I am honoured to be the first to post in this thread. Happy holidays / Merry Xmas / Happy belated CHannukkah / Enjoy your time off everyone!Thx to moe for all the amazing work you do keeping the gang together.
Merci 29, thanks for your support throughout the year, thanks for letting me take a FHFun jab or two, here's an awesome cover, of a great song, by two great artists; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6VLAGhOetAk
To all my fellow 4HFers, I too wish you all a very merry Christmas and a very happy New Year. A special greeting and thanks to you, Moeman, for making this place you allow us to share so very special. We are all brought together by our commitment to les glorieux and you make the time we spend that much better. Most of us have never met but we are a family nonetheless, and Christmas is first and foremost about family. God bless us everyone and to all...go Habs go!
Everything KmaXXX and 29 said and I did it in only one comment. Thanks Moeman and all my FHF friends for making hockey fun again.Speaking of fun have you seen the butt goal, IMHO it should have been whilsed down, lose sight of the puck and all that.http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/12/23/sabres-coyotes-puck-pants_n_4496150.html
What an asshole lol. I couldn't watch that link, but saw it here.http://www.newsday.com/sports/hockey/mike-smith-scores-butt-goal-1.6667269
And B Sharp. Merry Christmas or whatever you celebrate (I know I would forget something if I tried to list everyone's celebrations) to everyone. Please remember that Canada is a cultural mosaic not a "melting pot". There is a lot of hockey left to play including the Habs (if you have to watch CBC you can turn down the sound so you won't hear Bob Cole hoping for the Habs to lose), the Olympics, the World Juniors and, of course, my Memorial Cup Champion Halifax Mooseheads.
Go Canada, Go Sweden, Go Finland
Merry Christmas to everyone at FHF!! Enjoy this time with family and close friends!Thanks to moeman, HF29 and the ever loquacious Steve for the funnest blog around. Nobody here takes themselves too seriously and that's a good thing.
Look at this link, I hope Allen Mendelsohn is available.http://www.niagarafallsreview.ca/2013/12/23/ride-program-nabs-29
I went to the local hosgow to pick up 29. Least I could do as he is close as I get to family. Klingons said no 29 here. I did not fucking erupt. I said looky on the internet they say you charged him motherfucker. We pushed our bulletproof vests together for a spell. They put a club to my head and told me it meant they had arrested 29 people for drunk driving. I said bullshit motherfucker. I am still here waiting to see 29
Update the Party Crashers insist they are totally accurate in charging 29. I go ballistic , 29 does not even own a car, and no way he is in St Catherines unless he is high on Ice cream meth. OH fuck I sold him out, he was high on ICE cream meth and ended up in St Catheriens Ontario instead of St Catherines Street. On the bright side Linda Evangilstia and the Bernardo Chick both want to meet you.
Merry Christmas, Happy New Year and the very best to all my FHFriends on the interwebs! May you and yours (and especially our Habs) have a safe, happy and successful 2014! Thanks moe for allowing us squatters to invade this space on game nights and inbetween to cheer, rant, or vent - whatever is necessary to keep us sane (well...most of us:-) Enyoy your holidays all! Cheers! Off to make the nog and wrap some gifts (i.e. fill gift bags).
Merry Christmas and the happiest holidays to one and all. Of course much thanks to moeman and tag-team partner HF29 for giving us the year-round gift to vent, to laugh, to cry and share the good times and the bad times.Still some prepping to do for tomorrow's feast...and the housework ugh.By the way, Bettman upholds Thornton's appeal - who'd have guessed.
What is funny? Steve tells us: http://stevemartin.com/stevemartin/2013/12/twitter-article.html
Ebonics is a an area where comedians wander at there own risk. Now the bad spelling and bad grammar I do, well it aint water off an otter.
For the most part I think if you make fun of someone it means you like them. Sure mind bending lizard minds specialists have made this a cruel activity. However at a basic human level making fun of someone is a path towards expressing your true feelings. I dont know about you but for the most part I prefer gentle ridicule to mushy mushy mushy mushy mushy and I do not have a word to describe it.
Going to visit friends tonight and I'm driving. Oh well I'll just have to make up for it tomorrow :). Have a merry Christmas all!
Holy Fuck Batmann I just put on headphones.
Almond cookie thins dough chillin' in the fridge, later to be baked and drizzled with white chocolate and roasted, crushed pistachios.
WatCHing: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2003_Heritage_Classic1. Sundstrom (#37) looks like gCHuk2. Cube was born in the USA?
I considered it but my daughter probably wouldn't enjoy it. 2) Yes he was but he was raised in Montreal, notice the accent?
On my first Christmas with my mother in almost 20 years she got me a Habs baseball cap, a Habs toque, a Habs window sticker, the 30th anniversary edition of "The Game" and a Habs travel mug for the car. I love my Mom! Go Habs go!
