Wednesday, February 9, 2011

What in the world is going on?

So Matt Cooke will have a disciplinary hearing today with the NHL brass from a hit in the game last night against the Jackets. I did not see the game so I can't comment on the hit but I'm thinking something along the lines of this - it's a reputation call. Granted this is not some shocking revelation but I'm just laying it out there. Now here is what gets me.... where on earth is the consistency? Fine call him for charging but how about the league's precious Rule 48? Personally I'd like to see that called a hell of a lot more.

Down Goes Brown is just about one of the best places to go for a hockey laugh and they deliver EVERY. TIME. Reading it today, I see a lovely comparison to the Super Bowl and a regular season NHL game and I see this:

The Super Bowl: Expect to hear plenty of references to ex-Packer Brett Favre, the former superstar who embarrassed himself with one too many comeback attempts and eventually became a running joke in the sports world.

Regular season hockey: Thankfully, it's been years since Peter Forsberg… wait, he's what? You're kidding. Good lord, please say you're kidding.

Yes he's back. And singed to a year contact. With a no trade clause. Because that makes a whole lot of sense. I'm sure teams will be knocking on that door. Good luck on that one boys. I'm sure he's totally the same player he was 12 years ago.


TheNWChica said...

I didn't see it when it happened, but I was listening to the radio feed. Lange and Bourque were all WTF about the game misconduct until it was rescinded. The hit is here at about the 1:10 mark.

Megan said...

My grandfather and my mom's brother are both of the sad opinion that Forsberg at 90% healthy is still better than 90% of the rest of the league combined. Sad, but true, facts.