Posts Tagged ‘hockey’

After the Habs’ awesome Game 7 win against Boston, Big Bad Bruin Lucic’s behaviour during the traditional post-game handshake was all everyone was talking about. I got home from work and this conversation took place while I was making supper:

Me: Did you hear what Lucic said during the handshake?

Chris: I don’t really give a shit about golfers.


The man I married is very very wise.

Fore fu&#ers!

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I crossed this item off the list last Saturday! We had tickets for the Leafs vs Habs game in Toronto and even though we lost the game, they still played well and we had fun. I was really surprised at how many red jerseys there were – it was great – when the Habs scored, the cheering was plentiful and it was loud .:) As it should be.

Of course, I took some pics to commemorate the event:

Pre-game arrival / warm-up:



PK Subban! Every time he had the puck, the Leaf fans booed. I snickered knowing that in a couple of weeks when he plays for Team Canada at the Winter Olympics in Sochi, they’ll be cheering with the rest of us. 🙂


Price!  (Notice the ratio of Habs jerseys vs Leafs jerseys in the stands)


We were surrounded by other Habs fans too 🙂


Good times!

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Now that Gauthier is no longer the Habs’ GM, the rumours of Patrick Roy returning to the Habs franchise in some form or another have been making the rounds.

Having grown up in Montreal and being a lifelong Habs fan, Patrick Roy pretty well reached saintly status for most fans out there. If not saintly, at least heroic.

Hiring Patrick as head coach or GM would, theoretically, give the team what they may have been missing. He brings with him the history of the franchise, past success..huge success.

He wants to win. Not that the team doesn’t, but for Patrick, winning is the only option.

He’s passionate about hockey; yes, he’s been known to be hot-headed at times but I think that kind of passion is exactly what the doctor ordered. We all remember the last game he played in Montreal where he stormed off the ice – but imagine that kind of passion for hockey – this time harnessed towards motivating the team. I would love to see him behind the bench as head coach – just to see him active with the Habs again. But, if the GM spot is his destiny, I’ll take that too. There’s also the possibility of him being involved with the Quebec team – but I’m secretly hoping he comes to Montreal.

Either way, I think a good dose of Habs history would light a fire under the team. Bring back the passion to win, the will to continue the historic success of the franchise. Bring back Patrick.

It’s time.

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This kid is awesome!

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My husband and I were talking this morning about the increasing unnecessary violence in the NHL. So many suspensions have been handed out already and this was only in the pre-season!

We have a solution: If a player hurts another player that takes that player out of the game, that player shouldn’t return until the injured player returns.

Want to hit Sidney Crosby in the head again? Fine – if it takes Crosby out for 6 months, then you’re benched for 6 months as well.

Give a player a career-ending injury? Well, there goes your career too buddy.

I can see where the accidental vs. intentional debate could cause some complications with this strategy but really, it would still reduce the intentional violence that seems to be on the rise.

Hockey is a sport. A game. Not a fight to the death.

It would be interesting to see if players would think differently if they knew their violent actions would directly impact their own livelihood.

That is all.

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As much as I’m disappointed that the Vancouver Canucks lost the cup to the Boston Boo-ins, I’m even more disappointed in the Vancouver “fans”.  But, what can you do… People will find every excuse to riot and destroy. Doesn’t make it right, but this is the world we live in now…

At least there were some pretty accurate and/or funny Facebook statuses about it all:

The Canucks lost a game; Vancouver lost a reputation. (Kathy)

Vancouver rioters: I think your problem is low self-esteem. It is very common among losers. (Bart)

Worst NHL Season to date, double standards in Officiating and the Rigged outcome of the Bruins winning the Cup.  Hope their Plane Crashes. (Jeremy)

Die hard fans or not, riots are not the answer!  Accept defeat with grace and move on.  Innocent people with young children were at the game! What a horrible way to represent Canada in the Stanley Cup final … DISGRACEFUL!!!  (Olga)

**barf** can’t believe the bruins won…yuk!!!!!  (Joe)

Comment added to this photo of a couple kissing during the riots: “Must be Bruins fans.” (Byron)

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Saturday during the day was spent shopping. My nieces enjoyed getting their faces painted for Easter, then their dad picked them up and the rest of us went on to do some serious shopping. 🙂

How cute are they?!

The main thing I was looking to purchase was a new spring handbag at the Guess store. I had done my research online and wanted to see how it looked in person. It was awesome, including a fun lining for summer, so the hunt is over.

I also got spring tops and jewelry. Excuse the wrinkles in the clothes – I just took them out of the shopping bag this morning… 🙂 Interesting fashion trends this spring/summer:

  • Florals – I have small touches of floral on a couple of the tops but nothing near what they had at some of the stores.
  • Jumpsuits – I don’t do well with jumpsuits since I’m very tall and they make me feel like a 5 year old.
  • Prints – I like prints but didn’t find anything that caught my eye this time.
  • Lace – I got one top that had lace inserts in front and back. Nice.
  • Eyelet – I don’t go there; a bit too “country” for me.
  • Maxi dresses – love them but didn’t go there this shopping trip. Maybe once the hot weather is here to stay.

Had to invest in some Habs gear too since that’s very difficult to find in Toronto (but who can blame them).

The flag will go in my office. 🙂

And some other odds and ends we just hadn’t gotten around to buying: TRON and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part 1 on Blu Ray, Grey’s Anatomy Season 6 on DVD.

And – I finally got the kitchen torch I’ve been wanting to buy (it’s a funky green color too), so now I can make creme brulee!

Very successful day.

Saturday night was spent at my sister-in-law’s place. We all donned our Habs tees, watched the game (we lost in the 2nd OT – damn! Hopefully we can rally in game 6), ordered in dinner (Greek), and played Trivial Pursuit til the wee hours (got home after 1am).

Good times. 🙂

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Our father, who art at the Bell Centre,
Hockey be thy name.
Thy will be done, the Cup be won
On ice, as well as in the stands.
Give us this day our hockey sticks
And forgive us our penalties
As we forgive those who cross-check against us.
Lead us not into elimination
But deliver us to victory.
In the name of the fans,
Lord Stanley and the holy Habs.

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This is unprecedented.

First Air Canada threatened to pull their estimated 6 million dollar sponsorship. And now Via Rail comes forward. All because the NHL’s decision about the Chara hit…

Sounds like everyone’s had enough.

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Enough is enough.

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