This terrifies me and yet at the same time, gives me hope for hockey in Sunrise. And the Bedazzler industry.
Those of you who read my stuff over at Thrashing the Blues or follow me on Twitter know that I'm one of the surprising numvber of people who lost a hockey team this summer and are still fairly unhappy about it. I've accepted the fact that they're gone, have struck up dialogue with very nice people from Winnipeg, and have come to view the Jets as eventual fodder for the current Central Division bloodbath. I've adjusted.
Something that the move did leave with me (aside from an irrational hatred of Widespread Panic and the phrase "deal with it") is a sense of protectiveness of nontraditional/small/struggling market teams. I don't want fans in Phoenix to go through what fans here did. I don't want it to happen to the Islanders. I don't want the Blue Jackets to get shipped to Quebec City. And honestly - to the derision of several of my f...