While we all wait breathlessly for the NHL season to resume, (At least we can get our training camp fix in five weeks) I thought we take yet another look around the NHL and see what looks newsworthy.
A month after the trade that made teenage girls’ synapses fry all over Bruins Nation, The Hockey guys takes a look back at the Seguin trade and reminds us what a good idea that trade really was. [The Hockey Guys]
While we’re on the subject of young hockey players getting way too drunk and partying way too often… Patrick Kane has been through many similar trials and tribulations (or mistakes powered by alcohol, stupidity, and immaturity) as our departed Seguin. Our brother station for the Blackhawks gives us a review of their own in-house bad boy. [Blackhawk Up]
While we’re on a Chicago kick at the moment, apparently Blackhawks’ star Patrick Sharp filled a commercial for the Illinois lottery. In the commercial, he is dressed up as a waiter, and delivers room service to a seriously unsuspecting group of Blackhawks fans. [Chicago Buisness Journal]
Speaking of the lottery, Powerball is expected to hit four hundred million on Wednesday, so if you match all your numbers, you could be the new owner of the Phoenix Coyotes (or several other struggling franchises).On THAT note….
“The National Hockey League believes in Arizona as an NHL market (actually Gary Bettman does) and that these new owners can provide the Coyotes the opportunity to secure a stable, long-term future in Glendale,”(as long as they don’t exercise the option to move as long as I’m sitting in the commish’s chair, because I’ll block, veto, and commit every form of skullduggery I know to keep my bizarre love affair with desert hockey alive no matter how much damage I do!) Commissioner Gary Bettman said.
“We thank Mike Nealy, Don Maloney, Dave Tippett, team captain Shane Doan and all the players and staff for consistently going ‘above and beyond’ on behalf of the franchise during this long and complex process. We thank the Coyotes’ devoted fans for their patient, perseverant support. We are extremely pleased that a positive resolution has been achieved for the fans, the city, the Coyotes and the League.”
It’s official. The National Hockey League no longer owns the Phoenix (soon to be Arizona) Coyotes. Let’s all rejoice this four year disaster is finally over.