Hey, where's Steve? On the other side of that wall i suspect.Watched the game hi-lites on TSN. What a goal by gCHuk! Anyway they showed a couple of Habs goals, and the Matthews goal about 3 times, then showed an interview with him about scoring his first goal. Talked a bit about how poorly their team played. Nothing about the Habs.IATG.
And what is 29 up to in that pic K3X?
Oh My God! Moeman - I am not worthy! But I am immensely flattered and humbled to name checked in your awesome Thanksgiving edition SF! Amazing ones all round! (please note how we all look up to Moey - indeed - "we" are not worthy...)
Yep.Have a great long weekend FHFriends.
I caught quite a bit of the game last night...as I said last thread - Ghetto is now going to struggle to make the team. McM is huge and needs to stay up. Dish is now hurt which means the D issue is not a problem - but why not just dump Byron and keep Ghetto - win win...??
I liked the 3rDDD line.
And my Mom reminded me that it's Thanksgiving weekend back home...Have a great one everybody. Be safe and love the ones you're with...
When I saw the Moey as our sCHool marm pic, I just had to.From L to R;TeaCHer’s Pet, Still as a Saint, theMr. Confident, Shy guy (whispering ‘she has red hair’), Mr. Front of the line with great postureYes, I could’ve added and/or CHanged the boys.Just for FHFun!
Excellent SF, the wall is so pink. Loving this team, laffs cant find a goalie Ha Ha. So far no reason to think CHevy cant stick. Olli Olli overton already shipped to the Jr's what was Vancovoer thinking, got a Volvo when they could have had a Vette. Frodo has an elfin shot. CHe is better and taller on his knees than DDD standing up. gCHuck made the leaf d look like Peewees. BBQ we won this trade hands down. Happy Turkey Pants day everyone.
Marinaro: Quote of yr by Andrew Shaw when asked about playing w/Desharnais. "I never played w/someone who actually wanted me 2have the puck" said Shaw
DDD is not a pass first player, he is a pass only player
My favourite part of the game was when TFS gave Hyman a shot in the back of the head for crashing into him then later (Y) lays one on him.
Blabs said his two goons, hyman and martin were his best players. Classless.
And BBQ welcoming Leo the liar.
Wouldn't be surprised if Bab$ instructed Hyman to go after TFS. The stick to TFS's face by Nylander didn't seem accidental to me either.
The new Fab Four CHé, BBQ, SSR, Frodo (elf, lazer, flash)
I'm still lurking you know! And the pock drop is coming...Leafs came out flying last night though, until CH netted that first goal and calm things down, I was nervous for a pre-season game. I need catching up on the monikers, I think I have most of them...Looking forward to talking shit with you guys on game nights...and the morning after!
bbQ=weber...thatbisbas far as I have got this summer...
Hads...Steve has gone bonkers on the nicknames...i can't keep up and to be honest, a nickname implies that you are in...some I am not so sure of ...yet
K3x steve is bonkers, yes I am and loving it
Hey Had! Nice avatar.
K3X...yeah, BBQ I got and I guess most of the others I get from the context of whatever Steve is babbling about!Steve, yes you are bonkers, keep up to good work!
another good one for the finnisher is Ringo, he rings his shots and he is the smallest member of the Fab four
Yikes! That's one tough looking school marm! Actually, I thought that was Moey pulling the electric switch on someone above. And is that her fridge with the shoes in it??Wow, what a day here in southern NB, it was 25C when I left the golf course at 2:30 today, felt like July instead of October.I'm making a blueberry pie tomorrow, I bought a pumpkin one yesterday, getting lazy I guess. Have a great Thanksgiving weekend everyone!!
