Archive for the ‘Josh Gorges’ Tag
Pierre Gauthier: “Monsieur Gorges needs knee surgery, he will be out for the season.”
And finally, on a different note, I haven’t had time to say it here, but I wish you all a fabulous year, with lots of fun (which might not be hockey related), success and happiness (which will probably not be hockey related…)!
I think I made an important discovery.
As you know, Josh Gorges was hit in the head by a slapshot fired by Mike Green yesterday. He layed motionless on the ice for a few very scary moments. And he finally got up and retreated to the dressing room, aided by the team doctors. His head was bleeding pretty badly.
But what did we learn today? Josh Gorges is skating with his teammates as if nothing happened.
Hmmmm. This is strange.
There is only one logical explanation:
Josh Gorges is, in fact, a robot.
Josh, without his human disguise
If you think about it, it really makes sense. Bob Gainey, being the astute GM that he is… err… was, immediately understood that the young Carey Price, a lonely Western goaltender unprepared for the hardness of Montreal, and upon whom rested the hopes of the franchise, would need help. Even better, he would need a friend. Josh Gorges was born. He immediately became Carey’s best buddy and accomplished his task faultlessly.
He fooled us all…
And finally, it took a slapshot no human being could have recovered from this easily to understand his secret… The old man who was called on the ice yesterday to help the team doctor was not a doctor. He was probably the engineer that built our little robot. And what we thought was blood was certainly oil, or some other hydraulic fluid.
Wow. It really makes you wonder if there are other robots around the league. Thinking about it, I think Sean Avery must be some sort of robot whose circuits are defective. There is no other explanation for his erratic behavior…
I’m sorry. I know I should write much more often these days, because the habs seem to play almost every single night, and those are the most crucial games of the season. But I feel completely lazy, and rather uninspired. I know it’s lame, but I’m just being honest here! I have decided to simply enjoy the ride. The habs are playing good hockey. They have a good chance to make the playoffs. I’m not sure this is the time to overanalyze everything. Or at least, I don’t feel like it.
But let’s speak a bit about this last week of the season. The last 3 days have not been good for the habs. The losses of Schneider AND Markov, at this point of the season really sucks. I was not really expecting a win yesterday, because I felt the team was likely to be a bit shaked by the bad news. It’s sad they couldn’t get at least a point, but that’s okay. This was the game they had in hand on the pens, the rangers and the panthers. With 3 games to go, including one versus the rangers, and one versus the pens, the hab are fully in control of their destiny.
I expect them to make the playofs, hopefully with the 7th seed. I’d rather see the caps than the bruins or the devils in the first round. Not that it would be easier, but I’d just be more excited. I don’t want to face the bruins right now, especially without Markov and Schneider. I never want to face the devils. So a series with Ovie sounds more fun. Also, a series with Theodore returning to Montreal to face the habs has a lot of comedic potential.
One of the Hockey Gods: “Hmmm, what did you just say, Grrrreg?”
IMPORTANT NOTE TO THE HOCKEY GODS:
Dear Hockey Gods,
Please note that I am NOT picking my favorite playoffs opponent here, an attitude that I know very well You frown upon. I am merely expressing my hope to see Montreal play a certain team, because they’re fun to watch, not because I’m a cocky habs fan that needs to be punished for his arrogance. I am therefore praying You not to punish the habs for this. (Well, You have already been pretty harsh with them anyway, but still, please don’t make it even worse!)
PS. If You want to cruelly punish a certain team from NY which hired back a certain agitator whose name rhymes with “Sean Every”, I’m totally fine with that. Just sayin’
Hmmm, yeah… we’ll see. But keep on bowing down.
Oh, and I’m late on this, but our now top 2 defenseman Josh Gorges scored against Toronto, so the pic of Curious Gorges returns!
Now bring on the Rangers!
I’m really sorry about the lack of updates on the blog, but I’m completely overwhelmed with work these days, and unfortunately it shouldn’t really get better until next week… Also, I’ll be travelling to Brussels from wednesday to friday, which means I will probably miss all the fun of the trade deadline. Damn!
It’s frustrating, because the habs are doing good, and I’d love to have time to finally write some positive things, after this terrible month!
Doug Wilson, Sharks GM
Here are just some quick notes:
- Halak is saving his teammates asses these days. He is doing exactly what the team needs: giving the habs a chance to win every night while they are slowly improving their overall play and finding their mojo back.
- Komisarek is struggling. Badly. Pessimistic point of view: it hurts the team. Optimistic point of view: he’s making sure the habs won’t overpay him when (or if??) they sign him this summer.
- The PP works again. WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
- Habs get badly outshot day in, day out. Thanks to Halak, it didn’t matter so far, but this has to stop.
- Good luck in Dallas, Begin! I haven’t had a chance to say it before, but I really liked you. You really seem like a nice guy. I’m glad you ended up in Dallas, though, it could really have been worse. I’m sure Myra and Patty (among others) will help you feel welcome in Texas!
