Mar 21, 2017

Spring the Wings ~ DET

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137 comments:

  1. Time to take out the trash. Out with the Dead Things!

    GYMFHG!

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    1. the Maritimer12:11 PM

      They had a good run but once Lidstrom, Datsyuk and Zetterberg were done you knew this was coming. They'll get a good pick this June and start the rebuild. I wouldn't be surprised to see Stevie Y. back there as GM someday.

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  2. The sooks over at one of the SFU networks (whichever Jeff O'Neill is on) are still beating the dead horse that is Gretzky/Gilmour '93. "Odog" has a video of himself interviewing the participants in what is clearly the most blatantly missed call in the history of sport. Gilmour still seems a bit butthurt about it. Gretzky is a bit 'fuck right off' about it, but "sure the leafs could have beat the Habs' about it to appease the SFU. Fraser admits to missing the call. The only incorrect call in the history of hockey it would seem.

    What if that POS Williams didn't take Koivu's eye out? The Habs would probably have won the series. The canes certainly wouldn't have won the cup. I'm not certain but i think that was Fraser and he was only about a dozen feet from the infraction in clear view. Now THAT is something worth crying about, but we've moved on.

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    1. the Maritimer12:16 PM

      leafools still crying over spilt milk 24 years later. leaf beating the Habs back in '93? Not a fucking chance. If Gretzky and company couldn't beat Saint Patrick neither could Gilmour and Cujo. That was destiny baby, you could feel it all spring. I never changed my spot on the couch for that whole run.

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    2. Heh, saw that yesterday. Imagine sitting around the production room at tsn and suggesting that maudlin piece of garbage. Round up all the lil leaf tools and lets make this. Its fucking hilarious. The SFU once again, out to prove that their and their team's shit doesn't stink. Wrong.

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    3. the Maritimer12:57 PM

      Think they'll be "celebrating" the 50 year losing streak? HAH!!

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    4. Chester2:02 PM

      I didn't wash my Tee shirt.
      Folded it up the same way while chanting.
      10 OT winners c/w staggering amount of beer and nobody would sit beside me.
      Go Habs

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    5. I remember we were down 2 games to nothing. I had a friend over for game 3. At the start of overtime, I wrote down a number and name and stuck it in my sock. When we scored the winner, I pulled #25 Damphousse out of my sock and showed my friend. He may have been the first guy to mutter WTF. I continued that superstition for the remainder of the playoffs. Never guessed the correct overtime winner again, but I always had the right team!

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    6. awesome story lehab!

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  3. Hands up those that can remember smoking the weeds, stems and other lung burners, flower tops where totaly a 80's thing.
    http://news.nationalpost.com/arts/celebrity/woody-harrelson-has-given-up-smoking-pot-after-30-solid-years-of-parting-too-f-king-hard

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  4. Maybe this blog has moved past strippers and hockey to include food. I have never done a smoked brisket. There is a reason for this, it was part of the deep state south for a long time. Should I
    eat southern style smoked meat?

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  5. little known fact the team buses from the airport to the arena in the Detroit are bullet resistant

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  6. Two brand new Chapelle shows on Netflix.

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  7. One last note about that Jeff O'Neill piece of gargage video. At the end you year Fathead Bob stating something along the lines that "for those 2 years in 93 & 94, Doug Gilmour was 'as good as it got' in the NHL". Yeah, I remember him taking home the Hart (nope, Lemieux and Fedorov), the Art Ross (nope, Lemieux and Gretzky), the Conn Smythe (nope, Roy and Leetch), leading in goals (nope Mogilny/Selanne and Bure), leading in assists (nope, Oates and Gretzky), his team winning the Stanley Cup (nope Habs and Rags). Wait, he won the Selke in '93. He was the greatest. Fuck Lemieux and his 160 points or Selanne and Fedorov with their putrid 76 goals. Killer was the greatest of all time! In reality it was that one moment in time as a Hab when he shattered the penalty box glass. That was his one moment of greatness.

