What the heck is going on?
I got nothin’ again. Back to my “other” job these days. Had some time to catch a little bit of each game last night, but not all.
Also switched over to ESPN to catch the last inning of Francisco Liriano’s hideous no-hitter (six walks). It wasn’t ESPN’s production, so I’m not putting this on them. But when the final out was caught, and as Liriano was about to be mobbed by teammates, whomever was producing the telecast immediately put the camera on manager Ron Gardenhire. So I think that producer might have a future with NBC/Versus.
So I was kind of doing some work with the Canucks-Predators on in the background. After the Preds tied it late in the third, I’m wondering why Jim Hughson, the fine CBC play-by-play guy, keeps repeating the score. Faceoff to the left of Luongo, 2-2 … The puck goes into the corner, 2-2 … Then I figured it out. He was saying Tootoo.
Ovechkin (=sometimes Monster) sure stunk in the final minute of Game 3 in Tampa. Now they have to play back-to-backs with Game 4 tonight. Vinny Lecavalier=Monster, Martin St. Louis-MiniMonster.
By the way, with the propaganda the NHL has forced down our throats — you know, the HBO series, the Winter Classic, all Capitals-Penguins games being nationally televised, and leading the world to believe the league has only two players — do the playoffs get shut down once Pittsburgh and Washington are out? Does the league go directly to Las Vegas for its awards show?
Or do they bother to award a Cup anyway?