Sorry, Penguins can’t fly

Defeat:

Victory:

and … Oh my God…

Textual (and video) schadenfreude

and, for good measure, a two-weeks-later roundup from the Washington Post, including an interview with coach Bruce Boudreau.

10 thoughts on “Sorry, Penguins can’t fly

  1. Fassero

    Dumb as the comment was, what’s the big idea going on James Moore because, for a fleeting moment, he decided to over-root for his home team like countless thousands of Quebecois (and journalists from same province) have done for about the last month for theirs? Are we talking the same James Moore whom, back in February, criticized the VANOC for not putting enough French into the Opening Games ceremony at the Winter Olympics? I am sure there is not a body in the land – okay, perhaps the Greater Toronto Area excluded – that was not hoping for ANY Canadian team to reach the Stanley Cup final. And it’s not like Vancouver named their NHL team in homage to totem poles, beavers, or slack-jawed prairie dogs.

    I’m far more amused that a French-language newspaper that has no problem constantly ridiculing Anglos in Quebec runs a headline picture of two Torontonians in Montreal uniforms embracing each other in celebration on the ice.

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    1. Fagstein Post author

      Dumb as the comment was, what’s the big idea going on James Moore because, for a fleeting moment, he decided to over-root for his home team

      Because that’s not what he did. The issue wasn’t his rooting for the Canucks, it was suggesting that the Canadiens weren’t a Canadian team.

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      1. Fassero

        Oh please – in no less than the same tweet, he waxed on about the “Canadian Alliance-esque” look of the Canucks jerseys. Given that he represents a suburban Vancouver riding and was already on record with his criticism of Vanoc and it’s use of French (or lack thereof), he was displaying the kind of homerism that any local fan in any city in this country has displayed as long as there has been an NHL. It’s not offensive and, if incorrect, is so for the simple reason that “Canada’s team” is really the one that just won gold in Vancouver and the one trying to at the current World Hockey Championships.

        You want offensive? Check out the front page of the Toronto Star sports section today. http://www.thestar.com/sports/hockey/nhl/article/809286–habs-star-mike-cammalleri-plays-hockey-the-toronto-way

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