Monday, November 29, 2010

White Helmets!

White Sweaters vs the Oilers...I don't mind that...we're going to have to grind one out!

Brian Elliott is our goalie!

These guys can flat out skate so "EriK" get him out and get on your horse!

Coach Clouston be yourself tonight!

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Ya don't think those guys shouldn't have beat the Pens!

Ya watched our very good hockey team tonight, with two of their first liners blowin' scoring chance after scoring chance, beat a faster club than Pittsburgh!

Hopefully the "Baloney" will stop for a spell while we go on a "run!"

Brian Elliott is our goalie, we just play better in front of him! And he pitches shutouts where one is enough!

Alexei and Fish are magical when they are on...Foligno should be on that line!

Put the grind line back together!

Carks played well...everyone needs a game off once in a while.

Give 'em all the day off, half of them don't practice anyhow!

Be advised!

Tranna is the only team in the league that does not receive penalties for Hooking or Holding...every one else like Buffalo and us get a boat load of 'em! And yes "Too many men" also fall into this category!

Last night in Buffalo down three nothing @ the 15 minute mark of the third the Leafs receive the make up call to Orr for roughing as they were the beneficiaries of a 3 minor penalty advantage on the ROAD...they score short is ironic as Buffalo's clincher is a "Shortie" earlier on!

Boys, ya gotta keep it "double clean" tonight at all costs cause these "Stinkers are sinkers!" (Read ZEBRAs)

Starting Elliott is a great call...we have better luck in front of him and he makes the "Big save for the win"...

Foligno will not score tonight!

#13 will score the winner!

Alfie will skate miles and lead us to victory!

Friday, November 26, 2010

Hey Walkom!

Hey Walkom, Colie Campbell doesn't play for the Ottawa Senators, why are you taking it out on us!

- Kennedy has both feet in the crease and his jock resting on Pascal's shoulder...ya got a "Player in the Goal Crease" or "Goal Tender Interference!" Take your choice but ya gotta pick one!

- Kelly's double minor, the second one was weaker than the first, ya just can't make stupid f&*%in' calls like's horse poo and you are killin' us...Pittsburgh had just won 4 in a row, share the wealth...a fair fight is all we ask!

Now we got the old Pee Wee trick where you line the guy up blindside (Fisher) then take him out looking away and looking off the Official...did none of you guys play pee wee!

These calls are heart breaking game changers...Wake Up! Your ZEBRA MGMT system is fooling nobody...we are sick of it!

PS: BTW you are under REVIEW!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Where was "EriK!"

On a very offensively challenged team "Erik" cannot be sat for two games in a row!

Phillips and now Kuba have absolutely no offensive up creativity...that off the boards and out to the Dallas guy every time does not get it done, also you would think after all these years they would know that there is no halfway pinch, either go "big" or "stay at home!"

#33, I just don't like the way he plays goal, two through his legs, two completely open nets, two on the ice sitting on your bum looking into your own net completely lost and down just a hair early on every shot. Ya gotta have that winning goal...Morrow's going nowhere except high glove, that's all he's got! He "quicked ya!"

"Rocco", how many times (four) did they take it off your "Tooth Pick" tonight?

Bryan ya gotta shake 'em up! Trade somebody!

Monday, November 22, 2010

OK...let's see Butler!

Nice win guys, Alfie that was clutch...we were working on another "Done!"

"Rocco" give one, get one is not good enough from you...

Pascal, a little deep, a little early (Kopitar), 30 shots 3 goals, not bad!

Butts comes in for Neil and another shake up is on...

#26; #71; #16

#12; #19; #11

#9; #13; #27

#73; #22; #18

PS: the National House League hockey dad exec is too dumb to be a Director, he wants us now to believe that he didn't know Referee Dean Warren was on the Union Executive, Warren was defending himself and every other Ref in all the Performance Reviews because Walkom wouldn't. Colie, you are "done", your explanation is not believable, you are too dumb for the job!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Let's call a Spade a Spade!

