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Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Three Things, All Sports Related

Posted by on Tue, Jul 24, 2012 at 12:34 PM

#1: The Nashville Predators just announced that they matched Philadelphia's offer to Shea Weber! Weber, the team's captain, was a restricted free agent. The Preds signed him on a 14 year/$110 million contract. YAY! (Also: Whoa. Lots of money.)

#2: In other hockey news: isithockeyseason.com?

#3: In light of Ichiro leaving the Mariner's Death Cab for Cutie frontman Ben Gibbard released a song he wrote about the baseball star a few years ago. You can hear "Ichiro's Theme" here.

Sports!

 

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orange&black 1
God Damn it!!! That sucks!

... I'm just... So... Pissed off...

No Kimo/Webber blue line wall.

He woulda' looked GREAT in Orange and Black.

DAMN!
Posted by orange&black on July 24, 2012 at 12:44 PM · Report this
Matt from Denver 2
I didn't think Nashville would do that. Good for them - now let's see if they've made a wise move or one that hamstrings the team.
Posted by Matt from Denver on July 24, 2012 at 12:44 PM · Report this
biffp 3
#4: Former Avs Tough Guy Scott Parker: Moore-Bertuzzi 'Wasn't Vicious'; Bertuzzi a 'Good Guy'.
Posted by biffp on July 24, 2012 at 1:02 PM · Report this
biffp 4
And Rick Nash was traded from Columbus to New York Rangers for Dubinsky, Artem Anisimov, a prospect and a 1st round draft pick. A great deal for the League, but I'd be bummed as a Jackets fan with that return.
Posted by biffp on July 24, 2012 at 1:10 PM · Report this
Matt from Denver 5
@ 3, I saw that last week. Sounds like someone was butthurt having to be on the same team as a Harvard graduate (who, to be fair, probably was insufferable about it). That, or else being a goon has simply given him a skewed perspective on what's "vicious," because maybe only McSorley's whack on Brashear rates up there on the scale of stomach-turning violence.
Posted by Matt from Denver on July 24, 2012 at 1:38 PM · Report this
biffp 6
@5, I don't disagree with you, and I was interested in your take. I still think Bert and McSorley were juiced. I just can't believe a hockey player does that to another player.

It'll be interesting to see what Torres does next whenever the season starts. Torres seems like the most likely pick for a lifetime ban. With that said, Bettman decides to reduce his suspension. It's not as puzzling as demanding a 24% pay cut after record league revenues, but what's the point of overruling Shanahan to reduce it 4 games?
Posted by biffp on July 24, 2012 at 2:05 PM · Report this
edie murphy beverly hills have eyes cleary 7
#s 1 and 2 are not proper in the "Sports!" category. Hockey goes in the "Cavemen!" category, subcategory "on ice".
Posted by edie murphy beverly hills have eyes cleary on July 24, 2012 at 2:16 PM · Report this
Matt from Denver 8
@ 6, agreed. Can't really add to that...
Posted by Matt from Denver on July 24, 2012 at 2:38 PM · Report this
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Still pretending to be an NHL fan?
Posted by fsb on July 25, 2012 at 7:46 AM · Report this
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@5, I'm always upset to see players come to Bertuzzi's defense. What he did was appalling and Steve Moore can't speak out about Bertuzzi or the incident. There's an ongoing civil case and Moore is consequently under a gag order until it is resolved. So basically Bertuzzi and others can go on and on about how Bertuzzi's not a bad guy and Steve Moore just has to sit back and keep his mouth shut.

As for the Harvard thing - there are a bunch of former Harvard players in the NHL. I'm not sure that they're insufferable about it. Actually, I doubt it ever came up much. Moore's degree wasn't getting him more money or playing time or media exposure, so there'd be no reason to address it. Parker's quote sounds like he was jealous and assumed that Moore felt he was superior, as opposed to anything Moore said or did. And, if Parker's disgusting jackass-y quote is anything to go by, I think Moore had good reason to feel superior.
Posted by moosefan on July 25, 2012 at 8:10 AM · Report this

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