Jan 16, 2018

CHances are...Habs v B's at the Gahden GDT

You know the Habs haven't lost in regulation in their past 4 games going 2-0-2?
That's a .750 winning percentage.
That's pretty darned good.
So I say pfff to stats.
At that pace with their current 42 points and 38 games to go that's another 57 points in the bank for a total of 99 points.  99=Gretzky.  Gretzky was great. Therefore the Habs are a lock.
Or flip that 99 and you got 66. Mario was super.  And Jimmy Snuka was Super Fly.

So here is the over/under question of the year.  


Will the Habs be closer to Gretz or Mario when the final buzzer sounds on Game 82?
For those mathematically challenged the mid-point of those numbers is 82.5, so 82 or less  you choose 66.  83 or more you choose 99.  Tie-breaker is predict who will be leading the team in scoring and whether or not it is with more points than Oleg Petrov's team leading 47 points in 2000/2001 (tied with Saku). Winner is the new GM of the Montreal Canadiens.


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46 comments:

  1. Had to get this up early - in meetings all day on game day,

    Go you fucking Habs go.

    Lunch bet with a broon fan on the line for the season series. To be fair I've won 8 of the last 10 years I think.

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  2. I amenities a huge Nutella fan but the kids love it! Superbly wasn't my fav wrestler but he was OK. The Habs are my fav team but they are only just okay right now. The measuring stick was always going to be the 6 points up for grabs v da bruns so tonight we see if they can grab 2 more to go with the one they have already...as always...just fucking win!

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    1. Spell check is bloody annoying sometimes...i am not a huge Nutella fan...was how that should have started...

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    2. And...Superfly wasn't my fav wrestler...

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  3. It's best when the Habs don't play. After last night's games, their odds of making the playoffs have increased from 2.5% to 2.8%.

    ODDS OF MAKING PLAYOFFS

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    1. Gotta run. See y'all tonight

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  4. Gonna go counter to my recent pessimism and predict closer to Gretz here. The fact is the injury bug has been as much to blame as anything else for the current state of affairs. (I have to admit, they are capable of playing decent hockey, and BBQ will be back in two weeks.)

    They will keep it tight enough to force BBB to hold off on any trades for picks and PleXXX and PatCHes will still be Habs as they go into the second season one point shy of reaching the playoffs, which will be all thanks to a goal called back on COTU review.

    Along the way, Leko will go on a tear at some point; right now, he is a scoring spring wound up tight and ready to blow at any minute.

    PatCHes will not hit 30 goals, but with Meat stepping in as the new Vodkov, he will get a few decent passes and end up with 25 to 28.

    Just for fun, I'm gonna pick gCHuck to finish the year as our scoring leader, with 65 points, 35 G and 30 A

    KidA will also get 30 G

    Druid, however, will not blow everyone out of the water, with a 16-point second half of the season, toggling between C and RW on a game-by-game basis.

    We will all be tied up in knots, meanwhile, and McCarron will never be heard from again.

    But never mind that; GYFHG

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    1. That said, I choose 94 points.

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  5. the Maritimer11:21 AM

    Can't see it. Look at their schedule plus they have to climb over 5 teams to get to the wild card spot. I can see them getting past Florida and Detroit, maybe, but they ain't catching Philthy AND both New York teams or Pitt. Nope, this season is a write off.

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  6. So I reckon the Habs muster up 89 points and Patches leads the team with 27 goals. Deslaurier finishes on 15 and KidA gets 21. GCHuyk has 33 goals. Droiun get a bakers dozen. TFS finishes with a .917 SV% ...

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    1. Patches will gain a lot more assists than GCHuyk...

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  7. We have 42 points right now, we will go forward because Buttman is not interested in good picks going to Montreal, no he is going to stock the south with spaldings. Capitian Spalding.

    Our real goal should be to shoot for no more than 9th place. Thats going to be hard cause there is a real logjam of crappy teams.

    Jason Issacs was great in a one season wonder called Dig. I have never eaten nutella, my body is a temple. The next time an employer wants to verify my IQ and cognitive ablity, I will insist on the Trump test, accept no substitute.

    My guess is gCHuck wins both points and goals and is traded at the draft for a second round pick.
    Superplexx signs a new 8 year 6M contract. Max gets 8 years at 8, and we still enter the 2019 season with 10 mill in cap space.

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    1. The last paragraph gave me a shudder.

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  8. Proof there is new urgency in search for a center. This team is relentless.

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    1. Hey, Ellie May could kick some serious ass.

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  9. the Maritimer3:11 PM

    I don't really care for the Mirror Universe. The first one the Original Series was interesting mostly because Spock did not fit in it. I haven't watched the newest one as yet, I hope it's over after that.

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    1. Without spoiling anything they certainly resolved some issues. I still wonder how it's going to deal with the issue of that tech not existing in future Treks.

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  10. Great thread theme.

    Lucky to have St. Pad putting it out there.

