more process? Matteau, Flynn, De la Rose. burnout, Audette, Julson, Scherback, are not on this team, so why play them? Why not put together some real third and fourth lines? Sometime you cant see the foxholes for all the brain farts.
Its the Mexicant without the shot or speed or ability to keep blades on the ice and his ass off it.David Desharnais: He’s all out of confidence, and I believe the organization should admit that they’re all out of room for a once-upon-a-time feel-good story of perseverance. He was virtually invisible on the ice last night, as his diminutive size caused him to be tossed around and off the puck with ease. He has shown that he’s no longer a part of the team’s plans moving forward. Enough is enough.
DDD is gritty like the little rough spot a denstist accidently leaves on a filling and it drives you crazy enough you have to go back and have him file it off.
Let's hope Phaneuf doesn't try to end some kid's career like he did last year in a preseason game with the Sabres.
Trekkies don't like Trump.http://www.upworthy.com/70-members-of-star-treks-cast-and-crew-just-wrote-an-epic-anti-trump-letter?c=ufb1
our farm team is holding its own with mostly nhl, bigmac kooking good
Sunday morning sidewalk for the boys on Sunday. I hope BigMac does not need more processing to please the cheese.
All the best for the upcoming Rosh Hashanah.
Tonight's preseason game is sold out, which is the first such preseason sellout in franchise history, the Predators say.
Lego goal and an assist on the PP, Lego does not fit on the PP eMTy proved that conclusivly.
Maybe Lego should have been used on the PP i/o DDD, we might have seen that more often. PFK also a PPG (don't tell Pat Hickey) and an assist.
Based upon the results to date, and thats what is important folks, we lost the trades overwhelmingly and totally and it will take decades before we win another game. I found out how Nashville sold out, in addition to $9 tickets, you get to date Taylor Swift inbetween romances.
Taylor Swift? Man, she must be high maintenance. I don't think the tide would take her out now.
That much? Some Habs tix were going for $6 us.
Not that I watch exhibition hockey anyway, it will be interesting (entertaining?) to listen to the SFU blowhards singing the praises of new tranna superwunderkind Matthews as he deconstructs the lowly Habs. I'll be checking in for moe's take on the matter as I will be tied up this evening watching football and the NASCAR race on pvr.On a sad note, one of my good golf friends lost his wife to cancer this week past so I will be at the funeral parlour for a while as well. Damn disease.
Condolences to your friend, the M.
Sympathies sent your way.
New slogan in the laff dressing room, wait for it..."Heart and Drive Lives Here." Bab$ is living in a fantasy world.
Watching football but tune into the last 3 minutes of the Habs/Laffs game and the boys have a nearly full 2 minute 5 on 3 (6 on 3 cuz they pulled their Rubber) and DDD was on for the full length of the PP and the play was to get the puck to him in the slot and let him take a terrible low chance shot. Now i don't know who else was on the roster tonight, but if none of them were a better option for that play we're fucked. Now after the pp's were over props to DDD for making a great pass to Auto to tie the game. Ooooh, and i just tune back in to see how the OT is going to see the laff win it with a minute or so left. I wonder if DDD was on the ice for the entire OT?
Put in some extra work in my labs today. Missed the game. Regular season is what matters. Watching the Steelers. How the fuck did they lose to the Eagles?
we just are not sure of what we have with DDD yet, so lets try him on the first line PP and all the overtime, and these other players we will process them.
we need a DDD intervention for eMTy, WTF WTF.
I look forward to wee Davey getting his 5 year extension at $6mil per. Awesome.
Jesus has returned. He is going to be living in Toronto and has changed his name to Austin.
He has been seen skating on water!!!
