10 December, 2005

My gods people, have you all lost your minds or something?

Here are some of the search results that have led people here to the ol' 'cue-shack in the last couple days:

Graham james coach hockey 2005
darren mccarty acidqueen paul maurice
(Now THERE'S a match made in Detroit Hell for you!)
female reporter locker room 2005 (uhhh....okay then....)
the most wonderful time of the year (BAH! HUMBUG!)
shanahan sakic all over him (I think I'll just walk away from that one, thank you.)

In the words of Adler Mannheim coach Stephane Richer (by way of the John Boy and Billy Big Show):

"Son, you're on your own."

09 December, 2005

Frankie goes to Hollywood

You people have no idea how long I've been waiting to use that subject line--though had this blog been around when the 'Canes signed Frantisek Kaberle, I guess I could have changed "Hollywood" to "Raleighwood" and used it then. But I digress.

The 'Canes will be finishing up their Pacific Division roadie tomorrow night at the Shark Tank--and what a roadtrip it's been.

I guess the Great One heard about my posts on several message boards where I called the NHL on their favoritism in enforcing the Instigator Rule v2.0, where you can't be fined and your player can't be suspended if your name is Wayne Gretzky--because that game agin the Coyotes was B to the R to the U-T-A-L. Ugh.

The rest of the roadtrip has gone fairly well, though. That amazes me, because historically this team sucks more than a twink in a Bel Ami video during the month of December. Of course, this is basically a new team this season, so I guess I shouldn't be so surprised.

One thing that some people have commented on in other blogs (and which I'm going to comment on here) is the Hurricanes' using the "Hrudey Defense" to protest Mike Modano's shootout winner in Dallas. I've seen that goal, and I firmly believe that my beloved Hurricanes were waaaaay off-base making that argument. If they'd wanted to argue that Modano was stopped by Gerber (thus rendering the puck dead) and that he had given the puck another tap to put it in, then I could see it (especially since the Preds got fux0red like that a while back when Jeremy Roenick did much the same thing to give the Kings a shootout win). But the argument that Lavi et. al. tried to make wasn't the right one--in my rules-lawyerly opinion, of course.

See, the 'Canes should hire me. I'm a gamer, I can rules-lawyer like there's no tomorrow!

In other news, is the new CBA up anywhere? Inquiring minds want to know!

07 December, 2005

NHLPA and David Frost, v2.0

In a move that came as absolutely no surprise to anyone, the delusionally paranoid dirtbag David Frost resigned his NHL Agents' Association certification.

10 Quatloos sez that he was warned by his good buddy Bully Bob Goodenow that the "investigation" was going to go against him for PR purposes, and it was "suggested" that he resign his cert rather than have it taken away from him in what would wind up being a huge PR nightmare for the PA (who would then have to answer questions about why that abusive piece of shit was tolerated for so long in the face of a growing mountain of evidence that he's a scumbucket).

It's pretty sad how the NHLPA has served absolutely nobody except the agents over the last 20-odd years--well, except for Alan Eagleson's tenure, when it served nobody except Alan Eagleson (may he rot in the foulest corner of Detroit Hell for all eternity). Scum like David Frost are tolerated, and players are made to suffer mightily for it--all for the sake of the agents and their cut.

In other news, the sky is blue and the Pope is Catholic. Film at 11.

It's too bad that Trent Klatt's resistance movement has at its heart a misguided lingering loyalty to Bully Bob rather than a sincere desire to see the players take back their union from the agents and once again control their own destinies--I'd actually support him if the latter were indeed the case.