ODDS AND SODS FROM CANUCKS VS SHARKS, GAME 1: 'CRITICAL POINTS'

Patrick Johnston
May 17 2011 04:51PM


Glenn Healey demonstrates how to lose one's head, and how to be way, far outside of your crease.

This is a guest post written by Patrick Johnston

Watching the game on Sunday, I found myself doing more than my usual talking-back to HNIC commentators Jim Hughson, Craig Simpson and Glenn Healy. As a matter of course, I'm usually pretty appreciative of the work that commentators do - it's a challenging job, requiring the ability to think on your feet and articulate that thinking clearly and concisely. Generally, it should be expected that their comments aren't always going to be of the highest quality. We all say silly things in our regular lives, so why shouldn't TV analysts be exempt from the odd slip-up? This time, however, I couldn't let these particular comments go by. They struck me as asinine, lazy and totally lacking in preparation, awareness or actual knowledge. Two things stood out, both about critical moments in the game:

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