On the heels of what Dirk called the "Worst NHL Article Ever Written," not least for its player name misspellings and general NHL bylaw illiteracy, but also for its financial illiteracy, I wanted to briefly highlight a great piece that spells out, with crystalline logic, how we fans -- and, more importantly, hockey reporters -- should think about the "problems" of hockey team ownership. Continue reading for a little bending of conventional wisdom, and remember that there is no spoon....
NHL Lockout 2012
Our afternoon hockey notes bring two gigantic pieces of news. The first was expected, while the second took the Mecca of Hockey by surprise...
See, kids? You CAN spell Christmas without "N-H-L". In a move that's not surprising given the current status of CBA negotiations, the NHL has written off another two weeks' worth of games.
Renaud Lavoie of RDS is setting tongues wagging this afternoon, with an anonymous "tip" from inside the NHL that seeks to build sympathy for reining in player salaries. But can the league really be losing the amount of money being claimed?
Often criticized in this space for not shooting the puck often enough, Sergei Kostitsyn has started shooting with his mouth instead. The Nashville Predators forward is quoted in a new Russian article as saying he'd rather stay in the KHL.
According to the Swiss team's website, defenseman Roman Josi could be the first Nashville Predator to head overseas to find ice time during the NHL Lockout, as he returns to his old Swiss League team, SC Bern.
Collective Bargaining Agreement negotiations are notoriously complex affairs, so how better to explain what's going on than with another installation of those surreal, but all-too-accurate Taiwanese animations?