League parity, in the NHL is a joke...

The Islanders and the Devils for that matter should not have won a game so far this year!

Toronto Maple Leafs, 7 Wins, they would trail the Marlies in the standings if they played in the "A", they need a lot of help and they get it every night, home and away!

Conversely, I don't know what Bryan said or Coach Clouston did to the Refs but they gotta talk to someone, this horse poo has got to stop...ya can't watch it...I have to listen on the radio I can't take it anymore.

We like the Coaches' line changes...put #17 and #4 together, it's do or die for these overpaid "Floor Flushers".

"EriK" gets a night off, Hale's luck is needed.

It's not the goalie, Elliott is SENsational, even his professional coaches don't understand what "Wild" confusion around your own net can do to a case you have not noticed he does better when he is left all alone...because we sure don't move anyone out of in front of him!

#22; #19; #11

#9; #13; #27

#71; #12; #26

#73; #18; #25

#36 and #55

#4 and #17

#14 and #39


The "Law of the Senators" since the days of Jacques... "Defence WINS!"

Coach...Get 'em ready...remind them about the start in St Louis, ya did a nice job there!

Remember it comes from Colie Campbell, through that former "Bad Ass" in the War Room to the Refs on the ice, so for your own sake STFU!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Colin Campbell, defender of the Head Shot!

How many times was Colin Campbell the NHL seventies, a scrappy, physical defender @ 5'9" (you get it in the head in every exchange), who fought, averaged about one concussion per city played in, he played in about 6 cities!

How smart is this man perceptive is he? Campbell worked for Jacques Demers for a long time in Detroit and never knew the man was illiterate?

Colie's biased and inconsistent rulings, were never challenged because they knew he was challenged and they were lose good players, "Franchise" players season after season thinking that "the American fans loved it", while losing millions (Eric Lindros - 50 mill) and congratulating "Old Scotty" himself a concussion victim is completely brain dead! That "Head Shot" remains on the books to this day as "Legit!"

Colie, fall on your sword, for your kid's sake, go out like a man...take the fall for the absence of a total no "Head Shot Rule" for over 40 years! You will be remembered not as a Tyrant of Officials but as "Head Shot Campbell!"

It's not the Goalie!

It's not the Coach, although I wish he had a little more status with the Refs.

It's not the Captain, although he could be a little more vocal.

It's not Gonchar, although he should be on the other side on the PP.

It's not "Rocco" although a penalty killer he is not.

It's not "EriK" although I wish he wasn't so dirty...joke!

It's not Fish although I wish he'd get well.

It's not Petr although he chose the "Devil's Number".

It's not the third line, although more production...goals are needed!

It's not Alexei, although he should shoot more...again!

It's not 9MM, although his wheels are gone!

It's not Foligno, although I'd have him in the top 6!

It's not Shannon, although he's not big enough.

It's not Carks, although I'd like to see him beat up a "Middle Weight" just to show the other team how mean he can be!

It's not our PK, although we should be using 4 sets of forwards minimum, with the number of penalties we receive!

It's not the goalie, he is SENsational!

It's the National House League's balancing act...they expect the fans to believe that 30 teams all spending different amounts of money are all almost equal and are fighting for a playoff's getting very tough to watch...

Note: I usta have my own League in the basement. I could always manage to get an all Canadian final every year...amazing...actually it was pretty easy!

Friday, November 19, 2010

The E-mail!

E-mail...marked "URGENT" your eyes only!

Time: 1959 EST @ the Time Keeper's Box

From: C.Campbell/War Room

To: Referee Dennis LaRue

Re: Ottawa Senators

Mr. LaRue, Lash, I don't care if you have to call three in a row, we want a momentum swing that will give the Blues the lead and continue on through out the game...if three is not enough call four, all in about the span of 12 minutes that ought to do it...break their backs/their spirit. They are divers & quitters...

Note: We are doing your performance appraisal at the end of November and we want all thirty teams fighting for a play off spot till game 60 of 82!

