Musings on music, sports, life in general from Quincy, Illinois.
I think I heard you say the word "Scintillating" !!From wikipedia...Danny Gallivan was known for his colourful descriptions of action on the ice. Hard shots became "cannonading drives"; saves were "scintillating" or "larcenous" rather than merely spectacular; and, after a save, pucks tended to get caught in a goalie's "paraphernalia" (goalie equipment). If the goaltender made a fantastic or impossible save, he would refer to it as a "hair raising save" or that the goalie "kicked out his pad in rapier-like fashion" to foil a "glorious scoring opportunity". He would use words such as "anemic" to describe an ineffective offense or powerplay. He also coined phrases like "nowhere near the net", when a shot would go wide, comment that "there has not been a multitudinous amount of shots" to describe a game with a "dire dearth" of shots on net, would mention that a defender was "wasting valuable seconds in the penalty" when they were ragging the puck, and would almost always announce, "and the penalty has expired!" at the end of a penalty. The ultimate Gallivanism was a word he coined: the "spinarama," which described a player evading a check or when a player would deke a defender with a sudden 180- or 360-degree turn. Its chief practitioner was Montreal Canadiens defenceman, Serge Savard, so that the move was also known as "The Savardian Spinarama".K in TO
I'd get chills listening to Rene Doucet sing the O Canada. Remember when we were kids in the Forum and we were yelling at Ken Dryden to turn around and he never did?God. I wish I could go back ....
I do remember that. We were holding up a picture of him (I think it may have been the cover of the program) and yelling at him so he would see it. But he just kept leanng in his stick - his trademak stance.That was the first hockey game I ever saw in colour. It is "hi-def'd" into my memory!I think it was Nov 29, 1972. Boston at Montreal. 3 3 tie.
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