Not a post about sports.txt

README

Hello. For those of you just joining me, my name is Kyle, and I like to party

We’ve been through a lot on here: mostly sports. But I thought I would share one of the other things I’m doing with you guys.

I write for a political satire online publication, The True North Times.

We focus on the more hilarious sides of both politics and Canada in general, trying to make light of the events taking place in our everyday lives.

So far, I’ve written about Rob Ford, the Keystone Pipeline, and CSEC

It’s been a real treat, writing these stories. I had a lot of fun, and I hope that if you do decide to read one, that you enjoy it just as much as I do. 

Of course, it hasn’t come without its struggles. The satire I had written previously had all been made up, similarly to the Onion’s. When I was asked to switch up the style to simply poke fun at the truth, it was a challenge at first.

To be honest, it’s still a challenge, but my editors and I are working towards developing stories we are all satisfied with. 

There are a lot of talented writers involved with this publication, so jump on board while they’re still small. It’s only a matter of time until the readership shows up. 

The Truth North Times is here to stay, folks, and if you guys want to take a few minutes to have a laugh, feel free to read any of the material on the site.

Here’s their Twitter account —> @TN_Times

Until next time, make sure you stay strong and free.

“Collins with the gayest rebound in NBA history”

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Jason Collins, signing a contract with the Brooklyn Nets, became the first openly gay player to play in the NBA.
CREDIT – The Twitter of Jason Collins

Ah, what a historic day in North American sports.

The above quote, from You Can Play’s Patrick Burke, says it all. Months after he announced something that has become a normalcy amongst most groups of people except athletes, centre Jason Collins was finally signed to a 10-day contract with the Brooklyn Nets.

Now, for those of you who don’t follow sports, someone coming out publicly probably doesn’t seem to be a huge deal. Well, in sports, it is.

You can count your fingers to keep track of how many openly gay athletes there are in the four major sports: one.

That man is Jason Collins.

*Robbie Rogers, playing soccer here in North America, has also come out, though the MLS isn’t considered a major sport (for some reason.)

In 11 minutes of action tonight, the seven-foot-tall Collins pulled down two rebounds, holding the record for most rebounds collected by an openly gay NBA player.

Sorry, I just couldn’t resist.

The Nets are trailblazers here (not Portland). They are the first team to sit there and say, “this man, sexual orientations aside, might help our team win.

“Let’s sign him.”

So they did. Not to say that other teams had a problem with it, but the Nets were the first to act. It shows that not only the Nets but most likely other teams are perfectly fine with having an openly gay player, and that it’s really not a big deal.

Some may speculate that he wasn’t signed because of his sexual orientation: I can say with confidence that it was most likely not the primary concern of other teams. He’s 35, slowing down and has never averaged more than six points per game in a season. You may assume it’s because he is gay, but it’s most likely because there are simply better players out there.

But don’t let that overshadow this important milestone in North American sports. This is great news for future athletes afraid to be scrutinized for simply being themselves. In the words of the aforementioned Patrick Burke:

“If you can play, you can play.”

Remember this day, and this post, as a step in the right direction not only for sports, but for general tolerance of others.

Do we get too excited when we watch Olympic hockey?

Probably.

Okay, we’re done here. 

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CREDIT – CBC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

But seriously? Do we? Canada often gets criticized by everyone for not having enough patriotism. Like a school without school spirit, only a small fraction of Canada actually cares about how well the nation does at things, and an even smaller fraction root for them.

Unless it’s the Olympics. Specifically, the winter ones. We love winter sports because we’re good at them; we’re good at winter sports because we love them. It’s a joyously endless cycle.

So when our nation defeats a rival like the United States, one that has patrons all the time voicing their entitled opinion of how much better they are than we, should we be excited?

Yes, we should.

We should get excited for two weeks of every four years, because it’s awesome to get excited.

Our country is one of the greatest countries in the world. We take a lot of things for granted, and that’s okay. One thing we don’t have, though, is the aforementioned patriotism that we always get criticized for. 

I don’t mean to single out Scott Hartnell, as I’m sure he didn’t mean it in this manner, but many are upset about the over-the-top gloating that Canadians do over Twitter (myself included, as in, I gloated about the win.)