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  8. Reality is the only fans who the SFU shit are their shit fans, everyone outside the gta is not as blind and dumb as they are. Like moeman says, leaf fans are not hockey fans, they are leaf fans.

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  9. Not to take anything for granted but this should be a 'winnable' game plus the Wing played last night.

    GYMFHG!

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  10. At least Dean Morton isn't officiating this one.

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  11. repeating what i said yd: now that we know this team can play tougher teams and win, maybe its time for a lil tanking to cement the perception BBB has a pretender and slot in for a first round vs the broons so CJ2 can get his revenge? if they dont yield to the turds, they havta play the rags, but on that side, there is the revenge angle for TFS.

    i would like it very much if this years march is themed on revengenCHe.

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  12. First Chapelle show on Netflix is incredibly good.

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  13. the Maritimer5:45 PM

    One more memory from '93. After the second game in QC, one of my fellow Habs fans came in to my office and cursed Patrick Roy up and down, saying he had blown it the previous 2 or 3 seasons against Boston and he was fed up. I let him rant and when he finished I remember saying "this isn't over yet". We all know what happened after that. I have a vivid memory of Pierre Page leaning down screaming into Mats Sundin's ear and him just staring off into space as they were about to be eliminated. Did't he get traded to the leaf for wonderful wendel that June? Good times.

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    1. Good stuff.

      Early 90s saw me working some 12-14hr days. Didn't change in 1993 but I was on a somewhat secret NDA'd video streaming project using ISDN. Funny thing, I got to choose what we streamed to the engineers in California and Raleigh. I choose the 1993 Stanley Cup Finals. I didn't miss much of any games. I even got to 'record' 'offline' a bit of the game. Anyways, my colleagues in CA and NC, a lot of Canadians, enjoyed my play by play as we streamed data between Canada and the USA. Man was I fucking kiddy. I was with a half-dozen Nortel/BELL techs as Carbo raised the silver mug.

      FWIW, and some of you know this, I named my son (born in October) Patrick.

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    2. FWIW, video size was 160x120 using something called 'Road Pizza'.

      First paragraph;

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apple_Video

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    3. wow I love this bit of moe tech history!

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    4. I guess I was kind of a streaming pirate. BUT it was on a private channel! The code name was Leonardo.

      We were doing BRI 2B+D.

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Basic_Rate_Interface

      Bonus tech bit; my office phone connected to a Mac at Apple could not only do voicemail but also what we called PowerTalk;

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apple_Open_Collaboration_Environment

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    5. as someone who support Stupid Webex, and other lame products we call Collaboration tools, I am in renewed awe

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  14. Spaghetti (spicy red pepper sauce), garlic bread, CHardonnay and mini key lime pies later.

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    1. bourbon

      i'll find some food eventually

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    2. https://thewhiskeywash.com/whiskey-styles/bourbon/many-calories-whiskey/

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    3. Steak, baked potatoe smothered with butter and CHerry pie for dessert.

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    4. I don't smother my steak with cherry pie but ...

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    5. the Maritimer7:37 PM

      Tacos, tomato and basil rice and refried beans. Water. A little rice pudding.

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    6. Pork chops with rice and green beans. Meh. Drop or two of Ameretto for desert. Yeah.

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  15. The tsn 93 leaf cock sucking while they cry video production;

    - featuring (who I will now nickname) jeffluffer
    - they must've spent $25-50k making that shit
    - did they get the resulting click bait clicks to make up for it?
    - they try really hard to get waynEgo to squeeze out some leaf love
    - how they praise complete career losers like wendel is beyond hilarious
    - Pat Burns would be ashamed of that mediocre montage

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  16. Love all the '93 talk above. When I've had enough of my whiskey maybe I'll tell the story about getting shoved by the cops in the '93 riot. Thouhg that riot was pathetic compared tot he '86 riot. Now THAT was a riot

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    1. Though I must have told those stories before. I'm getting old

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  17. Inigo in. (see what I bolded there?)

