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(Warning : Hockey Inside) CBC Sports | Coach's Corner / Don Cherry | Full Games | Morning Highlights | Inside Hockey | Think Hockey / Hockey Tips | Peter Puck | PJ's shot of the game [note: scroll down to see play lists]
posted by MechEng (49 comments total) 9 users marked this as a favorite

 
Warning : Hockey Inside

That's what the sign says at the end of the NY state thruway...
posted by Mister_A at 9:55 AM on April 20, 2010 [2 favorites]


Warning: Warm & Sunny Outside
posted by anthill at 9:56 AM on April 20, 2010


Randy Moller Goal Calls - LA face with an Oakland Booty.
posted by gman at 10:00 AM on April 20, 2010


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Dan Boyle Goal / Curse
Salary / Cap Hit for Dan Boyle 6,666,667

Why is 666 Unlucky?
posted by MechEng at 10:08 AM on April 20, 2010


Hit Somebody!
posted by ghharr at 10:09 AM on April 20, 2010


Are these available outside of Canada?
posted by acro at 10:14 AM on April 20, 2010


A hockey primer for those who do not know the finer points of the game.

You feel shame, and then you get free.
posted by cmyk at 10:19 AM on April 20, 2010 [1 favorite]


Warning: Warm & Sunny Outside

Well then, it's a good thing that they play the games indoors.
posted by NoMich at 10:19 AM on April 20, 2010


Mech Eng - Forget Dan Boyle, any team that would invest in a guy like Dany Heatley after what he did in Ottawa and Atlanta is obviously missing something important about what it takes to build a team.

Anyways, here's hoping Heatley gets to see some of his old friends from Freiburg when he's playing for Canada at the IIHF World Championships in Germany in May.

/bitter rant of a Senators fan
posted by Kirk Grim at 10:28 AM on April 20, 2010


Playoff hockey > all.

Go Pens.
posted by Silvertree at 10:32 AM on April 20, 2010 [2 favorites]


Forget Dany Heatley, I'm still laughing at the quotes from Thornton and Marleau after game one when asked about how important game two was.

Thornton: "It's not a must-win, but we'd like to win."
Marleau: "I don't know about must-win, but it'll feel a lot better going tied into their building than being down two and having to win two there."

Now that's leadership.
posted by crashlanding at 10:34 AM on April 20, 2010 [1 favorite]


Well then, it's a good thing that they play the games indoors.

Funny you should mention that, I learned during the Olympics in Vancouver that the weather outside actually can have quite an effect on the quality of ice indoors--if it's too warm, the ice can become "soft", which leads to weird bounces of the puck and reduced mobility on the ice.
posted by Kirk Grim at 10:37 AM on April 20, 2010


Grrr. Don't even talk to me about hockey. Distinct kicking motion my ass.
posted by juv3nal at 10:45 AM on April 20, 2010 [4 favorites]


Been a fun first round thus far! Lots of excitement, controversy, and overtime. I'm enjoying the heck out of it...probably because I'm not particularly invested in any team this year, and can just enjoy the hockey.
posted by never used baby shoes at 11:06 AM on April 20, 2010


Distinct kicking motion my ass.

That was more or less a set play. His foot was placed where it was, how it was, with the distinct intent of having the puck deflect into the net. I'm not really sure why that call is controversial at all...
posted by Chuckles at 11:32 AM on April 20, 2010



That was more or less a set play. His foot was placed where it was, how it was, with the distinct intent of having the puck deflect into the net. I'm not really sure why that call is controversial at all...


Because he is allowed to direct the puck into the net with his foot so long as there is not a distinct "pendulum-like" kicking motion.
posted by juv3nal at 11:35 AM on April 20, 2010


which is pretty dumb and arbitrary
posted by ghharr at 11:37 AM on April 20, 2010


I had Peter Puck sheets on my bed 30 years ago.
posted by CaseyB at 11:38 AM on April 20, 2010


see 39.5.iv here (pdf)
posted by juv3nal at 11:39 AM on April 20, 2010


I love how last night in the second period the Capitals suddenly realized they were the best team in the league and that the Canadiens simultaneously realized their season is pretty much over as a result.
posted by BobbyDigital at 11:41 AM on April 20, 2010 [1 favorite]


which is pretty dumb and arbitrary

It is orders of magnitude less dumb and arbitrary than, once having defined the rules, disallowing a goal that is allowed within those rules. GRAR.
posted by juv3nal at 11:41 AM on April 20, 2010


Talk about color...Don Cherry!
posted by Jumpin Jack Flash at 11:45 AM on April 20, 2010


That was more or less a set play. His foot was placed where it was, how it was, with the distinct intent of having the puck deflect into the net. I'm not really sure why that call is controversial at all...

