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Believe it or not, but some high-quality reading actually comes from outside of Homer McFanboy. Just in case you missed it, here’s what we’re reading this morning:

  • Earlier this year, we sat down with Washington Capitals general manager George McPhee to talk about what it takes to build a winner. Well, the guys at Hogs Haven have one-upped us. They’ve tracked down Caps owner Ted Leonsis, who was kind enough to share his 10-point rebuilding plan with them … just in case other teams in town were interested.
  • After yesterday’s 6-2 debacle against the Florida Panthers at home, maybe McPhee will give a little extra thought to bringing in a new player or two prior to the trade deadline. The Washington Times talked to him before the Panthers game, which is good because there’s not much to say after that ugly letdown. One area the front office might want to focus on – defenseman Jeff “Liability” Schultz was on the ice for five of the Panthers six goals.
  • In case you missed it, Don Cherry put the clownsuit back on and took aim at Alex Ovechkin for his goal celebrations in a rant so ridiculous that he somehow tries to compare Ovechkin to Sean “Sloppy Seconds” Avery. It should be noted that Cherry also hates rainbows, puppies and fun. Japers’ Rink has the video.
  • Finally, check out Tanner Cooley’s interview with the Redskins’ newest addition – defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth. He’s not much for fantasy football or video games, but Haynesworth is excited to be here and already making friends with Clinton Portis, Fred Smoot and others.


  1. Tanner Cooley
    March 2, 2009 at 5:46 pm

    Props for the link. And Don Cherry is a D-bag

  2. Paige
    March 3, 2009 at 1:34 pm

    It’s nice to see that my grandmother’s old sofa is being put to good use.

  3. ned
    March 4, 2009 at 10:37 pm

    Don Cherry was a blowhard douche back in the 70s when he was coaching a very talented Bruins team to one came-up-just-short-again season after another. He used to go on about his bulldog Blue, and one of my favorite memories of going to hockey games in the 70s was a home playoff game in Pittsburgh (of course Boston swept our asses…two years in a row) when some heartless (but damn funny) Pittsburgh knucklehead hung a toy dog from the end balcony with a sign that read “Die Blue, Die!” Even this animal lover had to laugh his ass off…until Wayne Cashman pumped in two goals and completed the sweep.

    Cherry is the Rush Limbaugh of hockey. He says things just to rile up idiot hockey fans, and we always react accordingly. He dumped on Mario Lemieux for Lemieux’s entire career, mainly because Mario was French Canadian and not part of the old-school Anglo-Canadian hockey lineage. He rips Sidney Crosby, who does nothing but play balls-out two-way hockey every time he touches the ice. (Too bad you’re from Nova Scotia Sid instead of Ontario.) He has never had a complimentary word for any Russian skill player despite the scintillating play those slick-skating goal-scoring machines have brought to this second-tier league off which Cherry has gotten rich. If Ovechkin were named “Roberts” and came up through the minors playing on teams from Moose Jaw and Saskatoon, Cherry would be lauding him for his exuberance. Ignore his bullshit.

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