So yesterday was another successful day for Canada at the Olympics. Except I'm a bit confused. His name is really Mike, and he really is from Canmore? Growing up in a stereotypically Canadian household, watching the Royal Canadian Air Farce on Friday night was a tradition. The comedians that I remember laughing at the most were Roger Abbot, Luba Goy, Don Ferguson and John Morgan. There were great features, the most popular at it's height being the Chicken Cannon, where a rubber chicken would be loaded into a cannon, often with other interesting goods (often things that make a big mess) and then shot at a target - the last target being of particular interest to NHL fans, Gary Bettman and Bob Goodenow. But I bring it up because aside from the talented Don Ferguson who did just about any politician you could imagine, one of my favourites was Mike from Canmore. Mike was a Flames fan whose pet dog was actually just a stuffed dog, who he would order to do tricks and then wait a hilarious amount of time for it to happen. The best part about Mike from Canmore was that he would show up at random times, and quite often the only thing he would ever say was "I'm Mike, from Canmore." So poor Mike Robertson, who won a silver medal at the Olympics yesterday, will forever live in the shadow of the Royal Canadian Air Farce in my mind. And that, my friends, is today's Heritage Moment.
Today's links after the jump.
Aulie Out, Getzlaf In, Burke Talks, Attendance Shocking
MLHS takes a look at a few different stories around the NHL.
Vintage Leaf Memories week in review and coming soon - a new poll
There'll be some new stuff coming on Vintage Leaf Memories. I'm sure we'll link to it in the FTB, but check in anyways.
Mikhail Grabovski's Secret Injury Diary: Part 2
Loser Domi manages another glimpse into Grabbo's secret injury diary.
The NHL at the break: Tracking goal scoring.
Mirtle takes a look at goal scoring, and concludes that Calgary, Boston and Detroit are all in trouble after having their offence dry up this season.
Hokeenight and Down Goes Brown get Motivated by Bif Naked.
On this week's podcast we learn Down Goes Brown's real first name, as they talk about the Olympics, Cam Barker, Vesa Toskala and Bif Naked.
Countries submit final Olympic rosters
The NHL tells us about some alterations to the final Olympic Hockey Rosters.
2010 Olympic Hockey TV Schedule
Lighthouse Hockey did some hard work and has a list of where you can watch all of the Olympic Hockey games.
Olympic Bits – Luongo Starts, Line Combinations
MLHS gives us some insight into how Team Canada and Team USA will shake down.
The New Olympic Welcome Song
Team Canada welcomes the other nations to the 2010 Vancouver Olympics, Bloge Salming - Down Goes Brown style.
Mike Robertson Wins Silver
Learn a bit about the real Mike from Canmore.