It's a distict possibility. Not one WHAMMO!, minimal BIG BODY PRESENCE or ACTIVE STICK, and not a MONSTER in sight. And don't even get me started on GAP CONTROL... Instead, he's throwing the word SPECIAL around more than a stoned kindergarten teacher. "Gord, this is a special player" "Folks, that play was something special" Where's the fire? Where's the hyperbole? When the left wing lock is properly executed, and I want to be damn well informed about it in the loudest, most abrasive manner possible. Anyone remember last year when Kris Russel "went into that corner a boy, and came out a man"? That's his A material. It's not every day you hear about a boy being deflowered on national television. That's the kind of thing that makes me sit up and say "Hell yeah I'm watching hockey!". Could it be that Pierre is mellowing on us? Perhaps a certain Calgary defenceman's ascent to the NHL has sapped his love for the junior game? Or perhaps (and this is just my personal theory), Pierre McGuire is now a eunuch. thoughts?