BigTuna wrote:ClamRussel wrote:The Canucks are going through a tough stretch right now...perhaps its the beginning of a transition most teams have to make eventually...or perhaps its just they've got too many injuries to key players and not enough depth to overcome it...nevertheless you can just tell the majority of the media based in the East is just loving this. The Canucks have been by far the most dominant Canadian team for a decade now...and it bugs them. As the Oilers & Flames miss the playoffs year after the year, the Habs are a shell of their former selves and the Leafs, well - up until this year have just plain sucked.
From CBC to TSN to Sportsnet (not counting the western based reporters) they just want to see the Canucks flop. Nothing else can explain this. I've seen them railing against Luongo all season. He won gold last time around and lots of these so-called analysts weren't even convinced he'd make the team. Like Roy & Brodeur in year's past you have to think he'll be given the ball to run with. Yes he's lost a handful of games in a row here...but look at the Canucks...they completely suck and are basically icing a minor league team. Yet analysts like Mike Johnson seem to think thats an indication that he's been struggling. Just a few weeks ago Price was laying an egg and totally sucking while Lu was coming off back-to-back injuries and playing very well. These things come in ebbs and flows. Anyone around hockey for any length of time understands that. But not if you have an agenda. The eastern-based media is basically lobbying for Luongo to get benched whereas none of the 3 have been particularly stellar this season in terms of consistency. They've all had their ups & downs. Some media are rallying for Smith to be the starter because he shutout the Hawks. Watch the clips and they would never have this discussion showing that amazing save Lu made where he dove back & batted the puck away...instead its bad goal after bad goal....whereas when they show Price its never letting in a goal, its save after save. Bias revealed.
Guaranteed they would be singing a different tune if the deal for Lu to Toronto had actually happened. Guaranteed.
Are you trying to say the Toronto media won't criticize a Leafs player? LOL. Kessel and Phaneuf have been ripped-apart since day 1 in Toronto.
Nope. I'm saying if that was a Leaf goalie on Team Canada they wouldn't be so biased in their discussions & choice of video promoting a Habs goalie. They're trying to tilt the ice. Fortunately the coaching staff understand things like the Canucks are icing 50% of an AHL team recently.