PS: You know my feelings about OTTAWA and players who come from there, you'll notice that there are none of my Referees, the ones that I own, are from Ottawa!

Hockey Fans vs Colin Campbell!

Let's not let this Palooka off the hook...

- The arrogance to not apologize to Marc Savard, oh ya I forgot he is from's unforgivable, who does this old JERK think he is?

- Many, many, too many years of inconsistent application of the Hockey Laws...brutal...a Sutterite Hockey IQ of about 50...similar electronic brain patterns...

- the stupidity to fight, at his size, a runt of 5'9", with John Weinsink...and he didn't win, contrary to what the Tranna guys think...that's a myth! It was a jump from the side and "Wrassle"...hang on for dear life! Ask Don Chery?

- the miss use of Power of Position Pressure to force out Stephen Walkom, he broke the man down mentally with more E-mails, Walkom, who in a fair fight would break him in half!

- How did the silly old fart ever rig that Labour Court Hearing, he must have got some "inside" help there big time..."Colie" was/is and will always be in big trouble with Referee Dean Warren...I don't know why some of the other "Wronged" Refs didn't speak up...there were enough of them!

So nothing is so bad, ya can't even ignore the old washed up geizzer!

And another thing, those stupid, childish, inaccurate explanations for fines and suspensions did and still do drive me right around the bend!

We need this one!

Home Call warning! They have lost 4 in a row. You are playin' the St. Louis Blues deep in the heartland.


Think...the hockey IQ of this team right now is around a Sutterite 50!

Play clean......we are not good enough to play dirty!

I don't think anyone hits as many posts as we do, we even have scored a bunch off the post...

One of the leaders must step up...Alfie, Rocco, Sarge somebody...

Kelly's line has to be better...

Phillips needs more support on left wing give him Foligno back...

#71; #12; #11

#1x; #19; #27

#73; #22; #25

#9; #18; #26

#4; #55

#17; #65

#14; #39


Coach, ya gotta somehow get 'em ready to play from the "get go"!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

It's time for Colie to go!

It's time for Colie, the Neanderthal, to go because:

- Harry Sinden and Bob Clarke are gone!

- hockey dad's should not be execs in the kid's league!

- leaning on the Referee-in-Chief, concerning another Official, when the issue was all did they ever win that Ruling? "Tampering"? Black Mail? Old Boy's Club?

- putting Stephen Walkom back on the ice (PRESSURE), to high lite an old man's short comings.

- allowing the Tranna Minor Penalty imbalance to continue (it's a sham), when in reality the best case 5 years ago was "Rock Bottom" and a rebuild...

- Daly, Campbell and especially the "Boss" have been there too long...remember Clarence Campbell end up a convicted "embezzler" and the "Eagle"...Power and Tenure corrupt...move these "Clowns out!"

- we know he can't get a regular hockey job, so put him out in the paddock, one of them Markham race horse pastures!

Tranna's Lee Versage the closet Leaf fan!

OK, Lee, the Referee explain:

- the make up calls at the end of "Every" Leafs' game!

- the projected "2 hour" imbalance in minor penalties the Leafs shall receive this season even if you count the "Make Up" calls.

- how some of the Refs (GTA guys) just only have a problem with those dirty Ottawa guys! And we are talking over a career!

- how you can call "too many men" every change on the fly but only certain teams seem to get that call? Ottawa gets 400% more than Montreal or Toronto!

- the number one (Pet peeve) the complete bogus phantom call at the most crucial time! Like when Tranna really needs a goal!

Note: your big Philly team could not score in the early going receiving five (5) minor penalties (nine (9) total) last night...they must be a pretty dirty team...oh no they just play dirty against Montreal not Ottawa!

Note 2: Seems like a lot of Tranna guys talking on the radio about my SENs...Lee Versage, Scott MacArthur, Phil Melanson (Montreal Leaf fan), Gordie Wilson, Mike Eastwood (Toronto Maple Leafs)...

