Happy Canada Day to all FHFers!Have fun, be safe, be Canadian!
Oops, almost forgot;BE SEXY!
Gonna be hot and humid here.Off for 6 days.Day 1; finish staining the deckDay 2; neighbourhood BBQDay 3; like dgmb, I don't plan that far ahead...
To look forward to: New Joe Strummer album a comin' of rare and unreleased material.
That's some fine SF stuff for a hot Canada Day weekend, moeman. Here is my "Big Repost" that I just dropped on the last thread a bit too late:Here's a thought: listening to Captain Kirk give a little speech to the newbies yesterday in the "combine", and he was talking about the yaddayadda blah blah, history and tradition and such. And I thought, what if they took down all the banners and "To you from falling hands" plaques and other memorabilia and Stanley Cup reminders of the glory days and packed 'em all away and told the world they won't be pulled out again until the organization brings home #25. And incentive for the whole organization to pull together and FHFUCKING FHFIGHT for the RIGHT to yak about the "storied club history"It. Has. To. Be. Earned.We are falling into Laff-land. Let's hold ourselves to a higher standard. It's been 25 years since the last Cup win and it's time to stop living in the past if we ever want to feel the hunger - the real hunger to win - like Ovie showed this past playoff.Cuz that's bold and that's a statement and that's what it will take.Thank you, sermon over. Back to you, Geoff. The torch, as you are fond of saying, is in your hands.
I think dgmb is making us forget the good times all on his own.
Great rant and accurate Scott. Thank you.It's weird, I don't really care and yet I do. I read stuff all the time but I hardly watched any games last season. Maybe if they ever become relevant again my interest will pick up again but I feel like I've lost something and I won't get it back. Possibly I'm numb to losing and the incompetence of the gm and his fly by the seat of his pants "plan". Plus, the constant lying.
Too late SiM, we are not falling, we already fell.
uh, this should have gone here.Here, here, the M. And it's all because of the current management.
Should have mentioned earlier...NOAR Moeman...NOAR for that Mountie!... and happy Canada Day to everyone here. ThebUK is having Canada like weather - hot as fuck and no rain! All weekend long so I will hoist a few on Sunday to your charms. My boy turns 22 Saturday so it could be a big weekend all round the K3x household... as for the Habs and the upcoming draft...i don't get the urgency to rid the team of the only goalscorer they have left after bbb gave away Chucky for a bag of low leaf pucks...bit he will do something stupid to u in my weekend. I can't quite switxhnifd...habs are ingrained in my heart and soul and because of that, as much as I am looking forward to celebrating this weekend, I dread that some horrible shit is gonna befall my team and I fear it might break me on day and for all...time will tell...
It feels like they are just plain done with PatCHes (or he demanded a trade but is pretending otherwise to hedge his bets - hard to say which).
Here, here, the M. And it's all because of the current management.
Remember when the Habs motto was: "No Excuses"? Now, it's "Attitude is Everything". Ha ha. You keep believing that bergy, we'll see how attitude stacks up against players with speed and skill.Also, just to pile on a bit, today is the anniversary of a trade that will go down in infamy and I predict will be bergevin's legacy of his time with the Habs. The PFK trade. Cheers!
Well known fact that PatCHes wasn't scoring so much this Spring; at least, not on the ice:Dave StubbsVerified account @Dave_Stubbs8m8 minutes agoCongratulations to #Habs captain Max Pacioretty and his wife, Katia, who are expecting their fourth son in December. With Lorenzo, Maximus and James, Katia joked to me that Max is building his own hockey team. Best wishes to a great couple for a healthy addition to their family
Loving all the dudes, moeman.
BBB has "Attitude is Everything" printed on his Underoos. He probably sleeps bottoms-up while sucking his thumb.What a hypocrite given his piss-poor attitude towards players and fans. I'd tell him to go buy a dog but Geoff took that away.
I know eh? If Attitude is Everything, is no talent expected?
The hell with talent, who needs it?
