Liveblog: Sharks dead; Bruins, Rangers, Devils on the brink

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Fans in Boston and New York may have seen their last home games of the season.
The latest Jaro Halak impression was furnished by Craig Anderson, who stopped 41 shots in Ottawa’s 2-0 win at Madison Square Garden.

Saturday afternoon, with our old friend Benoit Pouliot in the penalty box for a brain-dead slash in a tie game, Troy Brouwer beat Tim Thomas with a shot that good goaltenders stop.
Washington heads home with a 3-2 series lead and can send the Cup champs to the golf course on Sunday. And Patrice Bergeron is questionable for Game 6.

Elsewhere, José Theodore shut out the Devils 3-0 to move Florida within one win of advancing to the Eastern Conference semi-final.

In St. Louis, the Blues roared back from a 1-0 deficit to beat San Jose 3-1 and advance in the playoffs for the first time since 2002.

The Sunday tripleheader begins at noon in Philadelphia, where Pittsburgh will try to even up its series with the Flyers.

At 3 p.m. in Washington, the Caps will try to eliminate the Stanley Cup champions.

Then at 8, the Canucks are at home trying to stay alive against L.A.

The only two teams to make the playoffs every year since the lockout are the Red Wings and Sharks.

They’re both gone.

How about a Stanley Cup final between Florida and Nashville?

TV ratings through the roof … NOT!

586 Comments

  1. nova scotia vees says:

    If only the Hockey Gods can make sure that the Bruins and Rangers bite the dust. As for HNIC. I nearly fell off my chair when Ron said they would wait for Cherry’s take on Torez! Of course, why they even allow P.J. to speak is beyond me. I actually turn to TSN any chance I get. P.J. makes Cherry sound like Einstein.

  2. alfieturcotte says:

    Great goaltending in these playoffs makes me realize that Price in not in the same category as some of these guys. I have yet to see Price perform to the level of Holtby, Quick, Rinne, and Anderson. I see more Jocelyn Thibeault in Price, than Roy (or Theodore for that matter). Above average, but missing some of those mental intangibles that separates the playoff performers from the rest……

  3. smiler2729 says:

    Richard Dreyfuss for Sharks GM

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  4. ProHabs says:

    Forget about Halak. The Habs should never have let go of The-odour. Big shutout tonight again New Jersey.

  5. shootdapuck says:

    Biggest Buttman nightmare:

    Phoenix vs Florida in the final!

  6. Thurston says:

    Don’t know if this was mentioned already, but I enjoy the Bruin fan in the white shirt in the photo showing the world how many active brain cells he has.

  7. frontenac1 says:

    Hitch gets the Blues to 2nd round!

  8. EasternOntarioHabsFan says:

    Fearless Prediction: the Rangers are golfing at this time next week

  9. habsfan0 says:

    Doug Wilson for Habs GM?

  10. jo_maka says:

    A lot of friends, good people abd all that in Ottawa, canadiab team, happy for them. There.

    But the real reason I’m happy for them is that it makes me more optimistic about our beloved Habs. Ottawa was abysmal for a while to get those kids, and look at them now. Stone, Karlsson, Foligno, Butler, Greening, the kids came to play. They weathered the storm for a while and look at them.

    And on the other side, we have the Habs who weren’t that great for some time and flat out sucked this year only. Finishing 28th in the league while having the 3rd even strength scorer, the highest shotblocking Dman, the 2nd PK and 1st PK on the road in the whole league. A young stud goalie, a high ceiling stud Dman, the best scorer of the W in regular season and the kid who broke a 15 yrs old record for assists in the W in the cupboards. I won’t talk about the last 2 1st rounder’s potential, but on top of that we’ll get a 3rd overall this year…….Ottawa didn’t have all that. We do. The future is not so bleak. PG’s shadow was, I’ll give you that.

    • Un Canadien errant says:

      My little fly in this ointment is the fact that the Preds won their opening series, so now our/their second rounder will be no better than the 53rd pick. It would have been between the 45th and 52nd pick (inclusive) had they lost.

      Not really germane to your point, it just bugs me. The only thing I was rooting for was a Bruins loss and a Predators loss.

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  11. Un Canadien errant says:

    Whaddya mean see you at noon, Boone? It’ll be 0900 hrs here at faceoff time. I’ll just be getting in at that time. Being Saturday night and all.

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  12. frontenac1 says:

    Cassie Campbell.When I hear her talk I feel so relaaaaxxxeddddd…..zzzzzzzzzz

  13. habsfan0 says:

    When Ottawa scored empty net goal, Bryan Murray was VERY demonstrative in his celebrations.

    Could have sworn I was watching Jacques Martin.

