Brian Burke Answers....Sort of
Lack Of Grey Matter
Video Rental Store | Iceland
(Two teenage customers ask if I can find a film for a school project.)
Customer #1: “Hi, do you have Casablanca?”
Me: “Sure.” *I fetch the film*
Customer #1: “Oh, it’s black and white?”
Customer #2: “That’s no good! We don’t have a black and white TV, only color!”
Six Types of NHL Rumourshttp://hockeyheadblog.com/?p=795
January 27, 2010
by Scott Lewis
We all love a good trade rumour, it’s just that most of them end up being just that… a rumour. Of course, one always has to consider the source of a rumour to evaluate its plausibility. Now more than ever, with the advancements in social media, trade rumours spread quicker than a case of crabs in the Flyers’ locker room.
Here is a detailed description of six of the most common types of rumours, and the sources from which they originate:
The Bob MacKenzie: Bob MacKenzie is strapped with Blackberrys like Frank Castle is guns. The godfather of the modern day NHL rumour, MacKenzie has been known to muscle some of his babies into actual deals.
He’s been reported to exhibit extreme fits of “hockey dad rage” in efforts to to see his reported rumours through. Says one unnamed Hockey Head source: “I once saw Bob MacKenzie turn Jay Feaster’s belly into hamburger meat with a flurry of rabbit punches and hard roundhouse kick, just so he’d pick up Darryl Sydor and prove Bob right”. Added another anonymous source: “Mike Sillinger only would have worn three jerseys his entire career had MacKenzie not reported him packing the other nine times”.
His exhausting arsenal of telecommunications devices and heavy handedness often lead him to erroneously report things as a done deal, ala Mats Sundin to the Rangers. Hell hath no fury like an embarrassed Spongebob MacKenzie.
The Steve Ludzik: These are often poorly executed and also ill-advised to speak of. They’re easy to spot, though. A well played Ludzik style rumour is often followed by a prolonged absence from on-screen appearances, and in some cases banishment from television altogether.
The prototypical punch-drunk hockey player turned broadcaster, Steve Ludzik has been MIA since reporting Pronger to the Kings for Jack Johnson and a first round pick last summer. Please inform us if you know of his whereabouts.
The Eklund: Hilarious, stupefyingly idiotic, wouldn’t even work in a video game; all ways to describe the audacity of an Eklund rumour. Often accompanied by rampant spelling mistakes and a self-imposed rating system, Eklund rumours range from downright absurd to the financially implausible.
Little is known of their origin, some say he’s a man named Dwayne, others believe he invented the internet. All that’s known is that he’s got a following that would make Jesus Christ jealous. Credible journalists everywhere equate Eklund to Keyser Söze, he’s “a spook story that criminals tell their kids at night”.
The Darren Dreger: Also referred to as “the Clark Kent” rumour, Dreger has a tendency to disappear right after a rumour report only to resurface at the scene of final negotiations. Detailed, financial terms well thought out, prophetic in nature; what derails a Dreger rumour only makes him stronger. A clash of historic proportions between Dreger and Bob MacKenzie is imminent, these men are well armed.
The Ignorant Co-worker: You’ve never spoken to him or her, but when they start babbling about how the Leafs are sending Grabovski and Kaberle to the Lightning for Martin St. Louis and Victor Hedman you want to reach over and smack ‘em. The water cooler is where some of the most random trade suggestions are made, only an Eklund rumour has the legs to go toe-to-toe with Paul from accounting whose brother knows the guy that cleans the ice at the farm team’s practice facility.
The Bruce Garrioch: “Malkin to the Kings!”
Apple iPad Specs RevealedAs we’re listening into the Apple tablet event, more technical details about the just revealed Apple iPad are finally starting to creep out. The overview: thin, fast, lots of flash storage and more.