Great long weekend SF. One of your best ever Moeman. I wore out google image search.If your looking for something to keep cool, move the screen to the basement, crank the AC and watch the Expanse, the coolest show ever.Drew Doughty $11mill a year? No way he is two mill a year better than PFK.
So far KoHo looks like a future superstar. Everyone is impressed with his attitude. The total package. Play him at wing for a couple of years and he will be a great center.
4th line left winger. bergevin/jabba specialty. Book it.
We got a trade thats a bit of a headscratcher, we are stocked up with goalies? TFS trade comming?Like we tried to coner the market in Belrussians are we now stocking Finns?https://www.nhl.com/canadiens/news/canadiens-acquire-armia-and-mason-from-jets-in-exchange-for-simon-bourque/c-299353398
Armia is 25 and from KoHo's hometown. Mason is there to allow TFS to go maybe??? Otherwise he is an expensive buy-out or AHL option for two years. My Flyers fan work buddy always loved Mason FWIW. Also, the Habs didn't give up anything but a D-man I admit I had no idea was in the CH depth chart anyway.
consensus is it was a smart move by the dick. got two draft picks, a big guy to keep KoHo company and we will flip Mason for a draft pick while retaining salary.
Another bergevin specialty... dumpster diving, but this was a good dive. Using Geoff's moolah to acquire more picks is a good move. Mason will be bought out, he only has 1 year left on his deal. Armia is the dumpster acquisition, a more skilled version of Thor perhaps? I like the two picks. Simon Bourque, no relation to Ray (AFAIK) was a good junior player (here in Saint John) not so good in the pros apparently.
I emin!, Leko, Koho, Yolo, now... the Finnish Army (FA)?
his name in finish means Eagle and that is his real world nick. We will soon be the Montreal Finadians
Mason is already officially on buy-out waivers.
So to get Armia he had to take a player they don't want (Mason) and buy him out to get picks?
Part the the re-ish-build.Doesn't coast much, Molson can afford it by increasing beer prices by a nickel and Armia isn't that bad a player.Bonus, 2 future picks.
Want to change careers? They're hiring now. The SAQ-run pot stores in Quebec will be open 10am-10pm, 7 days a week. Clerks will be paid $14 + benefits to sell weed while the SAQ pays $19.33 to sell booze.
A whole new meaning to 'hey boss, I'm going on my smoke break'
Heh, right now, bergevin reminds me of Bullwinkle the Moose trying to do magic tricks. Hey Rocky! Watch me pull a rabbit out of my hat (ROR). Nuthin' up my sleeve. Presto! DDD appears...
We will soon all be CH Finnatics. Time to hire Saku as an associate coach.
Actually, I was thinking the same thing. Get rid of bergevin and julien first. I could see Saku working with Ducharme but not an ex-br00ns douchebag.
Seriously, the only real franCHise moment since they left the Forum was the miraculous return of Saku from what we all thought was a non-Hodgkins lymphoma death sentence. The most moving moment that phone booth has seen yet. There is more heart of Finnish bleu-blanc-rouge at work in that place than any else.
Happy Canada Day FHFers! Try to stay cool.
Happy Canada Day! For staying cool: I know that you wanna be Canadien
Nice Catch Scott, its fantastic I will be thinkingaboot it.
I really feel for anyone who has to move today. Moving is bad enough but in the heat...
Happy Canada Day FHFriends! Lots of Must-Not-Watch TV today on the SFU channels. Lots going on outside today, lets enjoy the heat while we can. Hockey is a winter time sport. Go Habs Go!!
SuperPleXXX you can grow back that goatee and take out those turtlenecks. Pierre LeBrun reporting a one year deal with the CH. Good
I hope they can trade him again for another second. If JT goes to the Island, I would be offering TFS and BBQ for their prospects. So sad Garth Snow is gone.
I'm glad to see PleXXX back but part of me says bbb only did it because of his poor treatment to Vodkov and the buy a dog comment which he caused so much public backlash.
SuperPleXXX back for one more year and his 1000th regular season game. Like juce said, the Habs have some serious PR work to get back in the good graces of their fans. bergevin's shoddy treatment of Habs lifer Vodkov was indeed disgusting. He can talk about attitude all he wants but he should look in a fucking mirror once in a while. Instead of his tailor's anyway.
