Apr 25, 2017

Thanks, moeman


Look, I don't know if you guys out there in FHF-land know what it takes to run a blog. Well maybe Steve. And Moey. And Scott in Montreal as we found out recently. But I certainly do. And I especially know what it takes to run a blog where you have got to be on the ball for 82 games a season (plus or minus 4-7 playoff games at this rate). Not to mention every Friday for 52 weeks a year. It is a ridiculous and grueling commitment. I survived four years tops before I packed it in, and I had 3-6 people helping back in the day. Let me blow your mind with some facts and figures, in TMS-style bullet point form:

  • moeman wrote his first post on this iteration of FHF in October 2011. FHF Classic lasted from June 2007 to October 2011. So by my drunken count moe on his own (with the very rare concussion fill-in from me) has lasted about a year and half longer (and counting) than the original usual gang of 4-7 idiots
  • There have been 1142 posts here compared to 2375 on FHF Classic, but again, we're talking one guy vs. 4-7 guys and gals
  • Blogger can't seem to tell me how many of those 1142 posts are moe's. I say I have written 42, because that's The Answer, so moe has written 1100 posts on this site
  • 1100 posts over the life span of this blog means moe has averaged 3.25 posts per week
  • 3.25 posts per week, over five and a half years
  • While he had a life and a very respectable full-time job
  • While the Habs have been meh
  • That's fucking insane.

So moeman, we thank you. Your dedication and work ethic knows no bounds. We may not say it enough, but your performance is the bee's knees, even while the Habs' has not been. We would be lost in the wilderness without you. Well, we're still kind of lost in the wilderness, but at least we're all lost together.

Thanks moe for another Hart blogging trophy season. Keep rocking. Keep Dreaming.

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50 comments:

  1. Great tribute HF29.

    I also want to give thanks to you moeman. This sacred place of yours is truly very dear to my heart. I am not a surf-aholic and there are actually few sites a go to and certainly not on a daily basis.

    So thank you for all the time you spend and the energy it takes to keep us all in CHeck.

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    1. I do it for the FHFriends and of course the FHFun.

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  2. the Maritimer6:17 AM

    Jeez, you guys are up early!

    I'll add my thanks to brother moe, with his dedication and work ethic he would have the Habs as Cup contenders in no time if he was GM!

    I'm heading to Sussex, NB today for my first round of golf, so excited!

    I'm going to give Bargain Bin one last kick before I head out. "Number 1 centers are impossible to trade for." I call bullshit on that.

    Tyler Seguin
    Ryan Johanssen
    Kyle Turris
    Jason Spezza
    Jeff Carter

    Just off the top of my head.

    If all you are capable of is dumpster diving for 5th line plugs you are not qualified to be a GM. Might be time to take a closer look at Trevor Timmins body of work.

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    1. the sad part is that we did not even have a good fourth line, even when gCHuck was on it.

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    2. Read this, I posted earlier so likely it was missed.

      Here's what BBB said about a #1 centre. Not so good at selling the snake oil.

      https://twitter.com/ArponBasu/status/856627006804504576

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    3. Thx theM. As the Habs GM, my first to do would be to hire Sara FHFull-time!

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  3. nicely said HF29. Thank you moeman for giving me a place to hang out and enjoy the Habs and have fun. I always worry you will run out of content for SF but you just keep finding more incredible stuff. Also thanks to the FHF benCH for always being ready for game day.

    Ive cleaned out my 2016-2017 Habs locker. It can only be better next year right?

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    1. Its easy to make this team a cup contender. I wont do the math on the cap cause thats hard.

      First offer sheet Druid $6 mill a year. MTL gets Drouin. Anything between 3.6 and 5.4 would cost Habs a 1st, and a 3rd, and anything between 5.4 and 7.3 would cost a 1st, 2nd, and a 3rd. If Bergy does not offer sheet the Druid, he should be stabbed in the cock.

      2nd get Shipoff and Danyoff from Russia, promise them they can play in the Olympics, stand up to Buttman.

      Thats it we have Shippoff, Patches, CHe first line. Danno Druid, Leko second Pleks, SSR, LB third McD, MitCH, Thor fourth

      The D is fine.

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  4. /wipes tear

    Merci 29! Truly appreciate the kind words, pics and music.

    I enjoy keeping this joint lit.

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  5. Nothing to do but echo the comments of 29. Well done sir.