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  18. Here's (one of my) (non-riot) '93 memories. Was out watching Que Game 2 with a friend of mine from school (my MBA program at the time). Montreal pure laine born and bred, diehard Habs fan from the womb. He was traveling through Africa for some reason for the summer. He was literally flying out between games 2 and 3. After the Game 2 loss, he says to me "well at least I won't miss the Habs winning the Cup while I am in Africa".

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    1. Thats fucking funny.

      What did s/he say after the Cup win?

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    2. He was both devastated and thrilled. I can't even imagine having missing that

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  19. everyone says that team was lucky, and sure they were in those ~20 games but i remember hating roys's new pads that year plus the broons, nords and habs all being very tight in that division all year. going down 0-2 but with the next two at the forum, i was publicly holding a brave face. secretly i was panicking cause the nords were everybody's sleeper pick. i was only in jr high, but i shoulda slapped myself to grow up! sleeper picks, teams on the rise, breakout teams almost never folkow through. its all media hype to make the laffs relevant.

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  20. 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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  21. Let's do this! GYFHG crush this lame Wings team

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  22. in 1993 that wouldn't be a penalty

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  23. Wow, wonder if the refs will call every lame 'penalty' tonight.

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  24. Xavier Ouellet playing his first NHL game in Montreal would love to score in front of family and friends. Historically this happens. I don't know why, but hope that changes tonight.

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    1. Maybe they fantasise about playing for the Habs.

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  25. Che kept wanted to pass to BBQ a few times but there was no way to so he sends to PatCHes, I think he wanted patCHes to pass it to BBQ who wasn't being watched but PatCHes kept giving it back to him. I though anyway.

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  26. the Maritimer8:09 PM

    SFU starting early dreaming about Tavares. Just like Stamkos he will reject those leafools.

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    1. They should offer free jeffluffer jobs.

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    2. They really should have been hit by the league for tampering last year when local Tranna TSN radio station handed out signs to fans reading 'sign Stamkos' going into the ACC to play Tampa. That was a clear case of tampering since TSN is part owner.

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    3. ...the TSN logs was clearly displayed on the signs.

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    4. They (the SFU) don't give a fucking shit. The SFU is made up of old and dying leafools propped up by the new leafools that looked up to the now old and dying leafools. These people have been and continue to be fucking desperate. Also, they know their audience is just the same.

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  27. the Maritimer8:12 PM

    Typical trap game. Hopefully they get the loser point.

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  28. well, we should be winning, but we're not

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  29. So the word is that DET and NJ are both failing because they lost Blabs and Loo. Sure.

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  30. Back from my last night of curling. Nice 9-8 win in a game with no defence. Played against my fellow mate/skip from my team as we mixed teams up for 'fun' night. Of course, when you win in curling you actually lose because you have to buy your opponent a drink. So losing is fun.

    Anyway, a final '93 moment from me. I was living in B.C. My first born arrived Feb 27th. I was a scared shitless 24 year old novice father with no baby experience. Living on the west coast was good as the west coast games were on at a 'normal' time, though the Montreal games were strangely early. Anyway, Ellen and I watched a lot of hockey that spring as I paced around the living room getting her to stop crying. I said it's ok, it's only 2 games. By the third round we had a pretty good routine anytime she was awake for the game and I barely missed a minute. I remember that playoff year like it was yesterday. And I've conveniently forgotten everything they've done since.

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  31. 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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  32. hay!! who said this was a trap game? these wings played last night in buffalo!? if anything the habs should be stomping them! arrrrrgh! now im really mad!

    this better not be another league leading come from behind win!

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  33. Now go score ffs.

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  34. broons/senaturds tied.

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  35. Nice visual of the remaining games for teams in the east. Teams in red are currently in a playoff spot. 'Should' be a good run for the Habs but we know their tendency to play to the level of their opponents...

    https://twitter.com/Ech28/status/844031823638347777/photo/1

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  36. 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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  37. Score Habs Score FFS!! Go Habs GoScore Habs Score FFS!! Score Habs Score FFS!! Score Habs Score FFS!! Score Habs Score FFS! Score Habs Score FFS!! Score Habs Score FFS!!!!!

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  38. Cash the pucker damnit.

