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Re: Vancouver's Hockey "Media"

Postby Hockey Widow » Wed Aug 13, 2014 1:56 pm

Not exactly Canucks media but today CBC announced the termination of sportscasters Steve Armitage and Mark Lee. At least we won't have to listen to Lee do the Western games anymore. Armitage is a loss, I really liked him. Maybe SN picks him up,who knows.
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Re: Vancouver's Hockey "Media"

Postby Mondi » Mon Aug 25, 2014 8:32 am

I've heard Team 1040 may be rebranded TSN Radio...as early as today.

David Pratt must be so proud. After all he built TSN, according to him.

Still seems to be The Team with Bro, Pratt, and their favourite guest...Mitchie Berger.

At least one vagina joke already, and now viagra jokes.

Gotta love this show.
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Re: Vancouver's Hockey "Media"

Postby Iceman2014 » Mon Aug 25, 2014 11:18 am

I can't stand the 1040 morning show. I haven't listened to the morning show in ages. Pratt is the typical blowhard who knows very little about sports. He just spews broad generalizations and tells people things are going to happen and they can take it to the bank - then they don't happen. Good old Big Fat David Pratt. Some things never change. Bro Jake has little sports acumen but is OK to listen to. I can't believe these two got paired up and continue to be on the air.

I think the sports media, in general, are a bit troubling. With all of these 24/7 sports programs etc, the sports media tends to make mountains out of mole hills so they can fill their time slots and put something on the air. It gets pretty annoying.

The local sports stations need to be a bit more well rounded in regards to coverage. There's more than the Canucks and BC Lions. How about more on the Mariners, Whitecaps and Seahawks? How about putting a Mariners game on the air (Sportsnet) a bit more often than you do now?
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Re: Vancouver's Hockey "Media"

Postby Strangelove » Mon Aug 25, 2014 5:12 pm

Iceman2014 wrote:Good old Big Fat David Pratt.


"He's big and he's fat and he's David Pratt" :)

Larry and Willy on CFOX once upon a time amirite?

That goes back quite a few years!

Been a Canuck fan for some time have ya Iceman? :thumbs:

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Re: Vancouver's Hockey "Media"

Postby BurningBeard » Mon Aug 25, 2014 9:38 pm

Strangelove wrote:
Iceman2014 wrote:Good old Big Fat David Pratt.


"He's big and he's fat and he's David Pratt" :)

Larry and Willy on CFOX once upon a time amirite?

"Look at that asssssss."

I wish I could forget that jingle. :oops:

Also, my mom went to high school with him. No joking.
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Re: Vancouver's Hockey "Media"

Postby BladesofSteel » Tue Aug 26, 2014 8:10 am

Strangelove wrote:
Larry and Willy on CFOX once upon a time amirite?

That goes back quite a few years!

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Re: Vancouver's Hockey "Media"

Postby Tciso » Tue Aug 26, 2014 10:28 am

BladesofSteel wrote:"The place that's cold,
The place with snow,
The place where no one wants to gooooo,
Tor on toooo"


+1
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Re: Vancouver's Hockey "Media"

Postby Strangelove » Tue Aug 26, 2014 2:44 pm

BladesofSteel wrote:
Strangelove wrote:
Larry and Willy on CFOX once upon a time amirite?

That goes back quite a few years!

"The place that's cold,
The place with snow,
The place where no one wants to gooooo,
Tor on toooo"


:D

"No one" most recently being Tim Leiweke. :)
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Re: Vancouver's Hockey "Media"

Postby ESQ » Tue Aug 26, 2014 3:01 pm

Strangelove wrote:
Iceman2014 wrote:Good old Big Fat David Pratt.


"He's big and he's fat and he's David Pratt" :)

Larry and Willy on CFOX once upon a time amirite?

That goes back quite a few years!


I totally hear that jingle every time I hear Prat's name :lol: I wish I could track a recording down.
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Re: Vancouver's Hockey "Media"

Postby BingoTough » Tue Aug 26, 2014 3:35 pm

ESQ wrote:
Strangelove wrote:
Iceman2014 wrote:Good old Big Fat David Pratt.


"He's big and he's fat and he's David Pratt" :)

Larry and Willy on CFOX once upon a time amirite?

That goes back quite a few years!


I totally hear that jingle every time I hear Prat's name :lol: I wish I could track a recording down.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=32_A4pvsxDU Not the Pratt song, but a L&W parody of Don Cherry. They also have an unkind song jingle about Ron Maclean.
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Re: Vancouver's Hockey "Media"

Postby Uncle dans leg » Tue Aug 26, 2014 5:43 pm

The crotch watcher bit or fax my ass to New York city dittys were total 1994....epic
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Re: Vancouver's Hockey "Media"

Postby Hockey Widow » Fri Aug 29, 2014 11:18 am

From Tony G's latest:

The Vancouver Canucks’ new president has accomplished quite a few things in his short tenure, and whether he knows it or not, or welcomes it or not, he’s done something else as well: lowered the bar. Although, to be fair, he’s had some help in that regard.

