Left of the Dial

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I was thinking about Howard Berger the other day and how he is a bit of a riddle wrapped in an enigma wrapped in a mustache. I've been listening to the Fan590 a lot lately and I've been struck by the fact that Howard is a very good beat reporter and a decent analyst when he appears on various programs throughout the day. His radio appearances are pretty much the complete opposite of the trolling we often see in his lowest-common-denominator blog at Eklund's Magical World of Make Believe. Well, it turns out that I was wrong. Howard can still bring the bullshit on-air, as evidenced by his appearance on the Team1040 in Vancouver this morning:

Morning Show Dude: Howard, how is this story of his struggles out here playing in Toronto, and is there a nyea-nyea factor?

WCH: No, I don't think so. Not among people who have an ounce of maturity to them. You know, of course, you know, if you look at the internet chatboards and, you know, you see the loonies online of course you're going to get that but those are people that are, you know, 16 years old and no social life and sitting at their computers all day long but anybody who has a bit of a life understands, I think, what, you know, what we're discussing here today. And in Toronto people will boo him on February 21st here only because that is what they do here. You know, the Leafs haven't had anything to cheer about for 41 or 42 years, so when you get a chance to boo, you do it and you don't remember, you know, what people did for you until someday that Sundin will come back here and like Doug Gilmour did on the weekend he'll have his banner raised to the ceiling and then they'll cheer him you know for three-quarters of an hour but in the interim they'll boo him because hey we can show you that we're loftier and Mats Sundin you should have left at the trade deadline last year. You haven't done enough for us by being the only good player on the team for a decade, you should have left at the trade deadline and made sure you also played General Manager along with being the best player and got us a whole big package for the future. So, again, people in Toronto are called at times hockey's most knowledgable fans, uh, I don't know. Maybe I shouldn't say anything more than that.

On and on and on and on...what side are you on? Thanks to Wohn Jensink for the tip. 


Varry Galk said:

Wow. Overblown, cowardly and inaccurate. A true mittenstringing from an old favourite.

Godd Till said:

"You haven't done enough for us by being the only good player on the team for a decade"

It's amazing that Sundin carried pylons like Curtis Joseph, Alexander Mogilny, Tomas Kaberle, Gary Roberts, Joe Nieuwendyk, Brian Leetch, and Ed Belfour, etc., etc., as far as he did.

Given that he has Luongo and the Sedins to work with, no wonder the Canucks are tearing up the league.

Wohn Jensink said:


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