I have been given the opportunity to do play-by-play of five games at the World Junior Hockey Championships. A Boston based group(FASTHockey) that shows games over the internet has approached me asking if I would be interested in calling some games. Four of the five involve Team Austria. What type of audience will there be in beautiful, downtown Innsbruck? How does one say goal in Austrian? Has there been any NHL'ers out of Austria? It should be a lot of fun. By the way, the website is http://hockeycanada.fasthockey.com.
The Giants literally destroyed the Redskins in Monday Night Football. If you watched the game, especially the end of the first half, can you try and explain just what the Redskins were trying to do? If creating a scenario where they will be mocked endlessly, than I understand.
I love the "CMON MAN" feature on ESPN's pre-game show leading into Monday Night Football. They didn't talk about this, but I will. Remember when the Redskins played the Saints a couple of weeks ago and kicker Shaun Suisham could have iced it for Washington only to shank a 20 yard field goal. Suisham is now a member of the Cowboys who have signed him after getting rid of Nick Folk. Folk doinked one off the upright Saturday night that would have given Dallas a two score lead late in the 4th quarter in New Orleans. So the Cowboys get rid of Folk to add on someone like Suisham who has shown he isn't that dependable. CMON MAN!!! In what could be an ironic twist, the Cowboys are in Washington next Sunday night.
Marty Brodeur records shutout 104 to become the all-time leader in that category as the Devils beat Pittsburgh. In a one game showdown, would you rather have Brodeur or Patrick Roy in net. I'll go with Marty!
I've always joked with Rod Pedersen that he is Canada's Joe Buck. If that's the case, Roddy's bosses over at Harvard better dig into their pocketbook. I find out today Buck co-owns a 12.6 million dollar Raytheon Hawker jet. This might ease those travel snafus he endures when the Rider and Pats seasons overlap. Its not as if Paul Hill doesn't have the $$$$ to buy RP a corporate jet. Consider it a Christmas present for all the hard work he does. OK Rod, I tried, the rest is up to you!!
A lot of discussion over the fact Danny Barrett wasn't named the head coach at the University of Buffalo. He is looked over with University of Cincinnati offensive co-ordinator Jeff Quinn getting the job. Do you think Danny wanted it and if so, how must he be feeling today? Do you think he stays or does he move on. Could he join up with Turner Gill again in Kansas? Could the CFL call?
Would the CFL call?
Pats forward Jordan Weal is going to the prospects game. That happens next month in Windsor. You would have to think Weal has a great shot at being on Canada's World Junior team next season.
Why didn't Blades defenceman Stefan Elliott get an invite to the World Junior camp?
Has anyone figured out what the Redskins were thinking at the end of the first half yet?