They should be handing out some RESPECT t shirts to go with the attitude. No excuses.
The the trade war is on and I don't mean hockey. Go Canada!
we have picked a fight we cant win. Fuck the traitor ex PM. Its an existential battle to remain Canadian. With Trump trade we would have to surrender everything and become republicans. The conservatives would love that.
I seriously look at labels on any food I am buying these days. I avoid made in the U.S.A. if at all possible. Fuck Trump!!
I hope all Canadians are doing the same thing. I got into a discussion at work about UBER. The millials say if someone can provide a better service buy it. They did not care or recognize the ramifications of sending 60% of the fare to the US tax free.
Stasny to Vegas, will JT be far behind? TFS may be okay but BBQ must be traded. In three years he will need a walker. His cap hit is high, but the actual dollars are only a few million, it was all paid out up front. I would also trade KidA at his peak.
St Louis takes Boozak for 3 at$5 per year? I thought they had 100 top centers on the Farm?
Happy Canada Day y'all! Great tknsee Pleks back for a year. .at least someone will be able to play center.
Mcdonut signs for under $6 mill for 7 in Tampa. I can see PFK going to Nashville today.
JVR signs for 7 mill a year???????? WTF the PHuctards just fucked us. PatCHes will want at least 8 now..
Plekanec back to MTL, one year deal, $2.25M base salary, $250K for each of 30, 40, 50 GP and another $250K for 10 goals OR 25 points. That’s $3.25M in salary and achievable bonuses. Also a $250K bonus if MTL makes playoffs.
JT told NYI he won't be back.
JT is now a laff. We'll never hear the end of it.
Wait till he shits the bed in tranna...then we can all laugh...
Don't know the deal but I bet they paid way way too much over 8 years...
After he wouldn't even give the Habs the time of day, the SFU will be sure to harp on it.
To be fair juce, why would any respectable UFA give this mess of a franchise the time of day. See my post below.
Saint Paddy, I couldn't agree more. Bergevin has run the franCHise right into the ground. Molson shares the blame too for letting him do it.
Sounds like 11 per year for 7 years for JT to the leaf.Habs signed Plekanec.Until Molson wakes up and changes management, including himself, like the Leafs did, our team will never succeed.
they are both centers give Bergy some credit
I have to congrat the leaf and Kudos to JT for putting his heart and his money in the same place. Too bad some our homeboys have not and will not step up.
I am offering young dumbass BBQ and Patches for Nylander and first in 2019.
Bergevin diving deep and scraping the bottom of the dumpster picking up the likes of ahl'er matt peca. Bur hey francophone dman XO!
XO does not even need a nic. Oh yeah we are stocking the bottom six like there is a shortage of fringe players.Cool pic of the Russkies at the World Cup, Radulov, OV, Malkin and Kiznif all together.
Auto is Vegas bound.
Dumpster diving at its finest, it's what bergy does best. They'll carry a ton of cap space but the AHL team should be better. Definitely have signaled the rebuild, at least one more year of suckage at least, prob two. They are where the leaf were 3 years ago. Jack Hughes = Matthews. Bring it on.
As much as we like to dump on Bergy, kudos to him for not paying that ransom that the Blues gave to Barfalo for ROR. That price is insane. BBB just needs to continue the 'reset'as he calls it and move Patches for picks and prospects. It's actually looking a lot like what the leaf did for the Matthews/Laine draft.Pay your dues, deplete the crews, drink some booze, ignore the news, shine your shoes and lose for Hughes.
Agreed. I have no use any more for mssr. bergevin but he did stand his ground today on one front at least, the O'Reilly deal. St. Louis wants to be relevant in the west and I get that. That was a hefty price to pay but, they didn't give up Thomas, Kyrou or Dunn. I wish them good fortune. As for the Habs, this is what it has come too, elite UFAs won't give them the time of day so they now have no choice but to draft and develop. Personally, I'm all for another 28th place (or lower) finish in 2019. Looking at the lineup compared to the big boys, it shouldn't be a problem. Finally, congrats to Shanaban and Dumbass for pulling off the coup of the day convincing JT to come home and play for his childhood favourites unlike Vinnie and Briere who told the Habs to suck it when they came calling. The leaf should be serious contenders next spring. The leaf fans can now ridicule we Habs fans and rightly so, but the SFU can fuck off and die.
