The Leafs got inThe Habs did notThe teams that got inAre skilled and quickThe teams that did notAre filled with rotThey're old and slow and up ice they get caughtThey keep getting shutout an awful lotTank heavy les boys, tank heavy(apologies to the Pogues
Nice effort Scott but there can be no talk of tanking when the leaf are being played...EVER!
They bloody well better put the tank on hold for tonight. It was a worthy tanking effort, but I agree with you K3X, never to the Leafs. GYFHG - and gCHuck still needs his 20th tonight. In fact, I'd also love to see a surprise return from our Captain, with a hattie to finish off with 20 himself.
As the kids say Noice!
very appropriate the Pouges cause Toronto is a dirty old town. I wanna tank. I want to go into the draft with 4th pick. Giving us a shot at anything from 6th to 1st. Then in the later rounds the high picks. Call me clinical. A 6 -5 loss would be perfect. \
Man, thoughts and prayers for those involved in the tragic bus crash in Saskatchewan. Brings back sad memories of the Bathurst High School basketball team 10 years ago. R.I.P.
A horrible tragedy indeed. My heart goes out to all the family and community members out there. I hope the Jets see fit wear a badge on their unis in their memory for their playoff run, and/or dedicate their playoff run and a portion of the proceeds to a fund to help out the community there.
Gut wrenching to lose so many lives in such a horrible situation.R.I.P.
yes how terrible
Don't think I can remember a time when I was glad the season was finally coming to an end. I love hockey and I love the Habs...but I don't love these Habs. I loathe Marc Bergevin. He is pure evil and the fact that Geoff Molson has as much as said he is a good judge of talent proves that he (Molson) is clearly not and the the Habs are doomed as long as they are there. I still feel he will try to trade TFS and it is sad that Patches is done as a Hab as well...meanwhile shit like Alzheimers and schlemko and Benn will probably still be around to start next season .. so time will tell if I can regain a love for this outfit. They can start me back on the road to liking them again by ending the season by beating the the fucking leaf...hell even score a fucking goal and I will be happy. .
This is the second of three seasons missing the playoffs. But it was worse during the Houle era, when they missed the playoffs for three straight seasons after getting Hasek'ed by the Sabres in the second round of the '98 playoffs. It took Saku coming back from what at first seemed a death sentence to pull out of that funk. If Bergy (and especially his buddies in the coaching staff, pro-scouting and Laval coaching and development staff) are allowed to stick around, it will just be the same thing as when Ronald Corey and Houle were allowed to fuck everything up for too long. I doubt Geoff will see the light for another season, sadly.
A season to forget. I was barely able to get through any games.Lets not forget despite winning their division, they went out in the first round last year, so mot much for three years running.
I anyone scores please be gCHuck. This kid has been shat on for five years and still keeps on plugging.
from twitter:Eric EngelsVerified account @EricEngels32m32 minutes ago#Habs Brendan Gallagher said he and a number of teammates will donate to the go-fund-me campaign for the victims of the Humboltd Broncos bus tragedy. "Everyone needs to help out at a time like this," he said.
UPDATE: Mad respect to KidA for his leadership hereEric EngelsVerified account @EricEngels16m16 minutes agoBrendan Gallagher just reached out to clarify that every single member of the Montreal Canadiens is going to donate to the go-fund-me campaign for the Humboltd Broncos. A tremendous act of compassion and solidarity from @CanadiensMTL.
Since it is the season finale I will tune in but no guarantees of sticking around if they get embarrassed by the wretched leaf. Again. The mute button will no doubt be getting a work out as well. Like K3X said, as least score a fucking goal.
I might even do a pre-game recap.
Still waiting for your team grades ... ;-) ... I expect a thorough recap of Marc Barbainbin's Monday press conference as well. Should be lots of bald face lies and lame excuses galore. I won't be listening but I know I can count on you.
