Thursday, May 06, 2010
The above is a photo of a Phillies fan who thought it was a good idea to run onto the field the other night. As you can see. His jaunt was about to come to an end. Tasered in front of 30,000 baseball fans.....ouch.
Lots of folks are filling up the comments section in the post below wishing outgoing Assistant Coach Tim Kehler the best in the future.
There's no dirty laundry or anything of the sorts with this move. It's just a matter of Mark Lamb bringing in his own assistant coach moving forward for next season.
It's common practice. It's how the hockey world operates.
Personally, I've had a lot of good times with TK over the last three seasons. Listeners would know Tim best from our post-game coaches show interviews that often got sidetracked or de-railed at the drop of a hat.
The well-spoken native of North Vancouver isn't your typical hockey guy. One conversation with him and you'll know what I mean.
As a team you spend a lot of time together on the road. There's lots of stories and fun to look back on.
We've also played a ton of golf together over the last few summers. In fact he will be teeing it up in the BC Mid-Amateur in about a month.
Tim is a positive guy and a WHL team would be fortunate to have him aboard in the future.
Here's our last post-game coaches show after being eliminated by the Brandon Wheat Kings in the opening round of playoffs:
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I touched base with former Bronco captain Zack Smith yesterday. He's in Revelstoke, BC on a fishing trip after wrapping up the season with the Ottawa Senators.
Zack has agreed to come in to co-host an Eagle 94.1 FM morning show when he gets back. We will get Zack into the studio with the Breakfast Boys for some fun. It should be good...
Some players in the NHL playoffs have really caught my attention. Namely Duncan Keith. How good is this former Kelowna Rocket defenseman?
I don't think I ever saw him live as I believe he joined the Rockets late in the 2002-03 season after leaving Michigan.
He's my pick for the Norris trophy winner. Mobile and strong defensively. He's what every team needs to be successful.
Has there been a better team than Kelowna at turning out NHL defenseman in the last six or seven seasons?
Here's an example: Duncan Keith, Josh Gorges, Shea Weber, Alexander Edler, Luke Schenn, Tyler Myers and now Tyson Barrie who just won the WHL's Top Defenseman award.
That's an impressive list.