September 3, 2012 in 1972 Canada-Russia hockey, Ken Dryden, Montreal Canadiens, PK Subban, Toronto Maple Leafs, Yvan Cournoyer Tags: Bob Davidson, Foster Hewitt, George Stroumboulopoulos, John McLellan, Ken Dryden, Malcolm Subban, PK Subban, Tony Esposito, Valeri Kharlamov, Vladislav Tretiak, Yvan Cournoyer
We interrupt the Canada-Russia tournament, which presently stands at one win for them and none for us, to give you this important non-breaking announcement.
P.K. still hasn’t signed. We’ve seen on the George Stroumboulopoulos show with brother Malcolm, and we’ve seen him in the crowd of players standing behind Donald Fehr as we’re told that they don’t like the latest offer.
We just haven’t seen him signing a piece of paper.
And speaking of Subban, a fellow at work told me how much he disliked our guy, but agreed that P.K. is going to be a superstar. And that’s all that matters.
Game two of the big series goes September 4th in Toronto. They need this. We need this. Another loss would be terrible. I wonder if Sinden decides to go with Ken Dryden again, or starts Tony Esposito instead. Dryden was, shall we say, less than stellar in game one.
This guy Kharlamov. Holy smokes, would he ever look good in a Habs uniform.
And about the two scouts, John McLellan and Bob Davidson from the Leafs, who went to Russia and came back saying the young Tretiak wasn’t very good and might be the team’s weakest leak. Tretiak sure seemed fine to me in Montreal. Those guys must have got into the hotel vodka.
Did you hear Foster Hewitt pronounce Yvan Cournoyer’s name during game one? He said it exactly as it looks, forgetting that Yvan is French, not English. Foster calls him “Kor-Noye-Er,” which is just weird considering Cournoyer has been in the league for eight years already. Surely Foster should have gotten it by now.