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Wednesday, July 13, 2005

Start up the Zamboni!

We've got hockey folks. At least we should have hockey, so long as this deal between the NHL owners and players union holds up. This is good news for those of us few die-hard Americans who care about Canada's greatest export until Shania Twain.

The development is bittersweet for Red Wings fans like me, who may see a markely different team once the action starts back up. The salary cap will severely reign in the freespending ways of teams like the Wings, Rangers and Flyers. In Detroit, Curtis Joseph is certainly out the door and other big names, such as Brendan Shannahan, may follow him. The worst would be if the salary cap forces hockey legend Chris Chelios to retire, as some have speculated.

It will be good to watch real hockey again, unfortunately, I wonder how much better the product will be so long at the 30-team league remains overextended beyond its natural geographic base. I guess we'll just have to wait and see.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Nate Johnston said...

Dude, Shania Twain? Gordon Lightfoot, or even Bryan Adams... personally I prefer Alanis Morisette.

11:15 PM

 
Blogger Old Zach said...

I can watch 3 hours of hockey, but the only one of those people I could bear to watch for 3 hours is Shania. Sorry, man.

11:22 PM

 

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