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by IwoCPO on 04/08/08 at 04:58 AM ET
NBC’s starting to piss me off.
First it’s the Douche Canoe, now it’s Doc Emrick joining the fray.
Emrik said Europeans have “smashed a lot of the stereotypes (about being soft), but it still raises its ugly head when you talk about Detroit.
“Do they have enough character? Are they going to be stamped as the Euro skill players, and can Nashville intimidate them? And that’s the story for this series,” Emrik said.
It could very well be just a case of Emrick being irritated because he knew our Deep Digger Captain would butcher the spelling of his name. (Anyone wanna give Khan(!) credit for intentionally giving it a Euro-spelling? “Emrik”? That would be classic, but there’s no chance in hell) I don’t know. Or it could be he and his reach around booth buddies drumming up ratings for a Saturday game that will probably draw fewer numbers than any playoff game in NBC history.
Someone tell me which European on the Wings doesn’t have character or toughness? Name me one who doesn’t battle in the corners? Name me one, minus the second greatest defenseman to ever play the game, who doesn’t qualify as “gritty”.
A2Y reader Voox has offered up two tickets to a Toronto game next season (could even be a Wing/Leaf game) for anyone who can sneak a sign behind McGuire’s bald frigging head that includes “Douche Canoe” on it during Saturday’s game. I’ll leave the burden of proof up to you and Voox, but can guarantee you’ll go down in A2Y history if you can pull it off.
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