'And is that her fridge with the shoes in it??'Yep. Her mini friDDDge.
as a devot Pastafarian I can not believe in fate. Yet I live every day with its consequences. This is a team of fate, and good management. Next year CHe will follow the money to another team, Vodkov will limp away flaying, DDD contract will expire and as there are no more RDS approved teams on the planet will become the Stunt double for the Disney Producion of Game of Thrones on Ice. We win now with MOAR better players. Our time is now, our place is here and the ghosts, the ghosts will overcome all the refeeres./
Guffalo is done with Ryan O Rielly lets trade for DDD, he is on waviers anyway
690 zzzzzz Ihart, is bullshise, they take you to ESPN half the time
Haha! Merci moe, although I could only wish to be that tall. Cue the shoes! That snail pic is killing me! Nothing like a good beat down on the leaf to start a glorious long weekend.Yes please! I want that book....Everyone having turkey this weekend?
Bienvenue. Yup and all the fixins. And pie, lots of pie!!
CHerry and strawberry + rhubarb
New Green Day is very, very good!
I am all lawyered up in this sediment. Its like the grand canyon of truthI like a good beer buzzearly in the morningI woke up this morningand got myself a beer
'Mike Babcock said the only thing worthwhile he got out of yesterday's trip to Montreal was a smoked meat sandwich.'
To his credit. That is actually quite a good line...
K3X, blabs has used that line before and it only matters if it is Schwartz's.
Suddenly it doesn't seem so clever...fucking sfu - should have known better
They take anything blabs says as their new blue&white bible. Sheep.
The Oil send Yak to the Blues for a pick and a prospect. MB asleep at the wheel again? Considering the most obvious thing to all of us was that IF PK was to be traded, the Oil were the obvious choice with their need for help on D, and then within minutes finding out PK and Hall were traded but not for each other, perhaps former Broon GM Chiarelli would prefer to continue driving that franchise deep into hell rather than deal with the Habs. Or maybe MB's just dumb.
BTW I am super excited to have BBQ in the lineup, and to see CHE play and not sure there's cap room for a Yakupov, but I just wonder if MB even calls or gets called about these players that are available or does he just "listen to offers" from other GMs?
Chia he don't deal with da Habs.
1.5 hours left to wish you all a Bon Vendredi sexxxy mes ami(e)s!!!
Moey you are looking fabu!
I agree 100% and we may, yet, be nicknaming our Moey 'fabu'! (rhymes with Saku)!
btw moe fabulous work! I'm enbiggened by Ginger #10 and ice cream #18
Merci vingt-neuf. I had a FHFeeling #10 would getCHa.
Hey did anyone notice the season starts in less than a week? I am unprepared for that
Wait, I thought you were a Boy Scout!?
Sergachev and Lehkonen will start the season with the big boys. I don't remember the nics. I hope Dish is ok.
CHevy and Leko, I think, although Steve likes Frodo for the young Finn.I'm relieved we didn't end up with the Yak, he and emty would have been at each others throats and I would prefer a drama-less season please. It will be interesting to see if Hitch can bring him around. Nail gave the Oilers a nice little shot when he said: "I don't know what winning is." Heh, heh.
Thanks the M. That was definitely a shot.
So...is Big Mac in the show then?
Haven't heard anything yet.
From GaGnon no decision yet.Selon les informations que j'ai obtenues, le #CH n'a pas encore pris de décision finale à l'égard de McCarron. On veut qu'il joue beaucoup
So what about Redman and Plaid?
I like Plaid but it doesn't seem they do so much.
From a story about Yak in the National PostBut the Oilers are giving away the first overall pick, which hammers home the thought they should have taken defenceman Ryan Murray (Columbus) or Morgan Rielly (Toronto) with the first pick in 2012.
I think Plaid's days on the Habs are numbered this year. They seem to like Redmond more.
I hope we finally trade, Codnom, Plaid, Ghetto. Although I dont think CHevy should be playing 80 games. I do not see where it is written a player must play 80 games. Let him play 60, let Vodkov play 60. let TFS play 60 FFS
I find it hilarious that now that the reality of the US election starts hitting home, thebUS press and any celebrity with and voice are all coming out against him. The press used Trump when it suited them and when no one really thought he could win. Now that he can, everyone is like "holy shit this fucking guy might just win - we better change our focus" I guarantee you won't see one pro Trump article from now until election day from any mainstream media channel. In the end they will get the President they deserve
I wish all the best to the Carrera line. Named after the PorsCHe. Its the only line in hockey that could fit in a Carrera comfortabley. Auto and SSR in the Front and DDD in the barely functional backseat. I really hope the good CHemistry continues. The problem being that in the NHL you need two lines for offensive zone starts, and two for defensive zone starts, so by default our third line becomes our second line.