If I'm Molson, I call Shanahan and say, tonight on the pre-game feed, we both give $1M to the Humboldt family fund and recommend all the 29 teams do the same. Call it Hometown Hockey Heals.
Even 1/10th that amount each would be a great gesture.
Playlist for the last pre game.1) peral jam last kiss2)Kinks - Well Respected Man3) Elton John - Good Bye Yellow Brick Road4)Poor Poor Pitful Me - Warren Zevon5)Freefalling - Tom Petty6)Everybody Hurts - Coors cover of REM7)You Have to Hide Your love away - Eddie Vender cover8) In the Ghetto - Elvis Presley9)Rock and Roll Suicide - David Bowie10)Teach Your Children - CSYN11) Desolation Row - Chemical Brothers cover
29 we know your lurking, THE EXPANSE starts wed.
To begin, all thoughts go to the families and friends of the Humboldt Broncos.- despite what we might see or read, I believe all 31 NHL teams are equally affected by the tragedy, nothing a media org says or does changes that, nothing any specific individual does to pat themselves on the back as some kind of spokesperson 'for Canada' matters, not one fucking bit- Sheldon Kennedy so deserves his Order of Canada, a great Canadian- no matter what one sees reported, this is not about any one team caring more than any other, nothing but the Humboldt Broncos- TOR, WPG, VAN, DAL reps say a word or two- (I've been to every Province but only once drove through Saskatchewan, FWIW I dropped a 10 spot here; https://ca.gofundme.com/funds-for-humboldt-broncos ) almost $1.7M so far- loved Colby Armstrong as a Hab, some heartfelt 'close to home' comments from him- 'enemies tonight', eesh why say that mclame? FFS- respectful comments from Julien- respectful comments from Babcock- coaches shake hands- never did it myself but knew many 'billeting' families, as close to real family anywhere- R.I.P. to all that (WE)re lost and as juce always reminds us, hug your kids or someone close byAs The Hip sings 'Wheat Kings'. Peace.
I thought it was all very well done, very respectful. Unbelievable courage by Humboldt's mayor and the Broncos' president. Kudos the Jets and BlackHawks for their very nice gesture of standing in a circle with Broncos as their nameplates on their jerseys. Wheat Kings was a fitting tribute, leave it to Gord Downie to inspire us all as Canadians.
Yep. Gordie's image will always inspire this blog.
My feed kicked in halfway through Wheat Kings... such a fitting tribute song. It's all about perspective ...and this brings everything into very sharp focus...RIP
The CBC feed for the first time in recent memory is a golden stream. Am I the only one that is afraid of the old PAl HAL gm move made to make the playoffs?
Did anyone else see big Mac skating on the breakout. If he is taking lessons get a new coach cause it looks like Pee Wee Hermans stride right now.
So far...and what about McIlroy at Augusta...?
How about that Fleetwood guy ... 5 birdies in a row put him into the running. Reed looked unbeatable today. We'll see what happens tomorrow, big pressure when you have the lead.
Fleetwood looks like Mac.
Alizihmer forgets he is part of the cyle, in fact he is the wheel on the cylce. He wants GPS on the cycle to find his zone.
I am not watCHing the CrotCH. I know he is going to make an emotional tribute to the Humbolt tradgedy, but I am going to TSN with Sergio and Dan.
My Prediction the Broons will club the Leaf like baby seals.
Shaggy is a good player
well well well as Harito would saylooks like the Habs have finally fueled the final tank
JDR is like a supercar without accessories.
Props to coaches corner tonight... very classy and extremely moving...so sad
Good for him. He can be statesman like. There have been so many of these bus deaths in Jr hockey. I have not heard of a single US team getting wiped out on a bus. Maybe something to look at.
Yep, he held it together pretty good. Also, left the clown suits at home and dressed appropriately. Once again, Gord Downie helps us heal. God love all the new angels...
why cant we be like Vegas next year? We have lots of top better parts, better goalie. It all comes down to coaching and systems. IMHO our systems are Microsoft.
