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Keith Slashes Sedin, and His Non-Sexist Human Status.

So this happened.

In brief summary, Daniel Sedin scored whilst getting Paul Bunyan’ed by Duncan Keith.

The goal effectively sunk Chicago’s chances at winning the game, and clearly brought out some frustration in Keith upon Sedin — whom you may remember from this incident just over a year ago, is not Duncan’s best bud. 

After the game, Keith fielded questions, including this one from Team 1040‘s Karen Thomson:

“Well it looked like maybe there was a penalty that went undetected. You seemed a bit frustrated.”

Her line of questioning drew these comments from Keith:

Keith: “Oh no, I don’t think there was. I think he scored a nice goal. The ref was right there. That’s what the ref saw. We should get you as ref, maybe, hey? First female referee… can’t play probably either, right? But you’re thinking the game like you know it? OK, see ya.

The problem for Thomson is, that the call did not go undetected by the referee, as illustrated in the picture below:

Keith penalty II

Had she gotten her facts correct prior to the interview, Thomson may have asked a completely different question, and Keith may have given a completely different response (and as a fellow hockey journalist, I’ve made plenty of my own mistakes, and likely will continue to do so in the future). But alas, they both said what they said — and most people think Keith’s a sexist jerk for his side.

I’d like to assume Keith objectively lambastes her like he would any male or female reporter that had asked him that question — only he then subjects himself to cries of sexism from his mentioned notion of her being the (assumably, NHL’s) first female referee. He didn’t say she’d be bad at it because she’s a female, he insinuated she’d be bad because he felt she didn’t know what she was talking about. Which, as the above picture indicates, wasn’t incorrect in this instance. He doubts she can play (which she acknowledges by offering that she can’t skate), or even think the game well either, which I can’t prove he meant is or isn’t due to her gender, but I’d venture it was just him being a prick out of annoyance.

But whatever his true motives, c’mon Duncan, keep a lid on it. Your team just locked up the President’s Trophy — why you heff be mad?

  1. April 23, 2013 at 8:01 pm

    my issue with Keith is replace ‘female’ with another identifying trait of a reporter (ie asian or homosexual). Still non-issue?

    • SDC
      April 23, 2013 at 8:10 pm

      it’s not a non-issue, but a same level issue. Any minority subbed in for “female” would have an equal claim at offense from that quote, in my opinion.

  2. April 23, 2013 at 8:06 pm

    keith’s “slash” was more like a love tap and what he said was hilarious. if you don’t know the game, stay out of the dressing room.

    • SDC
      April 23, 2013 at 8:09 pm

      I think he hit him about as hard as he could, but he was really far behind the play and desperate, so it probably didn’t faze Sedin at all. Looked bad though — announcers’ embellishment helped that too.

      And what he said was hilarious — she was totally wrong and he lit her up for it — just had to add the female part, which threw it all in the wrong direction.

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