Saturday, March 25, 2006

Brief Postgame Thoughts

Millen and Hughson are big Canuck fans. They should try harder to hide that.

And that's it, Mr Millen, no more telestrator for you. Because ya know what Greg ... after a dump in and a line change from both teams, every effer lines up 2-2-1. What's the alternative? Send two men in and have one chase him behind the net? That's not happening anywhere, hell it only happened rarely when Ron Low had a coaching gig in this league. If Millen can find one instance, ONE, of any team playing that situation differently, in any game in the league this year ... then he gets his telestrator back.

Nice to see Rem get a point. Love the Rem, but damn, it looks like he's skating in sand.

Another pretty solid effort by Peca I thought.

The Horcoff line played a solid game.

The Oilers PP looked really good I thought. And either the VAN PP is struggling or the Oilers PK is rockin' ... probably the former. Nice for a change in a game against VAN to be cheering for the squad with the feared PP. :-)

It's hard to argue with 2 goals against, or the result, but Roloson scared me tonight for some reason.

Naslund played really well. If he's getting back on track ... I suspect that the Canucks are going to win more than they lose the rest of the way.

Who starts tomorrow?

11 Comments:

Anonymous lowetide said...

Agreed on Millen. They seemed to go out of their way to find a wonky camera angle to back up his contention but it was exactly as you say (line change) and Millen knows better than that (or at least he should).

I thought Roloson played well tonight, especially early in the game.

The coverage was especially disappointing that Hughson and Millen didn't mention (or at least I didn't hear it) the enormous amount of heavy work done by the Oilers in the final ten minutes of the third.

I don't think you could find a photo or any video where an Oilers skater wasn't moving.

It was impressive, but not a word. Just Millen inventing the torpedo.

3/25/2006 11:57 pm  
Blogger Dennis said...

Yeah well in having Hughson as the late game PBP guy CBC is following the same old rule they used with Cole and before him Irvin call the early games: you're taking a guy that everyone knows is a homer and you're giving him a National job.

Meanwhile people in all the other 9 provinces and two territories are pulling their fucking hair out listening to this shit. It killed me to hear Irvin descibe every shot on the Habs net as "great save by Roy" and I've got this buddy who's so funny it kills me and he's a Leaves fan but when he was growing up it was the Greg Terrion Leaves so he's not one of the annoying Leaves fans. Anyway as kids we had to watch the Habs every Sat and the stuff my buddy wished on Irvin means there's a special place in hell for my hilarious friend.

And the shit that Cole gets on with the Leaves....I can't even discuss it rationally.

Well here's the same thing about to happen with Hughson. The only difference is there's three West teams that will receive coverage on the late game so he won't always have the Canuck pulpit to preach from.

3/26/2006 1:19 am  
Blogger Dennis said...

One more thing...this is an old baseball thing where you sent the next starting pitcher ahead of the team but the Oilers sent Ty to Colorado today because he's starting tomorrow night.

To say this is gonna be interesting is obviously an understatement..

3/26/2006 1:20 am  
Anonymous mikep said...

I liked how Naslund's trip on Pronger that led directly to the second Canucks goal was smart hockey, after they made a big deal about how they liked the no tolerance calls on interference and tripping and such. I'd thought the refs were meant to call interference off faceoffs closely, but I think they had their backs turned, so that was that.

3/26/2006 7:22 am  
Blogger Vic Ferrari said...

lowetide said:
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I thought Roloson played well tonight, especially early in the game.
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That's good. I'm starting to lose faith in my own goaltender evaluation, I feel nervous with everyone of these effers now. I fear I'm becoming a Vancouver fan, thank Christ the Oilers don't have identical twins on the roster, I may be tempted to argue which one is better? :D

3/26/2006 12:45 pm  
Blogger Vic Ferrari said...

Dennis said...

One more thing...this is an old baseball thing where you sent the next starting pitcher ahead of the team but the Oilers sent Ty to Colorado today because he's starting tomorrow night.

To say this is gonna be interesting is obviously an understatement..


Ya, that's a pretty cool idea I think. Didn't know that they did that in baseball. I love this sort of thing.

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Agree with all your remarks on the HNIC commentators. Hell I was embarrassed by the ridiculous homerism in the Olympic coverage. And that's when they're smarming Team Canada. When these same guys are doing their homer schtick for a team I hate ... I have violent thoughts.

3/26/2006 12:49 pm  
Blogger Vic Ferrari said...

mikep said...

I liked how Naslund's trip on Pronger that led directly to the second Canucks goal was smart hockey, after they made a big deal about how they liked the no tolerance calls on interference and tripping and such.


Ya, that was priceless. At least PRETEND to be objective, boys. Sweet Christmas.

3/26/2006 12:50 pm  
Blogger Dennis said...

Yeah that's a baseball thing...usually you hear about it in the playoffs when the travel begins to pick up a little more.

The only thing I know about judging goalies is I know a bad goal when I see it and I know a good save when I see it. Rolo didn't allow a softie last night and voila...there's the W:)

And yes Millen thought the Naslund trip was "a veteran play." He also apparently had a long talk where Bertuzzi said he's just starting to get back to way he used to play...you know like trying to kill people, complaining about every call like he was a Red Wing and skating around the ice with a look on his face like his whole family's been murdered. You know...that kind of way.

My cousin just got home from Alberta, imagine a NFer just getting home from Alberta;), so him and I went out and shot some stick and I kept an eye on the last 40 minutes from that venue. Then I watched the last 40 this morning but it was enjoyable knowing that Hughson and Millen would eventually have to, as we say down here, haul in their horns.

In '04 Millen was living in Ontario doing colour for the Sens. But he also loved Van as back in those days they were the sexy pick for the young and upcoming team. Those days have passed IMO but Millen still remembers when he carved their initals in his science book and made them that mixtape that featured one too many Savage Garden songs. And in '04 when Ott/Van squared off it was funny to listen to Millen trying to be objective about either squad.

As for Hughson...I didn't like that dolt back in the late 80's when him and Ken Singleton were calling Expos games on TSN. This whole "fans call a penalty but the referees don't" garbage? There are pizzas that are less cheesy. But at the end of the day it's hard to take a guy who's been calling a teams games for so long and expect him to be objective even when they're playing other Canadian teams. Of course CBC let Cuthbert go and I don't know what's next for them. Cole should be stepping down any time now so hopefully Hughson takes his Big Bert and Nazzy schtick and calls the eastern games.

Maybe we can re-animate Don Wittman for the late ones because we could all use a reminder of how some whistles will produce "pushing and shoving." That was the Whittman line that always killed me.

3/26/2006 2:33 pm  
Blogger mudcrutch79 said...

Wittman is probably my favourite CBC guy left at this point. Cuthbert is so clearly the class of the field, it's just sad. If Nancy Lee was employed in the private world, she would have been axed shortly after that all went down and Cuthbert re-hired.

3/26/2006 6:21 pm  
Blogger speeds said...

according to Morley Scott on CHED Roloson led the team out, so he theorizes MacT might have changed his mind and will have Roloson start.

3/26/2006 6:33 pm  
Blogger Dennis said...

Agreed...I can't believe they let Cuthbert go. I can't see him being pleased at TSN either. He calls the secondary games while that buckethead Gord Miller calls the primary games.

3/27/2006 11:27 am  

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