Sorry for the size of this post, i just wanted to make sure you see (don't need to read) the CANADIAN PRESS article on the Habs/Leafs game. I've hi-lited the bit they included on the Habs. Hint...you may need to go to my next post to find it.TORONTO — It was on the first shift in the second period of his Toronto Maple Leafs debut that Auston Matthews flashed a likely preview of his NHL future.Matthews grabbed the puck in his own zone and slashed his way toward the Montreal Canadiens goal. Mikhail Sergachev, also a 2016 first-round pick, tried to slow Matthews down, but it didn't work. The 19-year-old, who became the first player picked No. 1 overall by the Maple Leafs in 31 years, just kept going, somehow firing a shot on goal even with Sergachev in tow.It was speed, power, and skill all wrapped up in one.Matthews may not have found the scoresheet in his first game action with the Leafs on Sunday night, but he certainly made an impression in more than 18 minutes of ice time. Wearing No. 34, he looked at ease from start to finish and said afterward that nerves weren't a factor, his recent experience for Team North America at the World Cup of Hockey offering a helpful prelude to the NHL."It's hockey out there," Matthews said after the Leafs' 3-2 overtime win. "I think having that World Cup experience under my belt gives you confidence going into this that you can perform at this level and make an impact."On his very first shift he picked the puck off Canadiens forward Daniel Carr on the backcheck and sprung a counter-attack for the home side.His skills were evident alongside Zach Hyman and 2014 first rounder William Nylander, perhaps too much at times for head coach Mike Babcock. Babcock found his young cavalry, which also included 2015 top pick Mitch Marner, to be more interested in flashing puck skills against Montreal than on shooting the puck and getting to the net.Babcock stressed repeatedly that the group would have to learn to play."We thought they were handing out points for stickhandling instead of shooting and getting on the inside and scoring goals," said Babcock, returning to the Leafs bench after guiding Canada to a World Cup crown last week.Youthful exuberance seemed a part of the package, often just an extra, unnecessary show of dash.At one point on a Toronto power play, Marner tried to dance around a sea of defenders only to give the puck away. Nylander, too, tried at times to make a pretty play with the puck as did Matthews occasionally.The Arizona native had his best chance to score on a power play in the second. Zipping out of the right corner and into the slot, Matthews rung a shot off the crossbar. He finished with two shots on goal and nearly 70 per cent puck possession at even-strength, albeit against a Montreal squad that dressed almost no NHL regulars.Matthews, who did drop five-of-six faceoffs, is just the headlining talent among a wave of young Leafs expected to step into the NHL this season, with many on display Sunday.Each of the Leafs last five first-round picks (2012-2016) suited up against the Canadiens, including Nylander, the 20-year-old who had 13 points in his first 22 NHL games, and Marner, the fourth-overall pick in 2015 trying to stick in the NHL for the first time this season.Toronto expects to get a whole lot faster in the coming year with skill to match. Babcock said it was immediately apparent how much more skillful the group appeared already with most of the team's projected regulars dressing against Montreal.
...continued.Among those was Nikita Zaitsev, the 24-year-old defenceman who joined the Leafs from Russia in the summer. He scored Toronto's first goal, bursting into the middle of the ice to rip a shot by Canadiens goalie Mike Condon."He was the best of that (young) group tonight by far," Babcock said of Zaitsev, who played more than 22 minutes on Toronto's second pairing alongside Matt Hunwick, who scored the overtime winner.His skills and skating ability were apparent earlier this month at the World Cup, Zaitsev playing a prominent role for Russia."Once he gets his bearings and he gets really comfortable with his teammates, I think he's going to be a huge part of what we're doing," said Morgan Rielly, who had Toronto's second goal.Zaitsev was among the seven Leafs who represented Toronto at the World Cup to make their pre-season debuts on Sunday night: Matthews (North America), Rielly (North America), Leo Komarov (Finland), Roman Polak (Czech Republic), Milan Michalek (Czech Republic) and James van Riemsdyk (USA) were the others.Jhonas Enroth, who backed up Henrik Lundqvist for Sweden, was playing his second game. He stopped seven of eight shots, splitting the goalie duties with Garret Sparks.Daniel Audette and Carr scored for Montreal.Toronto got its first taste of Matthews at the World Cup where he shined alongside Connor McDavid for Team North America. Looking more than ready for NHL competition, Matthews rung up a pair of goals and three points in three games.
Brutal but expected. The CotU media is desperate.
What no mention of DDD's heroics, the worlds smallest Zamboni.
Nice going CANADIAN PRESS. How's things up there in the center of the universe anyway??
Wonder CotU which hack coughed up that hairball (probably seigel). Expect this and worse for the next decade. To them the 29 other teams don't exist. One can see why snet was desperate for the NHL rights.
Over at HEOTP one of the bloggers was commenting during the game how the snet play by play guys were only seeing one team on the ice. Also, they were talking about how Matthews folds his laundry and when his mother was coming for a visit. I believe it was Romaniuk and Millen. *Gag*
Millen is probably that he no longer has to differentiate between PFK and DSP. And just in case there is any confusion at all for him on the current roster, they cut Addison.
