Wednesday, March 21, 2007
Been to the Journal online lately?
Their Oilers' page used to have a picture of a battered warrior, the heart and soul of the Edmonton Oilers. A guy named Ryan Smyth.
You may have heard of him.
All that an Edmonton Oiler could be.
The epitome of a hockey player.
A man all Canadians could rally behind.
A giant among men.
To replace him, the Journal could have posted a picture of the Oilers' captain. Or a rugged veteran like Steve Staios or Ethan Moreau. Or the veteran goalie who led them to the Cup final last year. Or flashy Ales Hemsky. Or local playoff hero Fernando Pisani.
Hell, I would have preferred a picture of Marc Pouliot, Mathieu Roy or Bryan Young.
Even Mr. Everything Toby Peterson.
Instead they post a picture of the soft, clueless, underachieving, Budweiser drinking, ballcap wearing, pushed off the puck by Jeff O'Neill, never forechecking, never backchecking, taking up spacing, vacuous, mumbling, non scoring "goalscorer", Joffrey Lupul.
Face of the Franchise.
Stab me, shoot me and fuck me in the ear.
Posted by Black Dog at 10:12 AM