  14. Adidess says:

    Who’s Davidson, Don Cherry? Don’t know any goalie with that name

  15. HabinBurlington says:

    Wow quick 2nd goal by St. Louis, looks like they are going to win. Halak must be playing lights out!!!!

  16. Un Canadien errant says:

    Bob Cole, well after the Jason Spezza goal, the second of the Senators mind you, compared to the no goals scored by New York: “And Ottawa looks like they’re going to take a 2-0 lead going back home.”

    Uh? They have the 2-0 lead, they’re going to be 3 wins to 2 going home.

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    • JohnBellyful says:

      Cole’s job, if you must know, is to ensure viewers are paying attention. Anybody can see what’s happening on the TV, do you really need to have someone describe the play to you? No, but let’s face it, sometimes viewers’ attention wanders and Cole reels you back in by saying something so stupid that your mind detects before it drifts too far away.

    • HabinBurlington says:

      I am getting the impression your frustration with Cole runs very deep my friend. This isn’t to say I don’t share the frustration, but you have provided ample evidence of said frustration LOL

      • Un Canadien errant says:

        Just trying to provide facts to the discussion, as opposed to unsubstantiated opinion. Kind of like when I was offering savant critiques of P.K. Subban’s play, with specific incidents of the previous game to illustrate the issues. For which I was roundly booed, since P.K. is indubitably a Norris Trophy winner five times over. In the Future. So we can’t say he has rocks in his thick thick skull right now. No coaching allowed.

        As far as Mr. Cole, he is just not up to it anymore. He needs to retire, or be made to retire.

        I may be biased, his voice reminds me of when I would be forced to watch the Canadiens in English because O’Keefe had successfully sued to have the Nordiques broadcast in the Montréal region on a number of Saturday nights. So it was either watch the Nordiques against the Whalers, or watch the Canadiens play Toronto, and this was the guy’s voice I grew to learn to hate.

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        • habstrinifan says:

          ” So we can’t say he has rocks in his thick thick skull right now. No coaching allowed.”

          Interesting!
          Where have I heard similar anthropological/archaeological expertise before?

  17. HabinBurlington says:

    Niemi just gave up a bad goal 1-1 game now.

  18. smiler2729 says:

    New Yorkers can go back to hating.

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  19. Habsolutely says:

    Konopka playing great for the Sens. But he wasn’t good enough for the habs.

  20. punkster says:

    This whole parity thing is kind of cool. I don’t like the Sens but that was fun.

    ***Subbang Baby!!!***

  21. Stormin says:

    way to recover from that one Bob
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  22. frontenac1 says:

    Spezza! Sens beat Rags!

  23. HabinBurlington says:

    Wow, I am happy with an Ottawa win, playoffs makes you weird i tell ya

  24. smiler2729 says:

    Gotta love the 1st round eh

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    • Stormin says:

      1st round every year is as good as it gets

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  25. HabinBurlington says:

    haha those shots of Bryan Murray were kind of funny

  26. jo_maka says:

    Y’all are mean, man :) that last one from Propwash is just nasty :P

    My iphone is wreakin havoc on my liveblog social skill btw, can’t reply directly.

  27. habsfan0 says:

    Glen Sather must be chewing on his cigar furiously.

  28. frontenac1 says:

    Anderson in The Zone!

  29. smiler2729 says:

    Red Sox blow a 9 run lead, Bruins lose in the last minute, Tom Brady comes out, Celtics trade Rondo to Harlem Globetrotters… tough sports day in Beantown *POIT!*

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  30. Propwash says:

    WOW, Theodour gets a S/O, that’s why I don’t bet on sports.

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  31. PrimeTime says:

    Boone has a man crush on MacLean

    • smiler2729 says:

      Boone has a man-crush on all of us, why else would he be live blogging Ottawa games and Boston games?

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  32. Un Canadien errant says:

    Can Bob Cole get anything right?

    “Oh, and that’s icing against the Senators.”

    “Uh, no Bob, everyone stopped skating because the big pane of glass fell on the ice.”

    “…. Okay then, let’s go to commercial!”

    And:

    “And a penalty coming up, it’s going to be against Ottawa I do believe.”

    “Ryan Callaghan, actually, going to go off for goalie interference..”, says Gary Galley.

    “Awww, okay….”

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  33. topher5468 says:

    I like Callahan as a player, but Crosby was right, he’s a cry baby, constantly whining

    “It’s not an obsession, It’s a way of life..”

  34. Stormin says:

    Bob Cole yelling at PJ stock during break, thinks PJ took his last depends,

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  35. smiler2729 says:

    Bob Cole.
    So he doesn’t remember all the words, he still rocks.