DBMB should start handing out the drink some booze loose for Hughes tshrits.The blues did not give away the farm, a first and second plus a bag of pucks. However the Blues are in a win now window and we are in a win whenever window.The JT move is the deal of the century in the NHL. You have old lou vs young dumbass in a death match. Dumbass holding all the cards. The fact is that JT left about $20 million on the table. Money can not buy the love he is going to get from the COTU.In defence of Vinne and Beer, the teams they were coming too where not cup contenders just by their addition. In Toronto much different situation. All they lack is a number one d man, and the Pens and Golden Knightly Showers prove you can win without a stud d.Bergy should be able to pry Nylander out of there. Take Martin's bad contract. Over him Patches and BBQ or even Dish. The leaf can handle the cap hit for one or two years, so in a sense they are rentals, but it makes the leaf a almost certain cup winner next year.
Vinnie and Beer both had a chance to come to Montreal when they were competitive, with Saku and l'Artiste on the team, both bailed. Vinnie relished the anonymity of Tampa (and the weather) and I think Beer's wife at the time insisted on going to Philthy.If Montreal is out of it by the trade deadline next February, they should seriously consider moving Weber to a contender, I can't see him being too happy with the rebuild. He's turning 33 in August, time is running out. Toronto could use him for sure. So could Philthy.
Were'nt they in 'win now', 'all in' when they got BBQ?
BBB said he want to make the team faster, younger but he's the one who made them slower and older.
The media have, for the most part, seen this 1st July period as a "win" for bbb - maninly because he didn't do much of anything. He didn't land Tavares (thank goodness) and he didn't trade Patches or TFS. They picked up more 5th line grinders and a potential translation coach for the new 1st line center they drafted...but that's it. Oh and Pleks comes back to do exactly nothing for 6 months then be traded again at the deadline. So all in all bbb did fuck all and is being praised...that is where we are now!
Players will want to come here with players like BBQ and TFS they told us. haha, didn't believe it then either. JT and Statsny wouldn't even take his calls.
The Preds signed Tinordi to a 1 yr, 2 way deal.
Tavares contract breakdown: Year 1, $650k salary, $15.25M sb; Year 2, $910k salary, $15.25M sb; Year 3, $910k salary, $11.09M sb; Year 4, $910k salary, $8.44M sb; Years 5-7, $910k salary, $7.04M sb in each of those years
Well I am very happy to have SuperPleXXX back, and for just one year. I am also happy for the Laffs and JT (maybe, just maybe, now the Toronto franchise will begin to get their fair share of the national media spotlight, poor dears)I actually applaud the Broons for finally figuring out Rask wasn't up to the task, and signing Halak. Can't wait to see him frustrate the TO offense in the 2019 playoffs.
Westworld ... crazy good, so many twists and turns, bait and switch, I may watch the whole thing again later this summer. Speaking of summer -- wow, stay cool everyone!Up next - Luke Cage.
Got to beat The Expanse Drum, also if your looking for new Condor is a good CIA gone wrong show.
Harper spends his Canada day Holiday in Washington playing benidicot asshole.
Harper actually looked good, his hair was impeccable. Did you know that Benedict Arnold spent time here in Saint John, before heading to England to live out his days?
LOL "and his hair was perfect"I just watched The Domestics with Kate Bosworth. A okay B movie. Until I checked I did not realize she was the Blue Crush girl.
Despite the fact Harper was a control freak and micro manager, he was one of the smartest PM's we ever had.I am a right winger btw, that's why Cournoyer and Lafleur were my favourite Habs... : )
Mine too...me too the M!