    Mergez sausage pizza, Shiz, strawberry+rhubarb pie.

    GYFHG!

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  11. Sending comments is still slow on various platforms.

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  12. the Maritimer7:35 PM

    I don't remember ever eating Nutella.

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    1. You got to try it theM. Sweet and nutty, like our own 29.

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  13. Tuning in late. Missed JJ's first I see.

    As far as my prediction goes I think they will be a .500 team the rest of tne way and finish with 80 points, so Mario it is. They will finish 4th from last and not move up a spot as a Bettman team six spots lower will get the Dahlen pick.

    kidA will lead the team with 30 goals and 47 points and given the C after BBQ is traded to Columbus at the draft.

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  14. That famous 2003 draft, not only did the Habs pass on half a dozen all stars in the first round for Big Tits, 2nd round they took Corey Urquhart at #40, five spots ahead of the Bruins' Patrice Bergeron pick. How different might the last dozen years have been with Bergeron and Getzlaf instead of Andrei Kostitsyn?

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  15. Looking like I'll be buying lunvh for my buddy this year.

    Fiver now centering Druid and gCHuk. Bye bye BBB. Maybe not til April or May, but buh-bye.

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  16. NEWS ALERT! This team is really pathetic.

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  17. I don't want them to make the playoffs. There needs to be changes.

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  18. JJ follows the system and scores, why cant everyone be like JJ. Panic knee jerk reactions are probably going to work out better than what we are doing now.

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  19. the Maritimer12:35 PM

    I'm trying to remember back to the end of the Gainey/Goat era, when they hung poor Randy Cunneyworth out to dry. They ended up 3rd last but I didn't feel that team was as bad as this one. It was bad sure, with wee Davey as the No. 1 center but the defence still had a fairly effective Vodkov and an up and coming PK. They couldn't score so they played Chokula shut down hockey. Oh yeah, they played Mathieu Darche on the PP instead of Eric Cole until Jessica Rusnak called them out on it. This bunch seems even worse or is it my imagination? It seems bergevin has utterly destroyed the team with not even a legitimate 2nd line center and an AHL defence. My goodness, I look at the names and other than Price most of these guys should be playing in Europe.

    Moey @ 10:03am, no worries there... and yes, there will be.

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    1. I feel bad for Claude, he's only got half of an NHL team to coach.

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  20. Well that sucked...at least they could have looked interested...meh!

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  21. Following in the footsteps of fellow Mooseheads Nico Hishier, Drouin, Nate MacKinnon, Jakub Voracek, etc, Filip Zadina should be a high pick this June and I can see him falling into the Habs' lap with the #4 pick. Now he's a winger, not that #1C that has eluded us for 2 decades, but we'll need a gifted winger or two also after this spring I suspect.

    Barring him, that Tkachuk kid that played in the Juniors tourney would be a good option.

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    1. if we do not get Rasmus Dali we should just quit. Yep say we have been treated unfairly scince the days of Rocket Richard, we are going to join the KHL and win the Lenin Cup 24 times in a row.

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    2. His nick has to be Dali. One of my favorite hockey quotes comes from Herb Brooks when was coaching D man Rustanilion playing for the Rangers. " Asking Rusty to play D fence is like asking Picasso to paint your garage door"

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  22. Not to be missed: Nilan's take on last night. No minced words.

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  23. Think about this too: BBB has stocked this team with (by my count, and when healthy) no less than nine wingers that can and should be regulars on the three top pairings: GCHuck, KidA, PatCHes, Leko, LB, Druid, SSR, CHud, LHN

    There only needs to be six of those, so start by trimming that down for a bonafide C perhaps? Just a thought.

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    1. He went to the store to buy a suit and they sold him a dozen ties.

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    2. He took four of those ties and tried to sew them into a suit. But they still couldn't win a face-off.

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    3. Tomorrow he is going to show up at a presser with a suit made of curtains. No he will not be gone like the wind.

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    4. And he will say, "See? This demonstrates that the answer IS in the room! In the window of the room, to be precise."

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  24. This is the team that Marc built and he deserves every losing minute of it. The team is worse than when he started. He's the new Nonis handing out long-term contracts to players who'll be hard to move, if at all. Maybe all that cap will be spent on buy-outs by the next GM. He's turned this team into the leaf. He won't be able to joke his way out of this one, instead has become the joke instead of the jokester.

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  25. Interesting piece on Hockey I/O yesterday - talking about TFS being the most valuable trading piece available. I am on the record as stating that the minute he signed that new contract he was dead man walking and that BBB would trade him (a la PFK) before the new terms kicked in. I have seen it coming and unless he is removed, TFS will go on to win a Stanley Cup for someone else...I hope that I am wrong.

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    1. TFS™ is dgmb's only lifeline.

      Also, autocorrect suggests dogma's for 'dgmb's'.

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  26. > https://fourhockeyfans.blogspot.ca/2018/01/dreams-of-sexy-friday.html

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