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  36. JohnBellyful says:

    It was mentioned during the Hot Stove discussion that the players’ union will be asking for a proper appeal process to be incorporated in the CBA so players can have their challenge of disciplinary action heard by a truly impartial body. I’m in favour, so long as the union stands behind members who have been the victim of vicious hits and would like to see stiffer penalties than ones handed out by the league.

    • Un Canadien errant says:

      If the NHL and NHLPA truly were a partnership, as the owners kept saying during and after the lockout, the players might be more amenable. Can’t blame them for not wanting anything of what the owners are selling.

      The next negotiation is simply going to be about hammering down the players’ share of general revenue down to 50% or lower, no matter what Gary Bettman says, and despite the fact that fans contribute these revenues to see the players, not sclerotic owners.

      As far as the players advocating for their own safety, it’s puzzling that they never see drug testing or player suspensions as contributing to a safer workplace. The NHLPA does have a legal duty to advocate strongly for their members when it comes to discipline, but they should welcome a framework where their members’ brain cells have a better chance of leaving the game intact.

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      • JohnBellyful says:

        The players’ union has too narrow a focus. Its principal concern is to increase the wages of its members, when its paramount concern should be a safe working environment. It should also share responsibility in making that happen by taking its own disciplinary action against those members whose conduct jeopardizes the health and earning capacity of other members. What that action might be is open to conjecture. Perhaps something related to pensions …

        • Un Canadien errant says:

          In an ideal world, maybe. Unfortunately there’s very clear legal precedent that a union has a legal responsibility to defend its members to the best of its ability, in all situations. They can’t be involved in punishing its own members.

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          • JohnBellyful says:

            Which is both its strength and weakness.
            If punishment is beyond the union’s means, education certainly isn’t. Perhaps a program of moral instruction and a course in empathy might achieve the desired goal: players who play with a conscience.

  37. smiler2729 says:

    Torterella’s head is going to explode in the post-game presser.

    Semin’s gonna explode tomorrow as the Caps take down the Broonze

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  38. HabinBurlington says:

    Holy smokes Cole can’t figure out a delayed penalty anymore which team it applies to. Anderson is skating out of the net and he says Ottawa is getting a penalty. Take the old dog out behind the barn already.

  39. jo_maka says:

    Man, that new Ford Fusion is sleek

  40. PrimeTime says:

    anyone complaining about the Torres suspension should watch the legal hit just made by Neal.

  41. Ghosts of the Forum says:

    Think Boyle beats Ference as the Guy Fawkes mask doppelganger, Messr. Boone

  42. Propwash says:

    Anderson is having a helluva night.

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  43. jo_maka says:

    Can’t we get the Baton Rouge commercial girl to do Cassie’s gig ? Just the voice at least ?

    That’ll help me get through long stretches of Bob Cole’s musings….

  44. habsfan0 says:

    Any word on how serious Halak’s injury is?

  45. jo_maka says:

    Go Rimouski Go !!!!!!!!!!!

  46. habstrinifan says:

    I agree with the sentiments in the Torres discussions that the penalty (given recent rulings) was absolutely unfair. I also went and looked at the hit again and again. I hate to say this and this comment is only specific to this comparison. But the Torres hit was more of a hockey play in the flow of the game with less of a deliberate intent to injure than was Shane Weber’s. Chara’s hit on Max Pac was way worse with more evidence of malice aforethought.
    And I dont give a damn if Shane Weber was retaliating for some cheap shot. It’s like saying you can go home and get a gun and shoot someone out of anger because his dog bit you.

  47. HabinBurlington says:

    When the heck did the Florida Panthers start singing Ole song?

    • smiler2729 says:

      They can have it, I hate that song…

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    • Duracell3 says:

      I was just watching the AHL playoffs and the Norfolk fans were doing the same thing, I was confused. In Florida though I imagine they are probably our fans that cheer for us when we are there.

    • Habsolutely says:

      I’ve seen a few teams use that chant to get the crowd going but I can’t remember which teams. I know it’s originally a soccer chant, that’s where habs fans stole it from.

    • RGM says:

      I think it’s got something to do with #60 between the pipes making a nice stop.

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  48. HabinBurlington says:

    The Luongo talk is a bunch of detail talk for them to say they know his contract details, big deal. At the end of the day if Vancouver tells Luongo he is no longer the #1 goalie and he is riding the pine next year he will want to be traded. The whole NTC beomes mute when a player with the ego of Luongo is told he isn’t good enough to play on their team.