The only reason we are getting criticized is because we normally don’t ever do such a thing. But when it’s about our biggest obsession, on the biggest stage for the arguably the biggest prize, I think we can reserve a little “classlessness” for that day. 

Besides, it’s hilarious. It’s probably not the best thing to take joy in other people’s tears. Kind of reminds me of this (of course, Canada is Cartman.)

But, the way I’m justifying it (and it’s probably an unjust way, but stick with me) is that the States would do the same thing to us (and they might even tomorrow.)

When we, as Canadians, get to celebrate wins in the most important sport to us in the world in hockey, I think we should be granted a little bit of leeway. 

Besides, if the U.S. defeats Canada tomorrow, expect way more of a backlash in terms of classlessness. Sure, I’ll be mad at the time and think that it’s uncalled for, but that’s sports. We get passionate, sometimes out of control and we want the world to hear. Thank goodness for Twitter.

Is the Olympic men’s hockey Canada’s game? Not anymore

There was a tweet I saw by a relatively uninformed person about men’s hockey, and how hockey is Canada’s game.

It really used to be. We used to be only one of two countries (the other being Russia, sometimes Sweden) that really cared about the sport enough to put together a really competitive team. 

Now, however, there’s seven or eight teams that can win the gold medal.

Sure, there’s Canada, Russia and Sweden, all of which have been good teams for a while. However, the United States has really put together a strong program. Not to mention the Swiss, the Fins, the Czech Republic, and even Slovakia. 

Is the idea of only having two good teams great for those two nations? Definitely. We would be practically guaranteed a medal!

Is having only two competitive teams great for the game? No, and only real fans of the game would realize this.

It’s great to see the game grow. In fact, even recently we see teams get dominated by others. Latvia and Norway were whipping posts in the Olympics; to some extent they still are, but they are improving dramatically.  

If you take a look at the women’s game now, they are where the men’s league used to be. There are two, maybe three decent teams in the league, but two really run away with it, Canada and the United States. But soon, we will see the other teams start to improve their programs, and they will get to where the men’s league is now.

Times are a changin’, and it’s great to see. It’s kind of weird actually, watching a Latvia-Norway game and it being more exciting than a Canada-Finland game. But, that’s the world we live in now, and I wouldn’t change it for the world.

The happiest NHL players

Mirror mirror on the wall, who’s the happiest NHL player of them all?

Since the NHL is taking it’s two-week hiatus from playing for the Olympics, I’ve been looking for alternate means of posting content. This time, I used the opportunity to focus on the players that are fun to watch, not necessarily because they’re electric players (which certainly helps,) but because they are just generally stoked on life.

Jarome Iginla

I know this man doesn't look very happy, but roll with me here.

I know this man doesn’t look very happy, but roll with me here. CREDIT – Sport Talk Florida

I’m not sure there’s ever been a time where I’ve seen Jarome Iginla not smile, except for that one time. From his time in Calgary, to his 13 minutes spent in Boston, to half a half season spent in Pittsburgh, to his now-home in Boston again, Iginla seems to remain light about his situation. He’s one of those guys you can’t not like. Like Arnold Schwarzenegger to the Reddit community.

Happiest moment – It’s gotta be this.

Favourite GIF – Here, Both Iginla and Reilly Smith attempt goalball, which you will quickly learn the challenges associated with it.

What’s his happiness comparable to? –  Imagine you met the CEO of your company. The way you are portraying your happiness is how Iginla always acts.

Erik Karlsson

This is about as focused as he looks, though underneath he's always focused. CREDIT - La Presse

This is about as focused as he looks, though underneath he’s always focused. CREDIT – La Presse

Erik Karlsson’s sudden rise to fame was nothing short of spectacular. Not that he wasn’t expected to do great things, but he wasn’t expected to be arguably the league’s top offensive defenseman, especially considering that Karlsson wasn’t drafted until 15th overall.

Yet, here we are, and Karlsson may be as surprised as anyone. He’s emerged as a premier defenseman, and he’s just as pumped about it as we are.

Happiest Moment –  Daniel Alfredsson’s tribute in Ottawa this year. Probably not his happiest moment, but he certainly looks content.

