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Friday, May 8, 2015

SCRUFFY'S THIS 'N THAT

-- Did Johnny Gaudreau save the NHL some major league embarrassment on Tuesday night? Even this anti-Flames fan felt Sam Bennett had scored only to have the league say the puck didn't go completely across the goal line. What??? I'm not really sure how the league could say that wasn't a goal, but they did and you know had Anaheim held on to win that game that we would hear about that play for a long, long time.

-- Would this controversy be needless if the NHL had cameras inside the goal post that looked across the goal-line. It makes sense doesn't it? There is word the NHL has this technology in Toronto, but they don't share it with the networks. If that is the case why? I think that is a service you need to deliver to your fans.

-- I wonder how long it took Flames fans leaving the Saddledome to realize what had happened in the political world. I'm guessing it took some of the shine off the Game 3 win.  Then again, the Flames are unbeaten since Rachel Notley became Premier.

-- With the Alberta election going the way it did, will Connor McDavid be asked to save the province too?  Will it cause Obama to head west?

-- Seeing what Gaudreau and Tyler Johnson are doing in these playoffs makes me wonder what kind of NHL career Dale Derkatch would have had if the little guy had the success in the NHL back than like what they have now. Methinks "The Rat" would have been right up there with those two if not better. Sadly, we will never know, but we can guess.

-- The Chicago Blackhawks are a different team with Patrick Kane in their lineup.

-- I don't know if Bob Cole will be back in the broadcast booth for next season, but he has done a pretty good job in the two series he has done. I am hoping he will get the chance to do one of the conference finals as you know Jim Hughson and Craig Simpson will do the other. If you have watched the Tampa-Montreal series, is it just me or is Hughson doing his best to ignore Glenn Healy? There have been moments of awkward silence in this series after some interaction between the two.

-- If you are anyone who knows something about football in the YQR, you have to be so happy for Addison Richards that he is getting an NFL opportunity with the New York Giants this weekend. Who knows how long the opportunity lasts, but the U of R Rams receiver deserves a chance to show what he can do in an NFL environment. Here's hoping he has a great weekend and that he ends up being taken by the /=S=/ in next week's draft.  By the way, I am predicting the Riders make a move to get a pick early in Round 2 that will be used to take Richards.

-- Is it June yet????

-- Rider fans, you have to love Coach Corey Chamblin. He put it right out there during Tuesday's State of the Franchise Conference Call. Coach C saying "I feel very confident I can be one of the elite head coaches in this league and my team will be one of the elite teams in this league just because of the diligence of the players that we have, the staff, the management, everything that we have here. So I’ve learned to depend on some other guys on the other side of the ball and I also think I’ve become very strong in the sense of learning defence. You know, learning how to run a defence, learning what defences can be dominant in this league, which is an offensive league. In that senior year you’re ready to take that next step and I think I’m ready to take that next step in terms of taking this organization to the next step.” I wonder if Rider fans realize how lucky they are to have this guy in command.  He may not make every right move and he will be second guessed from time to time, but I feel pretty damn confident with this guy calling the shots and you should too.

-- I could save this nugget for training camp, but I think Anthony Allen is going to have a helluva season in the Riders backfield and make some fans go Kory who?

-- Floyd Mayweather has uttered the word "rematch" after learning Manny Pacquiao had a shoulder injury. Does this surprise anyone? Let's hope no such rematch takes place.

-- One of my favourite golf tournaments is underway at the TPC course in Sawgrass as golf's unofficial major is going on, The best in the world are competing at the Players Championship and if they are at Sawgrass it means battling the 17th hole which as golf fans know is an island green. That is one hole I would love to play, but I am guessing I would need a bag-full of balls. I can only imagine what that hole would be like on a windy Saskatchewan day.

-- The WHL championship series which will be seen on SHAW is brought to you by Rogers. Why am I guessing Dan Russell and Bill Willms won't be mentioning the championship sponsor too many times.  FWIW: Kelowna wins in 6.