Good luck to Tom Bozon in FLA.
Good kid, glad he's healthy.
Some big event happening real soon, oh yeah season 7 TWD. (my bet is Glen and Maggie, who has a baby during the zombie apaco?)I see a few old Habs players hitting the Waiver wire.I see a few old Habs players hitting the Waiver wire.Christian Thomas / WashingtonEric TanGradi / DetroitDustin Tokarski / Anahiem\Christian Thomas / WashingtonEric TanGradi / DetroitDustin Tokarski / AnahiemGabriel Dumont / Tampa BayPetr Budaj / Los Angeles
SNL opening was pussyrific
Leko was the ice wearing #62 i/o #46. Hmm.
Blueberry pie made. Check.Dressing made. Check.Sister-in-Law bringing cranberries. Check.Potatoes, carrots, squash, peeled and ready to go. Check.3 CHickens in the oven. Check.Only thing to be made is the gravy once the CHickens are done.Now, to sit back for a while and watch some football.
Hmmmm... the Steelers seem to have their hands full today. Go Giants!!
Its early in the game.Go Red Sox, Cubs and Rangers!
Yikes! I just saw some Pit/NYJ hi-lites, thems some ugly uniforms on the Steelers brother. Reminiscent of the those ugly srtiped Habs unis back in '09.
tsn is weird. 5 channels, 4 showing NFL, all the same game.
Good game coming up in two weeks, moe's Steelers at home to St. Paddy's Patriots and Tom Brady. Should be a barn burner.
Sorry about your Giants, theM.
McCarron cut, Leko and Sergachev make the team.
I think that cutting him is a mistake. Surely he's a better fit than Byron or Danault...or is it a language thing again?
Congrats to CHevy and King Arturr for making the team. Too bad BigMac couldn't displace the littlest snowplow but his time will come. BM needs to work on the power game to be a top 6 guy, he's only 21 lots of time left.Condom on waivers, not a surprise there as he was thrown to the wolves last season because of Bargain Bergy's ineptitude or stubbornness, whatever.
Hope Big McM takes it in stride and keeps getting better.
Happy Turkey Day FHFers.
Crosby diagnosed with a concussion again. Oy vay.
Not good. Get well Sid.
R.I.P. Andzej Wajda
RDS' norman flynn pissing all over BigMcM for being beat out of a job by DDD. Weird.
If I can paraphrase Mssr. Parizeau from about 20 years ago, it was all about money and politics, or was that ethnicity? I kinda forget.Not that wee Davey is fast but BigMcM needs to work on foot speed I think.
Speaking of RDS, what an absolute love fest on AC yesterday with MT on. Started off with e Tremblay's manchette which was ' a wise decision' on sending Big M down making sure MT wouldn't even have to defend it.Oh what laughs that were shared across the panel.I almost choked when MT stated that he appreciates young players, how you see more and more young players in hockey and how you need to adapt to young players.The way local media is swooning of late is starting to remind me of the SFU. Sorry to say but all the 'cooperation' and access to players accorded by Habs PR to the local media IMO certainly isn't because they suddenly did an about face and want to show transparency. Introducing the team outside the confines of a press room or arena. I believe that they spent the summer to come up with a PR strategy because they were worried about a backlash from the fans over trading PFK. The timing and 'all-access' we are seeing is no coincidence. The team and the media are just too close for comfort. They won't rock the boat lest they get their mikes turned off and get the silent treatment from management. They want to turn Habs fans into a flock of sheep like those down the 401 who think what they are told to think by laff-owned media. Last night's love-fest with MT was sickening to watch.
