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Posted at 11:25 AM ET, 12/10/2010

Craig Laughlin and the "shinny hockey goal"

By Dan Steinberg

If you're a long-time watcher of Craig Laughlin on Comcast SportsNet's Caps coverage, you've likely heard him reference "shinny hockey" on more than one occasion. "Shinny," of course, is hockey's equivalent of "pick-up basketball," and Locker uses it to describe plays that you might call "playground-style" in a basketball game. And I will keep using "normal phrases in quotations" all day. "Sorry."

"Shinny," though, also sounds like another, crasser word, especially with a Canadian accent and a distracted viewer. Thus, there has been more than one occasion where I thought Locker was cursing on-air, before realizing we were just talking shinny again. This Mike Santorelli goal from Thursday night would have likely been one of those times.

(Via @RussianMachine)

By Dan Steinberg  | December 10, 2010; 11:25 AM ET
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It was certainly one of those times at my house. My wife was doing something else within earshot of the TV and wanted to know "what did he just call that goal?"

Posted by: zimbar | December 10, 2010 12:21 PM | Report abuse

The Caps need to turn it around tonight. They've been playing pretty shinny recently.

Posted by: Section104 | December 11, 2010 4:54 PM | Report abuse

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