Marc Bergivan retires and opens a medical clinicPatient comes in needs heart surgery.Well I dont have a heart surgeonbut I got a hell of a denstistI converted to heart surgery.
and a heart surgeon I made into a dentist
I am starting to think those waiting for a goal will have to wait until next year. This blows my fucking mind. Why cant this team score a fucking goal?
I got a new job. Its a UK firm. They have a video and a virtual office. If we fail to meet sales targets once we have to give a lap dance to our male members. If we do it twice in a week we must wear a fairy costume. Sugar Plum fair hit the streets logic.
There are no goals left in the Habs tank this season. Absolutely nothing happening tonight.
Like all biz we want to talk to the DM (Decision Maker) So if the reception will not give the sell phone number we have license to go MI5 6 and seven. I say this is urgent, recept says what does it refer too. I say herpers simplex 11. I need to talk to him right now. or at the very least before he as sex again.
I am telling you its a fucking hoot and they should be recording it for a reality tv show
I know one thing based upon historal behavior. 29 is running in 2020. Run 29 run, I have never given money to a politician. But I would give to 29 because thats the kind of MP we need to rule us. Make no mistake we are ruled not governed.
despite the disparity its good to see there is an actual amount of hockey going on in this game. From both sides
Buttman padding the tank, we are going to get the John Scott exception!!
Leko takes on in the nuts they are Finnish
Auto, and expect a Challange
class act, but consider the circumstance
All Auto does is score...
we dont need that to win
If Auto played 82 games a season he would be the Habs next 50 goal scorer.
TFS with a huggggge save and a smile!
Price has some numbers but no Stanleys. Don't compare him to Plante, Dryden or Roy, it's not fair.
what I am saying is that Plante was a prop plane and TFS is a jet. Its all about the technology. IMHO if many of the greats where playing today every game would be likewatching the Harlem Globe Trotter play the Harlem Globe Trotters.
If you give Jake the Snake Price's equipment he still puts up big numbers. But, due to machinations of David Stern to destroy hockey, The Habs are cupless for a generation. I blame Gorbachev.
IMHO Leko will be a 30 goal man.
So Its just me and a trasplant fan in the Homeland. I kid you not my new boss calls out lorry and haulage.
I buy a fucking Hwievwe and they stop advertising. I am the last Chinese spy in Canada. I move around. Yeah from the couch to the fridge, assimilate that.
Ha! I am still using an iPHone 4 that my son gave me. Does all I need. iPHuck technology, Homeland Security does not know where me am at.
I have long held the ski binding tech end of development model. Some things work so well there is no further need for development. The cell phone is one of those. If you want a better camera, buy a real fucking camera, it will blow away a cell phone. ETC ETC for all cell phone options. The marginal benefits from the Apple 5s to the Huwawi P10 are very small. But the price is double.
Although the fact you have said something about Homeland security on an miscue site meansyour on overwatch
I know this is probably not the time or place but...Kelly Hrudey is still a dick...
At least they've scored a goal so no shutout. A small, moral, leaf-like victory.
Hymen breaks his cheery, worst name in the NHL since Mislov Satan
score gCHuck score
There are 25 year old Montrealers who have never seen a Stanley Cup parade on St. Catherine street. I am 63 and never seen one either.
I am 59 and honestly do not expect to see one in my lifetime. Reason being the NHL is just a reality TV show.
As long as marc bargainbin is around there is no Cup in our future. This is a badly constructed team, the plan is without form.
four players on the blue line and you have to penatrate, that NHL hockey, find me those guysits like the CIA planning to take down the towers.
I just bought my top of the line Huwie. Now they are advertising something called the P20. So my P10 is only worth half. No wonder the Chinese ruled the earth for 6000 years by cutting everybody who was smart cock off.So I called who wa we and they told me send in a picture of your cock.
The jackal sucks donkey balls.Looks like the Tank is intact, Rommel for the win!!
