Friday, September 19, 2008

Tale of the Tape: Barry Melrose vs. Matt Barnaby

The Globe and Mail

With the news today that the Matt Barnaby-to-ESPN thing is almost official, I think it's time to welcome our newest Non-Mulleted Television Commentator Overload.

While I know it's going to be a long, hard road towards acceptance -- hey, those are some big shoes to fill -- I'm confident that in the end we'll get along just fine with Matt. Even though he used to play for the Rangers.

But now that things are official, or at least getting closer to becoming so, I decided we should try to get to know Mr. Barnaby a bit better. So in a 4th grade venn-diagram kind of way, we're going to compare and contrast our past and (potentially) present overlords. Enjoy and have a great weekend!

Barry Melrose Matthew Barnaby
6'0" 6'1"
205 191
52 35
Kelvington, SASK Ottawa, ON
NHL career:
1979-1986, 1992-1995 (Coach) 1992-2007
NHL Teams:
Kings, Jets, Leafs, Red Wings Sabres, Penguins, Lightning, Rangers, Avalanche, Blackhawks, Stars
36th overall, 1976 83rd overall, 1992
Numbers worn:
2, 6, 26 36, 38, 77
Career PIM:
728 2562
Broadcast experience:
Do you have to ask? NHL on TSN
Greasy Pest
Good friend(s):
Bucci, Steve Levy Rob Ray
Identifying Characteristic:
Mullet Being an ass-kicker
Best player ever traded for:
Jamie Hislop Wayne Primeau
Known Enemies:
Humidity Tie Domi, Lyle Odelein
Not afraid to:
Speak his mind Have dinner with you and then fight you
Comparable celebrity:
Chris Berman, if Berman was charismatic and entertaining Luke Wilson. Maybe.
Comparable produce:
Radish Cantaloupe
Free association:
Musk, Vidal Sassoon, Don Cherry's Arch-nemesis I hate the New York Rangers
Awesome Nickname they don't have but should:
Lord of Videotape Analysis Destroyer of Jawbones
Occupation, if they didn't play hockey:
Hairstylist Chiropractor
Civilization they most resemble:
America circa 1840. The gold rush was the first thing that came to mind. Sparta of Ancient Greece. Barnaby could totally be in that movie.
Movie role born to play:
Mel Gibson in the Patriot Fulton Reed in the Mighty Ducks

1 comment:

  1. Congratulations on being the first person ever to compare someone to the 1840s America. BMR, come for the hockey, stay for the analogies.