Dec 16, 2017

Go outside and play ~ Heritage Classic vs. Sens

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106 comments:

  1. St. Pad, not attending the game as it is our neighbourhood Xmas gathering, so I'll be missing the game comments too.

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  2. Loving the sepia! Brilliant stuff moeman. GYFHHG

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  3. Warning its the national post/postmedia;

    http://nationalpost.com/sports/hockey/nhl/canadiens-goals

    'A century of Montreal Canadiens goals: These legendary plays launched dynasties and helped define the NHL'

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    1. 'Maple Leaf Gardens was a cathedral...' I'm sorry, as I read those 6 words the first thing that entered my mind was the atrocities that happened there.

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  4. the Maritimer2:52 PM

    Two evenly matched crappy teams. No leaf on TV. moe at a Xmas party getting smashed and eating free food. There might be a record set tonight for fewest comments ever.

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  5. I will also not be able yo watch other than the odd check-in with stuff going on in the neighbourhood and probably won't be commenting so i preparation, here i go:

    Ack!
    kidA!
    TFS!
    Patches!
    Dish!
    SuperPlexxe!

    Nice win.

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  6. I posted earlier this morning - twice. Blogger is wacky.

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  7. Now, if I remember correctly, I said -

    Now, go get 'er done, boys. Go Habs Go!!!

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  8. I am sat bing the wife decorate the tree soni will actually be around for some of this tonoght...for the record I fucking hate this kind of exhibition bullshit. And who in their right mind would pay to sit in LandsDowne park to watch a hockey game from half a mile away? Went there once to see the Als vs the Rough riders years ago. Anyway...ice will be brittle and blocking shots will hurt like hell...just fucking win!

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    1. Bloody autocorrect... I am watching the wife decorate the tree so I will...

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    2. ...drink and be merry?

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    3. That is the plan...

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  9. And what exactly is the deal with this Melnyck character who owns the Sens...? Sounding a bit like Harold Ballard...bombastic and stupid...

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  10. Rags 1-0 over broons after the 1st.

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  11. Gorgeous Sepia tones!

    GYFHG!!!! 100 times!

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  12. Love the Habs unis

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  13. ugh Huge-son calling the game. Let's hope he doesn't spoil it

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  14. Eating leftover Chanukkah dinner - soup, party sandwiches and mom's delicious latkes

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  15. They need eye black at night?

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  16. Alfie looks like he could still play

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  17. For alcohol, I am doing my own whiskey blending as I have been known to do.

    Currently have Bulleit bourbon and Forty Creek Canadian in the same glass Delish!

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    1. the Maritimer7:01 PM

      I'm doing moe's rum and ammaretto thing.

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  18. Justin doing us proud. Nice to bring Xavier

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    1. The Trudeaus with bare hands like real Canadians, while McClame wearing polar gloves

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  19. the Maritimer7:03 PM

    Always good to see the Flower. The Habs desperately need somebody like that.

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  20. OK...get 'er done boys!

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  21. Dont like that hit on TFS...someone needs to answer for that!

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  22. That's twice now...someone wants hitting! Liking TDFS's new mask btw

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  23. that's a hell of a series of running TFS. CBC happy to show it, no mention should have been 4 penalties

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  24. I know...and nobody to answer the bell for the Habs...Deslaurier maybe?

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  25. KidA's eye black is awesome

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  26. well that was... a period of hockey

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    1. the Maritimer8:02 PM

      I'll be amazed if a goal is scored tonight. I don't see the point of these outdoor games anymore. The ice is so choppy it's near impossible to make a play. It's OK for playing shinney, I spent many hours as a kid playing in those temperatures on that kind of ice. It's great for that.

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    2. It's NHL hockey like it was played 100 years ago!

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  27. So not the worst period ever...nothing spectacular and no goals agaoinst so I'll take it...

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  28. Saving grace tonight is that i have the NBC feed...so no crotches corner

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  29. "Greatest moment"??? okaaayyy

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  30. Guy and Mario!!!! That's delightful

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  31. the Maritimer8:32 PM

    Ottawa might score a goal. Montreal, I doubt it because they never have the puck.

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    1. SOG 20-11. I am surprised we have 11

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    2. Faceoffs won 24-6. Jebus.

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    3. the Maritimer8:42 PM

      Craig Anderson has to be freezing his ass off, nothing going on in his end.

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  32. the Maritimer8:40 PM

    Man, I picked the wrong game to watch, this is so boring...
    Maybe I'll take a nap for a bit.

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    1. i keep dozing off. go with it! it's really working for my enjoyment of this game

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  33. meh. that was only a matter of time

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  34. figures...pageau

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  35. well that was... another period of hockey

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  36. Thats all i got tonight boys...a demain. gyfhg! I still hate these exhibition games...

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  37. Bryan Adams doing some classics!

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    1. I swear I think I have seen him about 10 times in concert. Had a gf in the last 80s-90s and we went to a lot of his shows together. He really rocked. He's older now...