Here’s what we know so far:
Apple’s own 1 GHz Apple A4 chip
16 – 64 GB of Flash storage
10 hours of battery life
Speaker, microphone and 30-pin connector
9.7 inch IPS LCD
Half an inch thick
Accelerometer and Compass
It's time for a change!!!!I've had it with the excuses that jacque martin tells the media, I'm blaming Marin and Gainey for the loss tonight against the habs. he has the balls to go out on TV saying he has no idea why the habs didn't put an effort on the ice. try maybe some sun stroke, the habs have not practiced since there win on Sunday. he gave them 2 days off and one whole day in Florida. then he has the cahones to say that his team just didn't show up, what kind of coach lets his players relax in the sun, the climate is only going to get to there heads, maybe he spent to much time in the sun himself. I'm also blaming gainey because he couldn't figure it out him self. why in gods name would a seasoned coach be so blind, in my opinion there's going to be a change not only in management but also behind the bench.
It's time for a change!!!! why do you think the habs played the trap during the 2ND and 3rd period, maybe because the coach realized he screwed up giving these guys 2 days off, not even a morning skate, they were like marshmallows on the ice. he realized after the 1st that they had no energy to keep up with the tempo of an offensive attack. i hope that tomorrows game against the lightning will be different and maybe let them skate a bit in the morning.
I'm fed up and can't wait for a change? i will continue to cheer my glorieux but my aspirations for a playoff run is over.
Just to let everyone know, NHL Gamecenter will be free tonight for everyone, so you can watch 4 games at once!
5 for me if you add the Habs game
Bye Bye Big George LaraqueBye Bye Big George Laraque, according to Rds.ca this morning the canadiens de montreal released the big enforcer after having a dismil year and half:
"Le directeur général Bob Gainey a contacté Laraque ce matin pour lui indiquer qu’il ne faisait plus partie des plans du club, car l’entraîneur-chef Jacques Martin ne croit plus en lui qui pense que l’équipe peut gagner sans son homme fort.
« Un manque de classe », a dit spontanément Laraque à notre collègue Darren Dreger de notre station sœur TSN.
Le Montréalais, qui avait paraphé une entente de trois ans d’une valeur de 4,5 millions $ US le 3 juillet 2008, sera payé jusqu’à la fin de la saison et la dernière année de son contrat sera rachetée cet été."
Laraque était à couteaux tirés avec son entraîneur après avoir récemment déclaré qu’il n’était pas en mesure d’aider ses coéquipiers en passant seulement trois minutes par match sur la patinoire.(rds.ca)
now this comes only 1 week after the Big guy scored his first goal as a memeber of the glorieux.
on a personal note i am really happy about this turn of event, i would like to point out what he said to darren dreger from rds's sister company tsn: "un Manque de class", now why in gods name will bob gainey call george in his office to let him go, it's not like he's done anyhting but bench warm and and keep the media happy. all he never earned his ice time and he never once admitted it, all he did was use the media to his advantage and blast his coaches including Carbo last season, if he wants ice time he has to earn it.
i think it's what he after sundays game in NY that hit the nail on the coffin, when he stated that he would of like to be on the ice to help, all he had to do was grab Boyes on his next shift. to go ahead and say the canadiens were classless in the way they let him go is unjustified on his part and he should be ashamed of being called the toughest man the league, he's a hasbeen and and will never be the same with a back like his. for all i care he can go back to Edmonton and spread his veagan loins there.
don't forget people we have a tough guy that has a winning percentage 85% in the minours and he's fighting men without fear,
Eric Neilson is 6'1 and 210 pounds, he has 85 penalty mins with 1G and 2A, he has heart grit and isn't affraid to get dirty, he doesn't ask to dance and he just dances. the best part is he costs a fraction of the price.
team toughness is what Martin wants, funny because Carbo and Julien Preached the same thing. Gainey started the year off with a change of character trading and signing like crazy and he continues to play like Brian Burk during the season, he's hungry for some talent and a trade is on the horizon, with the buy out this liberates 1.5 million on the cap which gives roughly 4.5m of free space on the cap. i don't know who it's going to be but i like what i see.
i will end with this statement i dont remember which analyst stated it but i will quote who ever it was "In Bob We Trust!!!". he's still the head huncho and im pretty sure one guy will be happy about the news, right mister Ron Fornier (great show by the way).
Go! Habs! Go!
Writen By Eric Danis