Big snapshot on the Crest never work
hugeson is a total fucking leaf homer.
Its been a terrible year, maybe if we adopt the seven years follow follwed by one year harvestwe will win the cup. I just want to say its a privilege to comment on this blog. It is really in the words of Neil Young one of the pleasures of my life. All the loyal bloggers and those thinkingaboot running for political office are stars. Moeman has kept the heart of FHF fans running and St Pad has to be rookie of the year. I thank you both for your efforts I have some idea of how hard it is to blog over a long period. I thank 29 for his appearance and do not hold him in low regard if he does not ever appear again. Its a political decision. He might get away with the masturbation, but the impetus would be career killing in our Handmaidens tale that has no space for oven mitts.We face a world that is hostile, and this is a place where we are all friends, thats something special.Next year we may tank again but after that we will all be looking for the parade route. Thats my promise.Everything I said was absolute true. What you should know is that aside from Zero Hedge I have been banned from commenting in this world.
Dish okay did not get oo excited
Wow...thank God that is over !
so it ends but with every closed door is one the swat team equipped with military grade Armourcan open.In 2023 we will have a colony on Mars and the Habs will be in a cup discussion.
Appropriate end to a miserable fucking season. Thank you marc bergevin for your outstanding vision for how to build a hockey team in 2017-18.
Moeman, St. Pad, 29 - thank you guys for keeping this blog alive...
I deserve nothing this year. Moe and St Pad, however, deserve a fucking medal for what they did, slogging through this crap. A medal made of meth
Well there's a great fucking end to the season. Thanks Bergevin. Hope you had as much fun as us fans watching your shitshow. Ass.
after 6 years of following Bergy I find I dress better and am working on better guns, he is better than a Fitbit for sure.
So all that is left are the excuses that come on Monday..should be interesting...
Weber's broken foot.Price's injuries.We lost Hemsky for the season (remember him?)Schlemko injury.Trades are hard.Drouin first year as C. No mention of the fact that he's actually a winger and gChuk is actually a C.gChuk underperformed.Paciorettty injury.Rookies.There's a start anyway.
...and out right bald faced lies. This guy's arrogance knows no bounds. Fuck him. Fuck Geoff Molson too for enabling this fucking asshat.
its like when you find out your drinking buddy is screwing your wife, time for a divorce. The problem is you love your wife and who is out thier better.
Wait, the season's over?
Yes steve, the Expanse! Can't wait
So the next coach of the Habs should be Alain Vigneault. Would he go to Laval and wait his turn?Andrew Berkshire is such a fucking dick.
He was always a dick as pfuckdaddy and hasn't changed at sportsnet
Did some research, and although the fewest points for the Habs was 65 points in 50-51, that was only a 70 game season; they actually placed third that year and went to the finals to lose the Cup to the Leafs. This year they had 71 points in 82 games, which is still not their lowest total in the 82 game era; they only had 70 points in 2000-2001. However that was before shootouts which may have given them an extra point or two. Anyway we look at it, not good. And not much in the way of hope either.
We will be so active at the wavier wire, it will not be wire, it will be fiber optics.Based upon what I have seen of Le Brow, Big Mac, Tin Tin and now Cookie, we need a skating coach at Laval other than Pee Wee Herman.The Alzihmer signing is probably the most condemning evidence that Bergy is clueless.
I'm enjoying watching this battle between Patrick Reed and McIlroy at the Masters. Looking forward to my own golf season... if it ever warms up!Before moe does his season analysis I will make this call: John Tavares will NOT be a Canadien this summer. He remains in New York with either the Isles or Rags. Drouin remains the No. 1 center, in fact, I will bet bargainbin does basically nothing with the forwards and instead concentrates on fucking around with the D yet again. They will draft Left D Quinn Hughes unless they are picking first. He may trade up to get Veleno or Wahlstrom, that's about the extent of what I see happening. bargainbin the Dollarama shopper supreme is going all in for one more season with Price and Weber. Another 28th finish next season will be his demise.