Food for thought: while much was made of Stephen Harper's secretive and non-official visit to Iran war-hawk John Bolton, without the knowledge of the actual, sitting Canadian government, I find it highly interesting how our same Peevey Stevie was in France pumping the tires of the MEK two days prior.
Any blockbuster moves, I mean boneheaded moves by bbb? No Voynov yet?To K3X's comment above about the media, I think Farber put it best, something like the bar and expectations are so low that as long as he doesn't do something really stupid he's doing a good job. This is what we've come to. This is the mess he created. What also pisses me off is his pressers. He always tries to deflect the question by bringing up other teams or other players. Like when he said look at the Caps they weren't favoured to win the Cup but they did. Peka Rinne won the Vezina at 35, Price is 30, there's still time etc...etc... The questions were about YOUR team not the other 30.So much for transparency eh?
Tavares. Maple Leafs. Tavares. Maple Leafs. Blah blah blah. On and On it goes.... The second coming wouldn't get this much ink.
Right wingers every team needs one and I am glad we have M playing that for the FHF. Time was that no one after the election gave a fuck, cause four years if you think about it in the big picture dont matter a fuck, and I would never lose a friend for political reasons that would be absurd. Today its a different picture, people are insane in a new way.Anyway I am now consider myself borg like and I am lovein it like Maxwell Smart.
David Desharnais, Lokomotiv Yaroslavl (KHL)As much as I have had fun with DDD I respect that a little guy in a big mans world has made a small fortune playing hockey. Hats off to him.
Switching to soccer on this 4th of July (and day ??? of the UK Heatwave!) The UK is living in laff land after the victory last night against Columbia. I say laff land for obvious comparative reasons - last time they won anything was 1966...every time they win anything they are world champs - plan the parade - so after a shootout win in which they managed exactly TWO shots on target (including the penalty goal itself), of course they are all dreaming of 66 and are going to win the World Cup. As they like to sing "It's coming home, it's coming home, it's coming, Football's coming home"...or not!
I actually picked them as underdogs to win it all (over Portugal). But I for some unknown reason found myself cheering for Colombia last night. Probably because of Shakira.Though i picked 13 of the 16 teams to get through the initial round, I had them mostly all placed incorrectly (first place and second place swapped) so my bracket doesn't match up at all. So I'll keep cheering for Jolly Old England. Or not.
Surprisingly I got 4 groups completely correct and 3 others mixed up soni did really well there and all my round of 16 teams came through except Spain. .and as I picked them to lose to Brazil in the final my brackets are a bit messed too...we shall see...
For some reason this heat made me have Edith Bunker singing 'we're having a heat wave in my head. Must be something to do with July 4th and Trump.
SFU sure love splashing pics of Dumbass on their front pages. I don't want to even imagine what's going on behind the scenes.
If you want some laughs, go to Eric Engels Twitter and check out a tweet where we, the fans, have an opportunity to ask Marc Beregevin a question. He may or may not respond. I was laughing my ass off last night at some of the questions. Most common ... when are you quitting or resigning. Best one ... Are you on opiates or just plain stupid? Lots of comments from leaf fans telling him he's doing a great job! Keep up the good work Marc! Be warned ... there are currently over 500 comments.
Here is exactly what I asked (and I don't expect an answer...)...straight answer please...Chucky for Domi...not a hockey trade was it? Based on Talent comparison does any other GM in the league make this trade? Is this like Tinordi for Scott...what is going to come out that you are not telling us? You and @GMolsonCHC both promised transparency
I hope bargainbin is getting as many chuckles out it as I did.Now that Garth Snow is gone I would bet mb is the unrivaled most detested GM in the NHL by his team's fans. Boston and Toronto fans love him though, for singlehandedly burying his team for a decade.
I was just reading them now and came here to comment on it. Laughing my ass off so hard. I like this one: Are you on prescription opiates or do you just have bad judgement and no clue about being a gmGo Fans Go!
And this one: Marc if we were to wear a plaid suit would stripes be too much for our socks?
BBQ just had knee surgery and is out for about 6 months.
