Sports by Randy Charles Morin.
Copyright 2005-10 Randy Charles Morin
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The Phoenix courts have admitted they are too slow to rule in a reasonable amount of time to allow the relocation of the Phoenix Coyotes. They, of course, present the argument as two months is not enough time to present all the argument. Truth is, they ajourn for several days at a time and don't move fast enough.
It's Saturday night, the Leafs are on TV and CBC is running a movie. I grew up watching the Leafs play hockey on CBC every Saturday night of the regular season. I'm 39. I'm confused. I watched a movie for 5 minutes on CBC before I figured out something was wrong. Actually, I didn't figure it out. It was my son. He told me that this was a movie and not hockey. I was waiting. I likely would've waited for an hour before I figured out that this movie wasn't a hockey game. All good things. The world has changed forever.
Update: I just realized, this game doesn't count, it's exhibition and that's why it's not on CBC. What thru me off is that the NHL season has started already for 4 teams today. Others are still playing pre-season games.
CBC now provides an interface for creating your own highlight reels. I created my own, which you can view at the link below. There's less than 100 plays to choose from, some of which aren't highlight worthy, but it was fun. I picked the best, which didn't include any goals or save as they weren't any great goals or saves. Unfortunately, you can't embed the video. Check it out! And create your own.
CBC: Canadian cross-country skiers Beckie Scott and Sara Renner won a silver medal in the women's team sprint Tuesday at the Torino Olympics. Renner was able to recover from a broken pole on the third lap of the six-lap race on the Pragelato Plan course.
CBC: Favoured to win Sunday's 3,000 metres, Canadian speed skater Cindy Klassen tired down the stretch and settled for the bronze medal in her first of five events at the Torino Olympic Winter Games.
Randy: Cindy won bronze in 2002 and is likely to win more this Olympic. What a national treasure she is.
Today is hockey day in Canada, which means CBC is broadcasting hockey all day. We start with the Senators v. Canadians, then Leafs v. Oilers and Flames v. Canuks wrap it up.
Game 1 - Sens v. Habs
Game 2 - Leafs v. Oiler
Game 3 - Flames v. Canucks
This January will be tough for the Leafs. A lot of games on the road and out west.
That's a deadly schedule for both the players and fans. If the Leafs struggle in the first 6 of those games, then the Senators could easily turn this into a long losing streak with the final two in Ottawa. For the fans, 3 of the next 5 are on premium ($$$) TV. Yuck! Doesn't sound like a great January and like they say, as goes January, so goes the year.
I don't think much defines the history of hockey like Dale Hawerchuk and the Winnipeg Jets. Non-hockey fans and some hocket fans will say who and what?
Dave was the other forward on the Canada Cup line with Gretzy and Lemieux and was likely the 3rd best player of his time (that'll get your name forgotten). A quebec band called Les Dale Hawerchuk have released a song called Dale Hawerchuk.
The Jets are now the Phoenix Coyotes and the CBC has created a documentary on the Winnipeg Jets called Death by Popcorn. Although NHL hockey is no longer played in Winnipeg, the dream lives on.