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By Alanah D. A lot of entertaining reads around the blogosphere this past week. From Mark Messier to a Sportsnet-TSN catfight, I hope y'all enjoy the suggested reading. The NHL's Mark Messier Leadership Award is being handed out for the first time today -- to the confusion of many. Hockey Passion has a few thoughts, starting with "I'm not sure why he is the one who gets to select the winner (with input from the league)." And Abel to Yzerman is concerned about all the drug pushing going on.

I missed this by mc79Hockey last week, but it demands a mention now.  Recently Sportsnet’s Roger Millions got in a public pissing match with TSN on CalgaryPuck.com, a Flames fan forum:

”...you beak off about TSN and how great they are ...well how come they put zero dollars into the market…..and show little commitment to the Flames in their schedule. Not to mention their day to day coverage.

mc79hockey responds “I live in what is a pretty competitive media market in Toronto and I can’t recall the last time I saw a media member take such a shot at a competing media outlet.”  It is strange, but then again nothing much that Sportsnet does surprises me anymore… anyone else remember this?

Orland Kurtenblog gave an insightful rundown of the state of the Canucks last week, titled “Luc Bourdon Can Now Stop Throwing Up in His Mouth”.  Unfortunately O.K. failed to consider the puking going on throughout the rest of the Canucks blue line. Poor, sad Vancouver.

Want a blast from the past? How about NHL ‘94? Deadspin comments that “For those of a certain age, no video game had more cultural impact—and was played so often under the influence of MadDog 20/20—than NHL ‘94. Contrary to popular opinion, it’s not the game they’re playing in Swingers…” and highlights this assessment of the game manual by 10 Cent Freeze Pops:

“Today I want to look at the most underrated part of this game. No, not the crowd meter, not the unstoppable force that is the Phil Housley, today I am here to talk about the Instruction Manual. That may sound a bit weird, but I assure you once you look at it you will understand. To begin with, it is 88 pages long. That’s right… 88 pages. The game involves 3 buttons and a directional pad and still produced the longest instructional manual of all time.”

There’s even an “Epilepsy Warning” in the manual. They just don’t make video games that awesome anymore, my friends.

Finally, Hockey Country writes a letter to Columbus GM Doug McLean.  Sounds about right to me.


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