Caps-Penguins 24/7: Expect profanity
Having spoken briefly with someone who's seen the first episode of HBO's 24/7 series on the Caps and the Penguins, here's what I can tell you: expect profanity. I was told to prepare an F bomb counter, and also that Caps Coach Bruce Boudreau would "make Rex Ryan blush."
This, of course, refers to the Jets coach, who cursed his way through HBO's Hard Knocks this summer.
Anyhow, my interest was further piqued when HBO senior producer Dave Harmon appeared on Puck Daddy Radio to discuss the first episode. (Listen here.)
"I would say this show has more vulgarity than that show," Harmon said. "And I'm not just saying that to get you to watch. I'm saying it because there's a reason. The reason is that this is the regular season. This isn't preseason. And what the Capitals, in particular, are going through, and what Boudreau is like, have all merged to be a show that the nighttime version, you're gonna have to hide the kids."
Hide the kids = blogging gold. Among other choice moments, HBO got every word of Boudreau's give-'em-hell timeout speech during the recent blowout loss in Madison Square Garden. Will I present an edited, bleeped-out transcript the following day? Expect it.
Oh yeah, and what was it Matt Bradley told me the day word of this series broke?
"Well, hockey players don't swear, so we don't have to worry about that," he said.
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