Found January 20, 2012 on
I worked at an ice arena for 13 months and, using the lofty expertise I gathered in that time, I can say with certainty that the doors along the perimeter of the ice surface are not supposed to pop open when players hit them. No sir.
Thursday night, however, as the Ottawa Senators took on the San Jose Sharks, that's exactly what happened: the Zamboni door swung open on Jamie McGinn during a routine hit on defenceman Chris Phillips.
Now, Jamie McGinn has been known to hit things pretty hard, but if it wasn't clear that this is structural problem at the HP Pavilion, the Sharks' broadcast team reminds us that the door also came ajar the night before, when Brent Burns and Curtis Glencross came together there.
You'd have thought that the door unlatching on such an innocuous collision would be a clue that something needs to be done about it, but clearly the problem remains.
There are two very good reasons why the Pavilion needs to fix it immediately. The first is that it...
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