Friday, 4 July 2008
As happened on The Team 1260, reported on by TSN, Brownlee and Staples, noted by Lowetide and blow-by-blow summarized by Copper & Blue - Kevin Lowe finally blasted back at Brian Burke.
Good on 'em.
I don't think he should have bystander'd the city of Anaheim and Bobby Ryan but those are just minor quibbles on my part. Overall it was a masterfull showing by a guy who finally decided to take his jacket off and fight back.
Forgive if I am wrong but I get the impression that Katz said something, as a friend might, along the lines of: "Kevin... why don't you just tell him to fuck-off?"
Burke forgot (imo), a long time ago, a rule of thumb that trends along this line:
When you guessed and got lucky, and everyone knows it, don't pretend otherwise.
(Of course, one of the hidden joys to that rule is the one nested within: If no one knows, bluff.)
Everyone knows Burkie. Everyone knows.
That brings me to the topic I was actually going to write on tonight:
Bounced out of Atlanta, Zhitnik is not (imo) a failed player and his Desjardins numbers are actually quite good given the team he played on. He is at the point in his career where he should be a complement to another player - not treated as if he should be anchoring a top defensive pairing.
Waddell made a bad trade regardless; Coburn taking a giant stride forward just made it obvious.
Some team should take a chance on Zhitnik. I say here they will do quite well if they pair him up properly and don't ask for miracles.
Well enough, perhaps... that the team that signs him could, perhaps... trade him at the deadline for, lets say... an elite, yet struggling, defensive prospect from, just maybe... a team that has a GM entering panic mode?
Everyone knows Waddell. Everyone knows.
Have a great evening everyone.