-- The Red Deer Rebels picked up Connor Gay at the trade deadline for Jake Leschyshyn and then traded Gay to Saskatoon yesterday for the Blades 3rd round pick. Whoever orchestrated that deal for the Pats needs a raise right now! What was a great trade looks even better now-----unless you're a fan of the Rebels. OUCH!!

-- There have to be a lot of happy hockey players in Yorkton and I am guessing Yorkton minor hockey is beaming too after the WHL bantam draft. 5 players in the first 50 taken are from Yorkton with another one being from Melville. In all, 33 players from our fine province started what they hope will be a career in the NHL today and it is a big day for all of them. Congratulations and good luck as you take that next step in your career. One of those 33 players from Saskatchewan selected was Lukas Sillinger--the son of former Pats great Mike Sillinger, I'm guessing Mike is a happy pappy knowing his son will follow in his footsteps and wear the same jersey he did. Can the Pats get Owen now too? That would be outstanding!

-- The Patriots were found guilty in "Deflategate" with Tom Brady seemingly knowing what was going on. I will be shocked if Brady faces a suspension and I will be more shocked if he gets a suspension of two games or more considering many have done much more horrible things than Brady and gotten a couple of games. Does this change Brady's legacy any? It doesn't as far as I was concerned. He had legal balls in the Super Bowl and he led back to back touchdown drives against the NFL's best defence so he loses nothing as far as I'm concerned.  One other thing. Is this any different than a hockey player who had an illegal curve to his stick? You're not cheating until you get caught is what they say and others will say this is gamesmanship.

-- Since he is technically a Canadian, would it be a bad thing if the Toronto Raptors drafted Kentucky's Trey Lyles. That would be a solid pick for the team.

-- Is there any time that is a good time to go to Costco? That being said, its time for Regina to get a second Costco. Hey Harbour Landing, are you listening?

-- One last thing and that is a big Congratulations to all my buddies and Ballsy too who do their thing at the WOLF 104.9 which is not only Regina's #1 rock station, but is now Canada's #1 medium market station as they were handed the award at an event in Toronto Thursday night. It is great working alongside those idiots and helping out in any way I can.

-- That's all I got. Have yourselves a great weekend!

48 comments:

Anonymous said...

The anti-Scruffy comments will come in 3.................2.............1! GO!!!

Anonymous said...

Great read Scruffy, see you Monday

Anonymous said...

PK Subban = a bonofide a**clown on skates. Post game interview with Scott Oake after Canadians playoff win over Tampa, pompus bullsh*t. His repeated "listen up" speech got damn disrespectful.

madTBLfan

Anonymous said...

is it just me or is Hughson doing his best to ignore Glenn Healy? There have been moments of awkward silence in this series after some interaction between the two.
Healey likes the Habs and it is quite evident that Hughson doesn't and never has.

Anonymous said...

How many Regina kids got taken in the draft?

Anonymous said...

wheaties in 5

Rod Pedersen said...

5 Regina kids taken led by Carson Focht in the first round. Hockey Regina might want to do a news release!

Anonymous said...

The best time to go to Costco is Friday nights. Less people and traffic.

Anonymous said...

have 4 or 5 pints at bps helps too

Anonymous said...

mad TBL fan:: Get a life Buddy. Scott Oakes doing an interview is about exciting as your dumb comment. PK was having some fun and you didn't even catch on. Listen closer next time and that will be Sat. night after PK and Company kick Tampa's asses again.

Anonymous said...

What you forget scruffy is that Regina lost it's second round pick yesterday to Red Deer and is going to lose it's first round pick next year for Leschshysn. Plus we also lost Gay. We paid real high especially next draft when we don't have a first round pick.

Anonymous said...

Completely agree on the Brady comments.

What I don't understand is the report was 243 pages. Would it have been like reading War and Peace had he done something serious.


Brad

Anonymous said...

Great point on the deflated balls. If Toews scored the OT winner in game 7 of the Stanley Cuo final and it is discovered the stick curve was illegal after the fact, does that taint the Stanley Cup win?

They would have won that game using a ping pong ball

Anonymous said...