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  39. OMFG! A penalty drawn by Shaw. Sure goal coming.

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  40. Wait, there's an icing and they go to break? Guys need a rest? Was there a TO called?

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  41. Too bad the Grey Goose flubbed that pass at the blueline on the PP. Looked like they had something brewing there.

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  42. Turds now 2pts behind.

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    1. leaf win tomorrow would drop the broon to the wildcard spot.

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  43. Great pressure but not getting clear shots. Good D or poor O. you be the judge.

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  44. Seems to be a lot of TV timeouts.

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  45. I just watched the only (so far) goal of the game. J&B lost his man on that one. Should have stuck to him like scotch tape.

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  46. Leko!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  47. LOSER POINT AT WORST!

    Friggin' (Y) spends 20 seconds behind the net with the puck then ices it.

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  48. 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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  49. I got a good feeling about SSR in OT.

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    1. Assuming he sees the ice.

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  50. Inigo: "Smell my glove"

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  51. gdmmmm this team. so frustrating to watch until they decide to play desperate.

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  52. I like Mantha. Great play. Made gCHuk look silly. Too bad for Inigo.

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    1. BBQ also looked silly there. he touched the puck after that, seems like he tried to clear it and Mantha shot it in . Overall, not a very good OT team-wise.

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  53. on the previous wrap around it wasnt a great play by patches. he was actually lucky the guy shot it prematurely and it went at igloo instead. that kinda soft defensive play by the captain, no less is gonna kill this team later. at minimum, patches shoulda dove to make sure that puck doesnt come around that corner.

    reminds me of a play by ak47 which cost a game (maybe a series) and even by saku another year...

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  54. the Maritimer10:23 PM

    Watch Carolina come in and fuck them over Thursday night. They will not take these shit teams seriously.

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  55. speaking of softness... CHe was soft on the blueline. all he had to do was step into him and gCHuk woulda had a free puck to skate onto.

    gCHuk then had a chance to do the exact same, but he was also lazy and tried a sissy stick check. guy makes him look stupid twice.

    the BBQ is next up and b/c he is slow reading the play, all he can do is poke and screen. if he was more aggressive, he woulda been farther up ready to step when gCHuk flopped down.

    igloo was simply caught way too deep. gk with low confidence will play deep in their nets.

    if kidG, blanCHe, CHip, or CHarger we on the ice that guy woulda been seeing stars instead of being the first

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  56. So, of course, GAGnon is telling CJv2 that Dano was good on the top line, how long will it take you to judge having gCHyuk there? Asshole.

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    1. Another way of saying, put Dano back and take gCHyuk out.

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    2. The beating drums will slag gCHyuk blinding their eyes to everything else that goes on. first he was a lazy bum, not good on faceoffs etc... They will totally ignore that he was responsible for the last 3 OT wins but use this one to make him their scapegoat.

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  57. AC really slagging him. If one of them became coach, they trade him.

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    1. since I cant speak French, one of my greatest regrets and if thats one of them well its kinda Sinatra like. Nevertheless just from what I read in the comments about them they strike me as the Hockey version of Black Lives Matter. If the player is not pure laine he is crap. I have no emperical study to prove it, but it seems the only hockey market in the world that slags their own players is Montreal. Mostly thats a good thing, even though I would never say a disparaging word about any player wearing the bbr.

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  58. Bad loss...Hans can't afford these kind of losses. They need to put teams like this away early. Inigo played well. Tough luck.

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  59. Fell asleep. Did we win?

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  60. R.I.P. Chuck Barris.

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    1. I loved the Gong Show!! Mind you he always struck me a slightly creepy...

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  61. the Maritimer8:25 AM

    Van beat Chicago at home. Az beats Tampa at home. Shit happens.

    We shouldn't whine so much.

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  62. gCHhyuk is on the wing with Shaw at centre and Leko.

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  63. Dano with Che and PatCHes.

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  64. the Maritimer2:55 PM

    I've got no problem with #27 playing RW. He is a shooter. Put him on the half wall like they used to with l'Artiste and let him fire away. Danno has limited offensive skills but the guy is way better at playing center gCHuk. I remember a few years go Moey and I agreed that he should not be at center, he was getting destroyed game after game. Some players have the instincts for it, he doesn't, plain and simple.