Favourite GIF – There’s plenty, but I think this one makes us throw in the towel. Actually, no, this one does, look in the bottom right for his body contact with Capitals defenseman Mike Green.

What’s his happiness comparable to? – He reminds me of a golden retriever. Always generally happy. Plus, his hair looks sort of like a golden lab’s coat.

Tomas Hertl

Look how excited he looks! CREDIT - CBC

Look how excited he looks! CREDIT – CBC

Similarly to Karlsson, Hertl practically appeared out of nowhere for the Sharks this season. Though some were aware of his potential, I don’t think anyone expected him to surge out as one of the Sharks’ leading scorers before he was injured. Plus, I don’t think anyone expected a four-goal performance, let alone a goal of this nature.

Happiest Moment – He was pretty stoked when he lit the lamp four times, but I think he was a little more excited here.

Favourite GIF – I just think the 4th goal is an obvious candidate, so here’s one of him eating a cookie.

What’s his happiness comparable to? – Imagine the day you got your license. Now imagine living your entire life with that kind of emotion.

P.K. Subban

Dapper. CREDIT - The Fourth Period

Dapper. CREDIT – The Fourth Period

The man can be serious at times (and a lot more lately, thanks to his coach Michel “No Fun” Therrien,) but good ol’ P.K. is one of the most dominant players in the game, and he knows it. He chooses to have fun with it, both on and off the ice, receiving mostly negative feedback from the foreign buildings he plays in.

Happiest Moment – This most likely isn’t his happiest moment, but look at how great he is at limbo! Assists go to Eric Tangradi (now of the Jets,) and Logan Couture of the Sharks.

Favourite GIF – This one is pretty wonderful. He looks at Canadiens forward Brandon Prust like a pastry.

What’s his happiness comparable to? – You know that guy you play sports against that is better than you and he knows it? That’s P.K., but it’s all in good fun if you’re not playing against him.

Jaromir Jagr

I AM MY OWN FAVOURITE PLAYER.  CREDIT - CBC (I guess)

I AM MY OWN FAVOURITE PLAYER.
CREDIT – CBC (I guess)

The ageless wonder, who will be 42 in two days, leads the New Jersey Devils in scoring. He’s not like a fine wine, getting better with age, but he’s more like that container of sour cream you know his past its best before date, but still manages to be delicious on your mashed potatoes.

I guess I should make myself clear: I don’t think he’s delicious, just surprising.

He has said he’s going to play until he’s 70, too, which is great news for us. What a joy he is.

Happiest Moment – The man has been in the NHL longer than I have been alive, so there are probably many happy events in his life. Of course, this one has to be one of his finest moments. Look at the swag he has wrapped up in his mullet.

Favourite GIF – Watch these two in succession. Hi hater. Bye Hater.

What’s his happiness comparable to? – The general happiness your grandpa gets when you visit him. Shortly after the novelty wears off, his sarcastic attitude comes out, and it’s hilarious. That’s what Jagr is like.

This post holds literally no merit, but who cares. It was fun, I had fun, hockey players are fun, everybody’s fun. Until next time!

The NHL’s 30 burning questions: via Google PART 2

Because of the overwhelming support from the first post (I didn’t get any,) I decided to write part two. Actually, I basically did part two because my life would have been incomplete without it.

PART ONE.

Aaaaaanyways, here’s the other 15 of the most burning questions on the minds of NHL fans, via Google.

16. Nashville Predators – “Are the Nashville Predators moving?”

The short answer – no.

The long answer – I believe there was one point in time that they were rumoured to be moving to Hamilton, Ontario. You know, because every single struggling NHL team is always rumoured to be moving to Canada at some point. While I’m writing this, I’m growing more and more frustrated with the reasonings behind the lack of movement to Canada.

BECAUSE THERE ISN’T ANY. 

But, we’ll save that for another day.

17. New Jersey Devils – “Why I hate the New Jersey Devils?”

I’m not sure this question makes sense really, but sure, we’ll try to answer it.

The truth is, I’m not really sure.