How many times have the Patriots been caught cheating? Belichick is probably involved in this somehow. Brady should be suspended for at least 4 and the team should be fined and lose a 1st round pick(s).

Anonymous said...

A few things:

1) There was a CBC show called Making the Cut. It revolved around guys who they thought didn't make it, but should have. Matt Hubbauer was on there a former Pat. Derkatch, it was the saddest day when Edmonton took him. I think the only reason they did was Lorne Davis advocated, but nobody was cracking that roster, and it was a 21 team league. Throw in the fact the IHL/AHL were war zones, and he wouldn't have a Lyndon Byers to ride shot gun, or Al Tuer and all those guys it was just the worst timing.

Pound for pound Derkatch was the greatest ever.

2) No Mitch, I'm not moving to Alberta. I didn't move there in the early 90s when 3/4+ of my contemporaries did. I made my bones here, and did quite well as a matter of fact.

I was here long before the Sask Party, and I'll be here long after. The stuff Alberta booted the Tories for - that's what S.P is trying to do.

There rising water raises all boats theory doesn't work. Wall has had every piece of major legislation rescinded, and all the guy does is apologize for mistakes.

He hasn't done a single thing - well no tax on a used car that was his bold legislation. Past that people are slowly figuring it out.

Y'er Welcome
Obama

Anonymous said...

Any chance Polluck does a weekly Riders or Stadium update? At least he likes talking instead of dancing around questions like coaches.

Anonymous said...

Lucas Sillinger being taken by the Regina Pats. That's what's wrong with hockey today right there. Nobody did that kid any favours.

Anonymous said...

Did you see the list of names from Regina and area selected in the WHL Bantam draft? - Skill is one thing, politics and stepping over people are another. The group that got picked from Prairie Storm as the parents which extends to their kids are the absolute worst of the worst kinds of people.

Anonymous said...

So Obama, do you think the NDP getting voted in in Alberta is a positive?
The new Premier there recently attended & supported an Anti-Oil and Anti-Oil Sands rally. Can you imagine a SK Premier attending an Anti-Farming rally?
One of the new NDP MLA's spoke out yesterday in support of recently released murderer and terrorist, Omar Khadr.....but the mainstream leftwing media gives these people a free pass. Khadr being released is just sad for our country....but i guess the "bleeding heart leftist" are happy. I wonder what the wife and kids of Sgt Christopher Speer think about this (he was the medic Khadr murdered).
Interesting to hear big money businessmen like Kevin O'Leary and Brett Wilson speak out against the NDP and that they will no longer invest in that province.

Anonymous said...

WaaWaaWaa!

Anonymous said...

Chamblin is an awesome coach and by the time he is done here he will be the greatest of all time due to multiple Grey Cup wins. No other coach has won more than one so if Chamblin wins it this Nov in the Peg there will be no doubt. That's a pretty tough thought for the Chamblin haters to have who still wish that Grandpa Ken was the head coach. Maybe som day those people will learn to move on and realize what a great thing we have in CC.


Y'er welcome.
Gunderson's Yorkton

Anonymous said...

Hughson luvs the Vcr Canucks

Anonymous said...

Lol...no kidding!

Anonymous said...

Hey pal, when we have Lescychyn lighting it up for the next 4 yrs it just won't matter. Relax....it was a Fantastic trade. The next few yrs WILL prove it.

RWAH said...

IMO Red Deer won that trade The Pats got Red Deer's 1st round pick in the 2014 draft and Red Deer got the Pats 1st round in 2016, 2nd round in 2015, and now Saskatoons 3rd round in 2017. It looks like Sutter deserves the raise, not the Pats trader.

Anonymous said...

You go with big oil, Obama will go with the little man.

Anonymous said...

PK Subban ants in his pants condescending clown on skates, he needs to slow his roll down before someone does it for him. Montreal Canadiens better off without this sideshow and his antics. Tampa Bay eventually takes this series.

Anonymous said...

Shut up Obama!

Anonymous said...

