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Canadian Gold

I saw that The Puck Stops Here mentioned this earlier, but I thought I’d also pop up the CBC video which announced the winner of CBC’s Hockey Theme contest. The winning tune is titled Canadian Gold. (And I like it. It’ll definitely grow on me.)

Incidentally, while the winner took home $100,000 and major bragging rights for all time, the ‘loser’—the second finalist—wasn’t so lucky.  His compensation amounted to a piece of Patrick Roy paraphernalia, a custom-made guitar.  Admittedly, it sounds like a cool bit of paraphernalia, but still, it’s Patrick Roy -related.

How freakin’ brutal is that?! wink

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  Tags: cbc, don+cherry, hnic, hockey+night+in+canada+theme, media, ron+maclean

Don Cherry in Reverse?

Reading the remainder of an Adrian Dater blog post (which KK highlighted this morning) I came across this odd analysis from the Denver Post reporter:

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?

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  Tags: don+cherry, jarrko+ruutu, peter+forsberg

It’s a Slippery Slope…

imageSimon Tonekham’s blog relates this odd story of a Barrie, ON high school hockey player—Adam Zussino dyed his hair blue for the upcoming playoffs, and so the school “unofficially” suspended him.

The school officials told him that “hair colour is a concern to parents because there are a lot of different styles related to gangs.” The school officials meanwhile have to take the issue seriously. The dress code from that particular school states that, “Students shall not have extreme colours and styles related to certain subcultures … not in keeping with Christian values.“

Ummm, blue hair offends Christians…? (That’s a new one…)  But anyway, support came from a surprising (or maybe not-so-surprising) source—Don Cherry:

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  Tags: adam+zussino, don+cherry, hnic


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