There’s just something about them that strikes fans as “hate us.” Maybe it’s the fact that they are directly from hell (get it, Devils? HAHAHAHA.) Seriously, I don’t know what it is, but this team is just hard to like for fans. It reminds me of this scene from a great movie. When you’re first becoming a fan of the NHL, I don’t think the first team that comes to mind is the Devils, unless, of course, you’re from the New Jersey area.

18. New York Islanders – “What are the New York Islanders worth?”

Not a whole heck of a lot, to be honest.

As I’m writing this, general manager Garth Snow is dreaming of new ways to trade away his assets for low prices. He’s kind of like a local business in the sense that he has assets to sell for low prices, not realizing that he will run out of said assets fairly soon.

To answer the question simply, it’s about 195 million, according to Forbes (though, it’s been said from time to time that Forbes numbers are somewhat inaccurate.)

You’re probably thinking, “WOW THATS A LOT OF MONEY, KYLE.” You’re not wrong, though it’s good for 26th in the league of 30 teams. So, it’s a lot of money, but not much compared to others.

19. New York Rangers – “Why are the New York Rangers called rags?”

Well, I’m not really sure why they are called “rags,” but I do know they developed the nickname “rag$” because they frivolously spent money on big-named free agents, as opposed to developing their own talent. They don’t do that anymore, though, and in my opinion, that is one of the worst nicknames I’ve ever heard.

It’s not even clever.

20. Ottawa Senators – “Why are the Ottawa Senators called the Habs?”

Well, they’re not.

You see, the Googlers have mistaken the Senators for the Canadiens, who have been nicknamed the habs from the root word, “les habitants.” I hope that’s how you spell it, anyway.

The Senators are called the Sens, and that’s all. I don’t think they have any other nicknames.

For people who pay attention to hockey, I know you will think that it’s stupid people ask that question. But, obviously, some people don’t know.

That’s why I’m here!

21. Philadelphia Flyers – “Why were the Philadelphia Flyers in This is 40?”

I actually Googled this prior, immediately after I watched the movie. Turns out, former Flyer Ian Laperriere is friends with movie director Judd Apatow, who asked four Flyers to come down to Los Angeles to participate in the movie. If my memory serves me correctly, it was Laperriere, Matt Carle, James Van Riemsdyk and Scotty Hartnell. (I fact checked, I got them all! Extra special bonus link.)

Hilariously enough, only one player out of the four still plays for the Flyers. Laperriere is retired, Carle plays for the Tampa Bay Lightning and Van Riemsdyk for Toronto. Hartnell is the lone survivor.

22. Phoenix Coyotes – “Are the Phoenix Coyotes changing their name?”

Yes! They are!

Starting next season, the Phoenix Coyotes will be known as the Arizona Coyotes. Partly to continue the trend the Arizona Diamondbacks (MLB) and the Arizona Cardinals (NFL), and partly because the Coyotes don’t even play in Phoenix. They play in Glendale.

Though, there has been a few hiccups even with the name change in Arizona, as this guy here tried to implement his next get-rich-quick scheme by patenting the name, “Arizona Coyotes.”

Nobody seems to believe he holds much merit. Besides, I’m sure the Arizona Coyotes can entice him to give up his patent with FREE COYOTES TICKETS FOR LIFE.

What a deal!

23. Pittsburgh Penguins – “Why did the Pittsburgh Penguins almost move?”

Well, from what I can remember, the team wasn’t much of a powerhouse yet. They had budding stars in Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin, but they hadn’t been established as a premier NHL team yet. Mellon Arena was old, and the Penguins needed a place to rent.

Kansas City seemed like a viable option at the time, and it seemed the Pittsburgh Penguins were set to become the Kansas City Penguins in a short time.

NOPE. Instead, super Mario to the rescue!

Mario Lemieux, after much negotiation, ended up saving the Penguins (though not singlehandedly,) this time from a managerial standpoint. In fact, it was later said that he wouldn’t have considered relocating the Penguins to Kansas City, but it was just used as a negotiation tactic.

I’m not sure if that’s true, but if it is, great job, Mario. The team is thriving now.

24. San Jose Sharks – “Where are the San Jose Sharks from?”

The San Jose Sharks are from San Jose, California, in the United States of America. Not to be confused with San Jose, Costa Rica, or San Jose, a district in Buenos Aires, or San Jose, Illinois, or San Jose de Mayo, in Uruguay.

