Heh... the Sesito pick "The 228-pound forward was originally selected by Columbus in the third round, 85th overall, in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft." was covered in that Gare Joyce classic "Future Greats and Hearbreaks: A Year Undercover in the Secret World of NHL Scouts" ( http://www.amazon.ca.../dp/0385664419/ ).
It's no wonder that Columbus is the gong show that it is -- basically after the two round they basically had no clue who to pick and were guessing at names they had seen around. Though the fact Sesito has actually made it to the NHL for a couple of cups of coffee and this 2-year deal (as a 3rd round pick isn't terrible).
Best quote in the announcement comments: Gills, have you been handing out with Rob Ford and the crack pipe?
Don't see alfie's comments as being bad. It's honest. It's factual. It's hard to best any team 3 straight in the playoffs, let alone a 1 seed.
And the thing that drives me nuts is, wtf do you want him to say? Cliche bullshit? All most of you do is comment on how interviews are boring and useless and then we attack someone for finally giving an honest answer? Sick of this always need to find something to bitch about mentality in our society.
Hockey players should get awards for honest answers. I don't care if they are Bryzgalov-crazy or what, just anything non-cliche. Someone could make a few bucks starting a site that tracked player quotes and gave people ratings for honest or dishonest (with a voting system obv).
With the allstar break come and gone it's time to focus on the post season push.I invite all my fellow Canuckleheads to show their support here.Canuck - Slang for Canadianhttp://<span style='...cks.com</span>/
As some of you know I decided to take my son to his first NHL game tonight. While I expected the experience to be special I had no idea how special it would be for my son and for me.We got to the ACC around 630..We walked around and I showed by son around, the gift shop, the concessions etc...We walked into the platinums just so he could see the rink up close, as we were going to be sitting up high, very high...Our seats were so high up i wanted him to see the rink from up close..We make the trek up the escalator, walk around to section 307 and before we go up he asks if we can get some peanuts and a coke..Of course I plop down the $12 and get it..We make our trek up to the last row in section 307..Now Chris can attest these seats are WAY up there..So we sit down and my son still thinks this is so cool, even though we are way up..We barely sit down and out of the press box door comes a man I recognize towards us..He comes up to me and says, "is this your son"..I say yes and he introduces himself as John Mcdermott, the anthem singer...He says this is your lucky day as everynight i pick someone to take my seats...Then he escorts us and says follow me...At this stage i am like, WOW, my sons first game and we are moving down to platinums...That was the half of it..We walk through the pressbox , right by Howard Berger..I am shocked at this point and cant get any cool remark at him out..I just smile and nod..John then procedes to take us to the organ room..He introduces us and Adrian to him and says this is his first game...He procedes to let Adrian play a few notes on the organ...HE ACTUALLY PLAYED A FEW NOTES through the ACC..So cool ...At this stage I am like this is awesome and he has the biggest smile on his face..Then we are escorted through the back, down the elevator and John says come back here...He takes us to the Zamboni area, introduces us to the drivers and Adrian gets to sit on the Zamboni...HE SAT ON THE ACTUAL ACC ZAMBONI..Like wtf , this is insane already..Then we walk by the Tampa dressing room, we have to wait as the players are coming back from the pre game skate...First player that walks by is Stamkos, I tell Adrian watch that guy he is very good...Then we walk by and John says come here..We go into this mini dressing room and yup its the referees and linesman putting there skates on...We are introduced to them, they all sign their cards for Adrian and have a cool chat...I am still in shock and one of the refs is Auger...I dont have the guts to say, hey I know you and the stuff you been through earlier this year..I dont say anything ...Then John introduces to a whole bunch of staff and they are high fiving and having fun with my son...So we make our trek to the seats..We are literally 10 rows back of the net...As if that wasnt enough the game turns out to be everything I could of imagined..We see the Stamkos goal right in front of us..A wicked wrist shot that was like WOW...The Leafs tie it 1-1...Then after Stalberg and Bozak score we go to OT...The save on Lecavalier in OT, followed by the Kessel winner was just a perfect ending to a perfect night..The smile on my sons face was priceless...He will never forget his first NHL game , and i wont either...I cant thank John Mcdermott enough for the amazing night he provided us , he is truly an amazing gentleman....And thanks to the Leafs for playing the part and providing a very exciting game.