Apr 1, 2017

Playoffs clinCHed, FHF rests its starters and turns to its benCH ~ Bolts

Will be extremely visible on Montreal streets in April
Hey kidz! With the Habs presence in the postseason secure, FHF has decided to rest its #1 starter so he can be fresh for the playoffs. Moe has put in so much work this season he could use some time on the trainer's table and in the sauna (surrounded by many beautiful ladies) to refresh the batteries and deal with those nagging blogging injuries. We're gonna need him healthy for the long haul. So FHF has turned to veteran stalwart HF29 who has jumped off the benCH to give moe a well-deserved night off.

29 has dreams of parades on the usual route. There really isn't much else to say. Ça sent la coupe motherfuckers.
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How about a drink recipe?

The ClinCHer*

2 oz. Canadien whiskey
0.5 oz. Amaretto di Saronno
2-3 drops bitters
1/2 tsp simple syrup (easy to make, just mix equal parts sugar and water and heat on stove top until sugar dissolves then let cool)
juice of 1/4 orange or 1/2 clementine

Shake all ingredients with ice for 30 seconds. Strain into CHilled martini glass. Drink. Make it again, drink again.

*inspired by a Manhattan, where the Habs will crush those Rags to dust
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148 comments:

  1. the Maritimer9:06 AM

    Well done 29!

    Unlike you however, I will be pleasantly surprised at any advancement beyond round 1.

    Brother moe always likes to post his daily repast, we are going to an Indian cuisine restaurant tonight (Thandi's), I don't know what I'm having yet but I'll let you know later tonight after I watch the SFU masturbate on live TV to their playoff bound leaf.

    Later, bitCHes.

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    1. Have FHFun.

      Scheduled for tandoori chicken pizza tonight, on Naan.

      First time I make raita.

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  2. Aw, mme Reno, must be springtime hockey at its best.

    GYMFHG!!

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  3. I was going to post an April Fool's trade but thought better of it, afraid of bad mojo.

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  4. I am going to be watching very closely as the playoffs approach...if they are serious they will not let their foot off the panel. Sadly it looks like the leaf will make the playoffs this year... I suppose that sooner or later it was going to have to happen. I am so glad I don't live in tranna any more.

    Go you fucking Habs go!

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  5. I just read a NHL breaking news post on FB, it said that Therrien had been hired to coach the Preds. Haha! Had me going for a minute, good April fools joke!

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  6. I'm expecting that the SFU will mention that the Detroit Red Wings chose the Montreal Canadiens as the(ir) last Original 6 opponent at The Joe (next Saturday).

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  7. Somehow there is no TSN Sportscentre at 6 PM, it's put me in an extra good mood

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  8. @the M - I am not particularly optimistic either. The East is very very tough. But there are two times when you can allow yourself unbridled optimism - the day (or days after) when you clinch a spot and the first day of the playoffs. otherwise, well, you know me

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  9. Been busy today making tomato sauce from scratch for my baked rotini which i sin the oven now. smells deliciously garlicky in here

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  10. I have no oranges or I'd make some ClinCHers. I may substitute some lemon juice

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  11. Tandoori pizza going into the oven.

    Back later with my hnit mclame bullet points (I do it for theM.)

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  12. @the M - REASONS FOR OPTIMISM! Hockey talk edition

    Playoff success recipe:

    1. Goalie who can steal some games, whether a stud or just some random dude who can get hot - CHeck
    2. three sold D pairings, anchored by a stud who can be solid at the back, score, anchor the PP and be on the PK - CHeck
    3. Ability to rotate 3 lines who can potentially score - CHeck
    4. Character 4th line hard working types - CHeck, I think we have 5-6 of them they are all mix and match
    5. Coach who knows what he's doing - CHeck

    I admit both 2. and 3. are iffy. But still possible. Fingers crossed!

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    1. 1. Dryden was the most random of random dudes, thanks broons
      2. SFU keep yipping BBQ is old, slow and tired (I think CJv2 has been playing him perfectly)
      3. Agree and gCHuk needs to wake the fuck up
      4. Yep and they are bigger, time to bang
      5. Heh

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  13. Just had to look it up;

    How did Ituna get its name?
    At the time that the railroaders were building the mainline of the Grand Trunk Railroad they had the task of finding names for the little towns along the way. Many of these towns were no more than seven miles apart and an attempt was made as far as possible to name the towns in alphabetical order. As such, there was Fenwood, Goodeve, Hubbard and then a name beginning with the letter "I" was needed.