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    2. this was our song too (Heaven). she moved to Toronto and married someone else. /sniff

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    3. the Maritimer9:13 PM

      Why didn't you go with her?

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  38. the Maritimer9:15 PM

    Toronto's not that bad a city, I wouldn't live there but I wouldn't live in any big city...

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    1. several years after I refused to move to TO with the almost Mrs. 29, I lived there for about 5 months, before I ran home to YUL. I made the right choice

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  39. the Maritimer9:17 PM

    Meh, Ottawa needs this game more than Montreal so I'm ambivalent about the result.

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  40. the Maritimer9:25 PM

    Well, that's it for me. I showed up and the Habs didn't. This bunch are beyond pathetic. Great job bergevin putting this so-called "team" together.

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    1. Sleep tight, don't let the bed bugs bite

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  41. CASH IT FFS DO SOMETHING

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  42. well that was pathetic

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  43. this is going nowhere

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  44. meh, dagger. 2-0. not that we had any hope here

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  45. Terrible giveaway by Druid

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  46. You should all be happy you're not here watching this crap

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  47. well that was... a hockey game

    Be glad you missed it

    Good night, no one!

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  48. Thanks for staying with it 29. I gave it 2 periods but it was a shit game. I blame Buttman. This exhibition shit is killing the league. Sure it makes money...but what a shit product it offers true fans. And speaking of shit product - how 'bout them Habbies?

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  49. Hmm, well I was at a wonderful little Xmas party and wondering if I should wonder about the game going on. Listening to PatCHes post-game it seems I made the right choice. Big-time Buttman hype results in classically mediocre game would be my headline.

    For our Habs, a lousy start to an ominous road trip. Can we just play the Red Wings over and over again for the remainder of the season? I think we have scored 50% of our goals against them.

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  50. the Maritimer8:51 AM

    First, I have to apologize to HabsFan29 for not even saying good night to him when I bailed last night. My bad.

    If you want to read an excellent analysis of what went down in that game last night, go read Eric Engels article over at sportsnet, I know, it's a fucking leaf cesspool but he is worth the time. Watching last night it was obvious who came to play and win. The Senators were relentless and deserved to win. The Habs were beyond pathetic in their effort. There was no fight in them whatsoever. They just wanted to get it over and get inside where it was warm.

    OK now for my real rant. Look at the standings. See where Montreal are. There is no way they are getting a wild card with the (good) teams in front of them. Their ONLY chance is 3rd in the Atlantic so they will be chasing Boston all year. Let's say they catch them. Who do they play in the 1st round? Doesn't it cross over or something so they end up playing Columbus or Washington or one of the New York teams? That means another quick 1st round exit. I know the playoffs are (used to be) exciting but I'm sick of this movie. At this point I would rather start some kind of retool or rebuild with some high end talent acquired in the draft. Then, Geoff Molson has to retool his development system to allow these new young players to reach their potential. The fucking clown coaching their AHL team is horrible. The cronyism has to stop. The Habs have been spinning their wheels for years and years. The current core, with the exception of Gallagher and Shaw are gutless and have no heart. This sea change HAS to happen sooner or later. I prefer sooner, starting today. I'm hoping they lose every game on this current road trip just to remove all doubt where this current team stands. I only say that to have some hope somewhere down the road.

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    1. the Maritimer8:56 AM

      Actually, Geoff Molson needs to step aside and hire a real hockey guy like Shanahan to run the franchise. Saint Paddy recommended Bobby Smith a couple weeks ago and I heartily concur. The Halifax Mooseheads are back in the thick of things after just a couple of years of rebuilding.

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    2. the Maritimer8:58 AM

      Or the other Saint Patrick...

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    3. I saw Geoff and BBB interview and Geoff again said how BBB is in charge and he has his full support. When you have long nails, it hurts when clench your fists.

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  51. Not blaming the refs for the loss, but there should have been at least 3 or 4 Sens penalties vs TFS. Not one guy stood up for him and if he doesn't take matters in his own hands no one will. There's no heart, no CJ 'pack mentality' when it comes to defending their best player. Didn't hear any post game so I don't know if Druid was thrown under the bench by CJ post game like he does with gCHuk.

    And I'm not dissing here, but the Predators vs Flames game had speed, action, some animosity and was fun to watch. Other than having to put up with SNOT, I found it worth staying up for.

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    1. I was calling the right from the first rush. Has BBQ turned into a pussy? TFS gets hit in the head and no one even looks surprised. No passion or else they all have TFS...?

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  52. We are going to play CHarlie Brown and the football all year.
    First BBB should be banned from making any trades. Second we get a monkey to pick for us at the draft.

    There is a faint faint hope. It looks like TFS is back. If Leko is a year better when healthy, and if Scheerback (nic) surprises we may have a team. None of our lines is dominant, no we are the ones with the dog collar on being rag dolled and humiliated. However with Auto, CHud, Leko and Shceer spread out over four lines, we might be able to score some goals.

    Other than that, did Karlson play a whole bunch last night?

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  53. Glad I skipped this one. Checked in on it mid game and the quality of everything was so poor I just moved on and kept drinking.

