The Sharks eked out a 3-2 victory over the Canucks after a shootout Tuesday. It was the Sharks’ second-straight victory, which is great given that it was the first time that happened this season in a month that doesn’t end with -anuary.
But, by most accounts, San Jose stole the game from Vancouver. Thanks to rare goals from, of all people, freaking Scott Gomez and Adam Burish, gutsy penalty killing late by Brad Stuart and another sensational performance between the pipes by Antti Niemi, the Sharks managed to leave Rogers Arena with two points despite being outplayed throughout most of the game by their opponent. Really, the Sharks got lucky.
This was the opinion conveyed by both Bret Hedican and Ray Ratto on CSN immediately following the game. But by the time they kicked it to Randy Hahn and Drew Remenda in Vancouver, Remenda was visibly incredulous—practically insulted—after hearing his colleagues. Here was his forceful rebuttal:
As Brodie Brazil described it…
@kkurzcsn it was like that fight scene in anchorman… tridents, grenades, etc…
— Brodie Brazil (@brodiebrazilCSN) March 6, 2013
So, yeah. Emotions spilled over, which is pretty rare for these postgame shows, regardless of network. But you may have heard Remenda say something about how he did not “want to do this again.” If you remember, this isn’t the first time Remenda and Ratto have gotten into a tussle via satellite after a loss. Both talking heads very notably found themselves in a tiff around this time last year after a loss to the Coyotes. As were the roles on Tuesday, back then it was Remenda defending the Sharks and Ratto lambasting them (I wonder which one gets his paychecks from the team):
But don’t worry. Things are all good between the two, according to Ratto, who wrote a column on Wednesday in which he defends his opinion about the Sharks’ performance but also expresses his mutual admiration for Remenda while, in typical, cheeky Ray Ratto fashion, burdens blame for the argument on Hedican.
And they lived happily ever after.