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Habs Watch - The Opposite - Go Habs Go

May 12, 2010 @ 07:24

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The Greatest

May 11, 2010 @ 12:32

Whilst enjoying a chicken pita from the Pita Pit during my lunch break today I paid a visit to a few websites and found that Toronto Mike and Rick Hodge wrote about the same thing.

Steve Nash.

Steve Nash is the wonderful little fellow who plays for the Phoenix Suns of the NBA. By NBA standards he's small at 6' 1", however by heart and soul standards he's a giant. And the best part of it all is that he's Canadian.

By now, if you follow sports you know what an amazing performance he put forth against the San Antonio Spurs on Sunday night. With one eye literally closed shut because of an elbow he from Tim Duncan, Nash put the Suns on his shoulders and closed the door on a four game sweep.

This fella is an amazing specimen, who in a big man's league managed to win the MVP award not once but twice. And that brings me to the subject of this piece.

I wrote about the same thing back in 2007 and my attitude hasn't changed.

As much as I love hockey and enjoy baseball and football, as long as Canada names an athlete of the year, like it does through the Lou Marsh Award, nobody else but Steve Nash should receive it.

I don't care who it is or what they do; nothing they can do can match what Steve Nash does in the NBA.

It defies logic and doesn't make sense from a physical standpoint. His domination of those who should dominate him is something that can't be explained.

I don't even like basketball. It bores the snot out of me, but that doesn't play any part in my assessment of Steve Nash.

He may be the greatest athlete this country has ever produced.

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A Confession

May 11, 2010 @ 12:10

My good friend Darren Wasylyk sent this to Canadian Thinker today, and I find it very disturbing. Another example of how the Montreal Canadiens work in evil ways.

This is a guy I've travelled to Montreal with on many occasions to cheer on our beloved Maple Leafs. We wore Leaf jerseys and walked boldly into the Forum and Bell Centre prepared to spit in the eye of any Hab fan who got in our way.

It looks like we've lost him. I think he needs an intervention. I read and weep!

A Confession

I will never be obnoxious or an asshole.
I will never chant "1967" or sing " Ole Ole Ole".
I will always stand for the national anthem and will refuse to smoke cigarettes or drink Brador.
Although my intense hatred for the Habs was tempered the day The Ottawa Senators were born, I could never wish them anything but misfortune.
Until now.
I must confess that last night, I cheered for them.
Against the powers of law, order and all things right, I think I may have crossed to the other side.
I believe I am becoming a Habs fan.
Go Habs Go.

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Habs Watch - The Ridiculousness Continues

May 10, 2010 @ 21:54

I'm not going to write or say another word about the Habs until they're dead.

If there is a God, how could he allow such good fortune to be wasted on a hockey team when there are children starving all over the world?

I'm at a total loss. The world is upside down.

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How Do You Like My Crocs?

May 9, 2010 @ 09:02

How many times do I have to say it, the Montreal Canadiens current ride through the playoffs has nothing to do with the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Why is it, just because you're a Leaf fan who wants the Habs to lose, Hab fans keep throwing the plight of the Leafs back in your face?

We get it, the Leafs suck. They missed the playoffs for the fifth year in a row and the Kessell trade doesn't look very good right now, but what does that have to do with whether the Habs dizzying good fortune continues in these playoffs?

Whenever I criticize the Habs or urge them to come back and play at their true level, Hab fans want to talk about the Leafs being on the golf course or not winning the Stanley Cup since 1967.

It's immaterial.

I'm not an idiot; I know what the deal is. The Leafs have a mountain to climb before getting back to NHL respectability but I have reasonable confidence that Brian Burke will get them there. But it's not going to happen now, or this week or this spring.

It's going to take time. Like the time it took the Habs to rebuild a couple of times during the 1993-2003 stretch when the Leafs could wipe the floor with them.

But again, none of that means anything now, just like the pile of Stanley Cup banners that the Habs own mean nothing right now. Its history, it's over and the last one came almost two decades ago. What matters right now is now, and the Habs, despite a surprising uprising in the playoffs are on the verge of elimination.

Throwing the current situation of the Leafs in my face has no point. No more than I should come back and say the Leafs beat the Habs three of the last four times they met this season, the Habs only won a handful more games than the Leafs and they were lucky to make the playoffs on the last day of the season.