I love your mom too. In a platonic way, of course
Moms rock - and sons too. Mine gave me an autographed (really big) picture of Guy Carbonneau he got in (ugh) Toronto during the summer, a mounted PatCHes card with name plate, coasters made from a sliced puck (4). My daughter rocked with the girlie stuff we like (clothes - much needed, gift certificates etc..)..
best Mom ever
Did we win?Oh wait, we haven't played in days. I am JONESING for some puckHope you're all enjoying Xmas dinner. As a Jew, I am enjoying pork spareribs from a Chinese restaurant.
I have always wondered what happens to the main ribs, you can only buy the spare ribs. Do they send the main ribs to China?
Speaking of food rules. I had some Celine Dion packaged Swartz for Christmas. I could not bear to eat it raw so I commanded that it be made into Rubens. It was good, but beneath the cheese, sauerkraut and rye, it was some kind of blasphemy. One of my friends, okay the only one. Is a Muslimish. His family slaughters a goat in the back yard when that is appropriate. Is that ever appropriate? Anyway he cant stand bacon, its like liver to him. I feel I should call Amnesty International.
We are doing Christmas dinner a day late accommodating some family members. Turkey dinner with all the trimmings, homemade blueberry pie (by me), pumpkin pie (by Costco) wine, beer, etc. Stop by about 5:00pm AST 29, if you're still hungry.
a Chamberlain Christmas. this year its a day late next year you will be combining Christmas and Easter.
Outside of Christmas, Thanksgiving and Easter I never eat Turkey. The stuff subway puts on a sub does not count
Mmmmm.....blueberry pie, my fave.
I'm gettting hungry.
From NHL.comIn a world where athletes are analyzed for everything they do in the game, Ken Dryden became truly iconic for everything he did away from it. The former Montreal Canadiens goaltender and six-time Stanley Cup champion has enjoyed great success in the fields of athletics, management and politics, as well as other professional endeavors.But the Hockey Hall of Fame member might still be best known for "The Game," his stirring recounting of his final NHL season. A special 30th-anniversary edition of the book was published by Triumph Books this year, causing Dryden to reflect on a work he hadn't revisited in many years."I hadn't read it since I first wrote it. I read it in order to get a better feeling for it to write the new last chapter. There were a lot of things in it that I hadn't remembered," Dryden said. "I always find it hard to read what I've written. I don't do it because I find it too frustrating, seeing things you don't want to see and things you want to fix. But I had to this time. I actually enjoyed doing it."When it was originally published in 1983, "The Game" was a first-of-its-kind narrative, a glimpse inside the locker room of a Canadiens dynasty that won the Stanley Cup six times in nine seasons. Dryden pulled back the curtain and shared a unique perspective on some of the game's great characters, including fellow Hall of Fame members Guy Lafleur, Larry Robinson and Guy Lapointe.Ken Dryden(Click to view full-size image)The book isn't simply an ode to the sport of hockey. It's a comprehensive breakdown of what drives a player day in and day out, especially once that player has done everything there is to do in his or her sport, like Dryden had clearly done by the time he started writing. Dryden's explanation behind his surprising decision to leave the game at 31 years old is what drives this story.Essentially, "The Game" is about the game each athlete plays in his own head. As Dryden famously put it in his book, "For a goalie, the biggest enemy is himself."That unique take on sport is what makes Dryden's book a classic."I remember saying to myself, 'If I'm going to do this, I can't make myself the hero of all my own stories, and I have to be willing to be as revealing of myself as I am being revealing of others,'" said Dryden, who admitted to being nervous about how his teammates would respond to the book. "What I wanted more than anything is that teammates, if they were to read it 10 years later or 20 years later, would nod their heads a lot and recognize the moments. There would be enough common ground in that way that they would see themselves in it."Dryden's memoir of his final NHL season is a capsule capturing a unique time in League history, and the stories he shares in "The Game" have endured for three decades.The 30th anniversary edition of "The Game" is special because it includes a new chapter in which Dryden recounts his day with the Stanley Cup on Oct. 14, 2011. The tradition of each member of a championship team spending a day with the Cup did not yet exist during Dryden's playing career. So when he finally had his time with the most storied trophy in sports, Dryden wanted to share it with readers."It was a terrific day. As wonderful as having that kind of day is when you're a player, it's even more fun when you're many years from being a player," Dryden said. "A day like that is a day you say to yourself, 'Who do I want to share this Cup with? Where do I want to be with it? Who has meant so much in my life? That's where I want to be. That's what I want to do.'"You have pretty good answers when you're 25. But even better answers when you're 64. It was a great chance and just fun to write about."RELATED NEWS:
Excerpt here: http://www.grantland.com/story/_/id/9793466/the-game-new-chapter
That was amazing, thanks moeman.
Dryden article on Rob Ford.http://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-debate/why-rob-ford-is-mad-as-hell/article16032659/