Crime Does Not Pay (and other Weekend tidbits)

by Alex

 

According to Grapes last night on Hockey Night in Canada, there is no crime in hockey and no drugs in hockey.

Mike Danton? Graham James? Derek Boogaard?

Little kids wearing ties is nice, but that was a bit much even for Don.

Perhaps more importantly on HNIC, Elliott Friedman gave a peek at the potential NHL Realignment for next year

East 1:   Detroit Red Wings, Toronto Maple Leafs, Montreal Canadiens, Ottawa Senators, Boston Bruins, Buffalo Sabres, Tampa Bay Lightning and Florida Panthers.

East 2:  Carolina Hurricanes, Columbus Blue Jackets, New Jersey Devils, the New York Islanders, New York Rangers, Philadelphia Flyers, Pittsburgh Penguins and Washington Capitals.

Western 1:  Chicago Blackhawks, Colorado Avalanche, Dallas Stars, Minnesota Wild, Nashville Predators, St. Louis Blues and Winnipeg Jets.

West 2:  Anaheim Ducks, Calgary Flames, Edmonton Oilers, LA Kings, Phoenix Coyotes, San Jose Sharks and Vancouver Canucks.

Unbalanced Conferences. 8 teams in each Eastern Conference and 7 in the West. Presumably, the alleged forthcoming expansion would logically be into the West then, right? Seattle and KC? What about Quebec and GTA 2? It would be awfully convenient to move the two Florida teams into the Not Adams Division.

Thoughts?

Oh yeah, Spring Training Games started over the weekend. Did people watch on TV or listen on the radio? I listened to some of Jerry and the Garfoose today while writing and waiting for the Cactus League games to start. I’m a Hayhurst guy, so enjoyed him on the air today. Also love being able to hear the stadium ambiance from Spring Training. I love going to Spring Training, especially in AZ, where all the teams are now in close proximity to each other.

Strong segment on TSN’s The Reporters this morning on Oscar Pistorius and how the media has covered the story so far. Although, no mention of the sensationalistic coverage by Murdoch papers in the US and UK when they used bikini shots of the victim in the days right after her murder.

Apologies again for lack of reviews for new Naylor show this week. Very busy week at work took up a chunk of free time, as well as the hassles of getting a new car (cleaning, paperwork, etc). I still have them on the ipad and hope to do a “Week One in review” post tonight or early in the week.

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