    Perhaps the name was just copied from a town in Oklahoma of the same name, however, it is believed that the name originally came from Rudyard Kipling's story "Puck of Pook's Hill". In this story we read about "The Wall which stretched from Segedunum on the east to Ituna on the west". The Wall is Hadrian's Wall, built by the Romans to keep back the marauding Scots. Ituna was the wide estuary of the River Forth at the end of the wall.

    We have a unique name, ancient in origin, and found no where else in Canada.

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    1. I remember when "Jaro" launched iTuna on the old FHF classic!

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    2. Great memory!

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  14. Baked rotini is delish!

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  15. Had a couple Camparis today.

    Gametime drink is;

    http://millstreetbrewery.com/core-brands/100th-meridian/

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  16. 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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  17. Habs have clinCHed, so expect little coverage, some things don’t CHange
    - weak video montage
    - they warn us galling doing the Habs game
    Moe side note #1; congrats to the Alberta teams for making the playoffs
    - start with fried man commenting on turd injuries, lasts less than 30 seconds
    - kypreosuck yips about TAM, no mention of their opponent
    - mclame yips about Blabs balling
    - christine nepotism simpleton sucks up to Blabs (lots of Grecian and Brylcreem)
    - mclame sucks off his leaf
    - kypreosuck yips wendel (who fucking cares about lame leaf rookie stats being BROKEN!)
    - fried man has info on some leaf D man with huge minus in the +/- (fried man doesn’t mention the minuses)
    - hahahrudey chimes in with useless information on the same big minus D man (doesn’t mention the minuses)
    - kypreosuck does exactly the same thing (ya think HQ told them to STSFU
    - they go to Tampa, some pretty boy talks to, wait for it, the Tampa coach
    - I guess no Habs to talk to
    - kypreosuck mentions MTL ‘foot soldiers’ (who the fuck uses that term?)
    - hahahrudey mentions TFS™ mentions “the conflict”
    Moe side note #2; hey, hahhahrudey CHoke on your baby blue bandanas
    - they go to Winnipeg to talk about turd injuries, lasts less than 30 seconds
    - hahahrudey mentions Craig Anderson, he’s all over the place, hahahrudey, not Cue Ball Anderson
    - fried man talks about turd injuries, lasts less than 30 seconds
    Moe side note #3; see my header
    - they give the turd a solid 4 minutes of yipping whist enjoying goals against them
    Moe side note #4; see my iTuna comment, who knew?
    - WARNING! Fuckface bettman on the screen (he can barely read a teleprompter)
    - congrats PEIers, kid in the front has a nice CH tuque!
    - need to visit; http://www.historymuseum.ca/hockey/
    - lame game intro, horse race analogy and not a single turd

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  18. wtf is "Amalie" Arena?

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    1. Amalie Oil Co., the company that’s putting its name on the Amalie Arena, the facility housing the Tampa Bay Lightning and the Tampa Bay Storm, says it is the No. 1 privately held independent blender of motor oils and industrial lubricants in the United States.

      The firm, housed on a 29-acre production site at Port Tampa Bay, doesn’t disclose revenue, but various outside sources, including Joesdata.com, estimate sales between $50 million and $100 million. Amalie is a major exporter, with $36.7 million in export sales supported by the Export-Import Bank of the United States since 2007, according to the bank’s website.

      Amalie Oil made in the U.S.A. Barrels of oil ready for export at Port Tampa Bay.

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    2. Figured you'd dig 'doesn’t disclose revenue'.

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  19. leaf on cbc
    turd on (s)FU(n)

    I'm stuck on tva.

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    1. I've got Romanuk on City

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    2. No City here. Hey, no Gatineau jokes!

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  20. TVA showed the anthems, I almost fainted.

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  21. 100th-meridian = bitter and lager-y

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    1. Nice play though.

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    2. oops sorry, that goes below.

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  22. tva has their volume set to 3.

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  23. HRH too bad he couldn't finish.

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  24. juce, what did we nick King?

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  25. 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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  26. My mistake, Dwight King is HRH

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  27. Can fucking romancock be any less obvious on who he is rooting for? What a fucking cock

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    1. Does he realize a TAM win hurts their leaf?

