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Friday, November 11, 2005

To those of you who still think that ESPN is good ....

Most of the credit for this should go to Chris McMurtry over at Hockey Country for pointing this out....

The crack staff at ESPN.com apparently doesn't know the difference between Jason Spezza (pictured on top) and some dude in the minors.
According to their boxscore of the Ottawa-Boston game on Thursday night, it was not Spezza who got secondary assists on both of Heatley's goals. Instead, they gave credit to Daniel Paille.
Yeah, I know. There's nobody by that name on the Sens roster. In fact, there's nobody by that name on any NHL roster.

Daniel Paille plays left wing for the Rochester Americans, the AHL squad for the Buffalo Sabres. He was selected by Buffalo with the 20th overall pick in the 2002 entry draft, and has not played in any NHL games.

I don't have any idea how ESPN screwed that up so badly. The two players are nothing alike.

#20, Rochester Americans Left wing.....shoots left.....6'0"...197 lbs
born: 04.15.84 in Nelland, Ontario

#19, Ottawa Senators Center ..... shoots right ..... 6'2"....206 lbs
born: 06.13.83 in Mississauga, Ontario

I could understand if they had mistaken one fourth line winger for another, but this is silly. Jason Spezza is one of the biggest names in hockey, and they confused him with a dude in the minor leagues for a different team.

Oh boy.

1 comment:

David said...

People aren't manually entering in names. It's some sort of database or scripting error going on.

I find it amusing personally. I've seen Cliff Ronning and Zarley Zalapski in the summaries lately also.


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