Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Coaching Staff Gets Merked PLUS Draft Preview












Well boys, it was nice knowing you.

In the course of two days, Don Lever, Ron Wilson and Iron Man Doug Jarvis have been shown the door.
This is my last day in the city. Here is my wishlist of who the Canadiens should pick in the first round.
1 - Scott Glennie C 6'1 175 Lbs. Brandon Wheatkings (WHL)
PLUS: Brayden Schenn's partner in crime had 42 assists in only 55 games this season in the Western Hockey League. Is an explosive skater and proven finisher who is able to score the tough goal. He is versatile and has been known to even drop the gloves.
MINUS: His speed might throw off his control and may overskate precise passes. Many scouts are worried that his high speed style of play will cause more injuries.

2 - Chris Kreider. C 6'2 200 Lbs. Andover High School.
PLUS: The one thing this team needs. A BIG FUCKING CENTER.
Scouted as having great hands very good skater.
MINUS: Is a High Schooler, and our other High School First Round Pick two way Defenseman David Fischer has not been heard of since his draft day. (13 points in 31 games with the University of Minnesota) Might not put up as impressive numbers when he makes the transition to Univeristy or the Pros.

3 - Carter Ashton LW 6'2 190 Lbs. Lethbridge Hurricanes (WHL)
PLUS: The son of NHL journeyman Brent Ashton, Carter is a versatile Goal Scorer that many believe will make the jump to the Pros very early in his career.
MINUS: Must still work on his skating but has improved immensely and should be highly sought after at the Draft,


For all of you that think Bob will pull the trigger on a Vinny Lecavalier deal that will see us part ways with our all-world D-Man Andrei Markov, sorry. It ain't gunna happen, but I am very excited to see what does unfold on Friday.

Have a great summer guys.

I will be back on the computer in Mid-August with a review of all the shenanigins that went down this summer.

PEACE
E

Saturday, June 20, 2009

WHY IS THIS MAN SMILING?

He doesn't have to deal with us.....EVER AGAIN
The Three Mols-Keteers (Eric, Justin & Geoff) have purchased the Canadiens for over $500 Million.
Uncle Georgie, thanks for the memories.
Thank god you didn't sell the team to Celine Dion.
Peace,
E

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Lord Stanley, Lord Stanley, Get me The Brandy.

Well, it's not the Habs.
But it's nice to see Sidney Crosby, good ol' Cole Harbor Nova Scotia boy, the face of the NHL, to hoist Lord Stanley's Mug.
To all of you blatant Crosby haters out there....
He's better at life than you.
And he just became the youngest Captain in NHL history to win the Cup.
And he had the most points by a Canadian in one Playoffs since Wayne Gretzky and Mario Lemieux's time.
If you still think he's shit, you can go give Marian Hossa a pity BJ for all I care.
Detroit is a very good team.
I was incredibly impressed by their ability once again to win in the playoffs, Dan Cleary and Darren Helm are going to be inaugural additions to my "BAWSS" list that will be put up before the start of the 2009-2010 season. Stay tuned for that.
So there we have it. An entire season. In the books.
One more video. Found it on a Pens blog.

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I might be putting in maybe a post or two before I'm gone on Summer Break.
Hope you enjoyed the ride guys,
Peace.
E

Friday, June 12, 2009

More pics of Max.






Why not...

MAX TALBOT IS A MOOOONSTERRRR

Not like that.
More to come.
Pens up 2-0.
Crosby leaves ice after hit on hit with Mule Franzen.
Reports say Kings trade Jack Johnson and the 5th Overall Pick to Anaheim for Chris Pronger, then both teams and Pronger make public "Nopes".
We'll see what really is happening,
Enjoy the final game of the season.
While you watch game seven here is a fun little Simpsons song in honor of Maxime.

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Thursday, June 11, 2009

HAAABS FOR SAAALE!!!! GET YOUR HAAABS FOR SAAALE!!!

