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Friday, February 24, 2017

SCRUFFY'S THIS N' THAT

Welcome to Friday! Here are the usual weekly thoughts running through my muddled mind, and as always they come in no particular order:

-- Regina lost a true great this week. Gord Currie was a great football coach, a great educator and a tremendous man. The words of wisdom that he gave to many in this community will not be forgottten by those he spoke to. Many that played with him for the Rams know what type of individual he was as he shaped them to be the person they are today. His departure leaves a big hole in our community.

-- We are in the homestretch of the WHL season, and it is safe to say someone has some explaining to do in the scheduling department.

Wednesday night's Pats game in Saskatoon was the end of a 5 game roadie which saw them play 6 games in 9 days in 6 different cities. On the March 3 weekend, they will play three games in three days with that third one being an afternoon game in Brandon.  That's insane!  I realize the league tries to do things in mind with keeping education at the forefront, but what the Pats are going through right now is just stupid as far as I am concerned.  I am sure if I looked at other teams I could find anomalies in their schedule too.

-- Since when did NHL goalies become unable to play back-to-back nights?  Several times this year I have heard coaches say they didn't want their guy playing on back-to-back nights  because of the toll it would take on them.  I'm sure the legendary Glenn Hall laughs at that when he played over 800 consecutive games.  Goalies do need nights off, but I think its OK if you play them in back-to-back games.

-- I have said before I think its ridiculous when a guy gets laid out in open ice with a hard, clean check that he then has to drop the mitts and stand up for himself as someone comes in.  The idea was floated out this week on NHL Radio that if a player comes after someone for delivering what is a clean check, he should be given a 10 minute misconduct and a game misconduct. I could not agree more!

-- The Seattle Seahawks held a media combine this week for you know whats and giggles. I can truly hope the Saskatchewan Roughriders do not try to do the same thing. Then again, training camp is in Saskatoon and I won't be there so go ahead and do it up there.

-- The Arizona Coyotes told their fans to stop doing the wave.  1) God bless the Arizona Coyotes and 2) They have fans??

-- Baseball is back!!

-- FS1 is getting rid of Jay and Dan. ?????   How that network can release those two and keep Skip Bayless and Shannon Sharpe around is beyond explanation.  I can't see it being much longer till TSN snaps them back up. Would they go in where Dutchy and Hedger are or would they take over their old slot and bump Kate and Natasha.  Can they go head to head against Tim and Sid doing the same type of show and rid of us of those two?  For that matter, would they go to Sportsnet? No matter where they go, many Canadians will follow including this guy.

-- Thank you Chris Best!

-- It may only be one win, but Penny Barker has one at the Scotties. It has been a tough week for the Moose Jaw rink, but at least she can take one positive away from the week. Maybe she can finish things off with another "W" today to finish off round-robin.  As for Michelle Englot, she just continues to roll along. There is absolutely nothing wrong with her game as this week has shown. I'm not betting against her in the playoffs.

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

24 comments:

Anonymous said...

Who says dan and Jay would want to go back to tsn? Maybe they want to do their own thing, it's not like they're joined at the hip.

Anonymous said...

I wonder what 6600 people in a 17000 seat arena trying to do the wave looks like? More like like a ripple in a pond is my guess.

Anonymous said...

WHL teams are responsible for their own schedules. They set them up in cooperation and negotiating with the other teams. Blame the league office? Nope, they only coordinate the scheduling. Teams are responsible for their what they end up with.

Anonymous said...

That's true Scruffy, you won't be in Saskatoon because you have to stay back and read the news on CKRM.

Anonymous said...

The hell with Jay and Dan.

Bring us Rod and the Scruffdog!

That is solid entertainment

Anonymous said...

Mr. Currie was a legend and someone who can never be replaced.

My conversations with him always left me a better person.


Todd

Anonymous said...

Pats aren't responsible for their own schedule. The entire WHL is out to get them - always have been and always will be!

Anonymous said...

Haha poster #2 those are my thoughts exactly, how can this even be an issue in Phoenix??? On top of that most of the 6600 fans are there cheering for the away team! So really it's maybe 2500 fans were talking about here, that's about the same amount of fans the Saskatoon Blades draw

Anonymous said...

Please move Arizona to Seattle or Portland fast.

Anonymous said...

Glenn Hall played in 6 team league, less games, no air travel....

plus he never played the start of the season because he was always "painting the shed"......

Anonymous said...

Yeah, put Jay & Dan up against Sid & Tim. Four goofs going head to head. Just leave Kate & Natasha alone, they are way better than these guys.

Anonymous said...

802 consecutive games is an unbelievable accomplishment. Plus he had to face Bobby and Dennis Hull every day in practice, in equipment that offered little protection and without a mask.

Anonymous said...

Natasha might be as hot or hotter than that little Tiffany Lizee.

Imagine being trapped in an elevator with those two.

Anonymous said...

Each WHL team books their own Conference schedules. Paddock said it himself this week on Sportscage.

Anonymous said...

You sound gross.

Anonymous said...

"Imagine being trapped in an elevator with those two". Reminds me of the 1980's when I was in Toronto for business. I got on the elevator and had it to myself. It proceeded down a couple of floors, it stopped, the doors opened and in walked the 9 Miss Grey Cup contestants. The only time I have ever wanted to be stuck on an elevator.

Anonymous said...

Just my 2 cents I used to watch Jay and Dan allot always good for a few laughs per show but since I've switched to sportsnet pretty religiously except to catch cfl highlights. As a preemptive I'm under 40 so I'd like to know am I the only one who thinks Jackie has got it goin on? Head and shoulders above Kate and natasha in my opinion. I will watch Jay and Dan wherever they land .
Byob

James K said...

The only show that Jay & Dan should be on is Corner Gas that is about the mentality of their comedy.

Cloud Strife said...

Scruffy,

Goalies playing without a day off of rest since their last start have a demonstratably lower save percentage than playing with at least one day since their last game.

Check out the below data from the 2012-2013 season: http://www.broadstreethockey.com/2013/4/4/4176206/ilya-bryzgalov-steve-mason-michael-leighton-goalies-back-to-back

On the second night of a back to back, tenders have an 89% save percentage. Otherwise, it's 91%. Coaches of the past just didn't have the data to know better.

Anonymous said...

Seattle has started training camp???

Anonymous said...

#neverforget

Anonymous said...

OMG, did someone actually refer to Sid and Tim as legitimate tv personalities?

Anonymous said...

Ahahahaha I chocked I was laughing so hard at the gross comment. That has to be a gal that wrote that. Standing up to ridiculous male chauvinist piggy comments. Ahahahahaha

Reginald of Regina



Anonymous said...

Yeah, use Flyers goalies from 5 yrs ago. Got anything recent?