Wrong Benn and Scleprock won't be back and, God willing, neither will Karlzner. But they are probably stuck with #22.
I'm a big fan of John Rahm and hope he can put some good holes together to challenge the leaders. And a RIP to my aunt (via marriage) who passed away today unexpectedly. Thought she was pulling through an emergency operation she had on a hole in her esophagus but heart not strong enough.
So sorry for your loss Saint Pad.
Sorry for your loss Saint Paddy.Jon Rahm is OK but needs to work on controlling his temper. McIlroy ended up fading from the picture but Rickie and Spieth gave Reed a run for his money. Don't you find Reed is kind of unlikable? Shouldn't have declared how good he was a few years ago. That just turns people off.
Yep not a Reed fan. Can't put a finger on it, just doesn't have that je ne c'est quoi I guess. Was hoping for Ricky at the end, didn't figure he had a chance with the start he had.
My condolences Saint Paddy, it has been a tough weekend for too many.
I too agree a Bergman team will leapfrog into the top 3 dropping the Habs to 5th and probably out of the tkaCHuk zone(coulda called him Numb). Noah Dobson, big D from Bathurst is probably more in MB's wheelhouse anyway.
Autocorrect sucks on this device. Think I'll just go back to typos. Bettman team.And I think it will be the Isles to make up for the loss of Tavares to San Jose.
So the Habbies end up as the 4th worst team with less than a 10% chance of getting the number 1 pick...which doesn't matter because with bbb in charge, things don't look great. I have a question for you guys who live in/around Montreal - is the mood as bad as it appears to be for us looking at things from afar? I ask because presumably Molson has an office on Montreal and surely he must be able to read the mood of the city. There is not one person that I can find anywhere (apart from Geoff himself) who feels that bbb is the right man to fix he issues in Montreal. He has had 6 years and the team is worse than when he got here. His defence is weaker by far. He has traded for and signed bad contracts (least of which is his own and CJ's) with people. He has killed good players by placing them in roles they didn't need to be in (Max/Chucky) and he traded away a franchise player because he didn't like his swagger. It's a joke. The presser today will tell us nothing apart from the fact that he will probably re-assign some of the coaches to new roles within the organisation. None of the press who actually ask questions will call him out for fear of being black-listed and any "tough" questions will be met with excuses. If Molson actually attends the presser - no one will say "Hey Geoff - a few weeks ago you made a statement about Marc being a great judge of hockey talent. He stuck you with some pretty bad contracts, including his own, CJ's, Alzheimers, Schlemko's and some other guy who almost never plays - you sticking by those words?"
I work downtown - a few blocks from the Phone Booth - and I live in the Mile End area. The bars have all been suffering terribly with the extra tough winter, and especially with the lack of any sports team that is in any way fun to watch. The Impact are listless and have no superstars now without Drogba, the Habs we know; even Anthony Calvillo has now given up ever trying to do anything with this shiftless Alouettes organization.The economy is doing okay and the new administration is a bit of fresh air, but there is still a massive amount of traffic snarls with the Turcot interchange undergoing major reconstruction, and the Champlain being replaced (among thousands of other upheavals in infrastructure repairs). And winter just won't let go. I would say the mood is pretty blah, but thank God summer is coming, there will be a Grand Prix next month, BIXI season will resume next week, Jazzfest and the mountain.But man, if only we could get a whiff of good news (like a plan to bring back Nos Amours - at least the new mayor is "All in" after a meeting with Edgar Bronfman last Friday), or a revamping of our Habs with new management.
Baseless Round One predictions:Pens in sevenBroons in sevenBolts in sixCaps in sixJets in fiveDucks in sixPreds in fiveKings in six
I don't give a shot who wins, as long as it isn't the leaf. That is as far as I will go. Like the habs are so fond of saying..."in the playoff, anything can happen..."