Note 3: Lee, the only way the Yotes could score their forth goal was short handed because everytime they turned around there was another of their men in the "Box!"
I guess Ottawa will just have to get better scoring short handed, eh!

Monday, November 15, 2010

"Thor" can pith off!

- that's the worst "reffed" NHL game I've ever seen...get in the way why don't ya!

- Referee Rule Number one, "ya can't cause a foul and call a foul on the same play"...the Minor Officials in House League are better.

- 4th line with two good players needs a third guy, who scores every 150 shots!

- Brian Elliott is SENsational!!!

- Alfie's at 85%, Fish is at 80%, 9MM is at makes it tough...

- Calgary has the Sutterites, we have P-man, Gordie Wilson and his Propagandite Lieutenant Mike Eastwood...they should be made to listen to what they are saying!

Monday Night in Philly!

- It's 17 degrees and sunny, they have every door in the rink open...

- the pucks are stacked at the garbage door right beside the incinerator...

- the ice is like sugar cake...

- how do you build a brand new rink and not put in enough "Pipe!"...but you see they did...who in the name of the Broad Street Bullies wants fast ice...

- the Flyers think they are "pretty good"...they are getting the "Home Call" and more importantly they are getting the "Lacombe Bounce!"

- 6 D every body get's 20 minutes. What gives? What kind of coaching is have "Peahead" Pronger...he is supposed to be Super D.

- Pronger is cross checking everybody all over the place again...eventually they give him one minor penalty. This is the "New" way now for the "Bad Boy" Vets...4 infractions = one minor penalty!

- BO is OK but he's not Bryan Elliott!

- Laviolette, still has some blind spots...

- Claude Giroux is their best forward and he just realized that he didn't get enough money!

- Scotty Hartnell is the luckiest "Tipper inner" in the League!

- In a fair fight, we give these boys a run for it! This is going to be another good one.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

"Shut out!"

- Brian Elliott is truly a big time goal tender...tough...skilled...confident!

- Alfie clutch goal @ the right time!

- "Sarge" very cool tonight...lead us back there...

- "EriK" is "fast"...he recovers better than anyone in the league!

- Kuba = solid.

- Foligno and his 4th line are a wrecking crew! Hit of the night!

- "Rocco" with his "Offensive Tooth Pick" blows the easy flip out for the "Kill Team" resulting in 35 seconds of extreme pressure where Boston could have and should have scored!

- All Kelly and his two "Wingers" do is win the game for us every night!

- Chris Neil pushin' Chara around...sleep well!

Famous Cup Winning Goalie Tandems!

Thought of in 60 seconds:

Glenn "Chico" Resch and Billy Smith;

Jacques Plante and Glenn Hall;

Terry Sawchuk and Johnny Bower;

Grant Fuhr and Andy Moog.

The Boston Garden and it's inhabitants!

- It's 17 degrees and sunny, they have every door in the rink open...

- The pucks are stacked at the garbage door right beside the incinerator...

- The ice is like sugar cake...

- Brian McGratton is having the edge taken off his skates, he doesn't want to be too deep in the ice when he throws the big right hand...

- Thornton is thinking about his tape job, not for his stick but his wrist...Note: He tapes his wrist and fore arm almost to the elbow...

- Lucic is sitting there grinning like Rocky Marciano, thinking about his next victim...

- Chara is wondering how he could be more intimidating...make a rush lose the puck and squash Kuba...ya know we gotta test this guy???

- Tim Thomas is fighting with his focus...we are so easy for him???

- Coach Julien may have made the blunder of the week preparing for the last war instead of the one they have tonight...

- The Bruins have never seen our "A" road game...the attack forecheck...

- Our "Bad Ice" Power Play, "Sarge" and "EriK" can lay 'em flat with the best of 'em!

- Our best goalie in full force "Battle Mode!"

- This is going to be a better game than Chris Stephenson may think!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Not a fair fight!