Weber will be a 35 year old defenceman by the time he fully recovers. Great call on that trade bozo.By my way of thinking there will be only two teams next season with less talent than the Montreal Canadiens ... Ottawa and the Islanders ... and that may be a stretch. I wonder if bergevin realizes his team is out of the 2019 playoffs already? Actually maybe he does (did) and is preparing for the 2019 draft already? #Lose4Hughes
ugh. Poor Dish. He will be overplayed in the #1 slot all season again. Everyone will suffer for being bumped up past their level of competence and the young bloods will lose confidence and fail to develop to their potential. So maybe another rebuild will be in order.
trade dish now, we are just going to burn him out and devalue his worth to nothing and get a bag of pucks at the draft/
And that's BBB's new excuse for the upcoming season.
Best make a strong push for Karlsson. Or not.#Lose4Hughes
Transparency my ass.
Anyone considering going to see the new Jurassic World movie ... I can't recommend it. I enjoyed the first one but the new film is a remake of Jurassic Park II, even worse maybe.
Jeez Louise, if it weren't for bad luck... Now we learn complications from the knee surgery on BBQ meant he will now be out for about the first half of the season. Sounds like Vodkov all over again. We shall seriously suck now. Suckity suck suck suckage.
I don't get it. . bbq has been out since middle of last season. Wtf did he Do to fuck his knee?
The foot was the initial injury. The knee got fucked up from his insistence on playing hurt (or on the team prodding him to play before being 100%, more likely). They couldn't operate on the knee until the foot was healed. And once they did get to the knee, it turned out to be more severe than they had originally thought. Or something.
How is it that all the injuries end up being 'worse than we thought'? That's their line and they're sticking to. All due respect Scott, Vodkov was able to move the puck.
'All due respect Scott, Vodkov was able to move the puck.'I'd say ouCH but that is some respectful shade.
Now I would never allege that there is no knee injury and its all a stealth tank strategy.DGMB just is not that clever. You know me I think conspiracy theories are all part of the Mans plan.
I was not disparaging the Good General Vodkov, far from it! I was awkwardly trying to allude to that period where he spent nearly complete seasons out of the line-up due to horrific knee and or foot injuries. History repeating itself and all. And yes, the man can skate the puck out of the zone with the kind of assurance our BBQ just can't match on even his best day. Cheers, juce!
On the subject of their doctors, kudos to Mulder for pushing Quebec to getting emergency helicopters.
we have had them in Ontario for decades. Just getting over a hundred million dollar procurement scandal.
Thank goodness the heat wave is supposed to let up here, so far 33 related deaths. I've been checking on my sister often, she's on a waiting list for quadruple by-pass.
hope it cools down tonite
Good luck to her juce.
I think Dr. Mulder deserves any/all respect we can give him. This is like a SNAFU but WTF is normal anymore.Also, didn't HF29 hang out with gCHuck's hot sister and Dr. Mulder (separate events)?Dibs on the following;'HabsWorld''Star Trekker''The Expense''The Walking Dud''Breaking Bad Q''Stranger Things, really?''Curb your enthusiasm' (sue me Larry David, I know a FHFantastic internet lawyer)'Docteur Who''(stuck on) 24''Futuramarcbergevinisfired''October 17th can't come any sooner'
rds/tva just reported that it is 'Jack' Hughes, not Jacques.
DGMB could learn a thing or two from Dumbass. When the leaf where is the "reset" they grabbed UFA and projects, pumped and dumped for draft picks. Case in point Anthony Dulcair, the Blue Jackoffs just signed him on a one way for $650,000. We could not have done that?
No. MB would have considered that a 'shady' deal.
Probably wouldn't come here anyway.
The one thing the leaf and it's nation has and will always do is be arrogant. Tavares seems like a nice guy, they will ruin him.Imagine that it takes a pud like dgmb for Habs fans to start suggesting a vile organization like the leaf/SFU should be looked up to. Never.
Mark Hunter will be available to sign shortly. If Geoff Molson has half a fucking brain he gets him signed ASAP and never mind the bilingualism crap, we need hockey people!!
Morceau de gâteau, rename him Michel Hunteur.