    MB can work on getting a No. 1 guy in the off season.

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    1. we are getting Travers, take that to the bank, bet the farm on this positive outcome, then just save money and engrave the cup for the next 5 years with Habs names.

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  65. I just dont know, I just hope gCHuck is not ruined because when he is on he is a supestar. I would put him with CHe and Patches with Dano. He is a great hockey player and as far as i know now that Choucla is gone there are no more slots on the ice.

    Reading all the great 93 stories, mine is kinda sad. I was all alone in my Hyatt Hotel room, the game came on at 10 AM local time broadcast over the Armed Forces Korea Network.

    I am planing the parade just in case. FFS rest CHe, BBQ, Superplexxe, Vodkov and TFS

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  66. Five years, thats all we got, (Bowie) so after 5 years the mgmt does not know what to do with gCHuck.
    FUCKED UP seriously FUCKED UP

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  67. Just heard Green Day is playing Montreal, go get some grass.

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  68. Druid, Mantha, Huberdeau will all become free agents ASAP and sign at home. Along with all the natural causes we have the millenial philosphy which it trending nilistic based upon the reality in which they have inherited every mistake of the past. So party on Garth and lets win the cup before Montreal is under water.

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  69. Sad events in London today. RIP for the two innocent pedestrians and the police officer who died. Burn in hell to the coward who caused it! I picked a good day to work from home...

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    1. Glad you are safe!

      Fucked up world we live in.

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    2. Glad your safe, pathetic attack on the human race
      the things that need to be done are not possible because
      no one is willing to say superstitusion, its not a war on terror its
      really a war on superstition

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    3. the Maritimer6:13 PM

      Glad you are safe K3X. W, Obama and Trump have all said they would (will) end terrorism. Sadly, it can't be done. Just keep an eye out and go about your life it's all you can do. Pax.

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    4. Glad you and the family are ok, K3XXX. The world we live in is a very sad place when these tragedies occur and also makes the adage that the world is a small place ring true as we all share the grief in its aftermath. R.I.P. to all the victims and condolences to their families. Stay safe, K3XXX.

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  70. gCHuk was fucked over since his first game. If he is a centre, you play him as such and he develops. I have no problem with him on the wing. Hope the kid, because he's still a kid, does well.

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    1. the Maritimer9:48 PM

      I believe he will be a great winger. I think his natural instincts are to shoot. That being said, MB will probably include him in a package for a center. I wouldn't be surprised if he went to Colorado for Duchene.

      Putrid leaf win in Columbus and leapfrog over the broons to 3rd place. They also open up some space over the Islanders. The SFU will be insufferable.

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    2. Agree moe. No secret that he was also fucked over because AF's favouritism for DDD and he only got to play centre when DDD was injured last season forcing AF to put him there and he excelled. But gCHyuk got injured this year, there was another chou-chou come to town for AF because of his foxhole relationship with DGMB. AF knew he drafted him in Chicago and when gCHyuk came back from his injury this year AF pounced like a jackal on the opportunity to stay in the foxhole using excuses not to put him back on the top line. It's also no secret what DDD and Dano have in common.

      Add to that all the media bashing gCHyuk gets, DGMB stating publicly that they don't know if he'll ever be a centre, the position they expressly drafted him for, one has to think the kid's head/confidence is getting/got messed up. It's no secret who the media would prefer to see succeed and carry the label of #1.

      You know who else isn't great on faceoffs? McDavid and I'm sure he isn't ripped apart by the media.

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  71. I checked in and out of the leaf game and there was a major and a misconduct handed out to Polak for boarding a guy in the numbers who didn't return, he's supposed to have a hearing. But my question is how does the 'great' Bab$ fail to send a player to the penalty box? I'm not clear on how that was handled but Torts was absolutely flipping out about something.

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  72. > http://fourhockeyfans.blogspot.ca/2017/03/let-gchuk-fly-car.html

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