Thursday, August 16, 2007

NHL loses blooper reel fodder

As reported on local radio station AM640, Patrik Stefan, a former No. 1 overall pick, has apparently signed a contract in Switzerland, one where he can still return to the NHL if a team (for some reason) offers him a deal.

Here's a link.

And here's the video Stefan apparently submitted to European leagues this off-season in order to find employment:

11 Comments:

At 1:07 PM, August 16, 2007, Blogger Chemmy said...

That video gets funnier every time I watch it.

Way to showboat and completely blow it.

 
At 1:30 PM, August 16, 2007, Anonymous Jay said...

Weak, Mirtle. "Here is the link, in Swiss ".

There is no Swiss language, and that text is written in German. I hate to be a pointdexter about it, but that's saying your blog is written in American.

 
At 1:38 PM, August 16, 2007, Blogger jon said...

After watching the full clips, equal blooper shame should go to then Oiler defensemen Marc-Andre Bergeron. He turns over the puck by fanning on it twice prior to Stefan getting the puck. Heh.

 
At 1:51 PM, August 16, 2007, Blogger James Mirtle said...

Ahem, this blog is clearly written in Canadian.

Thanks for the note; I fixed it. I originally called it 'some foreign language' but figured that wasn't any good either.

 
At 3:00 PM, August 16, 2007, Anonymous Jay said...

James,

Completely off-topic, but can you post your thoughts on the swirling trade rumors involving the Habs and the Sharks? Eklund is going nuts about this recently, but he is iffy sometimes. As a die-hard Habs fan born and raised in Montreal, I would like a second opinion.

 
At 5:57 PM, August 16, 2007, Blogger Chris! said...

If I live to be a million years old, I will never get tired of that video.

And jay: To call Eklund "iffy sometimes" is a bit of an understatement, don't you think?

 
At 6:03 PM, August 16, 2007, Blogger MetroGnome said...

And jay: To call Eklund "iffy sometimes" is a bit of an understatement, don't you think?

it's about on par with calling the ocean "kinda moist".

 
At 7:20 PM, August 16, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Eklund is never right.

After watching the full clips, equal blooper shame should go to then Oiler defensemen Marc-Andre Bergeron.

Clips like this are why he was traded. Still feel like he got a bad rap, though.

 
At 9:06 PM, August 16, 2007, Blogger J. Michael Neal said...

There is no Swiss language, and that text is written in German.

This isn't quite true. Aside from the fact that Swiss German is barely intelligible to an actual German, there is a uniquely Swiss language: Rhaeto-Romanic. It's common usage has largely died out, but it still exists. That article isn't written in it, though.

 
At 12:49 AM, August 17, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Isn't hockey wonderful? You can always learn lots of other fascinating non-hockey stuff along the way. I wasn't all that sure about the language(s) there either, i.e. they grow up with French as well, non?. I mean, how international can you go with pro football, basketball or baseball?

 
At 1:19 AM, August 17, 2007, Blogger JTE said...

Ray Ferraro is still the biggest jackass in that video.

 

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