Canucks and Beyond
by Alanah McGinley on 05/02/08 at 06:34 PM ET
I think it’s time [Peter Forsberg retires], though. Not just for his body, but to get away from a league that never treats its stars very well, that allows too many no-talent bums make runs at them and the Canadian, good-old-boy referee system lets it all go without penalty. [...]
This league doesn’t deserve guys like Forsberg anymore anyway. For years, he was cheap-shotted and hooked and held to no end, and the Canadian good old boys always let it go. So, get out while you can Peter. This goon league never deserved you anyway.
First of all, Dater seems to be suffering from selective memory syndrome in recalling a flawless-Foppa—after all, where does he think the nick name ‘Floppa’ came from?? It’s not just bitter Wings fans who crack that joke.
But more interesting to me: what’s with all these Canadians-R-Evil theories circulating lately?
It’s something I find especially ironic given that Forsberg’s team primarily just had their asses handed to them by the nation of Sweden this week.
Anyway, maybe Dater is trying to make up for all the anti-Euro jackassery that Don Cherry slips into when he’s on a roll, but he sure sounds a lot like him at the end of the day. Just in reverse.
Besides, I’m Canadian and I love Swedes—hell, my own favorite team has virtually been an IKEA operation this decade. And when someone unleashes the goons on my Sedins, it always makes me miss Jarkko Ruutu, oddly enough.
So my own lunatic-goon of choice is a Finn (who certainly earned every penalty he ever got). Wonder what Dater can make out of that?
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Alanah McGinley has been blogging hockey since 2003 (with a notable gap in time through 2010, kicking it with new baby Lucy while living knee-deep in chaos while reading "parenting for complete idiots" during every spare minute) sharing opinions, rants and not-so-deep thoughts with anyone who will listen.
In addition to writing Canucks & Beyond and helping manage Kukla's Korner, Alanah was one of the founders and co-hosts of The Crazy Canucks Podcast. She has contributed pieces to FoxSports.com and the New York Times Slapshot blog, as well as other stray destinations in cyberspace.
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