Re: Mike Milbury's comments after the game.
posted at 6/5/2013 9:56 AM EDT
There is no respite anywhere from the Pro-Pens (or is it anti-Bruins?) rhetoric. CBC is pure AGONY.
One tries to tune the team of Hughson, Simpson and Healy out, but it becomes a small obsession within the game, one begins to almost marvel at the bias, counting the number of times they choose to credit the Pens - even when there is no credit to be found - credit the Pens even for their neglect! 'This isn't how the Pens designed it'; 'When the Pens get their design together, Watch out!'; 'The Pens design is still better'.
Jeez, guys any chance that MAYBE the Bruins' design, MIGHT POSSIBLY MAYBE....be better?
Hard to prove, but I think even for a hockey fan watching these games with allegiances to neither team, this has to be a distraction, a disappointment. You'd NEVER hear NFL guys do this. It's local-yokel material, really bush league. You have to call the game as objectively as possible for all fans of the game.
In a game of constantly-and-at-high-speed exchanges, a Play-by-Play or Colour Commentator is always deciding how to 'see' a play, he is always choosing a winner; ie; 'Matt Cooke left his feet to hit Chris Kelly' or 'Matt Cooke 'lay a big clean hit on Chris Kelly'?. They choose a winner on each play. I get it
With these guys, the 'winner' of the play is usually - and unanimously, these 3 guys never disagree - any opponent of the Bruins. It's uncanny how nine out of ten times these guys choose the Pens (or the Leafs before them or the Canucks before them). The Canadian bias I perhaps understand - they know who their audience is (though it makes them sound like just a slightly more polished Derek Sanderson in his days of colour commentary) - but I don't understand the super Pro Pens stuff. Except that, perhaps in a star-crossed world, Crosby, Malkin, Letang mean ratings?
They reluctantly started to give the Bruins props by the midway point of the third in Game #2 - but nothing that could match the unconditional love and admiration for Crosby et al. The Bruins aren't winning. The Penguins are losing.
Bruins are truly underdogs in every sense and they are making such a sweet silence
'We play as a team' - David Krejci