Say what you will about the previous administration, they always seemed to build toward, and then welcome, high expectations. Perhaps after the 2011 run, those expectations got a little ahead of themselves in this town to the point of being unrealistic, and perhaps it was those early expectations that led to the very quick ouster of Mike Gillis as president and GM.

But they always welcomed the pressure of the fans expecting a lot and so did the players with both talking Stanley Cup and long playoff run at all times. The goal within the group, even if it was a little unrealistic, was always the big prize.

Contrast that to the words of new assistant coach Perry Pearn when he was speaking with our Ben Kuzma about a myriad of issues after his hiring: “There are good players in that room, and I think we will be contenders for the playoffs.”

Now maybe we’re reading too much into these words, but my how those expectations have taken a tumble. Let that ruminate through your brain a moment; “contenders for the playoffs?”

The Buffalo Sabres are contenders for the playoffs, just not very good ones. So are the Edmonton Oilers. In fact, they’ve been contenders for the playoffs for the last nine years, just not successful ones.

And the 63-year-old Pearn, who’s been around the horn more than a few times, isn’t saying he’s sure about this, he just thinks they will be “contenders.”

Wow, that was fast. From Cup contenders in the minds of virtually everyone in the organization to suddenly thinking they can contend for the playoffs.


Six years is a quick ouster? Linden has lowered the bar? I think the play of the team lowered the bar. And Benning is saying we are a 100 point team. How is that lowering the bar. The fans have altered their expectations but aside from a few tank nation hanger on ers I fail to see how Linden has lowered the bar.
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Re: Vancouver's Hockey "Media"

Postby Meds » Fri Aug 29, 2014 12:49 pm

Gallagher is one of the worst writers out there. I loved it when they blindsided him on live radio with Shawn Thornton.

I will welcome the day when the Canucks inform the Province Sports that he is no longer welcome in their scrums, or at any functions.

Just turf this loser already. All he cares about is poking holes in the team.
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Re: Vancouver's Hockey "Media"

Postby Boston Canucker » Fri Aug 29, 2014 1:01 pm

Hockey Widow wrote:From Tony G's latest:

The Vancouver Canucks’ new president has accomplished quite a few things in his short tenure, and whether he knows it or not, or welcomes it or not, he’s done something else as well: lowered the bar. Although, to be fair, he’s had some help in that regard.

Say what you will about the previous administration, they always seemed to build toward, and then welcome, high expectations. Perhaps after the 2011 run, those expectations got a little ahead of themselves in this town to the point of being unrealistic, and perhaps it was those early expectations that led to the very quick ouster of Mike Gillis as president and GM.

But they always welcomed the pressure of the fans expecting a lot and so did the players with both talking Stanley Cup and long playoff run at all times. The goal within the group, even if it was a little unrealistic, was always the big prize.

Contrast that to the words of new assistant coach Perry Pearn when he was speaking with our Ben Kuzma about a myriad of issues after his hiring: “There are good players in that room, and I think we will be contenders for the playoffs.”

Now maybe we’re reading too much into these words, but my how those expectations have taken a tumble. Let that ruminate through your brain a moment; “contenders for the playoffs?”

The Buffalo Sabres are contenders for the playoffs, just not very good ones. So are the Edmonton Oilers. In fact, they’ve been contenders for the playoffs for the last nine years, just not successful ones.

And the 63-year-old Pearn, who’s been around the horn more than a few times, isn’t saying he’s sure about this, he just thinks they will be “contenders.”

Wow, that was fast. From Cup contenders in the minds of virtually everyone in the organization to suddenly thinking they can contend for the playoffs.


Six years is a quick ouster? Linden has lowered the bar? I think the play of the team lowered the bar. And Benning is saying we are a 100 point team. How is that lowering the bar. The fans have altered their expectations but aside from a few tank nation hanger on ers I fail to see how Linden has lowered the bar.


Yeah, this was a typical Tony G stir the pot article. If Linden had come out and said we're going to win the Cup next year, Gallagher would have written a column saying he was delusional, and a whole piece about how the new boss is out of touch with where the team is. But instead he goes on a comment from...Perry Pearn! TG still in mourning of his buddy Mike's firing.
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Re: Vancouver's Hockey "Media"

Postby ClamRussel » Fri Aug 29, 2014 11:22 pm

Boston Canucker wrote:TG still in mourning of his buddy Mike's firing.

Its really quite striking how different he is pre and post-Gillis. I thought he had just gotten older & less bitter somehow...maybe got grounded or something. Now he's back on the warpath.
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