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Not Liking The Reference

from Gordon McIntyre of The White Towel,

While discussing the superb play of Mikael Samuelsson on TSN’s hockey panel this morning, Darren Pang made a qualifying remark along the lines of, sure, Samuelsson benefits from “playing with the Twinkies.”

There are a lot of urban-slang definitions of Twinky, none redeeming.

The real deal, as such, is the small sponge cake with the fake cream filling.

Henrik and Daniel Sedin spongy? Soft on the inside? Fake?...

What’s sad is you might expect a talking head from the East to still call the Sedins sissy names, but Pang has broadcast experience with the Coyotes and Blues, and must have seen the physical pounding the Sedins regularly take without batting an eye, let alone missing any games.

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added 4:31pm, via a Darren Pang tweet,

Hey Vancouver fans, meant nothing by the “Twinkies” comment on the Sedins. No one has more respect than I do. It is term used for Twins.

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Muero's avatar

Um, “Twinky” contains the word “Twin”. The Sedins are twins.

Posted by Muero on 04/25/10 at 05:57 PM ET

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Yep.  I have always heard the term used to describe twins or someone who mimics someone else.

Posted by PDXWing on 04/25/10 at 06:14 PM ET

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Yep.  I have always heard the term used to describe twins or someone who mimics someone else.

Posted by PDXWing on 04/25/10 at 04:14 PM ET

Exactly and just shows you how super sensitive some of the media are.

Why not ask Pang what he meant before attacking him?

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 04/25/10 at 06:29 PM ET

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Exactly and just shows you how super sensitive some of the media are.

Why not ask Pang what he meant before attacking him?

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 04/25/10 at 04:29 PM ET

i guess it’s the normal reaction from someone involved with the ‘nucks at the moment. conspiracies and the such ... i’m sure a lot of fans there are also convinced that no one wants henrik to win the hart trophy. so i guess that makes people see way more negative meanings than are actually intended *shrugs*

but that twinkie-thing really tops it off. no need to stir it up like that.

Posted by german_wing from Toronto, Canada on 04/25/10 at 06:46 PM ET

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Why not ask Pang what he meant before attacking him?

Or failing that, why not use common sense?  If Mr McIntyre is so well-versed in what “twinkies” means, how could he possibly not know, or guess based on common sense, what it meant?

After all, it was Darren Pang who said it, not Mike Milbury…

Posted by Garth on 04/25/10 at 07:04 PM ET

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Not gonna lie, I’ve only ever heard “twinkie” used to refer to twinks, and it didn’t even occur to me that it had something to do with them being twins.  But I also assumed that I must be missing something, because calling the Sedins “twinks” makes pretty much no sense, even as an insult.

Posted by Sadie from Ann Arbor, MI on 04/25/10 at 07:10 PM ET

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Vancouver media at it again eh? This is so tiresome. The only thing soft about Vancouver are the fans and media. Seriously this is just out of control. They are the most sensitive group of people in sport I think. TAMPERING~! AUGER~! BAD CALLS~! SEDINS AREN’T SOFT~! Give it a friggin’ rest.

Posted by Andrew Mack on 04/25/10 at 08:15 PM ET

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I just want to consume an entire box of actual twinkies now…

Posted by pgoody on 04/25/10 at 10:36 PM ET

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sigh, as a vancouver fan, its hard to see stuff like that.  Mcintyre obviously has nothing left to write about and is just up to stirring controversy to gain hits

Posted by Luongo-is-my-hero on 04/26/10 at 02:19 AM ET

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Lol, Twinkies are an easy thing to call Twins.. Just like I always call the Minnesota Twins the Twinkies… Well, to be honest I kinda hate them, but still, Pang meant nothing bad and this is just a reporter trying to make a story out of nothing

Posted by Andy from FightNight on 04/26/10 at 09:24 AM ET

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Going after Darren Pang for making insensitive comments is like going after Big Bird for avian cruelty, or after Captain Planet for littering.

It makes no sense whatsoever.

In this case McIntyre is the only one that comes out looking like the major fool (and deservedly so).

Posted by Primis on 04/26/10 at 10:09 AM ET

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