Gushue officially announces Ferbey has joined his team

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Brad Gushue made it official today when he introduced Randy Ferbey as the newest member of his curling team during a news conference at Bally Haly Curling Club in St. John's.

The 50-year-old Ferbey, who is from Alberta, will throw third stones on the rink with skip Gushue, lead Ryan Fry and second Mark Nichols.

Ferbey, who will not compete for Newfoundland and Labrador in Brier competition, will join the Gushue team after next weekend's Players' Championship in Dawson Creek, B.C.

Further details in Friday's Telegram.

Organizations: Bally Haly Curling Club

Geographic location: St. John's, Alberta, Newfoundland and Labrador

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  • Mark
    July 02, 2010 - 13:34

    This could potentially back fire on Gushue. He couldn't win until he brought in Russ; Russ called the shots and when he left, Gushue had no success.

    Now he's bringing in Ferbey, who you know is going to call the shots, whether he's the skip or not. If they have success, it's only going to look bad for Brad. It will show that he obviously can't handle making decisions while being the skip on the team.

  • Steve
    July 02, 2010 - 13:28

    This has to be the ultimate in irony!

    It was Mr. Ferbey who was one of the most out spoken critics of Brad Gushue and his team after they won the right to represent Canada at the Torino Olympics. Mr. Ferbey felt that they had not earned the right to be there.

    There must be truth to what they say - Time heals all wounds!

  • Joanne
    July 02, 2010 - 13:27

    I love how people keep commenting on how poorly The Gushue team has done without Russ. Russ threw 2nd stones if Mark or Brad didn't make a shot they wouldn't have won anything. I don't think a lot of people follow the curling because if they did they would see that the Gushue team last year won 3 tournments. They didn't sit in the top 5 in the world with Russ or Randy. Is it that horrible that they want to be the best and to be the best you need 4 of the top curlers not 2 or 3 all 4. Teams have good days and bad days like anyone else. Way can't people be happy for others. Ferby's team mates have decided to take time off and so has Jamie if Randy didn't think it was a good team he wouldn't be coming to join them.

  • tometoe
    July 02, 2010 - 13:20

    one hasbeen and one wannbe is never a good mix

  • hurry hard
    July 02, 2010 - 13:17

    Adam from NL writes: Your right Mike. That is unless you call 4 consecutive playoff appearances at the Brier including one final, a WCT major title and currently sitting in 4th place on the WCT Order of Merit no success.

    I agree, any success they have will bring questions, but a look at the big picture of this team shows they have been very successful.

    ==============================

    Big difference in rising to the top and qualifying for the briar in this province as compared to doing so in Alberta for example. If Brad were in Alberta, he would be competing against many many more tough teams and quite likely not have made any briar appearances to date.

    One other thing, I believe Korab's sabatical was not of his choosing. I suspect he was given the nudge. Korab has a propensity to show off and clown around. It would probably be tolerable if he were a brilliant curler, but he hasn't been bringing an 'A' game to the rink lately, his antics along with a lackluster performance probably contributed to his so called 'sabatical'.

  • AudJack from Calgary
    July 02, 2010 - 13:13

    Not sure what the problem is? This has absolutely nothing to do with Provincial paydowns or representing your Province, its about money, bottom line. If you look at most teams out there, how many are actually from the province they represent? In many cases, these guys pay their bills by curling, let them ice the best team.

  • Heather
    July 02, 2010 - 13:13

    Mark Sparrow - jealous much?

  • Off the Cuff
    July 02, 2010 - 13:11

    That's two big egos on the same end of the ice, can the ice support this, mark being moved is a mistake the best third in the game and they just will never be a team.

  • Adam
    July 02, 2010 - 13:10

    Your right Mike. That is unless you call 4 consecutive playoff appearances at the Brier including one final, a WCT major title and currently sitting in 4th place on the WCT Order of Merit no success.

    I agree, any success they have will bring questions, but a look at the big picture of this team shows they have been very successful.

