Sunday, April 20, 2008

What to do now that the Sens are out...

Now that the Sens season is over I've got all kinds of free time to wonder about useless crap during the playoffs.

Speaking of which, why does NHL hockey on TSN in HD look better then CBC? You would think the public broadcaster would spare no expense....maybe its all going to pay Don Cherry's salary so we can hear about how Canadian kids should go to bed with their sticks at night. It doesn't matter if it's on a plasma or LCD, TSN always looks smoother. The set design with Ron MacLean beats out the desk James Duthie sits behind (sorry JD, and you're a lousy golfer to play behind as well...see a post from last July for more on that!)

Is it just me or has anyone else's head exploded watching Kelly Hrudey doing his diagrams with all the arrows alongside Maclean? I've got quick thumbs on my blackberry but Hrudey looks like my neighbours kid playing his Wii when in front of that screen!

I hope the Habs beat the Bruins because I did grow up in Montreal and it would be cool (now that the Sens are out) to see them raise a Stanley Cup banner when they launch their 100th anniversary next fall. Then next June the cup can travel down the 417 (it's birthplace) providing the Senators:

1. Find a GM who hasn't opened a newspaper all year and takes Ray Emery...
2. Find a way to clone Volchenkov and Alfredsson!
3. Send Spezza and Heatley to one of those summer hockey camps where they learn how to put the little black round thing in the big wide open net...(how hard can it be from my laptop? says 33 year old Stu who scored 6 goals in 8 years of houseleague)
4. Hire a ball busting coach who isn't afraid of being a hard ass when needed (Pat Burns...)

PS - Win your way to see the Police at Scotiabank Place...keep listening to TGOR for details!