- When you are going up against "Roberto" with our "Pascal", it ain't a fair fight!

- Don't give me the propaganda...we quit on him and he deserved it! DONE!

- Those guys are good!

- Ottawa Ontario on cool November night and we are playin' with a tennis ball on a very poor sheet of ice...get on the Ice Maker!

- Petr, well done!

- "Rocco" is no defencive specialist!

- "Sarge" ya salvaged us some pride, we liked that late goal!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Corperate memory/hockey recollections...just think!

- Where is our Coaching Staff's Collective Memory? Last year, I sat and watched my understaffed, broken (#17; #9; #27) and hurting Ottawa Senators, both Alfie and Fish were on the hobble and yes, Rocco was out there chasing Sid but his core was not 100%. When are we going to learn...conserve your energy...preserve your players...

- Put Pascal in.

- Make Kuba play they deserve to go in together...

- They, the media, keep saying the first day of Training Camp...Philippé has not played since mid March 2010...injured 6 times last year for a total of 30 games...broke his leg this year???

- "Rocco" the penalty killer is on for the last Atlanta PP GOAL and he is on for the last Tranna PP Goal...#19 has been on the "Kill Team" for three games. His kill rate in the clutch at the end of the game zero (0 for 2)...he is simply not very good at it...too passive...

Note: Gentlemen, history repeats itself, the trick is to make your own luck so that it does not repeat on you...for Regin to be still wearing #13 is a hockey sacrilege...Petr bend to the Hockey Gods, "Thor" was number 4, he was out there with you in sweater 43!

The "Kill".

The Penalty Kill, note the connotation of the word kill...

- PK or Kill to cause the death of an organized power play, or the act of doing so!

- the "Kill Team" forwards, who were originally big tough and not particularly skilled guys chosen to sacrifice their energy and "body" in the "execution" of their task!

- one big job that we often forget is if the D-man gets trapped in the corner it's the forward's job to clear the slot or at least get in there and "Wrassle" for position.

- one big job that we don't forget is picking up the ring around from our defenceman on the side wall in order to clear the puck. Colour me very, very, very vulnerable!

- blocking point shots, forget it, but every once in a while you either get there too early or too doesn't matter you pick up "Grape Shot" right from the mussel of the "Howitzer!" This shot carries great potential injury! Especially for some of the more offencive forwards as they don't know how to protect themselves!

- Big #19, has been bothering the other team's huge point man during the power play, being tall, gangley, with a long reach and stick makes him particularly annoying. "Here" comes the ringaround, the big point man pinches, thinking I either get the puck "or" I squash this guy, who scores in multiple bunches and is their first line "Super" center...not only will win win the game we will probably knock 'em out of first place!

Coach Clouston, you "fire ball", this is very poor, short sighted coaching, don't burn yourself out trying to be the smartest guy in the room! Let "Rocco" take the draw and then get him off! Note: If he's not winning the draw he should not be out there in the first place!

Note II: We haven't even touched on the "cronic problems"...

Note III: Coach, in case you haven't noticed, your dressing room is already half empty for practice right now, Alfie's whole line should only play the practice...don't hurt "Rocco" on the PK!!!!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

4 Lines Won!

- ya gotta lock down the easy ones, well done.

- Spezza and Alexei shooting the puck...a beautiful sight!

- Chris Phillips, cool over...let's go have some fun!

- Elliott just looked so confident! And he's getting the "Lacombe Bounce!"

- the POWER PLAY is officially dominant...2/3!

- 4 lines nice to watch.

- Alfie killin' on the first one..."Rocco" was killin' on the last one...just saying!

- I'd send #17 home to visit his mother for a couple of weeks!

"Special Teams!"

As old Coach Jacques usta say: "Specialty" teams win hockey games!

- a full complement of forwards means you can/should use 'em all!

- 2nd PP Unit starting first tonight, all night, Alexei, Petr, Neiler up front Sarge and EriK shootin' BBs! (OK, Ball Bearings/SSG.)

