Monday, February 19, 2007

Sportsnet ramps up the deadline circus

Sportsnet has signed the Canadian Deal Or No Deal girls to assist in their eight-hour trading deadline coverage package. Instead of opening briefcases, however, they will turn over hockey sticks — green Easton hockey sticks with the Dion Phaneuf pattern. The panel ... will ask one of the girls to turn over one in a series of numbered sticks. Whoever’s name appears on that stick — say Darcy Tucker — the panelist will then answer the question: Trade or No Trade.
And, as I mentioned earlier, Eklund will be the ringmaster of the whole thing from inside his anonymous booth.

UPDATE Duhatschek also mentions an as-it-happens "mural" of all the traded players that Sportsnet is planning, something that my friend Pete Evans offered this choice response to:
I can only imagine the scene in about 20 years when some kid wonders why Grandpa Kypreos has a 40-foot mosaic of Bill Guerin, Todd Bertuzzi, Bobby Ryan and an artist's rendition of Anaheim's third-rounder hanging in the attic...
I don't know about Pete, but that's something I wouldn't mind having in my living room.


At 3:25 p.m., February 19, 2007, Anonymous pete said...

actually I said that knowing you've probably already put in an advanced bid on the thing in eBay.

It'll go great with your Sergio Momesso bedsheets and Kirk McLean do-it-yourself blood-pressure testing unit.

At 3:27 p.m., February 19, 2007, Blogger James Mirtle said...

But nothing beats having the actual Brian Glynn sleeping in my walk-in closet!

At 3:30 p.m., February 19, 2007, Anonymous pete said...


I could've sworn that was Greg Hawgood.

At 5:00 p.m., February 19, 2007, Blogger Loxy said...

The deal or no deal girls?

What a side show.


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