A case of the Mondays:
- Chris Stevenson makes the really good point that when players organize games, the results usually aren’t very exciting.
And it’s true. Games have to count for fans and players alike to get pumped. As the players think about starting a league, that’s something they really need to keep in mind. It’s something I hadn’t thought about.
- Larry Brooks has a plan for solving the lockout. Lockout plans are sooooo three months ago. Interestingly, his plan includes a news blackout. The only reason I can think of for this is that Brooks wants to go on vacation and he doesn’t want to miss any news while he’s gone.
- As a fan of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, I’m no fan of FCC Chairman Michael Powell. Phil Mushnick of the New York Post says Powell in addition to being an enemy of free speech, has done nothing to get cable companies to refund subscriber money from the cancelled NHL season. But luckily, thanks to Powell, I don’t ever have to hear any kind of penis jokes on TV or the radio.
- The lockout does crazy things to people. Flyers coach Ken Hitchcock says coaches spend too much time preaching defense (login info.). This is the same Hitchcock who hated it when one of his forwards crossed his own blue line into the neutral zone. Craziness.
- There’s a new hockey site. It’s HockeyCat.com. Take a peek.