Sunday, June 11, 2006

Awww, but we wanted to win! (stomp stomp stomp)

Oh, Brind'Amour, you classy bastard. Don't think for a second your post-game hissy-fit last night went unnoticed. From E.J. Hradek's story for ESPN:

Captain Rod Brind'Amour -- a top candidate for the Conn Smythe Trophy -- didn't distinguish himself in the agony of defeat. As untold media members waited patiently for a few words from the team captain, Carolina manager of media relations Kyle Hanlin told the hoard that Brind'Amour wouldn't be coming out.

Huh?

This isn't game No. 7 of the regular season. This is the Stanley Cup finals. The event is covered by hundreds of media throughout North America and around the world.

This isn't the time for a team captain to hide in the changing room.
Eventually, Roddy managed to work up the courage to face the media long enough to put his biggest pouty-pout face on and whine about Smyth's "interference" on the winning goal.

All I can say is jeez, man — we all know you're disappointed with the loss, but buck up. You had a bad bounce go against your team for once. Lead by example and deal with it.

Rest of the story's here.

Oh, and before I forget about it, how many innocent swaths of cloth does Don Cherry's tailor have to mutilate before the UN finally steps in and drags him/her before the Hague? I didn't think my eyes could ever bleed as much as they did last night. Seriously: I filled two ice pails. That shit, as they say, ain't cool.

24 comments:

Me said...

Definately the worst suit Grapes has ever worn. I didn't get it at all...I DID however get extremely dizzy whenever I looked at him.

As for Brind'amor's hissy fit - Doug Weight, who at least talked to the media, wasn't much better. The few minutes I saw of him after the game were filled with complaints about the officiating. It was pathetic. When they lose the series, this is what they'll blame it on: Smyth's goal in game 3 which turned the tide against them. Sheesh.

Oilersman3000 said...

Let me get this straight, in a game where the Oilers got a perfectly acceptable goal called back because the ref was out of position, it's Carolina that has problems with the officiating?

Are they just not watching the replay at all? Not only did Smyth not really touch Ward, he didn't even really touch the puck either.

Oilersman3000 said...

Let me get this straight, in a game where the Oilers got a perfectly acceptable goal called back because the ref was out of position, it's Carolina that has problems with the officiating?

Are they just not watching the replay at all? Not only did Smyth not really touch Ward, he didn't even really touch the puck either.

Anonymous said...

Brind'amour is just following the example set by "classy" veteran Doug Weight. Go back to game 6 of the ECF. Weight threw a tantrum.

Anonymous said...

Brind'amour is just following the example set by "classy" veteran Doug Weight. Go back to game 6 of the ECF. Weight threw a tantrum.

Bill said...

Grapes' suit aside, Brind'amor might want to watch the piece Cherry ran on how the Canes' "accidently" crash goalies.

I don't know whether you recall it or not, but Brind'amor got called for interference at one point in the game and there was a shot of him in the box. I swear he was about to start crying.

Oh well. Let him whine. I wanna see more Oilers going to the net. Let's really give hime something to cry about.

Krista said...

Grapes' jacket was supposedly an Oilers edition. At least that's what I thought I heard Scott Oake say in his post-game interview with Smyth. It's beyond me how it might resemble something Oilers-y, though... apart from the colours.

Coluch said...

ESPN: So, Edmonton's Ryan Smyth -- best mullet in hockey?

Don Cherry: Yeah he has, I have to say. I hope the Lord doesn't get mad at me, but when he gets it all fluffed up and they get a nice close-up of him, he looks like Jesus [laughs].

ESPN: What about Barry Melrose?

Don Cherry: Well, Barry slicks it down so much. I don't think Jesus would have all that gel on it.

Now if Smitty can fulfill that role and take one goal, and turn it into a plethora! Yes you heard me El Guapo, a pleth-or-a. GOILERS!

Coluch said...

Just because I'm a hockey nerdlinger, I'll share how an interesting Montreal Canadiens torch will be passed in this series. (I'm sure most of you know these stats already)

TWICE in 35 years has a rookie NHL goaltender won a team the Cup. Both with the Montreal Canadiens (Dryden in '71 and Roy in '86)

Only TWICE has a team come back from a 0-2 game defecit to win the Stanley Cup. Both times the Montreal Canadiens (Over Detroit in '66 and Chicago in '71)

So it comes down to who deserves the saga of Les Habitants MORE?
Oilers have 20 Canadians on a roster of 30 (66.7%).
Hurricanes have 11 Canadians on a roster of 25 (44%).

Also the Oil have 2 active Quebec-borns (& 5 total), while the 'canes have none.

Anonymous said...

I hope Rod Brindamour gets ghonorea and dies.

Still calling the Coilers in six.

Duke

DrFrankLives said...

you say shit like that anonymously.

what are you, 12?

DrFrankLives said...

hey bill, learn to spell.

I love how you Oiler fans were in freaking hiding for the last week. You catch a break, and all of a sudden it's trollville.

