Saturday, February 21, 2004

Hello out there, we're on the air.... 

it's hockey day today!

CBC has round-the-clock coverage as part of its annual Hockey day in Canada. Coverage started at noon with an assortment of minor hockey and hockey-related human interest stories. Among them they talked with Jason Spezza and Mike Fisher (nice to have him back) along with their brothers who also play with the same junior (? to be honest, I missed part of it) team. They also had a wonderful tribute to Roger Neilson.

Sens-Flames are up in a few minutes. The beer is cold and the nachos are in the oven. Enjoy everyone!


Through 2 periods, the game has been ho-hum. 1-1.

Nice feature on Shaun VanAllen's brother in the second intermission. While he's mostly useless on the ice now, he's been a fav ever since I used to go to Cape Breton Oilers games in the late 80s-early 90s. He seems like a great guy.

Also a nice collage of Hockey Day events in Ottawa - shinny on the Canal, minor hockey team skating with the Sens yesterday, Todd White gets his number retired in Kanata.

Glen Healy is the worst colour commentator on the planet.

Joe Tasca reminds us that some of the joys of hockey being celebrated by Hockey Day in Canada aren't limited to Canada.

THIS JUST IN.... Havlat scores a highlight reel goal to make it 2-1 for the Sens. Back to the game!