"If there was any kind of rift in the locker room between players last season when Subban was around or between Pacioretty and Therrien, now is the time to fix it. Pacioretty has the "C," with Weber brought in as an alternate to help out, and this is his team to lead."I've spoken to players on the team and we're all on the same page," Pacioretty said. "We're going to show this year that we're all on the same page -- coaches, management, players."A quote from our friends at snet. Max better put his money where his mouth is. He wasn't much of a leader last season.
Doesn't PatCHes see that management didn't think he was either and kept harping about 'leadership' all off season and how PatCHes will now be surrounded. Does he need someone to draw him a picture or is he too busy towing the company line to see the forest through the trees?
I really like PatCHes. He's worth every dime. I think his friendship with DDD muddies his water.
I dont like patches sure he scores 30 to 40 goals a year, but I want 60 to 70
I'm always looking for inspiration for my parodies; http://www.rollingstone.com/music/lists/100-best-albums-of-the-eighties-20110418?utm_source=huffpo&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=oct2016
Wow. Such an amazing list. I have 95 of the 100 albums. Agree 100% with their #1. No better album for me. I may do my own recap.
Just looked at the top 20, way to much Prince. No Pouges, no Van Morrison, but overall a pretty fair list. London Calling the best Album of the 80's I am not there but cant at this moement come up with something better.
I am a 60's and 70's guy, 1968-1979 represents the pinnacle of rock and roll music to me. A co-worker of mine called the 80's a "lost decade" in music. I wouldn't go that far, although I detested all the electronic pop that some bands were doing. The Clash was not my cup of tea. For me personally, U2 was the preeminent 80's band and The Joshua Tree would be my favourite album of that decade.
I am with The M, insomuch as the most part of the 80's represents a lost decade for me. The 80's had some good music but a lot of crap too. Sadly it was only after a number of years had past that I realised that some of it was crap. However...Tom Petty, Bruce Springsteen, Van Halen, Neil Young, Eric Clapton, Dire Straits, Tom Cochrane, AC/DC and many more of this ilk put out some great albums. There is a load of "not to my taste" music on that top 100 list but to each it's own.In the 80's I discovered ZZ Top as well - so things weren't all that bad. From the top 10 - for me - Born in the USA is my pick
There are a lot of great albums here; as a lifelong Clash and Mats fan (hey there, Tim Kaine!), I remember being impressed with Rolling Stone when they first published this years ago.Steve, I agree on the sad omission of the Pogues. If I Should Fall From Grace With God ought to be in the top ten. Rum Sodomy and the Lash as well.And I humbly would also include the virutally unknown "Battle Hymn of the Apartment" by Montrealers Jerry Jerry and the Sons of Rhythm Orchestra. And Three O'Clock Train's Muscle In. And the Nils... And the Asexuals...
DDD is like an elite call girl, she makes one good pass a month and it pays the rent.
eMTy is a LOTR fan. He does have that troll thing going. Frodo makes the team, Big MAC, CHevy, Auto all go away for now. Captian Kirk finds out the prime directive is to make DDD play in the NHL.
Autographed TFS Ford pickup travelling to Quebec for the Bruins game.http://25stanley.com/le-pick-up-ford-carey-price-est-spectaculaire/
Certainty usally has a calming effect, except when its knowing who the third line center will be.If you have not seen Frodo and Auto's goals from last night, they were both beauts with Autos being Lemiux like.
Shameless plug for my buddy Jim Hynes' new book:Miracle Moments in Montreal Canadiens History https://www.chapters.indigo.ca/en-ca/books/miracle-moments-in-montreal-canadiens/9781613219829-item.html?ikwid=Jim+Hynes&ikwsec=Books&ikwidx=1I cannot wait to get my hands on it. Jim grew up in Ville Emard and he is Montreal and Habs to the core.
Ooh! Sounds awesome!
If you didn't see Auto's goal last night, look for it. Wow.
I am keeping CHevy. He is already the 6th best dman on the team.
Barberio on waivers.
That's too bad for him but it speaks to how well Sergachev and Redmond have been doing. Hope he clears waivers.
Me too but some teams are looking for D.
we should have put the shrimp on the Barbie instead
Is it Noon yet?
Connor McDavid is now captain of the Oilers.
Not exactly the guy to ask to borrow a razor from, eh? I sure hope he is there to give sound advice to his teammates when they face difficult life decisions and need to partake of his wisdom...
Laff and Blue Jays fans have a lot in common. One group throws jerseys on the ice and the other tosses beer on babies (last year) and now beer cans at the opponents during the game. Classy.
Oh and the sexual explicit banner displayed that Montreal sucks during an Impact game.
