Craig Laughlin and the "shinny hockey goal"
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.
| December 10, 2010; 11:25 AM ET
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