Here's a hint - prepare to lose tomorrow. big.

DrFrankLives said...

And who cares if he talked to the 50 canadian reporters with nothing else to do who are actually covering this thing? It's decided on the ice, not in the pressroom. The guy's been a massively available interview for the entire season. he's not entitled to be pissed off for a night?

And E.J. Hradek is one of those little prissy punks who wishes he could play sports, got his ass kicked in high school, and has spent the rest of his life pestering the jocks to let him be part of the club.

Ooooh, E.J. is offended that Brind'Amour is pissed off. Awwwwww.

Chris! said...

Dr. Frank, I love you.

DrFrankLives said...

You're not getting my bud lite

Chris! said...

Bud Lite? Christ, you can keep it.

Achtungbaby said...

Quebec born players means nothing. They are merely one of Canada's provinces in that regard. They had a run of great goalies sure, but that was an anomoly and not the norm.

sry about spelling, i'm pretty high.

DrFrankLives said...

chris! maybe you're too young, or too Canadian, to remember the old Bud Light ads.

Bill said...

Dr. Frank ... I know how to spell. I just don't know how to typ ... tipe .... type.

I still say Brind'amor's a weenie. Good heavens, that man's got the gonads of a chipmunk. "I can't talk to you because I'm SO upset. And I think those nasty Oiler boys weren't playing fair. I mean, they played hockey the way WE DO! That can't be fair, can it?"

bluebloodrunsthick said...

Brindymore is a whining little bitch who deserves to be drilled into the boards so hard next game that his nose pops off... PLEASE... "It was interference bwaaaaaaaaaa bwaaaaaaaaaa(sniff sniff)/grabs some kleenex."

OMG more and more he is reminding me of Toucan Sam. Just more annoying.

I'll tell you one more thing. If it was the Oilers who lost it that way I guaranfuckingtee that no one would whine. Smytty and Orbs would say something like"It was dissapointing but that's how it goes in hockey. We move on."

Just my 2 cents. I never liked Brinamour as a player, also never hated him. I just never cared for him. Now he's turned himself into public enemy#1... can't wait to see some good signs tomorrow night.

DrFrank yes I seen the ads... for your info we do have cable up here and no we don't live in igloos(most of us at least). I'll take my Molson Canadian over your Bud Lite anyday.

GOILERS!!!

Desdemona said...

And who cares if he talked to the 50 canadian reporters

Brind'Amour's attitude was pretty classless, but this year in particular. The year after the lockout, the year that you have to sell yourself and your game. The first SCF on National television since... ? The year of the new NHL.

I hate that term, btw, and all of the commercialism that goes along with it, but then I'm not part of either group of people who signed on for this "brand" of hockey. Brind'Amour is.

Even if you think that that's a bunch of garbage, when leaders of the teams talk to the press, they're not just talking to the press, they're sending messages to their players and fans.

Smytty told the press that when Weight comes to Edmonton, the crowd usually get on him. How did the fans respond? Booing him louder than ever. MacT told the press that Laraque's penalty was not questionable, but also that he just finished a check. Despite stupidity, MacT was willing to stand by his man publicly. He did send another message to Laraque by hardly playing him in G3, however.

So what message is Brind'Amour sending? "Don't worry, if we ever lose we'll find an excuse"?... "Nothing is ever our fault"?... "You folks with mics and recording devices who painted our team as incredibly talented after Game 2 are all useless tools, so leave us the f--k alone"?

Well, he didn't say any of those things, but I'm still hearing it.

Coluch said...

Brind'a'whore needs to get a life. I can love and hate comments by players on any team, including the Oil, and in this case it was pretty unsportsmanlike.

1) Oilers lost Roli because of a very similar play, but no penalty on that, hmm. Did anyone complain? Nope.
2) Smith never even touched the Camwad anyway. Look at the overhead replay once and it's obvious. They DID go upstairs for review Rod, you fuckin douche, and it was a goal.
3) Who had calls in their favour again? A clear-cut goal waved off? Hmm. Did any Oilers complain about that after the game? Nope.

Rod-the-Bod angers me more than Chelios. He's a better scorer, he's uglier, and he's more of a sissy now too. Isn't he the team Captain? Wow, what a bad leader. Pronger, PLEASE plaster him in game 4, for the good of hockeydom.

Colby Cosh said...

I have to say, I can't blame any Canes fan for thinking that Stephen Walkom is full of shit. After the game Walkom was carefully explaining how Mr. Magoo blew the quick whistle on the Horcoff goal when "the puck was covered." Which it never, for even a femtosecond, was on the play. I almost destroyed a fifty-inch television set trying to get my hands around his neck.

LittleFury said...

"I love how you Oiler fans were in freaking hiding for the last week. You catch a break, and all of a sudden it's trollville."

Wait: is this a 'canes fan blog? No? So who's trolling whom?

As for Brind'amour, you can't blame him for being grumpy. How sweet would your disposition be if you had to wake up every day and see that staring at you from the mirror?