    And may I propose the primary inductees into the FHF HoF be our fearless leaders themselves, Mr moeman and Mr HabsFan29. Get the banners hung, hire a bronze sculptor and don't forget the strippers. And rumour has it 29 will be inducted with the dreaded half and half.

    Have a good day all. And the M, didn't it snow in Sussex on the weekend?

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    1. I suggest we do it on 2018/4/20.

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  6. thanks for all the fish

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  7. When the NHL tells you not to score
    How you gonna come?
    With your hands on your head
    Or on the trigger of your gun

    When the Buttmen break in
    How you gonna go?
    Shot down in the blue paint
    Or waiting for Chris Lee to blow

    You can crush us
    You can bruise us
    But you'll have to answer to
    the FHF of textin

    The money feels good
    And your life you like it well
    But surely your time will come
    As in heaven, as in hell

    You see, he feels like Moeman
    Born under the Hab lite sun
    His game is called survivin'
    At the end of the harder they come

    You know it means no mercy
    They caught him with a bad draft pick
    No need for the Cotu Media
    Goodbye to the 2016-2017 FHF fun
    You can crush us
    You can bruise us
    But you'll have to answer to
    Moeman FHF fun

    the guns of Moeman

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    1. The only song Paul Simonon ever wrote - and the one that gives him some royalty cheques - was one of the Clash's best. If you only go up to the plate once, way to hit a home run, I always thought. And a well-crafted parody there, Steve. Kudos!

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    2. its an existential question for living. We all live under the yoke of the anglos. Sure its not northern Ireland during the 70's but every day the powers that be make us surrender some more dignity. In the end we are all going to have to wonder how were going to come.

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    3. Google City of London and you will see the heart of every conspiracy

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    4. Thx Steve. Well done and one of my faves.

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  8. 29, I couldn't agree more!

    Moeman, thank you so much for making this crushing experience of being a CH fan so FHFun all season long. I have barely blogged in the last few years, but I recall how much thankless time and effort I had to put in back then, when I was trying to build an audience. And you do a LOT more than I ever did (and way better)!

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  9. Thank God for Montreal. No other city in North America and I cant say about the world, picks the pepper out of the flyshit like Habs fans do. This cruicible of fire made 24 cups and I trust in DBMB that we will get one out of him.

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  10. Moe, long time stalker, first time commenter (I think!). Thanks for the great inspirational work (I'm looking at you Sexxy Friday!)and incredible dedication to this blog, to us stalkers, and to the Habs! We might not always like how the story ends in April or May, but we do love following along as the year unfolds. And to all the regular posters...you guys rock! There are times I shake my head at the wisdom presented, other times, wiping the tears from laughing so hard. You guys need a slogan or something....oh wait a minute....GoYouFuckingHabsGo! I want those lockers spotless!

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    1. All good fellow/feline FHFriend.

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  11. Thanks moe (yup, i'm still lurking around)!

    Did I miss the rant post? WTF is the deal with "trade Carey Price"?. Some people are bat shit crazy.

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    1. The Had! I always wondered if your presence was being FHfelt!

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    2. Seeing that we live in the same city, probably like 5 minutes appart, maybe we should get some rum during the summer! I'll gladly buy!

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    3. Sounds great.

      moeman@me.com

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  12. Anonymous1:16 PM

    Thx from the West Coast ...I appreciate the daily offerings makes an insane world more bearable . Everyone take a deep breath things will work out the boys will be deeper next year and come back with vengeance...the law of 101 ...cheers mes amis .

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    1. Thx Anon, always great to hear that there is some worth to this FHFucking blog.

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  13. Wow. Still can't get over this spectacular and real (SWIDT!?) honour from the FHFantastic 29. Warms the cockles of my heart. One could surmise that I have no life but updating and keeping the blog going are literally part of my routine. I may be a bit formulaic in my approach and maybe don't drop as much fHFunky text but I'd like to think the content remains FHFresh. Like we have done in the past, comment contributions find there way to the main page. I'd like to return the thank yous to everyone that enjoys clicking on what we have to offer here as a FHFun and sometimes FHFucked up community. I may scale back a bit during the summer (maybe 20 instead of 30 sexy pics, blame the rum) but will be here to drop the odd fresh thread when news and shit happens. Again, I humbly accept that you like me, you really like me. Be well and as always GoYouFuckingHabsGo!

