Wednesday, March 16, 2011

"A good non-call"

Nothing beats homer announcers, and the NESN team of Jack Edwards and Andy Brickley do their part to minimize the fact that the Columbus Blue Jackets' R.J. Umberger took a pretty nasty elbow to the back of the head last night at of the Bruins' Brad Marchand.

I'm sure that the NHL will at least investigate this one. Of course, it had nothing to do with boarding or charging, so the NHL General Managers won't care.

"A good non-call."  RIGHT.


  1. Hits like that are why I wish refs were forced to answer publicly why they felt these plays did not deserve a penalty. Puck is in front of the hit, so it'd be hard to claim they didn't see it happen.. Elbow, hit from behind, blindside hit to the head, interference... Options are rather plentiful..

  2. The worst part of the game for me last night was the fact that the arena was so quiet, that from my seats near the top of 217, I had to listen to Jack Edwards the entire game. I know I heard the word dive at least twice when penalties were called against the Bruins, and then his high pitched air raid wail when Upshall failed to score on the shootout.

  3. Jack Edwards is a tiny man and although I've had center ice for years I'll never watch a Bruins broadcast or read anything he writes. Biggest homer in the land. Makes Rimmer look like he hates the CBJ. His call is typical. The refs non-call is unacceptable.


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