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Tuesday, June 26, 2007

A quick note about the draft

At the NHL Entry Draft last weekend, we narrowly missed what would have been a hilarious Princess Bride moment.
During the first round on Friday night, two mid-term favorites fell pretty far down the draft board. Some were surprised. Most weren't.

Alexei Cherepanov was once projected to be the #1 pick. Angelo Esposito was also once projected to be the #1 pick. They fell to #17, and #20, respectively. Esposito because his work ethic has brought the phrase "mails it in" to mind, and Cherepanov simply because he is Russian, and very well might be held at ransom by Russian mob bosses.

In the bleachers of the Nationwide Arena, both players looked angry. Not frustrated or disappointed, but angry.

In the Versus booth, Pierre McGuire was whining like a little girl. Repeatedly, he cried out

"This is unconscionable!"

With the passing of each pick, McGuire's whining became more and more comical, and he kept saying things like "I know he's Russian, but I don't care!", and kept repeating, like a mantra:
"This is unconscionable!"

Who, besides me, was hoping for someone to lean in and say:
"You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means."

1 comment:

Bill Purdy said...

Funny post by itself, but tagging it with "Mandy Patinkin" was a stroke of genius. Bravo.


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