If you were at the Kazakhstan/Canada game you would have heard me say after a penalty ended "The Teams are now playing at equal strength". My blackberry light up immediately with the following:
"No $&#& Sherlock"
"Great, are there 2 bluelines too!"
When I found out about the IIHF's rule prior to the game I was convinced they were pulling my leg and it was a joke.
Who is this announcement supposed to benefit?
The coaches know when the play is back to 5 on 5
The players know when the play is back to 5 on 5
The fans can clearly count 5 players on each side
One guy wrote me with this:
"Hey Stuntclown, do you think Ottawa hockey fans are dumb or what? You are announcing the obvious you moron".
I don't think Ottawa hockey fans are dumb and if your going to another game, let Stuntclown advise you that there will be 2 zamboni's on the ice during the intermission.