RDS will never allow Davey to be waived or traded. He will retire a Hab and then coach a team in the Q for a year or two before he replaces Sly in Laval.Unless, PKP gets the WhalerCanes into his new arena and asks for Davey to be traded there and he brings eMTy with him.
Will CHarger fight, will DDD fall down, will N8 be gas for the BBQ, will Frodo be invisible, will CHevy slay Ford nation, how many inexplicable moves will eMTy make?
Good God, whose idea was it for the team to make its grand entrance by descending an escalator in Complexe Desjardins yesterday?!? Don't they know Trump's ruined escalators forever?!?! Clown school is once again in session at the Habs' PR Dept.
Have you noticed the access 690 is getting to the team? Over 30mins with Marinaro and MT, KidA is on weekly, yesterday they spoke to Auto, had Stephan Waite when he came back from the Tranna Cup, Nilan had someone else. I remember Nilan bitCHing since for the longest time that being allowed to talk anybody was harder than getting into Fort Knox.They took so much flack last year about (esp from RDS) about the secrecy surrounding them. Carbonneau was quite vocal about Alumni being off-limits with the players.None of it really matters anyway, no one will dare say anything to rock the boat and ask the hard questions lest they be afraid to be shut-out. It's all just a PR campaign to make us think they actually care about the fans. They know what we don't. They're trying to improve their image of being secretive and un-accessible.
This particular group's image is tarnished forever. From the epic collapse with no answers, the secrecy around Price's injury to keep the fans engaged, the complete slap in the face season ending press conference and finally, it's PK's fault let's trade him, it was a never ending shitshow of epic proportions. My clutch just won't engage, I'm just grinding first gear.Oh yeah, and Geoff's rock and roll summer. Srsly?
OK - so tonight we'll see as close to what will open the season as they will let us. Therrien knows who he's keeping and has since day 1 (did I mention he is a liar) so barring injury Sergachev is going down. I think Auto is staying and BigMac is in. We'll see I suppose. It will be good to see BBQ and TFS playing together too...for real this time. Even if it is against the leaf...Go You Fucking Habs Go!
Would any of these 2012 players make this team?Here are some of the highlights of the 2011-2012 roster that Bergevin inherited:Goal:Robert MayerPeter BudajDefense:Yannick WebberChris CampoliRaphael DiazJarred TinordiTomas KaberleAlexandre PicardFrederic St. DenisForwards:Gabriel DumontMichael BournivalAlexander AvtsinMike BlundenRene BourqueMathieu DarcheAndreas EngqvistBlake GeoffrionLouis LeblancPetteri NokelainenAaron PalushajBrad StaubitzRyan White
Bravo for this compilation of horrors! Bergy don't get 'nuff credit sometimes, honestly.
I stole it from HIO post.
Wow, that's as bad as Reggie Houle's 1999 team. Fuck me.
Sooo NoWe're better now thank you.Go Habs
Barbie stays a Hab!! Clears waviers.
I'm surprised considering he has a low cap hit.
I think they lucked out a bit. He is good insurance against injuries. I have a feeling the D will be rocked again this year in that dept.
Good Yay.Some quality on the farm to avoid those Kaberlay deals.Go Habs
Bargain Bergy caught a break when gCHuk fell into his lap when Edmonton and Columbus swung and missed at the first two balls.
Throwing away beer in The Armpit.So typical.Beer is not for throwing, especially at an American.Fuck wit.Go Habs
Feels like summer!
thrpwong beer is alove act
Not watching cos I'm giving the boy a break but so far is it worth watching on the PVR later?
Sounds like the poor leaf are going to suck again. Poor leafools. Poor Rogers and snet. Anybody feel sorry for them? Oh well, at least they have their Jays and Raptors to give them a warm feeling. But please, keep it to yourselves and don't include the rest of Canada in your fan base. Down east, nobody cares about basketball and this is Red Sox country.
Watching on RDS. I will try and avoid as much of snet as possible.Hoping for a Cubs v. Red Sox WS. Be cool to see Big Papi wrap up a stellar career.
5-1 gCHuk with a beauty!
6-1 Lekohnen (nickname?)
SB for Saku's boy.
Leko... to replace Lego?
Watching the third period on the PVR.
I think that Ghetto is gonna struggle to make the team the way McM is playing...although I'd keep him and lose Byron
Funny, Canadian Press didn't have as much to say about this game.Even Blabs said this was ugly for his team. Oh well, he's got his millions to help soothe the pain.