- first unit going out second all night, "Rocco", 9MM, Fish up front Alfie and Campoli trying to hit Fish in the hands in front! (Old hockey expression...put it on his stick)

- Kelly and Jaarkkko first "Kill Team!"

- Fish and 9MM second "Kill Team!"

- Foligno and Shannon/Winni third "Kill Team"

- Alfie gets a rest on the PK until the game hangs in the balance at the end!

- "Rocco", only if we are under extreme pressure late in the penalty and ya want him for a big draw in our end!

Note: "Denis' Hot Rubber" keep asking the Ref for a "Frozen Puck", the guys from "Hotlanta" have not seen a "Cold" puck since the last time they were here.

Monday, November 8, 2010

We used to love to see "Carson!"

Carson Ryan, the big center iceman for the Shawville Pontiacs. "The Best, they ever had!"

- We used to love to see Carson Ryan come out to kill off the penalty because we knew that was the end of their offence for the rest of the period! He'd just scored two, one even and one on the PP!

- Coach, if your "number one" center man is also playing "number one" on your number one Power Play, he can't be one of your top penalty killers...we're talkin' 27, 28 minutes a game!

- We know you are a very savvy hockey man, maybe the smartest guy in the room but "Rocco" has never played these kinds of minutes and never gas this illusion, penalty killing is good honest important work!

PS: Seasons have been known to turn on Coaching blunders such as this!

PPS: Now that we have a full roster I'd only use Alfie in an emergency!

Note: Datsyuk had one shift on the PK and Zetterberg had 23 seconds...these guys are energy "Buzz Buttons!"

The calm before the storm!

- we are going to win 3 of the next 5, I can feel it...and that is acceptable at this point!

- Jason "Rocco" Spezza is not a penalty killer...let him take the draw if you must but then get him off!

- Dave Hale with his shirt off makes the "China Doll" look like one of those Czech ballet dancers! I'd make #17 play five in Elmira!

- Nick Foligno will give you a good effort where ever you play him, Flash and Nick deserve as much ice as you can find for 'em!

- 9 MM is just what the Doctor ordered for Alfie and Fish...a little picker upper!

- Kelly and Jaarkkko will benefit from #25 seeing some PP time, it will slow his metabolism a bit!

- if I had to play Pascal one game I'd give him Vancouver but let's hope we don't see him at all!

- Guy's if you skate well, it lessens the chance ya get out coached...just sayin'!

- If you skate well, ya rarely get a too many men penalty!

- With this team if we skate well, we win!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

The Late Call...Saturday Night!

Eugene: Bryan, Nik just hung up the phone, he's fired up, he wants us in First place by January 1st, 2011.

Bryan: What's the play?

Eugene: OK...move Lee...anywhere...this makes room for one extra forward so Coach Clouston can rotate ZacH and Winni...Dave goes down but on a very short leash...we got some big money DEFENCEMEN, who have yet to prove their worth this season...

Bryan: What's old Nik think about the goal tending situation?

Eugene: Bryan, do you really have to ask!

Bryan: OK...have Canucnik prepare his recommendations.


#9; #12; #11

#1x; #19; #27

#73; #22; #25

#71; #1y; #26

#4 and #55

#17 and #65

#14 and #39

#30 #3z

"Tour de Force!"

That game was a Tour de Force by Alexei up front and Brian in the net.

Before we get out our little catty comments on the Habs second goal, listen to what your head coach had to say!

Big game ZacH, nice goal!

"EriK" your speed on defence is a pleasure to watch, just skate 'em into the ice and take "your" puck off ' to a big hit it's almost as demoralizing to the attacking forward!

Chris Phillips, Volchy's legacy, you are now, in between all the time...either too far out or too much toward the middle...retreat further to your net where you are safer. Just as you regained your puck skills ya gotta get the "Feel"...your "FEEL!"

