Whether or not this actually happens, the timing of the proposed announcement is perfect...
I believe May 24th is actually the birthday of Queen Victoria. One of the earliest successful hockey teams were the Winnipeg Victorias (I think they won the Stanley Cup 3 times). The old Winnipeg arena was known for a giant picture of the queen hanging from the north(?) end of the building.
So while the rest of the country is getting over their May two-four hangover aka Victoria Day, Winnipeg will just be getting started if the rumours turn true.
Just don't call them the Jets, that name should have only been dusted off if it was the Coyotes coming back. Falcons has a nice ring to it, and they would have a ready made 3rd jersey with the one worn by the amateur team that won the Olympic gold all those many years ago.
Thursday, March 17, 2011
Scotty Morrison asks if the league's latest safety initiatives are enough? The short answer is "No Fucking Way!" Until players are held accountable for their actions, whether it's by way of suspensions that force them to pay with their wallet, or removal of the instigator rule that makes em pay with their own blood, the NHL is not doing enough to protect its players.
Thursday, March 10, 2011
Excellent article here by Michael Farber, but I have to disagree with the title. The league's "moral compass" has been buried since Gil Stein was president. It was brought to the surface when Stein's questionable induction to the HHOF was reversed, but it was put back in the ground immediately after that. There are way too many times during the buttman era where the league could have done the right thing, but it has failed time and time again.