JACK EDWARDS + PETER GAMMONS in a HOCKEY cage match, who you got?

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    JACK EDWARDS + PETER GAMMONS in a HOCKEY cage match, who you got?

    THESE GUYS HAVE BEEN GOING AT IT.. PETER TWEETED HE HAted the fighting because it made hockey more of a fringe sport and he wants the sport he loves to be more mainstream and not a tribal escape. edwards didnt take to kindly to that and went on and on in one of his usual soliloquies that he's known for. says hockey fans are the most humble and non-elitist bla bla and wanted gammo to focus more on the problems of hs own sport of baseball. also felt since he hadnt seen him at the rink, he should close his pie hole and not b yapping about it.. gammons came back and then jack went back at him.. smelling some real animosuty in there..

    gams just hit too close to home for jacky boy. i largely feel the same way. interestingly in a recent poll, 35% listed nfl as their top sport, followed by baseball surprisingly at 16%, hockey was at 5%, just 1% below NBA.. not as fringy as many think it is, will never be too high but will always enjoy its niche.. great sport to watch in person, but is what it is.. its a victim of demographics.. new immigrants are coming from soccer and warm weather dominant places.. is what it is!

     
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    Re: JACK EDWARDS + PETER GAMMONS in a HOCKEY cage match, who you got?

    Not sure exactly what you're saying, Commy, but I hate to see hockey dummed down or propped up in order to find more fans.  Oh wait.  Hockey needs more fans so the sport can get more viewers so the owners and TV execs can make more money, so ... let's take fighting out of the game.

    If Gammons really said those things then he's more ignorant that I thought.  I love watching good hockey, whether it's pro, AHL, juniors, college or even high school.  I'm not a big fan of fighting, frankly.  When a fight startts, sometimes I'll walk away to use the toilet or get a coffee. But I think fighting has a place in the game.  

    What Gammons apparently misses is that hockey is a subtle game, and that intimidation, momentum, confidence play huge roles.

    For example, ever notice how a sharp, tape-to-tape pass coming out from a defenseman to a wing can trigger other sharp, tape-tape passes as a reasult, and often lead to a scoring chance?

    But a sloppy pass to start a play becomes contagious, creating more sloppiness.

    Also, (I'm talking to Gammon's now) how a player can give something up, like some space on the ice, to lure the puck carrier in, then take it away at the key moment?

    Tribal?  That's the stuff you write for Sports Illustrated or GQ -- you know, the high-level analytical piece.  Put it there Gammons, and stay out of the rink.

     
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    Re: JACK EDWARDS + PETER GAMMONS in a HOCKEY cage match, who you got?

    When I saw the headline I thought "Sigh what's Stanley up to now." Then I click on it and realize that it's far worse. Ther plus side is I at least read Stanley's post - I don't bother with the Commie's so it at least saves me some time.

     
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    Re: JACK EDWARDS + PETER GAMMONS in a HOCKEY cage match, who you got?

    In response to red75's comment:
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    When I saw the headline I thought "Sigh what's Stanley up to now." Then I click on it and realize that it's far worse. Ther plus side is I at least read Stanley's post - I don't bother with the Commie's so it at least saves me some time.

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    What's even more sad is that they allowed this radical on twitter! Which is why I refuse to go on it. The wingnuts far out weigh the decent, intelligent people.

     
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    Re: JACK EDWARDS + PETER GAMMONS in a HOCKEY cage match, who you got?

    In response to marco0863's comment:
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    In response to red75's comment:
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    When I saw the headline I thought "Sigh what's Stanley up to now." Then I click on it and realize that it's far worse. Ther plus side is I at least read Stanley's post - I don't bother with the Commie's so it at least saves me some time.

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    WHO IS SIGH?

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    sigh

     

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