Friday, November 24, 2006

Thrashers-Capitals on YouTube

I think that, in general, it's a good thing that the NHL is pairing up with YouTube to provide video highlights — but you have to wonder just how much longer clips like this one from the Atlanta-Washington dust up this week will remain up on the site.

Now that the NHL will have ownership rights to all streamed video on the site, the answer's probably 'not long' — which is really too bad for those who missed it on that night's sports cast. I'm also curious to see if things like fights and controversial hits will still be shown now that 'big brother' is watching.


At 9:45 a.m., November 24, 2006, Blogger dawgbone said...

Nice to see Brashear go after someone with 2 career fights who really had nothing to do with the initial play in the first place.

What a hero

At 10:05 a.m., November 24, 2006, Anonymous Logan said...

My favorite was Erskine being sent out to go after Hossa.

At 10:18 a.m., November 24, 2006, Anonymous Bob C said...

makes me sick to my stomach to see Brashear do this to Vishnevski. i mean the guy is holding on for dear life right from the start. He should realize what's going on and not destroy him like that.

At 11:22 a.m., November 24, 2006, Blogger J. Michael Neal said...

Proving once agin that hockey fights are not only bad hockey, they're boring fights. If I want to watch fighting, I'll watch boxing, where the fighters have a much better grasp on what they are doing.

It's nice to be periodically reminded as to why I think NCAA hockey is a better game.

At 12:22 p.m., November 24, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Vishnevski tried to take out Peca's knee this year when the two teams met. If you are going to pull the sort of crap that the Thrashers do then for better or worse the culprits are going to have to face guys like Brashear.

At 1:44 p.m., November 24, 2006, Anonymous thehockeychick said...

Brashear is a thug. Hands down. He's lucky he can at least play. I'm all for a good brawl, but don't pick on the guy that doesn't really want to throw down.

And that's a good point, Mirtle. It will be interesting to see what is allowed to be posted on YouTube as far as hockey fights go.

At 5:14 p.m., November 24, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

If referees called boarding and charging like in the old days, we wouldn't need these fights. But the zebras are too busy calling ticky-tack hooking penalties to call the dangerous stuff. Hanlon was sending a message to the entire league - not just ATL - you take a run at a Capital, we're going to use your players as punching bags. With all the room he'll be getting in the next little while, I wouldn't be surprised to see Ovechkin really light it up. Pittsburgh's coaching staff could take their cues from this clip.

At 4:14 a.m., November 25, 2006, Blogger Doogie said...

I predicted a week ago in the comments of Orland Kurtenblog that the NHL will eventually get snarky about the fight videos. Let's see how long it takes for us to be right.

At 1:39 p.m., November 25, 2006, Anonymous Daniel said...

I wrote about the Google Video and YouTube additions for the NHL a few days ago and a few weeks ago when I first found out about it, from a different and more in depth angle. I think it is more of a fans point of view, an internet point of view and what may come in the future.

As for the clip, that kind of stuff happens. The players should police themselves to a point, the refs just cant let it get out of hand, they handleded it well.

At 3:47 a.m., November 27, 2006, Blogger Freudian Slip said...

YouTube was great and now all of these kinds of things are really taking the fun out of it!


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