Good Morning juce. I don't think you're wrong regarding the PR strategy. Management knew they took a huge gamble trading PK and are trying their best to deflect attention away from it. I would guess that the folks at RDS don't miss PK at all and are ESPECIALLY glad that favourite whipping boy Lego was traded.I think the Habs are hoping that winning will be the ultimate cure for all their problems.
I could barely handle five minutes of these fools laughing like fucking clowns, especially tremblay. What a fucking POS. What has gaston ever done to be a supposed expert? Fucking glad-handers.
@the Maritimer, I wouldn't be surprised if they try getting Youpi to talk with the Media next.
All the best to Sid, get well.
I would substitute Frodo, (King Artur, Legolas, Jedi kid is a sniper Sq2) for KidA because as Todd says he was already better. I am not going to pick on DDD anymore because he is what he is and he is our third line center untlil death, kinda like the pope or queen.
The very last two sentences give me hope.
While I agree somewhat with JT's post, there is also the other side of the coin. Your own newly signed coach sitting you out so you could 'learn' the system by watching after not immediately signing a bridge contract and missing camp, trying to take the credit when he won the Norris without giving him any kudos at all, saying you will make him a 'better person', constantly throwing him under the bus in public (latest when he fell and there was a 3 on 3 at the other end of the rink and the captain blew the cover), when asked if he thought PK should make the team in Sochi when he the Norris was barely off the shelf and answering 'I don't choose the players' said it all. If he can constantly be that negative in public I can only imagine what he said about him to his teammates. The coach is supposed to lead the team and he certainly knew what direction he wanted the team to go where PK was concerned. He was ultimately responsible for feeding any negativity there may have been with PK in the room. He nurtured it, fed it and made sure it blossomed.
and his perpetual PK-bashing when he was on AC.
Condon is a Pen
All the best Mike. You did your best last season but the Foxholers hung you out to dry. Also, you've got a good shot at a Cup if Sid can get healthy, or, you will be Vegas bound and that can't be a bad thing.
Good luck to you Mike.
Interesting in Todd's article were the pictures of the Habs being introduced to the public like that. I don't recall that EVER happening before. Damage control?
Trying to give a perception of closeness to fans and showing a united front, it's what I was referring to above about 'introducing the team outside the confines of a press room or arena'
I'll add one last thing. I believe TFS's comments about PK was scripted by management and the PR guys to fend off any fan backlash. Because TFS is so respected his words carry more weight with the public than MT, MB or Molson would. I also think he didn't want to see Weber end up paying the price for what management did (they are friends too). MT is yelling from the rafters about how great the chemistry in the room is, 'you can feel it', PatCHes repeats it. The season hasn't even started. I doubt we hear MT repeatedly throwing a player under the bus if PR has done their job either.
I read TFS a bit differently. I think he protected both himself, PFK and BBQ. The man is honourable and although his words may have been cleared with PR, I think they are 100% truthful. I think he speaks as a teammate. He realizes that PFK is gone, that BBQ will make a difference. He is literally the soul of our team. I look up to him as the true BBR leader. I think a pud like mt2 knows this.
Absolutely, Price is the leader. I agree, he was being very diplomatic towards PK, he just didn't fit the narrative of what management had in mind, the "system" if you will. Hence, he was replaced with a player that fitted management's "vision".It's all water under the bridge now, I'm actually looking forward to seeing what Kirk Muller and the new players can bring and see if the team can recover from last season's disaster.I don't think they can compete with the Tampa Bays or Washingtons of the east, as Price can't score goals as well as stop them. Mike T. may yet see his wet dream of a 0 - (-1) victory.Although I have moved on from the trade I will take every opportunity to bash the two putz' running the team.
I guess I explained it wrong, 'scripted' was not a good example and I of course believe he spoke honestly and he is honourable, but I also think he was asked to speak on the team's behalf exactly because of those qualities you stated and how he is so respected by everyone, especially other than the Habs' fans and media. The team as a whole must now show a united front.
Power rankings so far;tsn has Habs at 9, ESPN at 8, both have Preds above Habs.
The leafools at tsn gives Austin the #1 rookie ranking and a default Calder trophy. They list 9 more, 2 more leaf, then add 5 more. No CHevy, No Leko.
