Northwest Correspondent, White Cover Magazine
No. I think Duncan Keith was asked a pretty shit*y question after a tough loss against their most hated rival. I think he was on the ice for one of Daniel Sedin’s nicer goals this season, and I think he knows it. I think Team 1040 reporter Karen Thomson asked him a probing and infuriating question on purpose to get a quote and to hopefully get a reaction, and I think she got exactly what she was looking for.
(Seriously, you asked a player, “Do you think you should have gotten a penalty?” What was he supposed to say? Oh, you’re right. The 3-1 loss wasn’t enough. I really think the refs missed the boat there. We sure got away lucky.)
Here’s how it went:
Keith: “Oh, no. I don’t think there was (a penalty)… I think he scored a nice goal, and that’s what the ref saw. Maybe we should get you as a ref maybe, hey?”
Thomson: “Yeah, maybe. Can’t skate though.”
Keith: “First female referee – You can’t probably play either, right? But you’re thinking the game, like you know it? See ya.”
Of course, there has never been a female NHL player. It’s not because of prejudice. It’s not like Jackie Robinson or Willie O’Ree. It’s because there has never been a female hockey player who can play up to the male NHL level, and certainly not physically.
Then again, Sam Gordon’s doing a pretty job for a 9-year-old chick.
Fact is, Keith was attacked, and he attacked back. Thomson got her quote. Job done. Go home. “See ya”, in Keith’s words.
So, do I think Duncan Keith is sexist?
No, but I think he’s a douche bag.