Alfie, either you or "Rocco" gotta cary it in for the first Power Play Unit, you guys are not quick or rough enough for your poor dump ins...I don't know what's wrong with Fish, he looks like he's out there on one leg! Maybe he is!

"Rocco" out there killin' for Kelly...Coach, you are on very thin are one "Wrasslin' Match" away from "DOOM!"

It's nice to see the guys passing the load around from game to game...Alfie got us goin'...Fish in Tranna..."Sarge and EriK"..."Rocco's" 4 pointer and tonight Alexei with "Ells" just gettin' it done game after game!

Message "Recieved!"

ZacH, ya got the message but don't let that deter you from "Letting them know you are there!"

Chris Neil, we want ya comin' hard early just like the old ya remember when you would intimidate their whole team, however if we are winnin' going away in the third put it on cruise control because you are a natural target for the ZEBRA!

Chris Phillips, confidence is the single most important factor in this game, and no matter how great your natural talent, there is only one way to obtain and sustain it: work!

Sergei's shot ain't no spinner. "Sarge's" tape job is like the rifling in the gun barrel of a Sovetsky Soyuz 16" sea rifle, (superior to the Bismarck), the puck revolving faster than most. It hits you like a ton of bricks, Gonchar hit Roloson on the shoulder and the puck just spun pass him without hardly changing direction, knockin' Dwayne to the center of the net!

Coach Clouston, no amateurs on the PK, the Habs PP is too sophisticated, Alfie and Fish after Kelly and Ruutu...repeat!

Note: Our break out, either wins or loses for us tonight!

Friday, November 5, 2010

Montreal - March 22nd, 1894!

- Ottawa/Montreal, the first ever Stanley Cup Game! Ya could look it up!

- the Habs crowd...tin horns, leather lungs and a general rabble predominated! They remind the author of "Euro Football Rowdies!"

- the "ice was fairly good!" (It's never been "good ice" for us in 115 years, Ottawa teams always had lots of speed.)

- the referee forgot to see too many things...except for an Ottawa disallowed goal...I kid you not!

- the match resulted in favour of a less talented Montreal team by 3 goals to 1!

- after a game in Quebec the next year that Ottawa won 3 to 2, the two officials were sized by angry fans and dragged back into the rink, with the aim of forcing them to declare the match a draw...Ottawa has never got a call since!!!!

- Last night, the Habs are changing on the power play, the Buffalo defenceman has the puck all alone in center ice, Gionta is 30' from the Montreal bench, #57, Pouliot, jumps on behind the Buffalo guy, surprises him and takes the call now that's what I call too many men! Note: the Zebra did not want to break their (Montreal's) perfect too many men penalties for two years! It's no wonder with calls like that! Remember ya can call it (TMMOTI) every shift change on the fly and we seem to get one every other night!

Friday afternoon!

- Pascal is unmentionable...passé...our Super-Sub...

- Philippé is not ready and he likes it that way...he will tell us what game he will come back for...the Habs @ Centre Bell in Montréal on Saturday night...are you kidding?

- ZacH is being sent to purgatory for hockey's original sin...stupidity!

- Butler is in Montreal!

- We gotta do something with Brian Lee!

- We gotta do something to keep Dave Hale!

- We gotta do something with Jacques Martin...let's get him lookin' at the clock again...the score clock!

- this is game number 14 for Petr...let's hope he's over the hump...over the jinx!

- No "Rocco" on the PK...I repeat: "No #19 on the PK!"

- Time for our designated "Roadster" big Mike Fisher to have a huge game!

- Price is down early a lot...boys, this is a very good sign for us!

- We shall see if Markov is still shaky tonight in nice if the Habs drop the ball again!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Too loose for the Habs!

- a big game from our goalie, when you win 4-1 and get out shot again...your goal tender has been very, very good again!

- when your number one center can produce 4 offensive points a game ya don't have "Rocco" out there killin' penalties!

- David Hale deserves to keep our "China Doll" on the shelf in the infirmary for another week of games!