Big oil creates jobs and helps the little man with benefits and drives up wages.
This NDP "supporting the little man" keeps holding provinces and this country back. If you want your life to get better, get off the couch and go make it better. Soooo many jobs out there. No excuse except the one in the mirror.
God forbid the Liberals or NDP win the federal election in the fall. Oil prices will drop which will hammer the west. Carbon taxes will drive the cost of living way up for us in the west and even though oil will be low, gas prices will sky-rocket above $2 a litre because of increased taxes. Wake up Canada!

Anonymous said...

The new Alberta premier and Liberal leader Justin Trudeau believe terrorists and radicals can be rehabilitated! Give me a break.
I agree, i can not believe that an admitted murderer, terrorist, jihadist and trader is walking the streets in our great country.

Anonymous said...

kevin o'leary is another fear mongering conservative blowhard just like gormley. these two dont even believe half what spews from their mouths,consevative lapdog puppets.

Anonymous said...

If you ever wondered what it would be like to pull 55 people off the street to run a gov't, well you're going to find out in Alberta.
Amateur hour begins...

Anonymous said...

And guys like Jihan Ghomeshi and Evan Solomon are socialist blowhards who love to promote everything and anything on the Left. I'm sure Trudeau wishes that pic of him and Ghomeshi was never taken.

Y'er welcome
Jeb

Anonymous said...

Omar Khadri is 28 years old and like a lot of young men who go astray made a terrible mistake.

If the Sask Premier had any sack he would attend an anti farm rally. 15-20,000 acre farms pumping how much insecticide into the genetically modified food supply, and we wonder why the bees are dying and everyone is getting cancer.

Alberta made the right choice and eventually the S.P here is going to extend enough rope to hang themselves.

If people looked into their hearts they'd know full well the S.P government is not going to end well or do well.

...Private MRIs and Seniors being abused in Care Homes - that's this government's legacy...

Y'er Welcome

Anonymous said...

Hey Larry Hubich, thanks for your blog contribution! Maybe some thoughts on sports on a sports blog next time?


Y'er welcome
Hilary

Anonymous said...

It's like a breath of fresh air to get to read Scruffy's comments and not have to put up with that drivel that Pedersen keeps calling journalism.

Anonymous said...

Chamblin may very well be the best coach the riders ever had or will have. He has no chance of a legacy in Regina. An extended losing streak with no Richie or George to throw under the bus is all that it takes for the micromanagers to turn on him. The loud stupid minority instead of making stupid political comments will be after Chamblin. They won't quit until he leaves town.

Anonymous said...

It's true. The regina costco is the busiest costco I've ever seen. I've been to costcos all over north America too. I live in Edmonton and there are like 5 here. Regina should at least get a second one. Either in the NW end or in Harbour Landing I think.

Anonymous said...

The only reason oil and gas are scared of the NDP is that they no longer have direct access to a cabinet minister for behind the door deals.

Anonymous said...

Thank you Mr.Blair for your contribution to this blog read today. Have a safe and happy weekend.

madTBLfan

Anonymous said...

There's a horrible hangover in Southern Alberta. They still can't believe what happened ON Tuesday.

Anonymous said...

YES!!! Brandon lost to Kelowna tonight, down 1 game to zip

Anonymous said...

wheatkings in 5

Anonymous said...

Re Inflategate;

Rules are rules, if you don't enforce them then they're just guidelines. Suspend Brady for six games and New England loses their first round pick.
The lawyers that run these pro leagues are always looking for loopholes. They could have eliminated any chance of a fracas like this by having the league supply the balls. Letting each team play with their own footballs is only asking for trouble and they got it. You provide an opportunity to cheat and somebody will. It just seems it's always Bill Belechuk and Tom Brady.

Anonymous said...

Suspend Brady for 4 home games, the season until he provides phone data.

Anonymous said...

Brew England should have been stripped of the superpower and have nobody win it last year.

Anonymous said...

Super bowl and new England were in that comment but I'm sure you know what meant

Anonymous said...

I'm surprised Scruffy isn't advocating for the Patriots to have the SB win stripped from them because of who they beat!

I can't argue with what he says though.


Al