Originally written on Puck Daddy  |  Last updated 6/28/14
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Welcome back to Puck Daddy's enduring, long-suffering coverage of Battle of the Blades, a program that, prior to being assigned by my editor to watch, I would have claimed you couldn't pay me to watch. As much as I find this show to be insufferable -- heck, that word might not even be strong enough -- I should admit up front that this week's program had a few tolerable moments, the first of which was the cold open. It was most badass opening montage the show's ever done, full of cringeworthy injuries (such as Curtis Leschyshyn's swollen, bleedy calves) and cursing (David Pelletier telling partner Tessa, "You gotta change it or I'm gonna go f***in' bananas.") Unfortunately, this montage eventually ended, and my screen was then filled with the ever-hammy Ron Maclean, who proceeded to a) reminisce over last week's terrible pond hockey intro b) call Brad and Annabelle's reinstatement "the greatest save of all," a hilarious sentence...
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