Re: Was the nickname 'Taz' for Bruin Terry O'Reilly commonly known - or not?
posted at 1/30/2012 11:00 PM EST
In Response to Re: Was the nickname 'Taz' for Bruin Terry O'Reilly commonly known - or not?
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: Was the nickname 'Taz' for Bruin Terry O'Reilly commonly known - or not? : Yeah, cause Fred and company werent homers at all. Also, red is 36. I'm 36 also, caught the last couple of years of his career, never missed a game and can't recall anyone refering to him as "Taz" while he played. And Like Fletch said, all we had were the papers and broadcasts, yet from those I knew these. 1. The Flower - Lafleur 2. Great One 3. Super Mario/Le Magnifique 4. Leigon Of Doom - Lindros/LeClair/Renberg 5. Crazy 8's - Recchi/Lindros/Fedyk 6. Bonanza Line Oates/Juneau/Kvartalnov 7. Mr. Hockey 8. Jay "Goulet" Miller as dubbed by Derek Sandersons wife when he scored. 9. Russian Rocket- Bure 10. Boom Boom Geoffrion 11. The Grim Reaper 12. Wild Thing or The Planet- Al Iafrate 13. Cujo 14. Felix "The Cat" Potvin 15. Rocket Richard 16. St. Patrick Roy 17. Captain Canada- Ryan Smyth 18. Beezer = Vanbiesbrouck 19. Little Ball Of Hate- No not Marchand, Pat Verbeek 20. Solo Ed Mio--NHL2Nite phrase more than a name 21. Chicken Parm 22. Finnish Flash 23. Foppa These are just off of the top of my head, yet don't recall the Taz name...These were all before the social media as we know it today, just from broadcasts, papers,magazines and NHL 2 Nite on ESPN2 with Buccigross, Melrose, Ferraro..PAUL KARIYA "CHA CHA CHA"....I'd be willing to bet those who claim not to of heard taz have heard of most of these if not all of them. Have you?, Cause if not, I have to question your fanhood!!
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Ya, Kel I used to read the Boston Globe in the Saint Mary's University library 2 weeks after it was issued, so I'm quite aware that the internet wasn't in play when Taz played. I used to listen to the games on the flippin radio in the early 80s, but only on clear nites when the waves would cross the Atlantic from Mass to NS. Otherwise, it was all static. So, I'm quite confident in my support of the Bs over the years. Hot air and bluster and frequency of posting doesn't improve your cred as a fan. Nice list, though. You forgot " Magic Man " for Kent Nillson, " "dumdum Domi" and " Chow " for Keith Crowder, tho.
What is with this notion about announcers allegedly using monikers during broadcasts ??? It is rare, and as I've said previosuly, when they do, it's prefaced with the player's full name and something like " who they call ...." It'd be too esoteric for a lot of viewers, who are not passionate, otherwise....
And ya, Jackazz Edwards is the king of homers, as someone here pointed out. You need to turn off the volume during fights he cover or each one is a TKO for the Bruin !