- Coach Clouston, playing with the lead, this has become a "Coaching Issue", we are not retreating back far enough in our own zone to help the DEFENCE and we are not taking care of the puck...the safe play, boys...saves a lot of energy!

- Chris Neil, you are in one of your brain dead phases, that's two or three games now where you take the "Bad" penalty in the offensive zone at the "Bad" time in the game..."Wake Up!"

- Keep rehearsing the Power Play, it looks terrific but we got a long way to go should be one of the best in the league!

Beware the Isles of November!

- we need another big game from our goalie and our POWER PLAY!

- I would give Philippé a quick ten games in Bingo but we know it's a money thing...did you catch him doing the circle drill...favouring his bad leg! (50 games)

- Alfie hit the trainer's table at 9am and we'll see ya at game time!

- "Sarge" keep talking to them guys, cause ya know ya got their attention now!

- Coach, Rocco ain't no penalty killer, teach him, don't smell him! We know he gets cold but it's not like we're playin' "out door" hockey!

- Tranna (we're watching!) plays the Russians in D.C. tonight, gets skated into the ice but...manages to get one more Power Play than the CAPs in regulation and were ahead 3-2 in the third until OV scored a PP goal of his own. They like to be just like us they got a point. Minor PPs 59...Minor PKs 50...they are still projected to be over an hour ahead of everyone else in the league for 82 games!

Note: #42 Tranna, with both skates in the crease, his arse in Brian Elliott's face the other they give the SOB (Kuleman) the goal...too much...give me a break!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010


It was usual Tranna, it was tough, it was dirty, it was unfair, ya have to beat the Leafs, the Zebra and the "War Room"...but we got the "W"!

- #35 Blue in the opening ceremony skates up to the Blue Line in the semi-darkness, he looked like two guys or the "Blob" from a horror film!

- the Leafs play better with out their Captain...Komo is done like dinner...Wilson just expects the call, he doesn't even have to look at the replay!

- Coach Clouston, we love ya, but why on a team full of good penalty killers are we using a Seven Million Dollar hockey player with a chronic bad back and sore groin as a penalty killer...and don't give me that draw BS, that's just poor coaching...

- Brian Elliott just improves every game...and that's pretty good!

- Nick Foligno gets to sit up front with Bryan on the Charter home and tell Mr. Murray how he was really the Second Star tonight...and he was!

- Alfie will play until he's well into his 40's or until he wants to pack it in! He's "extraordinary!"

- Kuba is up...he had an effect on Hale's game...

- We're no powerhouse yet but it's getting better each if that "Power Play" starts shakin', look out!


- It's Tranna, it will be tough, it will be dirty, it will be unfair...let's just get the "W".

Second cycle through...

#12; #19; #11

#71; #1x; #27

#73; #22; #25

#26; #18; #1y

#4 and #55

#36 and #65

#39 and #14


Forget the player's numbers, turn your luck, make your luck!

Note: If a guy ain't scoring for 8 or 9 games (1x) ya don't move him to the wing from center, where he was contributing some good passes, some solid play!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Nik's Premonition!

Clairvoyance...I am only "Clairvoyant" about my hockey team the Ottawa SENATORS, when we heard that Petr was going to change his number I was alarmed but when we first saw him in his #13 sweater I had the worst premonition that he would not only have some bad luck himself but that it could and would effect the whole squad. I even considered changing my prognostication for the up coming season!

Serious blunders call for serious fixes...lose that "Number"!

There have been some instances where that number didn't bother it's player...but in the vast majority of cases it's a bum and the guy wearing it is/was a bum!

As I stated very early on, I think it is/was a bad idea and I still do! Unless it has become an us and them Euro/North American thing! Change the number Petr!

Note: Often a player wearing #13 after being sent to another team for poor play, changes his number when he gets there.

Memo to P. Regin: "If I was your golf coach, a player of your ability gone cold, I'd make you change your 64 degree wedge, the 13th club in the bag!"