Gonna be fun watching those youngsters get their asses kicked most nights followed by the leafool SFUckers making excuses for them.
You know it.Go Cleveland Indians.
tsn NHL season preview, guess who's up first? Correct, the leaf, although up next is the Habs, who'da thunk it.
I just heard Trump say he's not worried, McCain and ??? (some other old republican) will be there in the foxhole with him when the time comes. We all know how well sitting in the foxhole works when you are not actually a) a fox, or b) a soldier. Good luck with that Trump. I know a couple more foxholers you can have if you get lonely.GO HOCKEY!
Trump has the pussy vote in hand. I think he will win. It does not really matter as wiki leaks has revealed aliens are just waiting to give us Zero Point Energy systems. This courtesy of John Podesta and the fifth man to walk on the moon. What a strange world we live in.
As bad as Trump is, HC isn't a whole lot better. Corrupt and power-hungry. The American people's only hope is the GOP retains control of the House and the Senate so she can't run roughshod over DC. Either way, I expect an influx of American refugees in November.
Sheik, all class.https://www.instagram.com/p/BLcR9vGlidx/
Good kid, I wish him much success in Pitt.
The Rubber hits the road.
So is that yellow lego supposed to be Trump, and the red one any number of young females? So hockey starts tomorrow? Great. I've had a whirlwind last month, and need something concrete to complain about. Go Habs Go! And fuck you MT and MB!
Heh, good one Oman. Welcome back.
CHevy -CalderTFS - VezniagCHuck- RichardTFS -Conn Smythe
So looks like TFS is sick so we'll see Inigo Montoya tomorrow night. Prepare to die!
Nice one. This reminds me, I think I was pushing for MM as a new nick for Patches after the Chara 'hockey play'. Short for Miracle Max. Yeah, now...well it's a miracle he still has the 'C' on his chest, it'll be a miracle if the blender stays in the cupboard, it'll be a miracle if TFS stays healthy. I was going somewhere good with this...but I lost it. OH well, here's a tip then from the Sicilian -never get involved in a land war in Asia.
"It seems like his game has elevated and the guys he's competing with at the top have dropped," said one NHL coach. "He's on another planet. Not even another level."http://www.espn.com/nhl/insider/story/_/id/17779214/nhl-ranking-every-starting-goaltender-tiers-2016-17-season
Chuck that, you need a subscription.
I wonder if Price's knee has the flu?As Mr. Spock would say: "Fascinating."
...and over at the toronto sports network, after the Wayne story its leaf, leaf, leaf, bjs, bjs, bjs...
Can you believe it... the SFUckers counted down on the screen Auston's 1st shift! It's the kesseltracker redux!!!
Heh heh, it's all Auston all the time. Too fucking funny!
And of course Auston scores the first goal and the SFUckers are delirious!
Wow, I've got the Sea Dogs game on as well and even the announcers there are blathering about Auston. Poor Connor McDavid, he will disappear off the SFUckers radar now.
Old friend Tom Pyatt is now playing for the senaturds.
Auston scores again and Romanuk ejaculates!!!Nice goal though and he stole the puck off the overrated Erik Karlsson whom heely used to worship.
I sure am having fun here by myself. Time to check out the Sea Dogs again.
The fried man says if fans are sick of "us" talking about how great Auston is, too bad, you are not a hockey fan and you have no soul. WTF?? OK, I officially want to puke now. Fuck sportsnet.
I was tuned in for a bit the M, but quickly lost interest. Watching WSOP instead - far more interesting as a student of the game of poker. There's no question AM is a talented hockey player - sweet hands, saw his goals. Too fucking bad he's stuck on that shit team. And remember he's playing the turds so it's not a real challenge. Had my hockey pool tonight. McD went 1st overall. I picked 10th of 11 and have a very young squad with a few hail marys thrown in (Kuznetsov, Tarasenko, Hall, Lucic, Scheifele, Hoffman, Skinner, kidG, RNH, Yakupov, Draisaitl, and my sleeper Oliver Bjorkstrand! Go BJ's!). Looking at that squad compared to some of the others that were picked and i think "wtf was i thinking?"
heh, the M, I was going to chime in with a 'breaking' Mathew's 1st shift in the NHL, per the counter, is 1:07. Wonder if the Habs do that for Leko and Sergachev (CHE?)