  49. EasternOntarioHabsFan says:

    Not that I’m defending that SWINE Torres, but that was not the worst hit I have ever seen.
    If he get’s 25 games for that hit, Chara should have gotten 40+ for what he did to Pacioretty.

  50. RGM says:

    In shocking news, Chris Lee just called a horrible penalty against the Panthers with 2 minutes left and the Cats up 2-0.

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  51. HabinBurlington says:

    @Boone, Healey was making sense until he gave Weber a complete free pass.

  52. Mad Habber says:

    Boone, not sure why it would surprise you. Torre’s said it was a hockey play; what more can you ask for? Understandable GMs are upset.

  53. habsfan0 says:

    Earlier tonight,Healey made a reference to Ottawa and the Rangers,saying that “these two teams don’t like each other”.

    What’s with that?

    Can he provide an example of 2 teams that “do like each other”?

  54. HabinBurlington says:

    2-0 Florida

    What is with server tonight, have had to sign back in 3 times this evening.

  55. shootdapuck says:

    Bob Cole’s iconic voice is producing the most amateurish description imaginable!

    For all the Cole lovers, his job is to supply description of the video and he is clearly incapable of that there is no correlation between the two.

  56. HabinBurlington says:

    Ottawa powerplay really misses Alfie it appears.

  57. naweed235 says:

    That Bruin’s fan in the crowd should take a lesson from Ferrence and hide it up his behind! (Referring to the picture up top)

  58. Clay says:

    Torres just got 25 games for an almost identical hit. Just sayin…

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  59. topher5468 says:

    Disagree Boone, clean hit IMO

    “It’s not an obsession, It’s a way of life..”

    • HabinBurlington says:

      Puck was gone for a few strides already, he targeted early and refused to let up. It is the mentality of this league where, as long as within the last 5 minutes the player has played the puck it is okay to nail him? Purpose of hitting is to remove the puck from the player. Puck was already long removed.

      • Clay says:

        That’s how I see it as well…

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      • topher5468 says:

        Fair point, I just thought that he didnt leave his feet ot launch himself into the other player, he also let up and coasted into the hit while making shoulder to shoulder contact. When you “Finish your check”, I thought that was a hit after the player releases the puck .

        “It’s not an obsession, It’s a way of life..”

        • HabinBurlington says:

          Agree it is a league and a hockey problem. The whole finish your check concept to me has gotten out of control and should never have started.

          I wish finishing your check was callled for interference and no longer took place.

  60. habs001 says:

    After watching the playoff games the question has to be asked do you really need to have a 6 million dollar goalie to succeed…unless you pay 6 million for a goalie because he can play 70 games in the regular season but does not really give you any edge over 20 other goalies…the bottom 6 players for the majority of the playoff teams are way better suited to provide support for their teams than the habs bottom 6…

  61. habstrinifan says:

    This may look like a game that the Rangers are playing at least on equal terms but they are making some stupidly desperate passes or defensemen pinching and the Sens are getting clean chances on Lundqvist. Rangers are lucky Sens havent capitalised yet.

  62. HabinBurlington says:

    Another example of no touch icing and why it is needed in the Florida New Jersey game, Kulikov to the dressing room.

  63. topher5468 says:

    They also chant ” Potvin Sucks”, he didn’t.

    “It’s not an obsession, It’s a way of life..”

  64. Say Ash says:

    Did Boone enjoy 4/20 a little too much? Vancouver plays tomorrow. Hawks tonight.

  65. topher5468 says:

    Don’t forget Quick on L A

    “It’s not an obsession, It’s a way of life..”

  66. habsfan0 says:

    “Rinne, Holtby, Anderson, Lundqvist … Year of the Goalie?”

    Not in Toronto!

  67. Clay says:

    I hate to beat a dead horse, but take away McDonagh and Gaborik from the Rangers and add Gomez, and this is not a first place team.
    Still hating on that trade :-x

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    • HabinBurlington says:

      I think in fairness the trade is just McDonagh. Rangers would have sent Gomez to minors like Redden, and still added Gaborik. I think.

      • Clay says:

        Semantics Gerald. The fact is that trade took Gomez off the books and gave them the space to sign Gaborik.
        And if the Rags were really ready to send him to the minors when we traded for him, that makes it even worse actually!

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        • HabinBurlington says:

          I know Clay, I guess part of me is just tired of the whole mess. Let us hope those desperate trade moves are in our past now. Please!

          • Clay says:

            I’m awaiting the new management team with bated breath.

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    • ont fan says:

      In all fairness,even with those 2 guys they still don’t look like a first place team. Also, Mcdonagh sure isn’t very physical.

  68. habsfan0 says:

    Anderson is doing his Halak impression tonight.

  69. Propwash says:

    Wow Anderson!

