In case you missed it, Toronto Maple Leafs interim head coach Peter Horachek and winger David Clarkson had a heated discussion during practice this morning after Clarkson was told he’d be a healthy scratch for the second straight game.
As no one from TLN was within earshot of this “animated” exchange (we don’t watch the games, let alone the practices), all we can really do is speculate as to what was discussed. Here’s our best, most educated guesses:
PH: Beck needs to respect artistry.
DC: What? The guy can play like, 48 instruments.
PH: He should have given the Grammy to Beyonce.
The Walking Dead
DC: Wow, can’t believe that [REDACTED] got killed off.
PH: SPOILERS, JERKFACE. YOU’RE BENCHED.
PH: Draft Schmaft. I refuse to tank. If I wanted to tank, I’d play you more, Dave.
DC: That’s a really horrible thing to… *falls*
PH: You’re nothing like him.
DC: How dare you. *falls*
PH: “David, you’re sitting again tonight.”
DC: “Are you $%&@ing kidding me?” *falls*
Ok, that last one is probably the most likely.
This has gotta be tough for Clarkson. After your team loses 11 straight games, none of which are specifically your fault, you get sat. Then your team wins a game? And now you’re stuck on the outside looking in? It doesn’t matter what his Corsi % is, how much money he makes, or how much longer he’s signed for… that’s a bit of a raw deal for Clarkson.
Does he fall a lot? Yes.
Is he bad? He’s certainly not great.
Is he the problem? Far from it.
Does his contract suck? Absolutely.
Who’s fault is that? Nonis.