Quick hit for your Thursday morning.
TSN reports that three Molson Brothers have put in an offer to buy the Canadiens.
Molson already owns 20% of the team and is hoping they can take the other 80% off George Gillet's hands.
Also putting in an offer is Quebecor media, who put in a joint offer with the Quebec Solidarity Fund of Labour and Rene Angelil, husband of Celine Dion.
.....
Let's hope the Molsons get it
Who knows what sick and twisted things Celine might do to it.
That's all for now.
Peace
E

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

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I want you to imagine this for a moment.
I want you to assume that Marian Hossa's last minute poke check ended up in Detroit's net.
I want you to assume the 6th Game of the 2008 Stanley Cup Finals went to OT.
I want you to assume Sid Crosby shoved in a rebound in the second overtime. Pens win.
I want you to assume that Jarkko Ruutu, Ryan Malone, Georges Laraque, Adam Hall, Gary Roberts and Ryan Whitney missed the Pens charter to Detroit.
I want you to assume that Miro Satan, Bill Guerin, Chris Kunitz, Craig Adams, Ruslan Fedotenko and Matt Cooke took their place.
I want you to assume that Dallas Drake felt too tired to play, and retired on the spot.
I want you to assume right before the game, Marian Hossa had a revelation and walked over to Detroit's dressing room, thinking he had a better shot with the Wings. Coincedentally, the Red Wings had a #81 Hossa jersey lying around.

Funny huh, we could've played the 2009 Stanley Cup Finals game Seven 365 days ago.
Enjoy these next two days.
Friday is the last Hoceky game of the season.
Wow.

Peace,
E

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Busy Day

So it seemed like a great day for me to be away from my computer until now.
Let's look at the stories that are making headlines today.

  • Brent Sutter has reportedly stepped down from his job as New Jersey Devils head coach. Many speculate that he will join his brother Darryl in Calgary and take the reins as the franchise's 14th Head Coach. Brent is citing personal reasons saying he "misses his farm in Viking, Alberta" Brent will reside as Owner of the Red Deer Rebels, the team he formerly coached.
  • Dany Heatley wants out of the nation's capital. Big ups to my Ottawa Correspondent BongHit for the continued coverage on this story. Info is that Heater was not happy with Cory Clouston cutting his playing time for coasting along with the Senators out of a playoff spot. Early possible destinations are Los Angeles, Minnesota and Vancouver. BongHit says that if he was the GM of the Senators and had the same speech impediment as Bryan Murray he would try and target L.A.'s Jack Johnson because he is "A Sherioush and Shpry Defensheman"
  • Brian Burke will not re-sign Curtis Joseph, spelling the end of a lengthy and moderately accomplished career for CuJo.
  • The Philadelphia Flyers will probably be introducing Ray Emery tomorrow at 11 AM in a press conference that is scheduled.
  • As we speak, The Honorable Redfield T. Baum is announcing the verdit on whether owner Jerry Moyes is allowed to sell the Phoenix Coyotes to Jimmy "Black Berry" Ballsille who will stick them in Souther Ontario, Baum stated that if the Coyotes were to move to Hamilton, Jimmy Balls owes the NHL a substantial fee.
Wheww.
Oh, and there's some game tonight where some team could win the cup...
VAAAAT????

Well, there's not much else I can say about this series, except that this could be it.
Pittsburgh is going to come out guns'a blazing, anything to make sure they do not have to watch the Red Wings hoist the cup in their own building for the second straight year, Marian Hossa is going to have a huge night tonight. He wants the cup, he snubbed the Pittsburgh Penguins and their lucrative offer for a shot to hoist Lord Stanley's Mug, and nothing will be sweeter than to do it in front of the Pittsburgh Faithful.
Coach Obrand has another video for you.

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I'm going to take a much needed nap so I have all my facilities for watching this possibly historic game.
Peace
E

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Re-Awesomed


Yes, the Stanley Cup Finals have re-awesomeized the Playoffs.
We all know that the Conference Finals were lamer than the Toronto Legacy...
But this is different.
Just when Pittsburgh's Goose (Or is it their Penguin?) looked cooked, they break out for three goals in six minutes, six minutes that could be the turning point of this series.
If Pittsburgh can steal a game at Joe Louis tonight, I can't see them losing this series.  However, the home team has won every game in this series and the Red Wings will come out firing tonight (with the addition of their Hart Trophy Candidate Pavel Datsyuk).
Even if you are not a fan of either of this teams, I implore you to watch tonight, because you might not be a fan of the Penguins or Red Wings, but you are probably a fan of Great Hockey.
Can't go wrong tonight.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Why is this man cringing???

Because he now has to deal with the French Media for at least a couple months.
Ladies and Gentlemen, the 26th Head Coach of the Montreal Canadiens, Jacques Martin.
He has made 8 Playoff Appearances and has won three Division Chamipionships, two with the Ottawa Senators and one with the St. Louis Blues.
Hopefully he lasts longer than a year, and doesn't jump out a window after hearing too many kvetchings about Alex Kovalev.
More to come.
It's a new day in Montreal.
I hope.
E