Proteau's Blog: Pardon the interruption

Author:
Publish date:

• It looks like my predictions for Thursday's meaningful NHL games were a little off. I correctly had the Rangers and Avalanche as regulation-time winners over Montreal and Vancouver, but crapped out spectacularly on my Leafs and Flames picks.

Expect a similar pattern every time I do this for the rest of my life.

• Nice to know every story has its happy ending. In this instance, according to the Calgary Herald, Alan “Benedict Arnold” Eagleson appears to have been pardoned by the Canadian government for his crimes against NHLers.

See, kids? You too can commit all sorts of fraud against players who've entrusted their financial existences to you, serve a superficial jail term, then make it all go away a few years later. Ain't the justice system grand?

• Hallelujah – the Predators are mothballing those horrendous mustard-color third jerseys as of next season.

Even the Boston Bruins' Pooh-Bear third jerseys weren't as awful as Nashville's. Now we just need uniform redesigns for the Panthers, Avs, Thrashers and Blue Jackets and we'll be all set.

• Only In The NHL, Pt. 3,072: Squeegee-Gate . I won't even get into comments such as “The tip of my squeegee kind of hit the tip of his stick,” as the temptation for double-entendres is simply too hard to resist.

• Starting today and running through next Wednesday, The Hockey News.com is proud to feature 2007 Women's World Championship diaries from Team Canada's Jennifer Botterill and Team USA's Julie Chu.

TOP HEADLINES

Campbell
Play

Opportunity Knocks for Leafs' Campbell

Toronto Maple Leafs goaltender Jack Campbell has won over his teammates and is quickly becoming a fan favourite. But can he win over a starter's role?

Nicholas Robertson (Steven Ellis/The Hockey News)
Play

Maple Leafs Prospect Robertson Hopes to Make an Impact – On and Off the Ice

The skilled winger made a splash during the 2020 playoff bubble. This season he's fine-tuning his game in the hopes of reaching the NHL full time, and in the process becoming one of the league's few Filipino players.

USATSI_15609904
Play

Holtby Latest in Long List of Canucks LGBTQ+ Allies

The new Vancouver goalie got a push to become more socially active: 'My wife has taught me a lot… and kind of broadened my views on a lot of LGBT community issues.'