To be honest, I had looked at this question with a “what kind of person would ask this question” bias, but turns out, there are a lot of different places with the names San Jose. Too many to count. Look.

So, I can (somewhat) see the legitimacy of the question. To go even further, they play at the SAP Center.

25. St. Louis Blues – “Are the St. Louis Blues in the playoffs?”

Yes.

Unfortunately, the St. Louis Blues are super boring and nobody asks interesting questions about them. Coincidentally, their team has always been labelled as boring, though this year they aren’t as much. They’re 3rd in the league this year in goals for per Extra Skater.

Additionally, all of their top four are in the blue in a player usage chart, once again, per Extra Skater.

Now, ask some more interesting questions about the Blues!

26. Tampa Bay Lightning – “What happened to the Tampa Bay Lightning coach’s face?”

First of all, to a non-hockey fan, what a weird question.

But, for people familiar with former head coach Guy Boucher, it’s probably a question you’ve always wondered, but have been too afraid to ask.

*keep in mind, I’m assuming this question is about Boucher and not their current head coach, Jon Cooper.

Thank goodness for Google.

Boucher has a really prominent scar on his right cheek. Unfortunately, I have no idea where he got it. He wouldn’t tell anybody, only that it was not hockey related. He even said his kids don’t even know. So, I’m going to look and see if I can find it.

*looks frantically on the Internet*

Nope, still nothing. Just a bunch of “theories” that aren’t even funny.

I cannot find the answer. I have failed you.

27. Toronto Maple Leafs – “How can the Toronto Maple Leafs make the playoffs?”

The answer seems easy, considering that they are 12th in the league overall and in the East, a considerably weaker conference. However, continuing the Extra Skater trend here, Toronto’s Fenwick for is last in the league.

Fenwick is shot differential, excluding blocked shots. They total up all shots attempted/directed at the net for both teams, and create a differential based on that. So, being last place in this statistic is not good.

All I’m trying to say here is that the Maple Leafs need to shoot more to make the playoffs. They are in a great spot right now, probably due to a high percentage of puck luck.

You know that saying “all good things come to an end?” Unless the Leafs shoot a lot more, expect a steep drop-off in wins. If they make the playoffs, expect an early ousting.

But, I’ve been wrong before.

28. Vancouver Canucks – “Why are the Vancouver Canucks hated so much?”

What a great question! One that deserves a fair answer.

I’m not really sure. I’ve heard from numerous fans that the reason why they don’t like Vancouver is because their players are really cheap. Zack Kassian is a prime example of this, notorious for his cheap shots and ability to get underneath his opponent’s skin.

Couple that with the seemingly impossible task of laying either of the Sedin twins out, and Ryan Kesler, and you most likely have the reasons why they are hated.

But, it’s hard not to like goaltender Roberto Luongo, especially after what he went through with the Canucks (not to mention his Twitter account.)

29. Washington Capitals – “Do the Washington Capitals even have a system?”

Well, back when Dale Hunter took over for the Capitals in 2012, not really.

It’s kind of a funny question. Of course they had a system, it just wasn’t really working at the time. They were in transition, I’m assuming.

After a quick search, turns out the question is the title of an article on the yahoo hockey blog, Puck Daddy. You can read it here. Or don’t. Stay with me. Almost done.

30. Winnipeg Jets – “Do the Winnipeg Jets have their own plane?”

There’s three possible jokes I could make here:

1. No, they walk.

2. Yes, each Jet has their own plane.

3. No, but they do fly WestJet, so that’s almost the same.

Which one would you pick? My personal favourite is number two. I’m going to roll with that.

There’s a new wives’ tale about the time Jets forward Evander Kane was too busy calling from his cash money to realize that he had a game to play in Florida in 20 minutes.

Time to hop on the jet.

The jet, named the Evander 5000 by Kane himself, got him to the game with 10 minutes to spare. Rumour has it he scored two points that night, too.

Well, that concludes part two of the burning questions Google has. Hope you enjoyed both, let me know if you did!

