Friday, 21 November 2014

Schadenfreude: Ron Hextall, Dallas Eakins and Vince Carter

Interesting night in the NHL Wednesday.

After a 2-0 loss to the Rangers, Flyers GM Ron ‘Helter Skelter’ Hextall loses it on his team in the dressing room, which the reporters outside can hear, and the players subsequently confirm. Yet Pokerface Ron lies like a Bruin, saying he didn’t, pleading ignorance, and then weakly backtracking that he wouldn’t confirm or deny that he did or didn’t. Delectable stuff.

In Edmonton, the Canucks beat the Oilers, with Radim Vrbata scoring two awesome powerplay goals, and Yannick Weber getting a goal and an assist. Highlight of the night was Kevin Bieksa filling in Andrew Ference after the Oilers, ahem, ‘captain‘, pushed him right into Ben Scrivens. Somehow taking exception to that, Intrepid Andrew decided to avenge his goalie’s honour, and laid a generous beating on Kevin Bieksa’s fists with his chin.

After, Dallas Eakins spoke.

And in Toronto, there was a love-in with Vince Carter, just like Vancouver recently had with Pavel Bure. Sure Vince, get all weepy and stuff, everyone forgot how you dogged it for entire seasons while trying to force a trade out of town.

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