Originally written February 01, 2012 on Kukla's Korner:
When the game is winding down and the Sharks have a power play and Vlasic is out there with Douglas Murray, John McCarthy, and Brad Winchester, something has gone awry.  Here is where I begin a rant likely to alienate any hockey fan who bothers to read my blog.  If it makes a difference, I know how you feel: alienated.  So we have that in common. For the sake of that common experience, I apologize in advance. I felt badly for the Blue Jackets going into the third period of last night’s game.  What a disaster they are, how depressing to be them.  That said, I wouldn’t for a second indulge their need to hit something.  I’m not that much of a softie. I guess the Sharks felt differently. I introduced another friend to hockey last night.  While Dan Boyle was punching the kneeling Brassard, my friend commented: “It’s not very gracious to be doing that, when the Sharks are up by so much.  It isn’t very sportsmanlike.” Continue reading "How to be a gracious host to the losingest t...
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