May 27 2012 12:02PM
Hands up anyone who picked an LAK/NJD Stanley Cup final heading into the season. Anyone? Bueller?
It's been an especially odd post-season, with favorites falling and previously apathetic fanbases awakening suddenly to their team's unexpected success. If the Kings win the cup, as they should, will that victory be met with a bang or a whimper in Los Angeles? To be fair to that city, it has been so long since their team enjoyed any notable success that they can be forgiven if they forgot about hockey for awhile.
Allan discussed this and a variety of other topics with Kent Wilson, David Staples, Kirk Luedeke and others on this week's show.
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May 25 2012 12:11PM
The Good and the Bad of this past week.
It's Friday. So we close out the "Week That Was" with our latest volume of... "Cheers and Jeers!"
May 25 2012 10:04AM
For months now, it has looked likely that highly regarded prospect defenseman Justin Schultz would take advantage of a rarely used CBA loop-hole, withdraw from school, spurn the Anaheim Mighty Ducks, and become a free-agent on July 1st. According to Bob Mckenzie, that's exactly what has happened today:
Word out of Wisconsin is ANA draft Justin Schultz filed paperwork to quit school. Neither Ducks nor Schultz's reps responding for comment.
— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) May 25, 2012
So the process has begun by which Justin Schultz will become a free-agent on July 1st, however, there is one more wrinkle.
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May 25 2012 08:10AM
Is this the type of message that you want the CBC to share with its female audience?
The CBC seems to think this is a really good idea. We beg to differ.
(Photo screenshot from whilethemenwatch.com)
Yesterday, CBC announced that it will debut a new show during the Stanley Cup Final targetted to women and the female perspective of watching sports. At least, that's the spin they're putting on it.
Something's going wrong at the CBC.
May 24 2012 12:29PM
We were ecstatic yesterday when consistently successful and innovative head coach Alain Vigneault received a two year extension from the Canucks. He's not without his flaws as a bench boss, but generally speaking, he's among the league's best and the Canucks have morphed from an over-matched defensive squad into a perennial contender under his stewardship. His record as a hockey coach is unassailable for the most part, the fact that he hasn't won a championship during his tenure being the only blemish. His persistent foot-in-mouth disease, however, is another story.
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