- Welcome to Montreal, Metropolit. I don’t really know you, but I like your name. That’s a good start…
- I feel like a genius, because I had a strong feeling this team could turn things around before their upcoming long stretch of home games in march. If they don’t mess up this week during their short road trip, things will begin to look good.
- I don’t really know what to expect for the trade deadline. I’m not sure Gainey should really trade half the farm for a rental player or two. I’d be excited by someone like Olli Jokinen, but I don’t really know if he’s available or what it would cost to get him. Other than that, I’m not too thrilled by Guerin, Bouwmeester (he’d be awfully expensive, and I don’t think Gainey will do this after he got Schneider anyway), Pronger (ugh!) or Gaborik. And I’m not holding my breath thinking about Lecavalier…
Gorges scored yesterday, so the Curious Georges picture is back!
Who needs a Vinny, when you have a Josh Gorges, really?
Here are tonight’s offensive lines:
I feel like this bunny
What a depressing weekend… I’m not shocked by the sunday loss, and I can live with it. Even I can admit the Bruins are better than the habs right now, and Montreal is still trying to get out of its slump. So I think I could have been happy ok with an encouraging losing effort. And well, that’s pretty much what it was actually. Montreal certainly didn’t look completely dominated. The habs and the bruins played a very close game. Montreal got some scoring chances, and they never quit. Of course, the fact that Boston efficiently shut out the habs offense during most of the game was frustrating. But I really could have lived with this. Boston is the class of the East this season, and as much as it pains me, they deserve their first place.
But of course, this loss was really bad for two other reasons.
The most obvious one is the injuries suffered by Lang and Latendresse. Lats could miss a month. And Lang’s season is over. This is a huge blow. Nobody really expected this when Gainey signed him after he couldn’t land Sundin, but Lang had been one of the best habs this season, if not the best one. He was of course the scoring leader of the team, but his contribution was much more important than that. His perpetual communicative smile revealed a great enthusiasm. As a 38 years old soon to be UFA, this may very well have been his last game as a hab. And maybe even his last game in the nhl. Lang deserves a better exit. His absence leaves a big hole at center. I’m not really looking forward to see the habs going into the playoffs with only Koivu, Plekanec (who’s having a really ugly season), Lapierre and Chipchura. To make things even worse, it comes only one day after Gorges got injured after this now infamous Gauthier hit. Get well soon, Josh. The habs badly need you.
Oh nooo, Gorges is down!
The other reason why this game hurt is the Kovalev situation. Alex was benched for almost the entire third period. Today, half the journalists in Montreal (and that’s a lot…) want his head on a pike in front of the Bell Center. And worse of all, there are those persisting rumors about an unspoken rivalry between Kovy and Koivu in the dressing room. Kovy supposedly wants to be the leader of the team. Proponents of this theory point that the team is struggling again since Koivu is back from his injury. And of course, bipolar as they are, many habs fans are now proclaiming their disdain for Kovalev, and can’t wait to see him leave as a free agent in the summer. Now this really pisses me off. Those are the same fans who massively voted Kovy in the All Star Game starting lineup, and who cheered wildly when he was named MVP of the ASG, a freaking week ago. I have no idea about what’s going on in the dressing room, so I won’t speculate about this supposed rivalry. I just hope it’s another example of the montreal media sensationalism. But if there’s any truth to this, the habs are in deep trouble.
Well, sorry this sounded so serious, I just didn’t feel like making jokes today… It’s hard not to be a bit depressed, or at least frustrated about the situation. I don’t live in Montreal, so it was maybe easier for me not to get caught in the idea that the habs are bound to win the cup for their centennial. But still. The season was very promising. Not so much anymore. I’m still convinced Montreal will make the postseason. But an early exit now looks like a distinct possibility. I want to make clear that I’m not throwing in the towel. It would be completely stupid to give up on them now, because it’s only early february, and so many things can change until the playoffs. Every team gets through tough times at some point in the season. It looks like it’s now for Montreal. They have plenty of time to turn things around, and get healthy for the playoffs.
(one last word: the suicidal bunny picture comes from the great Book of Bunny Suicides, just in case you don’t know it yet. It’s really funny)
Moi, ce matin
Brisebois fait disparaître son bras droit. Les Devils ont super peur.
Gorges: 1 but
Un petit “helmet-nuzzle” pour Katebits
Et pour finir, un petit hommage à Yann Danis.
Les blessures des gardiens des Islanders lui donnent enfin une chance de jouer un peu dans la LNH. Sa première victoire dans la ligue depuis novembre 2005, et ses 39 arrêts d’hier soir me font plaisir.
Après ces deux défaites, la coupure pour le match des étoiles ne pourra sans doute pas faire de mal à Montréal. La semaine prochaine, Higgins devrait pouvoir à nouveau jouer. Peut-être que le week-end prolongé et ces retours vont faire du bien à l’équipe, qui a l’air d’avoir besoin de souffler. Espérons aussi que les 4 représentants du CH et Carbo profitent bien du match des étoiles, et qu’ils en reviennent avec un peu d’enthousiasme à communiquer aux autres joueurs.