Ditch the song…

There is nothing I hate more than being used and I think everyone, from the media, to the bloggers, to the average joe fan, has been used the past few days by the write of the Hockey Night in Canada theme song. It was the day of game 6 of the Stanley Cup finals, the final game of the NHL season, that the owners of the HNIC theme song, Copyright Music & Visual, put out a press release saying that CBC had decided not to renew their license to the song and thus that night would be the last time

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Who is getting silly…

David Newland has an interesting article on 10 ways to improve the NHL which prompted a disagreeing response from Eric Francis. David’s suggestions were: 1. Management must love the game more than the money. 2. Bring back the tie, get rid of the shootout, and then rule changes must stop. 3. Play with wooden sticks, reduced equipment, and increased respect. 4. Favour franchises in real hockey markets. 5. Cut the playoffs down to the month of April. 6. Accept that hockey is an international game. 7. Get rid of the mindless violence. 8. Allow fans to watch every game on

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Vehemently awful?

The Leafs have struggled at times this year but is it really fair to call the Leafs “vehemently awful” as Howard Berger does today? If vehemently awful describes a team which is 6-5-2 when not playing a team with a 13-1 record, what adjectives would you use to describe the Washington Capitals who are 2-9-1 in their last dozen games? The Leafs are not without problems but to call them vehemently awful is probably something only a vehemently biased member of the media would write or say, particularly when you follow that up with “emerging catastrophe.” As for my opinion,

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Just when you think you have seen everything…

The Toronto hockey media continues to amaze me. Today it is Howard Berger… Having compiled 17 points in 10 games (including a league-leading 11 assists), Sundin is tied atop the NHL scoring stats with fellow Swede Henrik Zetterberg of Detroit … Mats is almost 37 years old. He’s playing like a 27-year-old right now, but the lack of offensive support will turn him into a 57-year-old by February. Now they are complaining about the lack of scoring depth on a team with the 3rd best offense in the NHL (based on goals per game). The first thing worth mentioning is

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This is what bugs me about Leaf media…

I am going to write more about the Leafs in another post probably later this week but for now let me continue my rants against the media: Today Mike Zeisberger writes: The Leafs are allowing an average of 35.33 shots per game, leaving them as one of the worst teams in the league in that category. Now, I don’t have a problem with that statement per se, but the problem I have with it is Zeisberger is using it as an example of the Leafs bad defense while a year ago he ignored the fact that the Leafs allowed the

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Exposing Pierre McGuire

There are a few people in the media that I really dislike and Pierre McGuire is one of them. It’s not that I don’t think he is knowledgable about the game of hockey (like Steve Simmons who I aslo dislike) but just that he often everexaggerates everything and/or he panders to his audience. For example, when he is on Ottawa radio he often puts down the Leafs because that plays well in Ottawa. He does that much less so on Toronto radio. But some things he has said in the past 2 days really has me wondering about his sanity.

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