Friday, January 16, 2009

Canucks and the Media

THE MEDIA IN THIS CITY EATS ITS OWN CHILDREN…
SO THROWING “THE LOCAL HOCKEY TEAM” INTO POT OF BOILING WATER FROM TIME TO TIME…IS PRETTY MUCH ROUTINE…
ALTHOUGH…AFTER THE CANUCKS LOST 4-1 TO PHOENIX LASTNIGHT…
THE HOCKEY WRITERS IN THIS TOWN TOOK IT TO ANOTHER LEVEL…
FIRST THEY ADDED CARROTS AND THEN ORDERED A NICE BOTTLE OF RED WINE…
THE APPETTIZERS BEGAN WITH THE HEADLINES…
THIS MORNING “THE PROVINCE” WENT WITH…”HELL FREEZES OVER”…
FOLLOWED BY…”PROBLEMS SO DEEP ONLY SURGERY CAN FIX THEM”…
AND FINALLY…“ANOTHER INEPT AND UNWORTH EFFORT”…
OUCH!!! THAT’S GOTTA HURT!!!
“THE SUN” CHOSE TO GO WITH…”THE LOU-SING CONTINUES”
“THEY’RE PLAYING SCARED”…AND “THE BLEEDING JUST WON’T STOP”
THEN THE WRITERS TOOK AIM…
ED WILES WROTE THIS…ABOUT THE CANUCKS PERFORMANCE LASTNIGHT…”SO OFF THE CHARTS AWFULL…SO INCOMPREHENSIBLY BAD THAT SINGLING OUT ONE ASPECT OF THE CANUCKS GAME IS LIKE BLAMING OUT CURRENT WOES ONN ONE ASPECT OF THE ECONOMY”…
JASON BOTCHFORD WENT FURTHER…”IF THERE IS A HELL…IT INCLUDES WATCHING THE CANUCKS PLAY HOCKEY ON THIS RUN”
OVER AT THE SUN…CAM COLE FOCUSED HIS ATTACK ON HEAD COACH ALAIN VIGNEAULT…QUOTE…”THE NATIVES SMELL BLOOD…MAKE NO MISTAKE AND THERE ARE NO GUARENTEES THAT THIS COACH CAN WEATHER THE STORM IF IT LASTS MUCH LONGER”…
IAN MACINTYRE DESCRIBED THE CANUCKS PLAY WITH WORDS SUCH AS…”SLOPPY”…”PANICKY”…AWFULL” AND “HOPELESS”…
AND THEN FIRED OFF THIS SHOT…
“IF LUONGO WERE A GROUND HOG HE’D HAVE SEEN HIS SHADOW IN THE FIRST PERIOD AND DISSAPPEARED FOR ANOTHER 2 MONTHS”…
YIKES!!!
THE PLAYERS WILL OFTEN TELL YOU…THEY DON’T READ THE PAPERS…WATCH TV…OR LISTEN TO THE TALK SHOWS…
DO NOT BELIEVE IT….
IT’S WHY EVERY SO OFTEN…A PLAYER…COACH…OR GENERAL MANAGER BLOWS UP IN THE FACE OF A MEDIA TYPE…
AND IT’S ALSO WHY MARKUS NASLUND IS NOW IN NEW YORK CITY…

4 comments:

lsneeden said...

Nice to see that you are still blogging Dave! :-)

Brian Jones said...

A good summary of the present state of the team. What would you write as a headline right now? It is certainly very scary.

Jack Cabbage said...

Keep up the good work, big Daddy.

Signed,

URS

KSJ72 said...

Yes the media is terrible in this city. But so is the team right now. Nothing printed in the last 2 weeks hasn't had at least some truth to it.