Friday, November 16, 2007

Tidbits & Tallywackers

James Duthie proves to everyone that he's kinda funny, in an inoffensive and nice kind of way in this blog entry about etiquette for NHL trash-talking. Sean Avery can play for my team anytime by the way. This entire incident was a bunch of BS and had it occurred against any other any NHL team, we would have never heard about it. Can you imagine if this had happened between Ray Lewis and Joey Porter on an NFL field? School yard tattle-tailing is what it was.

Read Duthie

Courtesy of, here's a fluffy piece on what's going on in Hamilton with the Bulldogs. It's hard to get a feel for the team reading these propaganda-ish pieces but it's nice to hear some news about Maxim Lapierre, Jaroslav Halak, Sergei Kostitsyn and co. How long will Halak stay in North America? If the Anaheim Ducks can put Ilya Bryzgalov on waivers after dangling him as trade bait for two months, then it's pretty clear that NHL goaltenders currently have little or no value.

Read fluff piece

Former no. 22 and member of the 1993 Stanley Cup champion Canadiens Benoit Brunet is a member of the RDS team and he has this piece on Michael Ryder and Carbonneau's decision to drop him to the third line, at least for now. He also talks about how awesome Carey Price is.

Benoit Brunet speaks

Speaking of Carey Price, he joined Andie Bennett for the Totally Broad quiz last night on her show, which is coincidentally titled Totally Broad and airs Thursday nights at 11 on the Team 990. Here is a transcript of the awesome exchange.

Andie Bennett: What was your favourite movie as a child?

Carey Price: 8 Seconds

AB: Favourite sport to play besides hockey?

CP: Probably golf.

AB: What do you normally eat before a game?

CP: Penne and chicken

AB: What's your biggest irrational fear?

CP: Losing.

AB: That's rational, I was thinking more along the lines of snakes, spiders......

CP: Oh. Bulls?

AB: Favourite dessert?

CP: Vanilla ice cream

AB: How far would you go on Survivor?

CP: I think I could probably survive pretty long, I dunno, I get along pretty well with everybody

AB: What's your TV guilty pleasure?

CP: The Simpsons

AB: What's a non-hockey skill people would be surprised that you have?

CP: I don't really have any skills. I can ride and rope. That's about it.

AB: Embarrassing habit?

CP: Picking my teeth after dinner.

AB: What do you prefer, a woman in jeans and a t-shirt, or heels and a mini-skirt?

CP: Jeans and a t-shirt.

AB: Favourite city to party in after a win?

CP: Williams Lake

AB: Sports icon you'd like to meet?

CP: I think I'd like to meet... Tom Brady.

AB: Famous person you'd most like to meet?

CP: George Strait

AB: Favourite song to sing in the shower?

CP: I don't really sing in the shower, but if I did, it'd probably be Heartland by George Strait.

How awesome is this kid? He seems impervious to pressure and oblivious to being cool.

I love it.


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