I don't give a shit either...
What to do with Habs' D going forward:- sign anyone to replace JJDingbat as D coach- keep Benn as a spare part (not so bad as a 5 or 6, light cap hit, last season on his contract)- Schlemko (two years to go at a nasty cap hit) - try to deal, otherwise, eat it and keep as a spare part- AlZZZner (four years to go at an obscene cap hit, and horrible in every way) - take a buy-out and suck it up as an awful mistake to learn from- Petry, Juulsen, Mete, Reilly, hang onto them- get a guy to play with BBQThey can deal some wingers if they need to... Plenty more talented winger than necessary. Just sign a goddamn #1 Centre already!!
Re: the D, trade Benn and Schlem, they are slow footed and are out-dated. Karlzner play as a #6 or 7 with very limited minutes and zero PK time. You can't cut him loose this quick or future FA's will be hesitant to sign in PQ. This one bb has to eat for a while.If they can trade a disgruntled Max for something, I would take a crack at JVR and Bozak. It would be an upgrade. As I said earlier, Drouin as the 1C is a hill bergevin will die on. No change there. Just load up at this years draft and hope for the best. Maybe bb can package up some 2nd round picks and one of those D to move up and get Veleno or Wahlstrom in the mid 1st round.
Great recap The M - I agree that bbb's flag in the ground has a pic of Drouin as his centre and Chucky on the wing...my worry with the draft is that he will fixate on the D and trade away someone like Chucky to get a D, completely forgetting that he really needs a Centreman. Patches won't get him much more than a 2nd and and ageing 3rd line forward past his prime on a bad contract...I am not hopeful...but I can't wait until the presser!!
So I hear that the presser is at 4 pm with Molson and bbb. Does anyone here think that there is a journo alive who will actually ask Molson to his face "Hey Geoff, given the results of this past season and given the dreadful contracts you are paying to journeymen 4th liners and given your GM's own words at the beginning of the season (our defence is better than last year) Given all this...do you still consider Marc Bergevin to be one of the foremost evaluators of talent available to you today?" - I betting my house and 3 of my 4 kids on no one asking that question...
That's a fantastic way to pose the question actually. And it should be asked.
Don't bother asking. His answer - "Yes. Next question."
On a side note, after watching the final trailer for Solo, by gosh, Ron Howard might just have saved that movie! Looks good.
Also, steve simmons is a piece of shit.
Simmons has always been a hack...nothing different it appears.
Yep and one of the original SFU.
Great comments FHFriends.Sympathies to you and your family St. Pad.Did I see 29 make an appearance?K3X, which one of your kids are you keeping?I'll reserve judgement and my review of the shit season until after the presser, which I will recap.
My youngest is not fully formed so it would not be right to put him up in the wager...lol
Mrs. K3X is pregnant?
Oh no no no no...when I say "fully formed" I mean that he is still a youth - barely 14 so lots to learn about life - still needs a firm guideing hand...pregnant...! Oh my goodness - no no - let's never go there...eesh...
Just razzin' ya Pops.
OK - so more fuel for the presser...Players are coking out and stating that they were not ready for the season. Didn't play hard enough. That has to be on CJ. Someone ask bbb what he thinks about the comments coming out of the dressing room to the effect that the players were not ready to start the season. Too many times they repeated mistakes..."
Ha...coking...I meant coming out and stating...but coking is probably right too...lol
Grant Fuhr should mind his own business!
My own Baseless Round One predictions:Pens in 6Broons in 3Bolts in 7Caps in 7Jets in 4Ducks in 7Preds in 6LVG in 6
Glad you will be doing a recap moe, I wouldn't spend my time listening to any of bb's lies and bullshit. I would take the time to read about it though... ;-)If it is true what some of the players not being ready or focussed, that definitely is on coaching. Jabba the Hutt was another bad hire/panic move to appease the language zealots who control Molson's team. Time to try something else...
So...like Alain Vignault then...
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