On the Beat: 2009 A.C. (After Cole)

Posted by Ezra Ginsburg in On the Beat,Uncategorized on October 5, 2009 — 2 Comments

What team beat writers are saying this afternoon:

  • Boston Bruins power forward Milan Lucic was not on the ice for a practice session today after leaving with an injury during a 7-2 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes on Saturday night.
  • Now that Sabre regulars Adam Mair and Toni Lydman (is it really prounounced LOOD-man?) have recovered from their injuries, coach Lindy Ruff has some intense decisions to make.
  • With Canes big man Erik Cole out for 4-6 weeks with a leg injury, the team has no choice but to play harder in his absence.
  • “Former Blue Jackets center Dan Fritsche has signed an AHL contract with the Syracuse Crunch,” writes Aaron Portzline on Puck-rakers.
  • Vancouver Canucks head coach Alain Vigneault isn’t going to drastically change his forward lines or defense pairings even though his team has dropped its first two games.
  • Writer Damian Cristodero thanks Bolts defenseman Paul Ranger for agreeing to provide quotes for his story about player mishaps in the wake of Saturday’s 6-3 loss to the Atlanta Thrashers.
  • http://ehuisman.com Eetu Huisman

    “is it really prounounced LOOD-man?”

    No, it isn’t. Lydman is a Swedish name and while the vowel is long, it doesn’t sound anything like “O”. According to this guide, Swedish “y” is “similar to the French u and German ü”.

    I don’t speak any French or German, so I have no idea how accurate that piece of advice is, but there’s also an audio clip of the Swedish word “dyr” (expensive) which has similar long “y” as Lydman.

    (The NHL pronounciation guides are often quite funny from a Finnish point of view. “Niemi” is certainly not pronounced nee-YEH-mee, for example.)

  • http://www.illegalcurve.com Richard

    See, that is very interesting. I wonder how many NHL names are mispronounced each and every night?