Thursday, May 04, 2006

Apparently I've been brainwashed

Tom Benjamin must be running out of things to talk about with the Canucks golfing because he's once again complaining about the "new" NHL. Hardly news, I know.

But now old man Benjamin says he lost faith in hockey fans because we "we swallowed Bettman's lockout line".

See, it's not possible we just think the quality of hockey IS in fact actually better. That can't be the case. Because it's not better. Tom Benjamin says so.

Call me programmed if you want Tom, but I like the new NHL. Does that mean I've bent over and taken it from the commissioner?

The games are more exciting, the talented players are being allowed to display their skills, there are more goals (powerplay or even strength, I don't give a shit). Hockey is better, I believe.

Oh, and John Buccigross of ESPN says it too. I suppose there is no sense in pointing out that Buccigross has been a cranky ass ever since his employers lost the NHL contract to OLN. He's always finding new ways to talk down the league.

4 Comments:

At 4:03 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice photo. Is it just me, or has Katie Holmes really gone downhill since the Dawson's Creek days? She used to be cute, but just isn't anymore. She strikes me as one of those girls who peaked at her high school prom, and has gone downhill in the looks department ever since.

Tom Benjamin is just bitter than his side got their ass kicked in the CBA negotiations. As a result, he will never publicly accept the new NHL, and will always go out of his way to pee all over the game. He's so transparent, though -- he claims he won't watch, but always does. He's like those guys who say they are quitting a message board, then reappear a day later.

 
At 10:06 PM, Blogger Tom L said...

Chris,

I gave up on Tom B. ages ago. What's worse than him, is his troupe of hanger-ons taht feed his bitch. Tom's a bitter union-socialist who, like Anon said, is bitter his side lost.

He's become tiresome and repetitive. Frankly, his blog has become a parody of itself.

How about Game 1? Wow!

Ta,

 
At 1:47 PM, Anonymous Peter said...

Bucchigross' article is a joke. To mention any missed call in Game 3 of the Carolina-Montreal series OTHER than the missed high stick that took Koivu's eye out is assinine. Montreal clearly got hosed in that game with the missed Koivu call, a 4 minute phantom high stick penalty to Komisarek at the end of regulation and the phantom hooking call To Plekanek in overtime and the missed slash that broke Sourays stick. Montreal got hosed that game to turned the series around and for Buccigross to use a Carolina penalty as an injustice shows he's completely clueless.

 
At 2:07 PM, Blogger girlysportsrant said...

I agree with Peter. To discuss game 3 without mentioning the Koivu play means he either didnt watch the game or doesnt have a clue. There were many many incidents in that game and he chooses a ticky-tack one.

 

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