I gotta disagree and I'm not really even a 'Nucks fan. Daniel Sedin was crashing the net at very high speed and was clearly trying to stop while in heavy traffic right in front of the goalie. I would be surprised if the puck was even in motion when he started that sequence, and at worst it was a "Hail Mary" attempt at deflecting it.
posted by Kirk Grim at 11:45 AM on April 20, 2010


I don't really follow hockey much, and I only lived in Canada for about 2 months, but when I played Neil Peart's version of "The Hockey Theme" on Rock Band 2 the other day, damn if it doesn't just evoke Canada and hockey.
posted by kmz at 11:47 AM on April 20, 2010


Serious question: I have Dan Boyle as one of my picks for the office hockey pool. Should his goal count points-wise?
posted by [citation needed] at 12:12 PM on April 20, 2010


The goal was officially awarded to Ryan O'Reilly
posted by ghharr at 12:20 PM on April 20, 2010


I am so happy that I can watch the Bruins beat the Sabres with CBC commentary rather than that lame VS. banter.
posted by kuujjuarapik at 12:39 PM on April 20, 2010


Somewhere around *googles* Zeta Tucanae or Delta Eridani, aliens are getting their first transmissions from Earth, and it's Coach's Corner with Don Cherry. The patten on his jacket act like a Langford basilisk on the viewers, who include their hive-queen, and their relativistic planetkillers will take flight just hours later.
posted by ROU_Xenophobe at 12:43 PM on April 20, 2010


[citation]: It was deflected, but you might make an argument that he deserves the assist.
posted by kowalski at 12:48 PM on April 20, 2010


Commie Metric system

Ah, Don Cherry. You'll never change.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 12:52 PM on April 20, 2010


I love how last night in the second period the Capitals suddenly realized they were the best team in the league and that the Canadiens simultaneously realized their season is pretty much over as a result.

Ovechkin is a man among boys out there. No offense to any of the fine players in the league, but he is well beyond the best of them.
posted by Mister_A at 1:06 PM on April 20, 2010


The only good thing about moving out of range of OTA CBC is not having to ever see Don Cherry again. I thought he was just a blowhard ex-player who got hit in the head without a helmet way too many times, until I heard him praising a Pee Wee player who hid a broken arm from his coach and tried to play.

Young children should *not* be hiding injuries from adults and adults shouldn't encourage that.
posted by QIbHom at 1:20 PM on April 20, 2010


Young children should *not* be hiding injuries from adults and adults shouldn't encourage that.

I know, it's one of those silly "hockey culture" things to glorify someone playing injured. Don't even get me started on fighting and "enforcers," it makes me sad to think the Olympics are over and we're back to the old beat 'em smash 'em hockey of the NHL.

Even in the NHL people generally wouldn't encourage hiding injuries these days. Ray Emery's actually in hot water right now over his decision to hide his injury from Flyers staff. People still admire the tenacity of a player who goes into the playoffs hiding a broken rib or whatever, but that info only ever comes to light when people start asking questions about why someone wasn't playing as well as usual. Unless you're a truly gifted top-tier player with abilities above those of your teammates' even when injured, hiding injuries is bad for the player and the team.

Cherry's out of touch on that one, for sure. And sadly, his age seems to be catching up with him--when I was a kid, he could actually form a coherent sentence. Now you have to infer meaning from his increasingly angry stream-of-consciousness outbursts.
posted by Kirk Grim at 1:58 PM on April 20, 2010


I remain baffled by the fact that Don Cherry is a Canadian icon.
posted by never used baby shoes at 2:03 PM on April 20, 2010


After years of my late grandmother's eye-scorching love of GIANT PAISLEY, Don Cherry's suits are really not that alarming.

What I've learned of Don Cherry's Views On Hockey go thus: West Coast players are sissies, French-Canadian players are divas, Europeans are an insult to the NHL, Americans are only good if they're thugs, and violence is more useful on the ice than skill. That about right?
posted by cmyk at 2:09 PM on April 20, 2010


"see 39.5.iv" Actually 39.4 (iv)
(iv) Puck directed or batted into the net by a hand or foot. With the use of a foot/skate, was a distinct kicking motion evident? If so, the apparent goal must be disallowed. A DISTINCT KICKING MOTION is one which, with a pendulum motion, the player propels the puck with his skate into the net. If the Video Goal Judge determines that it was put into the net by an attacking player using a distinct kicking motion, it must be ruled NO GOAL. This would also be true even if the puck, after being kicked, deflects off any other player of either team and then into the net. This is still NO GOAL. See also 49.2 and 67.6.
No one wants to see a soccer game break out but as often as goals are scored by intentionally deflecting the puck off of the skates of another player this is a silly ass rule.
posted by vapidave at 2:10 PM on April 20, 2010


About five or six years ago I used to listen to CKLW talk radio on my drive home from work. I'm not much of a hockey buff, but I actually started looking forward to Don "Grapes" Cherry's editorials on "Coaches Corner." His colorful anecdotes about various hockey players were actually interesting to this non-sports fan.
posted by Oriole Adams at 2:20 PM on April 20, 2010


Alex Ovechkin's Don Cherry Impression
posted by MechEng at 2:47 PM on April 20, 2010


> I remain baffled by the fact that Don Cherry is a Canadian icon.

