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Everything posted by Trizzak

  1. About to go quarantining in an internetless house for a fortnight. I expect I'll either find enlightenment or truly understand Jack Torrance... there is no in between.
  2. Arpon Basu responded to my ridiculous question in his latest mailbag article, so the cost of subscribing has been well worth it for me.
  3. This, but unironically. Loved Begin, Bonk, and Johnson. Pretty sure I had a few conversations with Brian with me marveling at Dandenault's versatility (while he questioned his decision to have me write articles for the site.) Hate Bulis though. The original 2nd line tease.
  4. Stop confusing me for someone who confuses Ylonen and Ikonen.
  5. I guess they saw how good he was at getting injured before even suiting up for the organization and thought, "This guy definitely belongs here!" Joking aside, this is an exciting prospect.
  6. I was not expecting this signing after a rather pedestrian season, but if this is one of of the AHL vets to buy in to Bouchard's system then sure, why not I guess?
  7. With news circulating that we could see playoff hockey in August, the formality of cancelling the NHL draft for it's original date has happened. BTW throw out the schedule for all critical dates. It will take some cooperation from the NHLPA but don't expect signing rights deadlines, qualifying offer deadlines, the opening of free agency, and (obviously) the draft to follow the usual plan.
  8. I wouldn't have remembered 88. 89 would have been one of my first lasting memories. And the rest of the 90's don't matter when 93 happened
  9. I was aware mostly aware of Roy as a kid because my father was a Bruins fan and would loudly bemoan him any time Habs/Bruins got the national game. Nothing quite like my dad (gently) pushing me to like Bruins like Cam Neely only to see them get stoned by Saint Patrick moments later. Colorado eventually became my 2nd favourite team after The Trade til he retired. Other than that the players that really caught my focus were Guy Carbonneau, Kirk Muller, Pavel Bure, and Wayne Gretzky.
  10. They might finish up the regular season, then hold a tournament style playoffs for the Cup.
  11. Ladies and gentlemen... 8th last. Chicago leapfrogs the Habs by a point with their win over the Sharks, and also have an extra game to play to try to extend that lead. Winnipeg and the Rangers both got points to more than likely distance themselves out of reach of Montreal (barring an epic collapse from either team.)
  12. It took a player being infected for the NBA to suspend the season. I expect it will take the same for the NHL.
  13. Just an awful way to end his season that was turning around in Laval.
  14. #TeamTank update: No love from NJ, and Boston and Toronto both won their games so that's never nice. But the Rangers and Canucks gave us a bit of breathing room with their wins, and Anaheim has moved within striking distance of the Habs. Is fifth last a possibility? On Wednesday Chicago has another chance at passing the Habs with a win over the Sharks, and we want Winnipeg to beat Edmonton, Anaheim to beat St Louis, and the Rangers to beat Colorado. Tank on, brothers.
  15. Habs pull the goalie for the extra man, so of course they revert to their good ol' method of setting up Weber from the point. Julien: "Kirk, stop this. It isn't working." Muller: "But think about how great it would be if it did!" Julien: "But it's not! Everyone knows it's coming, they can defend it easily!" Muller: "Good. We have them right where we want them." Julien: "So we'll change strategy and take them by surprise?" Muller: "No. We'll keep doing the same strategy and take them by even more surprise! We're playing chess while they're playing poker!" Julien: "What?!?" Muller: "Bingo, that's a yahtzee!" ~fin~
  16. Nice to see Vejdemo get his first. He works hard, might get a spot next year.
  17. Ya, I don't think I ever actively root for the Habs to lose, even when the season is lost. I'm just not that sad when it happens now.
  18. 1 and 1/2 out of 5 on Sunday. 2 out of 3 on Monday (bonus win by LA for those whose faith in The Tank is truly the strongest among us.) Arizona and Chicago continue to find new ways to disappoint like me to my father when I quit school to join a commune and start a Dead Can Dance tribute drum circle but he just didn't understand that sometimes art can burst through you like a beam of white light and you're not even really controlling it but just a conduit to it's beauty anditcanbemorepowerfulthanafather'sloveeventhoughitwouldbenicetohavehimcallandjusttellmeheunderstandsIdon'tevenneedhimtobeproudbutjustunderstandmepapa. Get it together Yotes and Hawks!
  19. Not a whole lot mattered to #TeamTank tonight, beside the Habs loss. The bad was the Sad Sack Sabres losing again, and Minnesota getting spanked by LA. But NJ won to pass Buffalo up the standings, and they have a chance at passing the Habs in points with their games in hand. Nashville also won their game to put a bit of distance between themselves and Montreal (who face each other in their next game Tuesday.) On Sunday we cheer for Chicago to beat St Louis, and Anaheim to beat Minnesota in overtime, (while slightly caring about Carolina beating Pittsburgh, Vancouver beating Columbus, and San Jose beating Colorado.) On Monday we cheer for Buffalo to get their shit together against Washington, Arizona to beat Winnipeg in overtime, and Florida to beat St Louis. Tank on, brothers.
  20. Ball is in Caufield's court. Bergevin has said they'd prefer he'd do another year of college hockey, but if he wants to sign now then they'll oblige him.
  21. Julien: "Kirk, have you got the powerplay strategies ready?" Muller: "You know it, boss!" Julien: "Awesome, what have you got for me?" Muller: "We set up Weber for a blast from the point!" Julien: "Classic. Very old school. What else have you got?" Muller: "... else? ... uh well, we, uh we set up... Weber... for a blast from the... other point?" Julien: "...................... and your third strategy?" Muller: "We set up Domi!" Julien: Yes" Muller: "Who sets up Weber!" Julien: "plz no" Muller: "Who blasts it from just above the goal line!" Julien: "You're fired." Muller: "Weal will be on both PP units." Julien: "You're back in. Do you have room for Evans too?" ~fin~
  22. You seeing that duster on Lindgren? World class lip sweater right there. Unfortunately that's about all the analysis I have for that period.
  23. 4 outta 6, with the 2 no shows being the teams closest to the Habs in the standings. Chayka has got to be a candidate to be fired, no? The Taylor Hall Curse is real, y'all.
  24. #TeamTank had a pretty good night with the teams directly ahead of the Habs all gaining ground, and Chicago climbing to within a point (with 2 games in hand.) The Hawks will be looking to push the Habs down to 8th-last Friday night when they take on Detroit. Buffalo is just a sad sack tho, wow. 5 straight losses. The only part about tanking they haven't mastered is ending it. The Habs' best hope for 7th-last might be a surge from the Devils. On Friday we cheer for the Devils to beat the Blues, Chicago to beat Detroit, Winnipeg to beat Vegas, Arizona to beat Calgary, Vancouver to beat Colorado, and Anaheim to beat Toronto (not because it matters much in the standings, but because we almost always cheer for Toronto to lose... we might be #TeamTank, but some things are sacred.)
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