Back of the Net 09/30/2010

Posted: 09/30/2010 by bc in Uncategorized

Today’s fished out hot biscuits come from the Czech Republic and Slovakia, Detroit, Atlanta, Twitter….

Former scout Tommy Thompson noticed NHL draftees from the Czech Republic and Slovakia is in decline. In his blog,Thompson goes in search of an answer.

Want proof the Leafs nation Noise Machine dominates hockey media. Check out these stories;

Jeremy Roenick apparently has a weekly radio show. Who knew? Outside of Atlanta. So JR rants about Buff Daddy’s move to D and as you guessed it nobody outside of Atlanta heard JR”s roar.

Up north pucks are flaming across the tundra from Hogtown to Cattletown. Mike Peca said much the same thing about JBo and for all the media attention you’d think somebody performed a gay marriage in an Islamic mosque at Ground Zero.

First Flames owner Ken King goes on local radio and tries to score points by challenging Peca journalism credentials. Then’s Bob McKenzie goes all Twitter and works himself up into a blow-tatious gaseous state. I don’t care if blow-tatious isn’t a word, it is now.

Update: Leafs Nation Noise Machine now has a 3 on 1 since Dreger and Barnaby have joined the attack on the Flames King.

  1. czhokej says:

    I have observed the same (as Tommy Thompson, regarding Czech and Slovak players). Explanation for this phenomenon is quite complex. For us, growing up under totalitarian regime, sports were indispensable outlet of energy, and for talented athletes a promising career, more freedom (material advantages, travel), etc. With the fall socialism, young people can travel, start their own business, study, and the new system opened many other new opportunities. There were also some negative effects: computers, video games, more entertainment, drugs and consumerism. Playing hockey is a hard work, and the rewards are not guaranteed and they are usually far in the future.

  2. BackCheck says:

    Had it not been for Dubcek and the reforms that led to the Prague Spring of 1968, it’s hard to imagine Gorbachev and Walesa would have been possible.

    Certainly getting an education is the easier path compared to a career as a professional athlete. Do you think people would pursue careers in law or medicine if the chances of making it were 24,550 to 1 against?

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