Thursday, August 17, 2006

McSorley joins Sharks' broadcast team

With former San Jose Sharks television analyst Drew Remenda jumping to the CBC earlier this week, the NHL club has signed up former defenceman/enforcer Marty McSorley to fill the hole on their broadcast team.

Unfortunately for McSorley, despite playing 17 seasons in the NHL, many hockey fans mainly remember him for a cheapshot to the head of then-Vancouver Canuck Donald Brashear in February, 2000. The incident ended in a conviction for assault with a weapon in a B.C. court, and effectively ended McSorley's hockey career.

As ugly as it was, I'm of the same mind as Frank Albin, the Sharks director of broadcasting, who says 'we hope that everyone can move on.'

For every Canucks fan who remembers watching in horror as the incident unfolded six years ago, I imagine that won't be easy.


At 9:35 a.m., August 17, 2006, Blogger Jes Gőlbez said...

Cmon James, it won't be that hard at all

1. Lots of time has passed
2. We had the Bertuzzi incident, which was just as worse and even more so blown up by the media. The McSoreloser incident pales in comparison
3. Brashear is a grade-A asshole.
4. Canucks fans don't listen to SJ Sharks broadcasts.

At 10:45 a.m., August 17, 2006, Blogger Earl Sleek said...

McSorely was the 'anchor' for Fox Sports West telecasts (kind of the 'Bill Clement' for the Ducks and Kings) last year, and I thought he was great.

He should be a good color guy, I think. I'm sorry to see him leave the FSW team.

At 6:33 p.m., August 17, 2006, Blogger El Mas Chingón said...

Marty did a great job with the Kings broadcast team last year. He'll be a good addition for the Sharks and I'll miss watching him.

At 9:37 p.m., August 18, 2006, Blogger Cap'n Marrrrk said...

I got nothin' on sports.

Sorry. I popped by as a visit.

Check out the mullet! Too much man. People walk around like that?

Business in the front, party in the back.

At 10:38 p.m., August 19, 2006, Anonymous deacon blue said...

I'll back up the other commenters by stating that I was very impressed with McSorley's post-game work. Unlike the other bozos on the FSW post-game shows, McSorley knew hockey and was great at picking up the nuances of each individual contest. And he was never afraid to be critical of the locals, either Kings or Ducks. God knows there was a lot to be critical of regarding the Kings last year.


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