As Chris pointed out, I've spent the last five days in the land they call Disney (yes, I'm 21 years old, and yes, my parents paid for me—some of us never grow up). Anyway, whilst down there, I got to take in some ESPN, specifically their flagship program, SportsCenter. And I have to say, man, is that ever a terrible program. Seriously, I understand that they have a lot of sports to cover, but their typical highlight package is about 15 seconds long, maybe. They show two, maybe three plays (and not the full play, either, just the end result), flash the score and the top players at the bottom of the screen, and it's on to another game. This wasn't just for hockey, either: every single game they showed had about as much information as the Score's ticker, with a flashy visual or two. All so they could get back to having one of their commentators be the fake GM of the Chicago Cubs, or whatever. Canadian networks have their problems, but man, this cock-teasery was worse than not seeing anything at all. ESPN, you get two big Mickey Mouse thumbs down.
Anyway, on to the update. Also, again as Chris said, I swear there will be more than just missed game reviews in the near future. Totally.
Notes: This was something of a rough week for Pouliot, despite being promoted to the starting lineup. After recording one assist and playing pretty solidly in a 2–1 win over Binghamton (according to any information I could find), he was pretty much invisible in 5–1 and 5–2 wins over Cleveland and Grand Rapids, respectively (he was actually -1 in the second game), with only one shot over the two games. It's a sad day in Hamiltonville.
Notes: You know what Schremp needs? A nickname. MAP could probably use one, too, but Schremp's play definitely deserves an affectionate nickname. For now, I'm going to go with "Jumbo," but it seems to me that there have to be better options out there. Anyway, Jumbo had another "big" week, including a five point game against the Erie Otters. He's still four points behind linemate David Bolland for the scoring lead, but he should overtake him this week sometime, given the clip he's going at. Oh, also, he's got 13 powerplay goals (I can't find how many assists, but let's assume he has about the same percentage of assits on the powerplay and call it about 23, giving him, probably, 36 PP points. Probably. Those are the wonders of math, friends). He's also plus eight; Bolland has four more points and is minus two, so I'm assuming Schremp has picked up the defence a little.
Since he's only in college, I'm only going to update Cogs intermittently, and this isn't one of those weeks, because I'm lazy.
EDIT: Steve Smith is anal-retentive, and he ruined our 1986 Cup run. But he does know his their/there/they're.
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