  • Mark
    July 02, 2010 - 13:09

    @ Heather @ Adam

    Not jealous, just stating the facts. As an athlete and someone who plays provincial bball for NL, there is no second place or top 5 finishes. We always go out there to win ~ success comes in W's; lots of them.

    I'm just saying that I hope this decision doesn't backfire.

  • Mark
    July 01, 2010 - 20:23

    This could potentially back fire on Gushue. He couldn't win until he brought in Russ; Russ called the shots and when he left, Gushue had no success.

    Now he's bringing in Ferbey, who you know is going to call the shots, whether he's the skip or not. If they have success, it's only going to look bad for Brad. It will show that he obviously can't handle making decisions while being the skip on the team.

  • Steve
    July 01, 2010 - 20:16

    This has to be the ultimate in irony!

    It was Mr. Ferbey who was one of the most out spoken critics of Brad Gushue and his team after they won the right to represent Canada at the Torino Olympics. Mr. Ferbey felt that they had not earned the right to be there.

    There must be truth to what they say - Time heals all wounds!

  • Joanne
    July 01, 2010 - 20:15

    I love how people keep commenting on how poorly The Gushue team has done without Russ. Russ threw 2nd stones if Mark or Brad didn't make a shot they wouldn't have won anything. I don't think a lot of people follow the curling because if they did they would see that the Gushue team last year won 3 tournments. They didn't sit in the top 5 in the world with Russ or Randy. Is it that horrible that they want to be the best and to be the best you need 4 of the top curlers not 2 or 3 all 4. Teams have good days and bad days like anyone else. Way can't people be happy for others. Ferby's team mates have decided to take time off and so has Jamie if Randy didn't think it was a good team he wouldn't be coming to join them.

  • tometoe
    July 01, 2010 - 20:04

    one hasbeen and one wannbe is never a good mix

  • hurry hard
    July 01, 2010 - 19:57

    Adam from NL writes: Your right Mike. That is unless you call 4 consecutive playoff appearances at the Brier including one final, a WCT major title and currently sitting in 4th place on the WCT Order of Merit no success.

    I agree, any success they have will bring questions, but a look at the big picture of this team shows they have been very successful.

    ==============================

    Big difference in rising to the top and qualifying for the briar in this province as compared to doing so in Alberta for example. If Brad were in Alberta, he would be competing against many many more tough teams and quite likely not have made any briar appearances to date.

    One other thing, I believe Korab's sabatical was not of his choosing. I suspect he was given the nudge. Korab has a propensity to show off and clown around. It would probably be tolerable if he were a brilliant curler, but he hasn't been bringing an 'A' game to the rink lately, his antics along with a lackluster performance probably contributed to his so called 'sabatical'.

  • AudJack from Calgary
    July 01, 2010 - 19:52

    Not sure what the problem is? This has absolutely nothing to do with Provincial paydowns or representing your Province, its about money, bottom line. If you look at most teams out there, how many are actually from the province they represent? In many cases, these guys pay their bills by curling, let them ice the best team.

  • Heather
    July 01, 2010 - 19:51

    Mark Sparrow - jealous much?

  • Off the Cuff
    July 01, 2010 - 19:47

    That's two big egos on the same end of the ice, can the ice support this, mark being moved is a mistake the best third in the game and they just will never be a team.

  • Adam
    July 01, 2010 - 19:46

    Your right Mike. That is unless you call 4 consecutive playoff appearances at the Brier including one final, a WCT major title and currently sitting in 4th place on the WCT Order of Merit no success.

    I agree, any success they have will bring questions, but a look at the big picture of this team shows they have been very successful.

  • Mark
    July 01, 2010 - 19:44

    @ Heather @ Adam

    Not jealous, just stating the facts. As an athlete and someone who plays provincial bball for NL, there is no second place or top 5 finishes. We always go out there to win ~ success comes in W's; lots of them.

    I'm just saying that I hope this decision doesn't backfire.