MSLE management sure loves to make themselves look like a buncha-fookin-idiots.
In a posting below I mentioned that I was at WEGZ Stadium Bar on Friday for a live performance of Leafs Lunch with Bill Watters and Jeff Marek.
While I was there, show producer Jeff Domet, aka Punch, aka Shwarma placed a call to Rick Vaive to see if RV would make an appearance on the weekend edition of Leafs Lunch and he obliged.
During the conversation Vaive told Shwrama that the Leafs were going to acknowledge the 25th anniversary of his first 50 goal season in 1982, and when Shwarma told me I thought "that's pretty cool."
Ha! Turns out all Vaive got was a quick mention during a commercial break in the second period, and he waived to the crowd for an exit tunnel. And if not for brief clip on Hockey Night in Canada, the television audience would have had no idea.
I ask you, are they retarded at MLSE? Rick Vaive was the first Maple Leaf "ever" to score 50 goals in one season, he did it three times, he was a captain and that's all he gets?
Some might argue it's better than nothing, but whenever the Leafs do something like this I go back to March 4th, 2006.
That was the night Tie Domi got that perverse 20 minute mega-production signifying his 1000th NHL game. If that hadn't of happened, then maybe last nights Vaive ceremony wouldn't look so bad. Neither would Dougie Gilmour's insulting ceremony back in 2003.
But when you consider what Domi got, then compare it to what two "real" hockey players got, then you have to wonder - what did Tie do exactly to get such special treatment?
Nudge, nudge, wink, wink.