Sunday, December 30, 2007

Habs' Blogs Roundup

Sometimes it's fun to visit the bloggers north of the border and get their take on things. It is a foreign country after all. Vive la difference!

Four Habs Fans:

  • Bullet Point Bonanza - The Sunday Brunch Game Day Skate & Rangers Game Preview and Open Thread -
    - 7 PM start, Madison Square Garden. Is it the last building left with no sponsor? How can I make jokes?
    - Pay your cover charge to The Dark Ranger. His avatar scares me;
    - Habs are 3-1-1 on the road trip so far, helping to tie the Sens for the most road wins in the East;
    - Rangers coming off decent wins against the Canes and the Leafs, and are starting to show their offense;
    - Habs have scored 5 goals in 2 straight games for the first time since, I don't know, 1979;
    - Hot sexy Habs - I told you, 5 goals in 2 straight, so everyone! Even Michael Ryder!

    [Once you get to know him The Dark Ranger is not that scary.]

  • Canadiens' Contingent at the WJC - One year after the Habs had 3 players play major roles for their respective teams, including the the tourny MVP the Habs again have 3 players in this year's edition of the WJC, albeit in much reduced roles...
Habster / All Habs:
  • Hockey's Future: 2009 prospects: Victor Hedman - Simply put, Victor Hedman is a beast who has the potential to be the first overall selection in the 2009 NHL draft if his development continues to elevate over the next 18-20 months.
  • Habs Inside/Out: Ryan O'Byrne suffers broken thumb... - Canadiens rookie defenceman Ryan O'Byrne broke his right thumb in a fight against Tanner Glass late in the third period of Friday night's 5-1 victory over the Florida Panthers.
    O'Byrne has returned to Montreal. Mark Streit will move to defence for the road trip-ending Sunday night game against the Rangers in New York.
Jaclyn / Habs Haven:
  • Habs Are Victorious In Montr--errr...I mean, Florida - Well, there was certainly no shortage of Montreal supporters at the BankAtlantic Center last night in Sunrise, Florida...
  • 07-08 Playback - Canadiens @ Penguins on October 27th of 2007. The final score of this game was 4-3 in a shootout and for those of you who happened to remember watching this particular game, you would know that this was no ordinary shootout. It took the 16th shooter to register a goal and the winning goal at that. That player was Andrei Markov...
  • Last Week's Poll Results - "Should Bob Gainey attempt to trade struggling winger Mike Ryder?" ...
Jeff J. / Sisu Hockey:
  • Googling PJ Stock Returns A Lot Of Stock Photos Of Pyjamas - Keeping up appearances of trying to sign the record-setting PP point man to appease the fans, knowing full well that Souray would receive and accept a better offer elsewhere? If this is really the way it played out, then it was a brilliant move by Bob Gainey.
  • транскрипция? - The guys are brothers, but apparently that's not enough for nhl.com to spell their surnames identically. Kostsitsyn? Kastsitsyn?
  • Diary of a Madman - This post is intended to be a bit of a primer for other Habs fans, demonstrating how I interpret some of these numbers for the Habs. If you think this is all hogwash, you're not alone. If you see something that piques your interest, I recommend reading some archives of some of the more numbers-oriented blogs
Eyes on the Prize:
Lions in Winter:
A Theory of Ice:
  • 12-8-07: Hurricanes 5, Canadiens 1 - As Elisabeth Kubler-Ross famously pointed out, any time a person loses someone or something important to them, they go through 5 identifiable stages of grief. It is, apparently, a nearly universal human pattern that allows one to psychologically adjust to the absence of something important in one’s life. Like, for example, a half-decent hockey team, which everyone knows is one of essentials of a happy, healthy existence. The Habs, however, are not a half-decent team these days, so I’d appreciate it if fans of other teams (Leafs excepted, of course, we know what vindictive souls y’all are) would approach each of us henceforth as one would a person who has just suffered the loss of a loved one in a mysterious and inexplicable accident. For the benefit of said other fans, let’s take a moment to review the 5 stages of hockey-fan grieving...
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