    Re the M's comments above, if they squeak into 3rd they actually play 2nd in the Atlantic, likely the leaf. This is what burned the Habs last year, finished 1st but had to play nyr, who had more pts than the 2nd/3rd place Atlantic sens/broons. Stupid Bettman system.

    Regarding chasing the broons, by the time the habs play them on Jan 13 for the 1st time this season, broons will only have 1 game in hand. Each team will be coming off its union mandated 5 day break. They play each other 3 times in 8 days. So I would say on Jan 21st it will be clear to ALL the fate of the team's immediate future (even if most of us pretty much have a good sense of what that is already).

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  54. the Maritimer12:47 PM

    This from Stu Cowan:

    "I crunched the numbers - the only teams that have scored 2 or less goals in a game more often than the #Habs this year are Arizona and Buffalo."

    This is the company that the Habs are keeping. Also, the Habs don't have a single player in the top 100 scorers in the league, Gallagher has 19 points. 19. And, they have been shut out 5 times in 34 games. That's fucking awful. How much longer do we have to put up with this bullshit?

    BTW, where is moe today? Hungover?

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    1. Lots of new Xmas Apple gear to set up for folks. Ate well and actually no hangover but the Malibu coconut rum shots were mighty tasty.

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  55. Good looking Pats/Steelers matchup. It's nice to have 1 team to rely on year after year. You know that nobody in the Patriot's front office is from Massachussettes and all pronounce the letter 'R' when they speak! How can that be?

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  56. Steelers game is a good one.

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  57. CHanges start with a new GM.

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  58. I’m bagged so I’ll post more tomorrow.

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    1. the Maritimer9:13 PM

      Saint Paddy has bragging rights...

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  59. I know it was incomplete according to the letter of the law, but I've always found it odd that as soon as the football breaks the plane of the end zone, why that isn't the end of the play and it's a TD? I guess it's an incomplete football play until the player and ball stop moving? In any case, I'll take the win. Steelers should have taken their chances in OT/bad toss by Big Ben to end it after an incredibly good game. Tough loss with AB's calf injury. A lot of great players are out for the season this year. Seems like almost every week there is a big name added to the list.

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    1. the Maritimer8:56 AM

      My first 2 picks in my fantasy league were OBJ and Aaron Rodgers. Ask me how I made out after they were gone. Answer: Not very fucking good.

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  60. the Maritimer2:00 PM

    While moe gets his thoughts together, I've been reading lots of comments by Habs fans from various sources on the interwebs. Some of the things I've picked up on are: bergevin needs to go, the team is dull and boring to watch and the rebuild/retool can't come fast enough. The dull and boring part is so true, I can't watch them anymore. Also, Carey Price is royally ticked off at the media due to the personal attacks on he and his family. Many of these comments are by long term fans like myself, the 40-50 year gang. The season has gone off the rails and this time management can't blame it on Carey Price's knee. Geoff Molson has and continues to milk history and past glory but soon the chickens will come home to roost with lots and lots of empty seats at the Bell Centre. They may be paid for but it's bad optics for a team of Montreal's stature.

    Side note: Montreal's leading ice time forward in the outdoor game last Friday... None other than Byron Froese, an AHL player at best. That just shows julien's mentality. In contrast, Erik Karlsson, the Senators' best player, played over 30 minutes. It's no coincidence that Ottawa won.

    OK moe, over to you.

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  61. and probably sooner, but you know how the club is with young, skilled talent.

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    1. BBQ shut down. Sure could have used Sergachev about now.

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    2. Reverse the post and the reply, blogger deleted the comment and posted only the reply.

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    3. A what the heck is 'an injury near one of his feet'?

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  62. I hope this doesn't offend anyone here but Brian Wilde just posted a new "Call of the Wilde" and it's is well worth a read. IMO he has nailed it bang on...BBB's next move will tell us all a lot about what we can expect going forward...

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  63. For theM. et al.;

    Shit I missed the classic game

    Not a single Hab was worried about their Piss poor play

    What the Fuck is DGMB sitting on $13M for

    Looks like losing is Cuntagious ...

    ... BabCocksucker (heh, I made up a new word)

    Merry Christmas Molson, hope in 2018 you quit Motherfuckering our team (OK, your team)

    Anyone know how the Tits Bros. are doing?

    Also, ShitPissFuckCuntCocksuckerMotherfuckerTits the Pats didn't deserve the Steelers (and the shit rules) giving them that game.

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    1. I got suspended from high school for 3 days for playing that Carlin Album in school. Thanks George!

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    2. What did you do for those X3 days?

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    3. Principal called it Porn...

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  64. the Maritimer6:02 PM

    Heh heh, the seven words you can't say on TV. Classic.

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  65. So back in Bizzaro world the Habs have sent BBQ home and "shut him down" for a few days, weeks, months (pick one) to repair an "injury near the foot"- so that is a LBI(NF)...because to say he has an ankle injury would be too obvious...this shit writes itself sometimes...

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