Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Slow Summer or Is It?

'Are you wearing out that shaggy, over-the-eyes Ovechkin haircut?
Are you so bored you are trying to use a backhand to get it out of the bunker?
Are you so anxious that you are chirping at other parents at your daughter's ballet class?

'Well if so, we've got you covered here on XM at NHL Home Ice, replaying historic games and programming all summer long!'

What a great idea, lets replay the Winter Classic, and other classic (?) games like the Pittsburgh/Philly 1st round playoff series. That's great, except for the fact that IT'S THE FUCKING RADIO!!!

Replaying games like the Winter Classics or awesome playoff games are one thing on NHL Network, but on the radio? Come on. That's not going to translate well, and translation to the audience is something the NHL should be all too familiar with.

I must say I've been pretty unhappy with the content on NHL Home Ice during the offseason, whether its Shalley and some other jackass talking about how the air temperature in the Joe Louis is balmier than that of the Saddledome, or some other shit I couldn't care less about.

Having said that, I have no idea what would be good filler for the summer. I mean if it weren't for Patty-wagon Kane doin' stupid back in B-lo, or Heater's trade demand on a no-trade clause contract, we'd have nothing to talk about besides J.R.'s career after hockey, the underground railroad to the KHL and the legends that have quietly taken that train, or St. Patrick taking the brunt of the Sharks playoff flops.

Come to think of it, this has been a pretty good offseason. Its not wall-to-wall entertainment but we've gotten a chuckle out of it.

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