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  14. http://www.businessinsider.com/aurora-new-form-called-steve-2017-4

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  15. the Maritimer8:26 AM

    I know what I would do if I was Prime Minister of Canada today. First, I would order all oil pipelines into the USA closed. There would not be one stick of wood crossing the border. No raw materials of any kind. See Ya!

    Let's see what happens when MILLIONS of Americans get laid off in the next month or so from having nothing to work with. Oh and no milk or dairy products allowed into Canada either.

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  16. Aivis Kalniņš‏ @A_Kalnins
    Per source, Montreal Canadiens have come to terms with KHL free agent Jakub Jerabek.

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    1. Can never have too many DMen.

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    2. the Maritimer1:39 PM

      The end for N8.

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  17. Clement Jodoin no longer with the Habs.

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  18. RIP, Jonathan Demme.

    Lots of great movies (Silence of the Lambs), music videos (see link below) and music documentaries, including the amazing 'Stop Making Sense'.

    http://moviemezzanine.com/jonathan-demme-music-video-essay/

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    1. Silence of the Lambs a pyramid of movies. So many firsts, and such a thriller, RIP

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  19. Habs announce Alexei Emelin underwent arthroscopic surgery on his right knee today and he is facing a 4-6 week rehab.

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  20. http://www.habseyesontheprize.com/analysis/2017/4/26/15429352/is-montreal-canadiens-lack-of-success-on-young-player-draft-prospect-alex-galchenyuk-nathan-beaulieu

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    1. the Maritimer7:34 PM

      Yeah, it always felt that Montreal was the hardest team in the league to make as a rookie and even if they make it, they are benched, play very few minutes or watch from the press box to "learn". Montreal has always had a "win now" mentality no matter if their teams were absolute crap such as at the turn of the century. They would rather play veterans way past their best before date such as Ott instead of playing McCarron or Hudon. They would rather fail with vets than give a bunch of kids a chance.

      I'm getting fed up with Bergevin as well. He states every failed spring that trading is hard, drafting is hard but he will stay the course of hoping that Carey Price will pitch a shut out EVERY SINGLE GAME because scoring is hard too! Fuck off Bargain Bin I'm tired of your fucking bullshit. Do us Habs fans a favour and take your clown act somewhere else. A chimp could have accomplished what you have the last 5 years. BTW, high finishing teams like Pittsburgh and Washington don't seem to have any trouble finding talent late in the 1st round. Who the fuck is Jake Guentzel? He seems to not have any trouble finding the net.

      Hey Mr. Molson, maybe you could upgrade your scouting staff?

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  21. 'Subban's three points set a Predators record for points in a playoff game by a defenseman.

    This after Sportsnet's Kelly Hrudey classified Subban as a "three-four type defenseman" and compared him to Dion Phaneuf. Well, Subban has sure showed him.'


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  22. 'It was seven years earlier, to the day, that the NHL first got to know P.K. Subban, and appropriately enough it came in the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

    He marked the anniversary the only way he knows how, by performing in the playoffs.

    It was his first playoff goal in a Nashville uniform and he became the first defenseman in Predators history to get three points in a postseason game, something Weber never did in 59 playoff games over his 11-year career in Nashville.

    It was Subban at his best.'

    Happy anniversary PFK.

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    1. "He was strong tonight," Predators coach Peter Laviolette said. "Defensively he was a horse, but offensively, I mean, guys are always searching for offense but tonight he was able to punch his number a couple of times. He made some terrific plays, a nice shot, just a real steady game."

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  23. Kudos to the Blues:

    St. Louis Blues‏Verified account @StLouisBlues
    Subban shoots and scores to make it 2-0 Nashville. 17:38 left in the second period. #stlblues

    Ryan Dix‏ @LordDixick
    the fucking black guy ugh

    St. Louis Blues‏Verified account
    @StLouisBlues


    Replying to @LordDixick
    We don't tolerate racism or discrimination. Hockey is for everyone & we expect our fans to treat everyone, including opponents, w/ respect.

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    1. I am so sick of blogger eating my comments and I think its not long before I need a cell phone number to log in so FUCK YOU FUCK YOU SPY world. I got shit to say but its not that important that I will bow down to the NSA meta profile world

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  24. Feels like summer so I am Feisting!!!

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  25. > http://fourhockeyfans.blogspot.ca/2017/04/sweet-sexy-friday.html

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  26. Missed this post earlier. Moeman you are the best at what you do and I don't know how I would follow the Habs from over here without you! God bless you.

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