Thursday, January 10, 2008

Dude, shut up award winner - Clarke

I *try* not to curse on this blog, but I really cant help it in this instance. Bob Clarke is a fucking goon moron. Worse, he is actually so stupid that he doesnt realize how much he is hurting the NHL when he makes these stupid comments. I couldnt decide if I wanted to post on this or not, simply because I didnt want to give this dipshit the time of day. But I'm pissed enough that I need to rant. So here are his incoherent mumblings from taking too many hits to the head:

"When he (Steve Downie) went after [Jason] Blake, I loved it," Clarke told The Sports Network of Canada.
I'm gonna assume that everyone is up to date on the Downie -Blake encounter (if not, read this). Clarke doesnt shut his trap there:

"Blake was a guy who had no problem going out and saying [Downie] should be suspended for life or suspended for the year," Clarke said. "When you say something that stupid, why shouldn't this kid go after him for it?

"The kid did what every hockey player should do. If a player like Blake who's been around as long as he has wants to criticize a player, then he has to go on the ice with him and suffer the consequences."

I am going to assume again that if you are reading Cap Addiction, you are familiar with the Downie - McAmmond incident (if not, read this).

What a shit head. Um, Jason Blake wasnt the only person to come down on Downie for what he did to McAmmond, half the NHL commented on it. Hell, I commented on it. It was a dangerous, illegal, potentially life/career threatening hit during an exhibition game. Is Downie going to track us all down and exact his revenge? Should we expect that he is going to have a go at every player who said something about his reckless hit on McAmmond? In that case, several veteran NHL'ers are on notice. And most likely, someone is going to get hurt. And a note to Downie -- NHL players watch out for each other. If this is the type of career he is planning to have, he isnt going to last very long or have many allies in the lockeroom.

Not to mention, that the entire argument for keeping fighting in the NHL is that it has to do with self policing/respect, not personal revenge. Bob Clarke just publicly screwed over that argument -- and this from a man who hedged his entire career on fighting in the NHL.

Even better, lets teach young players (and tell young people in general) that the way to deal with something is to go hurt people on the ice. I am so happy that Steve Downie is receiving that message. I am sure that is going to make him a better hockey player and a better person.

Congratulations Bob Clarke, you idiot - you win our "Dude, shut up" award for the week. Hell, we'll give you whole month.



1) Shmee: Wow, an S AND F-Bomb in one post! We love ya! LOL
2) Seriously, Clarke has always been a total Dick since he was a player. If you're not old enough to remember his playing days, he was the Darcy Fucker/Sean Avery of his day. He actually had very good offensive skill, but what an ass/dirty
3) As a GM, he didn't change. When interviewed he was always abrasive and seemed to enjoy screwing with the interviewer. Blatantly lying with a strait face. He deserves a fine for the Downie comments! The Flyers should be pissed as the Clarke comments only confirm what many thought; that the Flyers not only condone the goon behavior, but they promote it.

Dan, Jr. said...
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Dan, Jr. said...

When will Clarke "suffer the consequences" for his stupid statements? You're absolutely right Faux. If he critisized a ref's call, he would be fined $20k. Why doesn't he get fined for critisizing Campbell and the league? I'd love to see Clarke or one of his players get sucker punched (or cross checked). Think he'd be OK with that? Shmee, I can't help but let out a few explitives of my own, when I read about these idiots.

Shmee said...

Ha! See, if you rile me enough, I'll break out the bad words.

Dan: I would LOVE to see him get fines. LOVE to.