August 2017

Maple Leafs Laughing All The Way To The Bank

August 29, 2017 // 0 Comments

It is to laugh. P.T. Barnum got it right when he said there was a sucker born every minute. Scotiabank is actually going to pay the Toronto Maple Leafs, more specifically MLSE, an outlandish $800-million dollars over two decades in return for their arena naming […]

Don Cherry Got It Wrong

August 23, 2017 // 0 Comments

Someone might get injured? That was Don Cherry’s rationale (on Sportsnet radio) for not sending NHL players to the upcoming Winter Olympics? Using that logic we would never have experienced the magic and drama of the 1972 Canada/Russia series. We would never have seen Canadian […]

Jack Eichel: Mr. Sourpuss?

August 21, 2017 // 0 Comments

No doubt, the NHL has big marketing plans for its trio of super-kids (Connor McDavid, Auston Matthews, and Jack Eichel.) McDavid is already a Sydney Crosby clone: Scoring champ, league MVP, and fully determined to be controversy-free for the next two decades. Colin Kaepernick he […]

Jagr Shouldn’t Be Surprised

August 12, 2017 // 0 Comments

Jaromir Jagr says he’s surprised he hasn’t been able to land an NHL job for the upcoming season. According to this TSN story, the Florida Panthers stabbed Jagr in the back earlier this summer, reneging on a promised contract. There’s no reason to doubt that. […]

NHL’s Top Idiot Strikes Again

August 7, 2017 // 0 Comments

The NHL’s top idiot is at it again. As you can see here, not only will NHL roster players be banned from the 2018 Winter Olympics, so too will NHL farmhands toiling in the AHL and ECHL. After all, why would you want your young […]

Flames Load Up. It Won’t Matter.

August 4, 2017 // 0 Comments

Clearly, Connor McDavid has spooked the Calgary Flames organization into full panic mode. After adding depth to an already decent blueline and possibly shoring up their goalkeeping mess, the Flames spent the week binging on front office personnel. It began with the addition of former […]

Habs’ Plan is Price-Less

August 4, 2017 // 0 Comments

Sportsnet’s Luke Fox wrote an online item suggesting the Montreal Canadiens will be cutting back on the number of starts they give super-goalie Carey Price this season. Oh, please. Once all-defence-all-the-time coach Claude Julien realizes his team has less scoring prowess than the Helen’s Fish […]