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  28. I CHecked hockey pucks this morning but didn't see the nicks for King. Davidson is Hog? My brain is like a sieve.

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  29. Budy call sighting.

    Nice to see him and TFS™ bro-ing it out.

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  30. oh CHé that was fun

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  31. Tandoori pizza was delish. Red onions. The Raita was a great side.

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  32. King is HRH and he is as useful to us as Prince Charles.
    Half and Half Freedom
    Go You Fucking Habs Go

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  33. Dwight King = HRH
    Martinsen = Thor
    Steve Ott = So
    Davidson = Hog

    'Hockey Pucks' updated.

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    1. Merci moeman. I'll try not to mess up at some time or other.

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    2. may one of them score so we can use it!

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  34. Lindgren needs a nick.

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  35. 1-0 DET
    No score in turd game

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  36. Any galling comments worth mentioning?

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    1. Still going on about N8 not getting called for a penalty earlier.

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    2. Apparently ref went to warn CJv2 because N8 supposedly kneed a bolt in the head.

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    3. But Cooper talked to the ref so maybe they'll get a call later. Fingers.crossed (his)

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  37. Playoffish first period but TAM will need to open it up.

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  38. House smells like a tandoor oven.

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  39. I wonder if the crotch will mention Shaggy or Leaf playoffs?

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  40. What about CHarles or CHarlie for Lineburg, in the spirit of st louis tradition.

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  41. Neuvirth collapsed and taken off on a stretcher. Hope he's ok.

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  42. Crotch picks McJesus or Shaggy for rookie of the year

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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!!!!!

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  44. I just saw this amazing headline. Trump picks Ivanka to head anti nepotism task force

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  45. gCHuck looks like he is playing rover, chasing the puck like a dog chasing cars

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  46. ack. SO many chances

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  47. HRH in the royal box.

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  48. Buttman kills the HRH

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  49. CALL THAT FUCKING BOLT FOR HITTING VODKOV IN THE HEAD.

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  50. 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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  51. Auger says Vodkov wasn't hit in the head, he embellished, the league will look at that. The other, tampa broke his stick on Vodkov and should have been called.

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  52. still entertaining

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    1. Yep. Vaselinevicksvaporubv is good tonight.

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  53. 29, Gonzaga makes the Final 2. How'd your bracket do?

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  54. Cash the pucker.

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  55. The Tampa color guy says Y looks glassy eyed, duh when not?

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  56. N8 PFK called he wants his windup back

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  57. Mcd just made 3 good NHL moves..

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  58. This is a prototypical playoff game or a proto molecule from Mars.

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  59. I had Gonzaga losing to Villanova tonight...But I have the Ducks winning it all! But all in all my bracket sucks.

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  60. TVA dissing (Y) because he's 'dirty' player and if players can injure him they will.

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    1. he hits hard and clean

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  61. 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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  62. I have Gonzaga winning it all in one bracket but there are too many people ahead of me also with Gonzaga I won't win any $

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  63. 'We shall defeat them so that no-one will suffer under their capricious malevolence ever again'.
    TWD quitters will miss this

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  64. I have MLB for free. Earlier today they played a doc called The Colorful Montreal Expos. I no longer follow baseball but I get choked up a bit everytime I take that trip down memory lane. From Blue Monday to 'the strike of 94' 2 moments in time that I will never forget. It was mentioned that if they had beat the Dodgers in 81 they might have survived the latter. I miss The Kid.

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    1. Lots of great 'Spos memories.

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  65. 'Gregg McKegg: 2 Minutes for Illegal check to the head Alexei Emelin'

    So the league will look at that right? If it's an 'illegal'check to the head, why isn't it only 2 mins?

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  66. In addition to the arena name anyone else notices the board ads and seat banners are all reminiscent of Firefly or Aliens

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  67. Thor skates like a drunk with a load in his pants but he gets the job done

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  68. ping, anyone know what music was playing before the last face off?

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  69. Che took some shrapnel to the chest

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    1. Hope his ribs are ok.

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  70. That was hilarious when Vodkov dropped his stick picked it up and used it on the puck upsidedown.

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  71. Romancock just came. jebus do you have no shame

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  72. TVA is just gushing that le quebecois scored.

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    1. Still talking about it.

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  73. Turds down by 1, 5 to go.
    Leaf up by 1, 10 to go.

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  74. comon gCHuck score!!

