Re: Jack Edwards apologizes for Cooke remarks
posted at 4/23/2013 11:18 PM EDT
In response to Fletcher1's comment:
In response to jmwalters' comment:
In response to dezaruchi's comment:
I was just reading some coverage from the Ottawa Sun and found some of the comments quite interesting. Many of the Sens fans laugh at the idea of Neil avenging anything. One mentioned how funny it was to see Neil totally cower away from a fight with Macintyre and how he also looked afraid when Murray slammed him later in the game.
They obviously don't know Macintyre then. The guy is a monster in the mold of Scott, and just as "skilled" with the puck too by the way. I don't blame Neil one bit. I wouldn't want any Bruin fighting that guy either.
Fighting Mac should be Kassian's job but he was unavailable.
Agreed jm. Big Mac is a beast. I ran into him in the food line a couple years ago at an Avs game vs. Edmonton. It was odd, but he and Ladi Smid were hanging out in the concourse in full suits (Smid injured, Mac scratched) between periods. Not immediately recognizing MacIntyre, I wondered to my buddy 'who is about 6'4 and 230 lbs. on the Oilers'? Then you see him fight and realize that the size is just the beginning. I think he ended Ivanans career a year or two ago with a severe beating. He'd mop the floor with Neil.
Ottawa needed the old days of Carkner and McGratton in the lineup. Pittsburgh dressed Engelland, Glass, and MacIntyre for that game -- Zach Smith chose Bortozzo, Neil chose nobody, and they both chose wisely. I hope Cooke gets it some time, but you can't really blame Neil there.
He did, Fletch. It was the fight that former Calgary Sun now Globe And Mail sportswriter Eric Duhatchek mentioned on HNIC a couple of years ago. As Calgary was his beat at the time one of the topics was the state of the Flames, how they came out short in the Phaneuf deal and Iginla's upcoming free agency.
He said the Flames were so low even their tough guy took a hammering from MacIntyre but he specifically noted it was as if someone could feel the entire team sag when they watched Ivanans's beat down. I wondered the same thing after Thornton vs Scott.