It’s been quite noted that Bruce Garrioch, hockey columnist for the Ottawa Sun, is a closet Leafs fan and is doing everything possible to screw the Ottawa Senators. First, he runs Joe Corvo out of town after a couple of games where Corvo turned the puck over frequently. You may also remember Boo Boo Bruce saying that the Sens should trade Daniel Alfredsson in 2006 to free up cap space. The most notorious incident involving Garrioch was the “Malkin to the Kings” rumor, where he stated during the 2008 NHL Entry Draft in Ottawa, that the “Pittsburgh Penguins have traded Evgeni Malkin to the Los Angeles Kings for Anze Kopitar and the 2nd overall pick”.
Well, I guess all have us have figured out that a monkey in Zambia is mroe reliable regarding rumors than Bruce Garrioch. But this time, the fat man is going to a new level. He’s been calling out Jason Spezza, our only true centre, stating that he will never become an NHL superstar? Really Bruce, I think we realized that a couple of years ago. Spezza was never meant to be a superstar, just star. And that he is. You saw what a season he had without the services of Dany Heatley and without TWO! knee injuries and a fragile back. He was terrorizing goalies all night long. Just ask Ryan Miller, destiend to become this year’s Vezina Trophy, but never able to defeat Spezza. These kind of guys don’t grow on trees, and not only is Garrioch secretly screwing us up, but he’s making a living nightmare out of Jason Spezza, who in fact deserves the money he’s getting. The Spez Dispenser has mutiple digits in years left in his NHL career. When the time comes, and I seriously hope it doesn’t, when Spezza leaves the club either through free agency or trade, every Sens fan on the planet will be sorry they ever said a peep about him.
On the other side, we have CBC Hockey Night in Canada host Ron McLean, who today was reportedly saved a man from drowning in the Delaware River. Ronny Boy was taking a break off from his coverage of the Stanley Cup Final, and felt obliged to help this man out. Now that’s a guy I want to be around. McLean is a hero, having to stand next to Don Cherry for more than 30 minutes must be crazy. The guy is also probably the only analyst on HNIC who actually talks about the Senators with a straight face. I’m talking to you, my Crosby dick-sucking friend Glenn Healy. Get out of our television sets, for god’s sake!