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  75. 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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  76. Canada-Finland ladies tied at 3 with 5 to go!

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  77. bull bulll bulllll

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  78. Lower the CHocula like shell, okay I panic

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  79. 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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  80. Go Go Habuzu iCHiban Ikmaso

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  81. Che!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  82. Well deserved 2 points.

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  83. CHe recaptures the fire of the revolution

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  84. TFS™ skated half way down the ice to celebrate.

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  85. Thanks for the game thread 29!

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  86. leaf win, turds lose. We'll never hear the end of it.

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  87. But hey, what was the SFU mantra last few weeks? 'turds have a game in hand over the Habs' How'd that work for ya?

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  88. Wow Canada loses first game against a team not USA at world's. I blame CotU.

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  89. Had FHFun. Thanks HF29 and moeman. Night folks.

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  90. the Maritimer9:35 AM

    Good Morning FHFriends!

    Thanks moe, for the mclame bullet points, always a pleasure to read your analysis of SFU bullshit.

    TheM. and TheMme. had a great day yesterday, brunch at a little greasy spoon, ran a few errands, cleaned her van, got cleaned up and went to Thandis and had: Combination Satay (A mixture of Tandoori chicken, BBQ Chinese pork & tempura shrimp) and Pad Thai (Wok seared chicken & shrimp combined with hofun noodles in tamarind peanut sauce bringing you the ultimate in “Thai Street Food”). Amazing meal. Waled around town a bit then headed home for Irish coffees and watched The Accountant. Very good movie and I really enjoyed Ben Affleck's performance as a savant. A couple shots of Canadian Club Small Batch 12 year old whiskey and after that I was... busy...

    I watched the game this morning on the pvr, an excellent played entertaining match, a goaltenders duel with a great ending. Just like last night.

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    1. the Maritimer9:39 AM

      Forgot, dessert was a pecan caramel cheese cake, I only had a couple small bites, I was saving some calories for drinks later. We *walKed* around town...

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  91. the Maritimer9:52 AM

    HabsFan29 made some good points above about what is needed for a Stanley Cup win, I agreed with them all but I would like to add: 6) Some bullshit luck.

    If Carey Price can reaCH the lofty plateaus that Ken Dryden did in '71 and Saint Patrick in '86 and '93, then yeah they got a shot. If they can get by the Rags and Pit, Clb and Wash beat the snot out of each other, there is an opportunity. How about a Habs/leaf semifinal? Anybody?

    Maybe the Habs don't need a #1 center. All the need is somebody to feed Max and CHe. Danno seems to be filling that role. KidG's line is on fire and eventually gCHuk will get his head out of his ass. That 4th line last night, wow, loved it. HRH, Thor and Big McM were fucking beasts out there, they wore down anybody that was against them, even galling kept saying they were hard to contain. Sooner or later they are going to cash in. Those are the guys you need to survive 4 rounds. HRH has that experience, he will lead the youngsters. He's getting better every game. It can't be easy with your family 6000kms away. Anyway, that's my nickel's worth.

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    1. Easily worth a dime. Good stuff.

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    2. I will add a sixth, a jammer for Buttman's phone. Agree with all the above, if TFS plays as expected, we have enough scoring to win 2-1 games. Patches is a way better hockey player than he was last playoffs.

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  92. I endorse this math

    Yes.If Montreal gets 2 more points, we secure top spot with 101 points. The most Toronto or Ottawa can attain at this point is 101 (5 games remaining at 91 points). Even if the Habs get those 2 points in a SO win and lose every other game in regulation, they still finish with 101 points and a 42 ROW. If Toronto goes 5-0-0 the rest of their season all in Reg/OT, they wind up with 101 points and 42 ROW…but Montreal won the head to head matchups. Ottawa cant reach 42 ROW, so in the event of a tie there, Montreal wins that too.

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  93. Another character win by the Habs..last night told me that I am really glad they play proper overtime in the playoffs... cause regular season 3on 3 really is a joke exhibition and shit way to end a decent game...just saying but I will take the 2 points...

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  94. Black Sails finale left the series good but not great. Low bar for the season finale of TWD.

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    1. the Maritimer6:19 PM

      I haven't watched any of the 2nd half, I'll probably just watch the season finale. Tomorrow. Sometime.

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  95. > http://fourhockeyfans.blogspot.ca/2017/04/fla-deal-with-it.html

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