If you dressed like that you could be an icon too.
posted by ardgedee at 3:38 PM on April 20, 2010


I have scoured the internet looking for a clip of an early-'90s Coach's Corner where Cherry was talking about Mario Lemieux and Jaromir Jagr's alleged propensity to complain about the refs. It went something like this:

"We're all used to Lemieux whining, but I don't know what Jagr is complaining about. If he wasn't over here making five million dollars a year to play hockey he'd be back where he came from, eating an onion...AND A LOAF OF BREAD!"

Such is Cherry's view of everyday life in Czechoslovakia.
posted by The Card Cheat at 4:53 PM on April 20, 2010


Maybe Canadians take all their eccentricities, extroversion, idiocy and aggression, and give it to Don Cherry so they won't be bothered by it?

Then again, if Cherry had all the stupidity, that wouldn't explain Conservative politics.
posted by QIbHom at 5:49 PM on April 20, 2010


Hello out there, we're on the air, it's 'Hockey Night' tonight.
Tension grows, the wistle blows, and the puck goes down the ice.
The goalie jumps, and the players bump, and the fans all go insane.
Someone roars, "Bobby Scores!", at the good ol' Hockey Game.

OH! The good ol' Hockey game, is the best game you can name.
And the best game you can name, is the good ol' Hockey game.

Second Period.

Where players dash, with skates aflash, the home team trails behind.
But they grab the puck, and go bursting up, and they're down across the line.
They storm the crease, like bumble bees, they travel like a burning flame.
We see them slide, the puck inside, it's a 1-1 hockey game.

OH! The good ol' Hockey game, is the best game you can name.
And the best game you can name, is the good ol' Hockey game.

Third Period. Last game of the playoff too!

Oh take me where, the hockey players, face off down the rink.
And the Stanley Cup, is all filled up, for the champs who win the drink.
Now the final flick, of a hockey stick, and the one gigantic scream.
"The puck is in! The home team wins!", the good ol' hockey game.

OH! The good ol' Hockey game, is the best game you can name.
And the best game you can name, is the good ol' Hockey game.

(It's in!)(He shoots, he scores!)(Henderson scores for Canada!)

~Stompin' Tom Connors
posted by bwg at 6:21 PM on April 20, 2010 [1 favorite]


I remain baffled by the fact that Don Cherry is a Canadian icon.

He's Canada's crazy uncle. We don't take him all that seriously.
posted by emeiji at 7:57 PM on April 20, 2010


I remain baffled by the fact that Don Cherry is a Canadian icon.

You sir, do not understand showmanship.

And we all know the greatest version of The Hockey Song is to be found here.

(Seriously, does anyone have a good .CA proxy? I've been trying for two days to find a good one)
posted by lumpenprole at 11:59 PM on April 20, 2010


You mean that CBC content is IP restricted too? I knew CTV Olympics stuff was, but the idea that CBC is doing it too.. Depressing.
posted by Chuckles at 1:50 AM on April 21, 2010


Here is another example of how Ovechkin is classless.
posted by Silvertree at 8:09 AM on April 22, 2010


You sir, do not understand showmanship.

Oh, I get the showmanship. It makes no sense to me that a country that tends to pride itself on being polite and respectful elevated this man to the number 7 spot on the list of "Greatest Candians of all time" and seem to have a fit every time there is some deliberation about getting him off the air. He is boorish, rude, and uncouth...and those are just his jackets. Seriously, how many couches have given up their upholstery for this man? How many drapes have been torn down?

I think what disturbs me the most is that we now have Mike Milbury trying to out-Cherry Cherry on HNIC. If that's what this "showmanship" is going to get us - a succession of hockey commentators who glorify violence and disparage anyone who dares to disagree with them - then I have to question it.

I love hockey. I would like to see our flagship broadcast actually engage in some insightful dialogue and analysis.
posted by never used baby shoes at 9:11 AM on April 22, 2010


It makes no sense to me that a country that tends to pride itself on being polite and respectful elevated this man to the number 7 spot on the list of "Greatest Candians of all time" and seem to have a fit every time there is some deliberation about getting him off the air.

I don't know about #7 greatest Canadian, but you seem to take him entirely too seriously. He dresses like a clown. You're expected to laugh at the clown, not with him.
posted by juv3nal at 1:47 PM on April 22, 2010


ok. feeling somewhat better about hockey now.
from "Distinct kicking motion my ass." to this. heh.
posted by juv3nal at 4:14 PM on April 24, 2010


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