Fight all you want, just keep your hockey helmets on
Oh, this makes sense. I see the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) has ruled hockey players involved in fights must keep their helmets on, with chin straps done up, or face misconduct penalties.
I'm far from the first hockey fan to point out the lunacy of this approach. What about banning fighting. I mean, for real, with serious enforcement. I'm tired of hearing all that blather about the game not being the same without the blood-letting. It's the Canadian way, yada, yada.
Didn't we just watch outstanding hockey in the World Juniors without fighting?
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(Today is end-of-the-week, no visuals odds and sods day. Bet you'd figured that out.)
- It's refreshing to see the word "hero" properly applied for a change. It's become a hackneyed term in our society - okay, with the media being the biggest collective culprit. Captain Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger, the pilot who eased US Airways flight 1594 into a crash landing on the Hudson River yesterday - without losing any of the 155 souls on board - deserves the term. His co-pilot Jeff Skiles didn't do too badly either. I'd want to see either in the cockpit of a plane I'm on.
- Still reeling from that incident before Christmas when passengers sat in an Air Canada plane on the runway in Vancouver for 12 hours. Correcto,12 hours. It's too early to see what the fallout will be (a class action suit perhaps?), but if you are going to treat people so cavalierly in any country, doncha thinks Canadians would rank pretty high on the "we can get away with it" list?
Hinterland Who's Who: Canucks are a polite and docile folk (except when playing hockey; see above) who live in northern climes and enjoy square dancing and sugar pie.
- A website courtesy of my web surfer friend Lynne. Human rights, gender issues, all that jazz. . .
Have a great weekend!