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We've Entered Banana Land!

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I can't believe I am about to blog this.

I didn't think the day would come.

Sure, after beating the Leafs in overtime Saturday night I briefly had hope that the season wasn't dead (season's still dead).

Here we are though, Monday, February 10, 2020, and I'm taking the Montreal Canadiens as my lock of the night on the Moneyline over the Arizona Coyotes.

Am I nuts?  Maybe. Do the Coyotes suck?  Yes.  Do the Habs suck, yes, but not lately.

In a what have you done for me lately world I'm going with the Habs tonight.  Time to live and die with a team that is 6 points out of a playoff spot with two months to go.

Seasons Still Over, But Enjoy These Moments

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I'm not going to get sucked into the whole Friday morning 6 points out of a playoff spot, game against the Leafs on a back to back storyline today. No way.

I stand by my eulogy of the 19/20 season.

I will admit this was awesome:

Beautiful classic two pad stack from the great Carey Price pic.twitter.com/piw3ZDA42P — That's Hockey Talk (@ThatsHockeyTalk) February 7, 2020
But I'm still not getting sucked into this.

The Canadiens have now won 8 of their last 11 games... — Eric Engels (@EricEngels) February 7, 2020
Nope, don't care, I have already declared this team dead.

Carey Price has a .924 save percentage since Dec. 1. Since Jan. 1 it’s .937. — Eric Engels (@EricEngels) February 7, 2020 Okay okay, but if we can't score does it really matter anyway?

Nick Suzuki: rookie of the year.

Book it. #GoHabsGo

🎥: @HeresYourReplay

pic.twitter.com/zYmW0XVSYz — From Failing Hands Podcast (@FFHandsPodcast) February 7, 2020 Maybe if we win Satur.....

Ilya Kovalchuk - Montreal God

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This guy

Ilya Kovalchuk scores the shootout winner and silences the New Jersey crowd that booed him all night pic.twitter.com/7xwz1B03Ky — Brady Trettenero (@BradyTrett) February 5, 2020
Is this the kind of moment that sparks a turn around in the season?

No, but it was still pretty cool.

06/02/2020 Lock Of The Night

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Flyers on the puck line -1.5 over the Kings.   2.04-1

Record 5-2.

Super Bowl Recap

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So many things to unpack with this game.

Kyle Shanahan's 7 career drives as play caller in 4th quarter of Super Bowl:
3 plays, fumble
6 plays, punt
4 plays, punt
5 plays, punt
3 plays, punt
7 plays, turnover on downs
2 plays, INT — Josh Dubow (@JoshDubowAP) February 3, 2020
Not to mention he was dressed like he was caddying for an amateur player at the Masters.


Has there ever been a photo worth of freezing cold takes as much like this one:


I mean that is a tough look, and it exists forever now.

I'm still not sure how the 49ers lost this one.  I mean, yes, Kansas City did get a few calls going their way but nothing extraordinary that really swung the game.  They won by 11, in a Super Bowl, down by 10 with only 3/4 of a quarter left.

Without a dog in the fight this year, and the lack of hype, and the way the first 3 quarters were played, this game was looking like a total Broncos 2016 Super Bowl.  And then suddenly Mahomes just did what he has been doing all playoffs.  He rallie…

Rough Start To A Huge Gambling Weekend

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Last night was a wild gambling night.  I wanted to start my weekend with a good head start, so I had a three game parlay of Penguins by 1, Capitals by 2 in Ottawa, and Lightning by 2 in Anaheim.

What a wild ride it was because each game had some sort of drama attached to it.  Starting with the Flyers vs. Penguins:



Crosby, thankfully finished this game off for me with a wicked OT snip.

Over in Ottawa the NHL was messing with puckline gamblers everywhere:
This is a VERY bad look for https://t.co/g0EsRnJ6me, especially with Ovie getting #695. Oh, and ties have been gone for 16 years. @NHLpic.twitter.com/UTJdHP8Rnn — Rear Admiral (@RearAdBsBlog) February 1, 2020
Thankfully I used the score app and didn't even see this happened until this morning.

At this point I had a 5-1 parlay down to one game that was at 2-2 when I shut off the tv for the night.

When I checked the score this morning I was obviously pissed with the 4-3 Lightning win.  Well, then I watched the highlights:


I was 11 s…

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