None of that matters. Just like whether the Leafs are playing golf right now matters.

What matters to a true Leaf fan is the immediacy of hoping the Habs don't win another game this year. Because we don't like them, and the reason we don't like them is because of most of what I've stated above.

Hab fans are aggravating and anything their team accomplishes is more often than not buried by their big mouths and bizarre attachment to ancient history.

One more Pens, and I hope Sidney scores five.

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Habs Watch - Three Down, One To Go

May 8, 2010 @ 21:56

Get 'er done on Monday. Hopefully the fans in Montreal won't riot.

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Habs Watch - The Nonsense Continues

May 6, 2010 @ 21:51

It's to the point now where I don't think I'm going to watch any more games in this series. Why suffer the aggravation of watching a team that doesn't belong in the playoffs let alone in the second round tied with the Stanley Cup champs at two games apiece.

I understand why it's great for Hab fans, but for the rest of us who've been enjoying "real" hockey in the other series, it's simply too tough to watch.

The Habs should have been dead and buried tonight, and I'll be honest, with the way its lining up I can't help but wonder if this is going to be one of those bullshit Hab years like '86 and '93, although at least in those years the Habs actually shared the ice with the other team.

If it was any other team I might get pulled in by the oddity of it all, but Hab fans don't deserve this good fortune and to watch them react the way they do makes me want to upchuck.

They profess to know hockey, but this ain't hockey. It's some new sport featuring a guy who's playing way above his head while getting an extremely heavy dose of horseshoeitis.

It was interesting to hear Guy Lafluer on the Bill Watters Show this afternoon. When asked about the Canadiens rope-a-dope style in these playoffs he replied, "It puts me to sleep."

Well said Guy. I wonder if he still can't get a boner.

I know Freeway Frank has one in Calgary right now.

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Habs Watch - Two Down, Two To Go

May 4, 2010 @ 22:19

It should have been 10-0 but we'll take 2-0. Tonight was justice for any genuine hockey fan.

It would be nice to watch a playoff game featuring the Habs where not "all" the action is in their end, and oh yea, the Halak bullshit is about to end.

The question is, will the Habs score another goal in this series?

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Habs Watch - Insult to Firewagon Hockey

May 2, 2010 @ 17:11

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May 1, 2010 @ 09:45

I knew it wouldn't take long. After Jaroslav Halak's less than stellar performance against the Pittsburgh Penguins last night, the excuses have started and right at the top of the list is one I expected. Fatigue.

Already Hab fans have been e-mailing claiming that Halak was tired and it will be different in game two. Please.

I know a lot of you think I write a lot of this stuff just to get a rise out of the most aggravating fans in all of sport ( Hab fans) and although there's some truth to that, when it comes to Halak, I'm dead serious. The guy is over-rated.

The Washington series was an anomaly. The Capitals woeful playoff history and their lack of leadership when the pressure is on made up for half the battle in the last series and to pretend it didn't is just foolish.

You could see it last night. The Penguins bigger, stronger, grittier and more committed than the Caps and they have no problem going straight to the net, unlike the Caps who preferred to play the outside.

And how about the power play? The Montreal PK which appeared to be super-human during the Washington series looked like Swiss cheese last night.

What's the point of all this? Halak wasn't tired last night, he was exposed. Don't get me wrong, he's not a bad goaltender but don't tell me a 24 year old kid is fatigued after one seven game playoff series where he didn't even play all the games.

To use fatigue as an excuse is just silly and underwrites what makes Hab fans so tedious.

In my writings last week I exercised caution in my worship of Halak because I wasn't convinced what I was seeing was the real deal. Several glove saves were embellished and even more saves were the result of some extremely fortunate geometry.

The guy was on a roll with lady luck.

I know what's going to happen next. Hab fans are going to react to this by accusing me of exactly what they're guilty of. Premature evaluation.

But that doesn't bother me because in the end I'm completely confident I'll be correct.

Halak is over-rated, the Habs aren't a very good team and they caught the Washington Capitals at precisely the right time.

Against Pittsburgh it will be different. Much different and the Habs Stanley Cup drought will stretch to 18 long years.

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