Monday, March 29, 2010

The one name that seemingly brings out the worst in coaches!

The Sports channels have featured the clip over and over, the news channels making much of it as well and even Keith Olbermann on MSNBC's countdown found room amongst all the events of the day to feature it, Monday brought wall to wall coverage of Jim Playfair's recent meltdown on the bench of the Abbotsford Heat.

It was one of the more memorable displays of a coaching flame out, that included numerous broken sticks and  what appeared to be the early stages of a strip tease...reminiscent of the days of Slapshot.

While watching the video of coach Playfair's viral moment, we couldn't help but latch onto the name of the referee for the night, a familiar surname that brought back memories of a previous coaching implosion when then New Jersey Devils coach Jim Schoenfeld offered to make a donut run (Timmies we hope) for the man in stripes of his angst...

What is this name has had the Keyser Söze effect on professional hockey coaches?

Two men, one name. One father and one son and an apparent ability to trip the wire that releases the inner Inglewood Jack of coaches everywhere!

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