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Habs Watch - One Down, Three To Go
April 30, 2010 @ 21:39
Interesting that Don Cherry made the point that Washington made Halak look good.
Who's Halak? The guy who got pulled in the third period tonight.
And who's Maxim Lapierre? A diving weasel whose hip is apparently connected to his neck.
And spare me the stuff about Matt Cooke. I admit that he's a dirty little prick, but that hit on Markov was clean as a whistle.
6-3 Pens. Not enough. Let's win the next one by four.
April 30, 2010 @ 18:16
What else? More hockey.
April 30, 2010 @ 08:47
Habs Watch With Freeway Frank
April 29, 2010 @ 15:48
As promised, an audio version.
Father And Son On The Wolf
April 29, 2010 @ 07:55
It should be a fun time on Peterborough's Best Rock, 101.5 The Wolf on Saturday night. Legendary morning man Scruff Connors will co-host the all-request show with his son TJ.
TJ became the morning man at the Wolf last summer and like his old man did with Q-107 back in the 1980's has made a quick and powerful impact on the market.
Scruff is a travelling man these days, having just spent the winter in Arizona, now he's planning a train trip out to British Columbia. But every so often he rolls through Peterborough and Saturday night will be one of those occasions.
It will be father and son night on the Wolf. TJ and Scruff. Eight till midnight. You can check it out by clicking here.
Full Body Shampoo
April 29, 2010 @ 07:29
I was surfin' the other day and happened upon The Hodge Blog where Rick Hodge wrote about running out of bar soap and using shampoo on his body instead.
To Rick, this was weird and different. But to me, it's the norm.
I haven't used a bar of soap on my body in decades. No, it's a one product process for me when I'm in the shower and I'm no worse for the wear. My skin may be getting leathery in the areas, but I think that's the dirty work of father time, not the result of using shampoo on my body.
I've tried the soap thing in the past, and because circumstance dictated, I've been forced to go completely the other way and used bar soap on my hair, but I don't like it.
I found bar soap did to my skin what shampoo was supposed to do.
Bar soap, no matter what type I used always made my skin feel tight and itchy. Irish Spring literally attacked my skin. Camay is supposed to have one quarter cold cream, but the other three quarters made me feel flakey.
A couple of years ago my wife bought Caress and insisted I use it because it contained some oils and minerals that were supposed to make the Fred man nice and smooth everywhere.
Nope. I didn't like it.
Here's the thing, shampoo companies always talk about their products being "gentle" on your hair and scalp, so why wouldn't that apply to your over-all package.
When I get into the show it's a very quick and economic process. I rinse, then grab the shampoo, my favourite right now is "Natures Gate Herbal", I apply a generous portion to my head and then use the lather for a full body shampoo.
I scrub my scalp; I wash my face and neck, and then do the rest of my body while concentrating on three areas in particular. My underarms, my fellas and my hoop.
I don't have to worry about reaching for the bar soap, I don't have to worry about it squirting out of my hand when it becomes small and I don't have to deal with the affects it has on my skin.
Try it, you'll like it and save money too!
April 28, 2010 @ 22:32
The debate can finally be put to bed. We can no longer compare Sidney Crosby and Alexander Ovechkin because there is no comparison.
However, while Ovechkin failed to lead his team to victory against an eighth seed and deserves criticism we must keep a little perspective on this. Remove the goaltenders from mix and although Ovechkin and the Capitals didn't play very well, they still dominated the Montreal Canadiens.
Montreal didn't win this series, the Capitals lost it, and Ovechkin, as leader of the team and arguably one of the best players in the world failed to get it done. Just like he failed to get it done last year, and just like he failed to get it done in the Olympics.
Make no mistake about it, what happened to the Ovechkin led Washington Capitals in the first round will not happen to the Pittsburgh Penguins in the second round because Sidney Crosby will not allow it to happen.
Ovechkin crumbles under pressure, Crosby thrives on it.
In some respects it's extremely unfortunate for the NHL as a whole. Pittsburgh will dominate Montreal like Washington did, but the puck will not be as friendly to the unbelievably lucky Jaroslav Halak when coming off the sticks of the Penguins.
If anyone thinks Halak is really that good, I feel sorry for you.
It will be a pointless series against Pittsburgh and deprive us what probably would have been a great series if the Pens and Caps had eventually met. Not good for the league.
Meanwhile, rejoice Hab fans, you have every right to, but again, let's keep this in perspective, the Habs managed to upset a better team while actually being dominated by them. It's whacky, and I'm sure the vast majority of you never dreamed it would happen.
Even Freeway Frank gave up on the Habs after game three. You can read it on his facebook. But at that point he had no idea that the Caps were poised to give it away.
Yes, enjoy it Hab fans because it almost ranks up there with the Leafs upset of the Islanders in '78, and their upset of Detroit in '93, but not quite because at least those Islander and Wing teams had some backbone.
It's interesting, while I write this posting there is a huge mob in downtown Montreal blowing horns and waving flags, which is rather ironic when you consider Hab fans have criticized Leaf fans for first round celebrations is previous years.
At least they're not rioting. Not yet anyway.
I invite you to listen to an audio version of "Habs Watch" Thursday afternoon with Freeway Frank as my special guest. It should be posted in the late afternoon.
Meanwhile, I'll leave you with this. It's a (typical?) Hab fan calling a phone in show after game four. Again, ironic when you consider how Hab fans criticize Leaf fans for their behaviour.
I apologize for displaying a clean Hab logo. I'm actually breaking policy.
Go Pens Go
April 28, 2010 @ 21:44
Habs Watch - Freeway And Fred
April 28, 2010 @ 14:09
The contract details have been hammered out, and now the event can be confirmed - tomorrow's Habs Watch, hopefully the last one of the season, will be an audio version featuring a debate between yours truly and one of the Montreal Canadiens more passionate fans, Freeway Frank.
You might remember Freeway as the former MIX 99.9 evening announcer who left Toronto for Calgary where he became the morning man at one of those irritating Energy stations that caters to 15 year old girls.
Once there, it didn't take long for him to get his ass fired. Two years. Precisely the same amount of time it took me to get my ass fired at the MIX.
Watch for Habs Watch tomorrow. It may not be posted until later in the day because Frank still lives in Calgary, and the time change, combined with his new unemployed, poker playing lifestyle, means he probably won't drag his butt out of bed until noon, which is two our time.
Here's a picture of Frank. Bad enough he's a Hab Fan, he likes Nickelback too.
Today With Craig And Matt
April 28, 2010 @ 08:51
More on Hab fans and sex ed in Ontario.