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  70. habsfan0 says:

    It’s a bit early,but if both the number 1 & 2 seeds are knocked off,we’re looking at a Florida/Ottawa matchup in the next round.

    Oh joy.

  71. RGM says:

    Meanwhile, in Halifax, Nathan MacKinnon has scored twice and it’s 4-4 late 3rd period in game two against the Rimouski Oceanic. Great game!

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      Heart break for the Moose as Rimouski scores on the PP in the final minute of the 3rd.

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  72. Un Canadien errant says:

    Mike Boone says: “What a joke this network has become.”

    They do a few things well. Their opening montages set to music are usually outstanding. Elliotte Friedman is excellent. So is Jim Hughson.

    They just have to get rid of a lot of deadwood and fossils and neanderthals: Don Cherry, Mike Milbury, P.J. Stock, Bob Cole.

    Then, be advocates for hockey being played fast and tough and fair, spectacular, fan-friendly hockey where talent and skill is prized, over size and churlishness at all costs.

    If we must have a between-periods joke segment, let’s have Norm MacDonald and Brent Butt riffing on hockey and the issues of the day. I’d watch that, instead of switching channels to see what else is on.

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  73. ed lopaz says:

    so my favorite comments of the day belong to PJ Stock.

    I’m paraphrasing here:

    “So the problem with Chara is that he doesn’t play THAT WAY (read dirty) all the time. See, if played THAT WAY (cross checking and mugging players) all the time, he would NEVER be called for it”.

    And then, the classic, describing the Boston Garden and the Boston fans: “this place needs the violence”.

    So the “National” broadcaster is proud to promote a 2-bit, goof like PJ Stock, and we are surprised that the NHL has become Nascar on Ice??

    Who is responsible at the CBC??

    Who is calling the shots??

    My tax dollars are being flushed down the toilet on the set of Hockey Night in Canada.

    What a disgrace!!

    And, if you haven’t figured it out yet, PJ Stock is very likely the clown that will be replacing Liberace once he retires.

    • HabinBurlington says:

      Ed, I was in disbelief when PJ Puke made those comments, then worse Mclean and Hrudey basically endorsed his comments.
      Believe it or not I actually agreed with most of what Cherry said today. At least he finally admitted there are idiots on the ice who are just headshot cheapshot artists.

      I am more and more inclined that the instigator rule should be dropped, as nothing so far is preventing these devastating hits.

      • Un Canadien errant says:

        HiB, I know what you’re saying, but you can’t think like that. You can’t give in.

        The NHL has to understand that the science of how head injuries occur and the way they aggravate when they occur consequently, as well as how the damage is irreversible and has consequences later in life, all that isn’t going away. The lawsuits are coming. They need to react and adjust.

        Just because we’ve always bashed each other in the head in the past doesn’t mean it’s okay to do it. We didn’t use to wear seatbelts or refrain from smoking or drinking during pregnancy, now we know better. It used to be okay for people to be owned by other people. We don’t still do it because it’s tradition.

        There is a simple, progressive solution to these issues. Punish any contact to the head. Two minutes for incidental contact, four for intentional, five and a game for attempt to injure, with the bar set pretty low. As in, a facewash is a four minute penalty, a punch/shove is five minutes.

        To facilitate the enforcement, have a video referee on hand, all seeing, all knowing. Abracadabra, we don’t have cheap shots behind the play anymore. There isn’t a behind the play. The camera sees all.

        The NFL is at least pretending it gets it. The NHL can’t resist much longer.

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    • RGM says:

      I also really liked it when Hrudey said Chara “should get more calls in his favour.”

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    • Un Canadien errant says:

      Ed, I totally sympathize with your revulsion that P.J. Stock is on the air on the public broadcaster. It’s a misuse of an important arm of our government and contributor to our cultural identity.

      Broadcasters get to use the airwaves as a result of a licence from the government. One of the stipulations of this licence is that they will broadcast programming that will benefit the public, and will be for society’s good. Surely the CBC is in breach of its licence by using the airwaves to propagate the noxious, injurious views of P.J. Stock, Mike Milbury and Don Cherry?

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    • boing007 says:

      Do you know how much tax you pay towards the CBC? A couple of dollars? How much? Anybody know the contribution of individual taxpayers to the CBC on an annual basis? I bet it is much less than the proposed F-35 jet fighters.

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  74. habsfan0 says:

    I miss the play by play calling of Danny Gallivan and Bill Hewitt.

  75. Un Canadien errant says:

    Mike Boone called it: Cherry is riffing on the instigator rule again.

    Use video referees. Illico presto, no need for goons to ‘police’ the game anymore.

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