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Mike "Doc" Emrick, the NHL's worst announcer, and Chico Resch, the color guy he shares half a brain with, came up with this quote last night at the end of the Devils broadcast:
The Devils really beat themselves tonight.
Yeah they sure did Doc. I'm impressed you managed to string together an entire sentence without the words "drive" or "waffleboard" in it. Generally if a good team loses to a bad team and you're a sore loser fan you would say something like the above quote. When said "bad team" goes 3-0-1 against you on the season though, maybe it's more than that.
"I think he trapped it between his arm and his body," Shanahan said. "I don't even think he knew where it was. We were all sort of looking around for it. - NJ.com
Prima donna crybaby Brendan Shanahan, criticizing Gerber's lucky save, attempts to portray it as Gerber not even knowing where the puck is. The same Shanahan who in that same quote also admits to not knowing where the puck was by his use of "I think".
David Clarkson was angry about a first-period hit from Jamal Mayers, but said he didn't think it was a slew-foot.
"I just thought he hit me late," Clarkson said. "They already blew the whistle. He plays an honest game, so. ... No one kicked my foot out."
This is really bizarre, since on the replay you can see that Clarkson's left leg is in the air a full second or two before Mayers hits him yet both the Leafs and Devils broadcast thought it was a slooooooooofoot. At least Clarkson's honorable enough to admit it wasn't a slew-foot I guess.
The score was stunning enough but it came despite Jersey outshooting the visitors 48-18. But Brodeur was porous enough and the Devils sloppy enough that Toronto won its first game in its last three tries. For the struggling Devils it was their seventh loss in the last nine games as they stumble just before the post-season.
"It was fun again. I'm glad, as a team, we were able to play the way we wanted to play," said Gerber, who struggled in his last two outings, giving up 12 goals on 59 shots. - The Star
After making 47 saves on 48 shots, Martin Gerber put on some dark sunglasses at night and drove home in his Cadillac Eldorado. No one actually knows where, or if, Martin Gerber sleeps at night. Some people say he sleeps upside down on the roof of a cave like a bat. That's foolish, he probably sleeps upside down on the roof of a condo as there aren't many caves near Toronto. This NNN is getting weird.
Among his cherished possessions at home, Hanson has a Brodeur jersey, a goalie stick the netminder gave him and a couple of autographed photos of the goalie, the typical stuff a fan might accumulate from a player he idolizes.
Hanson went home with his game puck, stood Brodeur's stick against the wall underneath his jersey and remarked "Weird, scoring in the NHL is exactly like shooting against fake Brodeur at home".
Although Gerber stole the show, and the game, coach Ron Wilson said he might go with fan-favourite Curtis Joseph tonight at the Air Canada Centre against Buffalo, just to give the 41-year-old another start at home. If so, it may well be Joseph's last NHL appearance.
WHAT ARE YOU THINKING RON WILSON DO YOU NOT REMEMBER THE LAST FOUR SABRES GAMES?