Tonight in Cobourg, the Marlies defeated the Hamilton Bulldogs 3-1 in the first of two preseason games against their divisional rival. The Marlies battled back after falling behind in the first period; Brad Ross (who also scored in each of the intrasquad scrimmages) tipped home a Jake Gardiner point shot in the second before Greg Scott won the game late in the third with a powerplay goal set up by Nazem Kadri. Greg McKegg sealed the deal with an empty netter.
As for the remark in the pre-game ceremony from the mayor of Cobourg Gill Brocanier, it sounds like his fat joke about Nazem Kadri was more of a shot at the Toronto media than Kadri himself. Speaking on the size of the locker rooms in his city’s new arena, the mayor said something along the lines of “they’re big enough to fit fat beer league players but, according to the Toronto papers, not Nazem Kadri.” In any event, Jonas Siegel’s tweet described the joke as tasteless and the word is that members of Leafs brass in attendance weren’t pleased.
I give this persisting non-story a big “who cares?”
The game story in tweet-form:
Mayor in Cobourg caused a bit of stir before tonight’s Marlies game. Made a tasteless crack about Kadri’s weight.
— Jonas Siegel (@jonasTSN1050) October 7, 2012
— Aaron McMurdo (@mcmurdoa) October 7, 2012
— Dan Kramer (@DailyCanadiens) October 7, 2012
— TML Die Hards (@tmldiehards) October 7, 2012