Sports Outside the Beltway

Will George Johnson of the Calgary Herald please pick up the black courtesy phone

Another sports writer showing their ignorance about the Florida Panthers. From ESPN-

The Cats won their franchise-record fifth straight road game Friday night in Calgary, a city they hadn’t enjoyed any success in whatsoever since 1999. The night before, backstopped by the white-hot Craig Anderson, they shut out the big Oil Drop in Edmonton, a place they hadn’t won in since 1998.

Out of 20 possible points in their past 10 games, the Panthers had accrued 14 and sat 10th in the Eastern Conference (just two points out of a playoff spot) heading into Wednesday’s action.

And they’d accomplished all this despite seven regulars, including forwards Nathan Horton, Cory Stillman, Richard Zednik and defenseman Bryan Allen, missing from the lineup due to injury.

There are two problems. First Florida last beat Edmonton in Edmonton in 1996 not 1998. That’s the small error in what Johnson wrote. Here’s a link to a google search that comes up with at least 10 web links saying it was 1996. This is pure laziness.

The big mistake is Johnson not mentioning David Booth as one of Florida’s missing players. He is only the team’s leading goal scorer! Booth’s first game back in the Florida lineup was against Carolina last Thursday.

If Mr. Johnson picks up the phone I will advise he see a good proctologist. So he can get his head out of his ass.

Related Stories:
Recent Stories:

Comments are Closed


Visitors Since Feb. 4, 2003

All original content copyright 2003-2008 by OTB Media. All rights reserved.