I guess TVA gets the Snot feed.
AM with a hat trick. Good for him but we'll never hear the end of SFU.
Crap, Mathews seems like the real deal. We'll never stop hearing about him now. The true shame is he probably deserves the attention, but people will end up hating him because of the leaf. Also, fuck Rogers. Gamecenter live is $119 to everyone in the world. Except Canadians, who get to pay $199 because of Rogers. The last 2 years I just used my Korean credit card, but now it's cancelled. Time to set up a Chinese pay pal and try it that way. Fucking asshats.
Maybe they should pull Anderson.
And there's the hat trick. Genuinely impressive. Now to block everything NHL related for the next 24 hours.
Finally! Some company!!Friends, we are about to inundated with gobs of leaf splooge thanks to Auston and the SFUckers unrelenting leaf love. However, I predict that young Auston and his teenybopper leaf mates will be exposed soon enough when they play a real team like Tampa or Pittsburgh. Patience.
Saint Paddy, looks like you went heavy on the Oil in your pool. Risky.I am about to embark on a new hockey pool journey this weekend, a keeper league, picking all positions, rookies, draft picks, trades and everything. Should be fun.
So for it's AM vs senaturds.
Hunwick isn't back, I wonder if the NHL's new 'spotters' took him out of the game.
I smell controversies coming this season.
If a team scores on a delayed penalty they lose their PP, if the league wants more goals they could change that rule.
Some things never change, the leaf goalie sucks. Vesa Toskala part 2.
Crap, 4th goal for AM.
Wow FOUR goals for Auston. The SFUckers are apoplectic.The Sens suck. Big time.
4 goals and he doesn't even crack a smile or anything?
Strombone @strombone1 5mI've just decided that Reims will play ALL of the games versus the leafs this year...... #Matthews
I'm seeing better goaltending in this Sea Dogs/Armada game.
Lots of Matthews #34 sweaters will be sold... ml$e is smiling gleefully.
They'll probably make him captain and already set up tomorrow's appointment with the artist to make his statue for legend's row.
The laff still lose.
...and the leaf lose in OT. SFUckers will still find a positive.
Heard a great text today on TSN690. "So will the Leafs retire Mathews jersey after tonight?" Heh. Love it. Sooooo.... are we ready for tomorrow night? Yes please!!!!!
Mathhews is impressive, one goal he skated through the whole team like they were pee wees. The rest of the laff. laffs, get a goalie and some d men and call me in 4 years
An impressive debut by Awesome Matthews, too bad his defence is horrid and the goalie couldn't stop a beach ball. What else is new. Blabs will have some new wrinkles from squinting so much this season.Off to Mactaquac golf course, a provincial park, just north of Fredericton today for a round. Going to be sunny and around 20C today. Loving it.Go Habs Go!
We need a nick for Austin, I suggest Shaggy, its got both the Scooby do cartoon vibe and the Austin Powers thrust. Its our own CHevy in the spotlights tonite. I sure hope TFS has the flu because it would not be good on every level if it is actually his knee. He must be very sick because not often the Dr gives you crutches for the flu. THe one thing I want to see tonite is all four lines attempt to cross the blue line in control of the puck, oh the wonder.
Whomever took out that full page ad in the Gazette Sports section should have saved that money to move to Nashville. Get a life.
totally, its more an more clear this was a steal for Montreal.
This guy was thinking, "what would Trump do"
Holy Fuck Batmann. BOB DYLAN wins the NOBEL prize for lititure. The first time I can remember that I can say fuck yeah for that win.
Yeah he is the greatest Jew since Jesus and that is a Canada Eh copyright.
In the legion of bad trades the PFK trade is going to be a wash. No Mexicants hopping our border