The NHL’s 30 burning questions: via Google PART 1

Hey y’all,

I’ve decided to take a little bit of a break from Jets pre and post games, and instead answer thirty questions as generated by the search function on Google, one about each NHL team. Whichever question is searched the most, I will address.

NOTE: Any that repeated I omitted, and found a different one, to keep it fresh.

1. Anaheim Ducks –  “Why did the Anaheim Ducks change their name?”

Well, the franchise was initially known as the Anaheim Mighty Ducks. You know the movie, The Mighty Ducks? The team was founded by the Walt Disney company, and they named it after that movie. However, after the team was sold to someone else, they decided to drop the “mighty” and be more mature (I guess.) So, now we have the Anaheim Ducks. They don’t need the name to show that they’re mighty, though.

2. Boston Bruins – “Why did the Boston Bruins trade Tyler Seguin?”

Short answer – He didn’t fit.

Long answer – The team is in its prime right now. They are abnormally good down the middle, with the likes of Patrice Bergeron and David Krejci. This would mean that Seguin would be either centring the third line, or playing wing up above. It didn’t work out. Plus, his alleged excessive partying didn’t sit with the Bruins very well. The trade worked out for both teams, as the Dallas Stars received a number one centre to develop around captain Jamie Benn. In return, Boston received Loui Eriksson, whose age fits along with the other members of the team better than Seguin’s. Not to mention forward Reilly Smith, who has panned out rather well for the Bruins.

There were a couple other prospects (and a certain Rich Peverley) involved, but they aren’t really making much of an impact.. yet.

3. Buffalo Sabres – “Are the Buffalo Sabres good?”

NO.

4. Calgary Flames – “Why did the Atlanta Flames move to Calgary?”

Well, former Edmonton Oilers owner Nelson Skalbania really wanted to move the team to Calgary. And, being that Atlanta is not very good at keeping NHL franchises afloat (see: Winnipeg,) the team was sold to Skalbania, who moved it to Calgary. Just a year later, Skalbania sold his interest, and the team has been owned locally ever since.

5. Carolina Hurricanes – “Are the Carolina Hurricanes from North Carolina?”

Well, you see, avid Google users, the Carolina Hurricanes are from Carolina. So, sort of. They play in North Carolina, as they call the beautiful city of Raleigh home.

6. Chicago Blackhawks – “Why do the Chicago Blackhawks play “Chelsea Dagger?”

This song, by the Fratellis, has become a staple in Chicago. They play it after every goal. It became a hit with the fans during the 2010 Stanley Cup Playoffs, and they’ve stuck with it since. They had initially implemented it to attract younger fans. Two Stanley Cups later, they aren’t changing it any time soon.

7. Colorado Avalanche – “Why do the Colorado Avalanche have a foot?”

I know, this question sounds stupid, and it kind of is if you don’t know the context. This should put you up to speed. The Avalanche used to have a Yeti mascot, hence the foot. Also, they used to print it on their jerseys.

Once upon a time, in 2005, they had a player on their team named Adam Foote. There’s conspiracy that the foot on the jersey is supposed to represent him. Notice the foot on the shoulder of Foote in the above footo, about a foot away from the other foot on his arm. It really makes you think.

8. Columbus Blue Jackets – “Why are the Columbus Blue Jackets so bad?”

Well, the good news is that they’re not anymore. They’re actually holding onto a playoff spot as I write this. Their prospects are starting to blossom (cough Ryan Johansen cough).

Unfortunately, they have been stuck with a negative stigma for a while now, and I don’t think it’s going away any time soon. Which is strange, because the Oilers have been bad for just about as long and yet I don’t think they’ll have a negative stigma attached to them when/if they start winning.

9. Dallas Stars – “How do the Dallas Stars travel?”

This one’s easy. Simply take a look at the name. They simply drive through one of these and appear at their opponent’s stadium, unscathed, whilst knocking a few vehicles off of the edge in the process.

Or, by plane. Like normal teams.

10. Detroit Red Wings – “Why do the Detroit Red Wings throw an octopus onto the ice?”

A great question. This was actually inspired in the 1950s, when an octopus was chucked onto the ice. Its eight legs were meant to symbolize how many wins were necessary to win the Stanley Cup that year. They went on to sweep those two teams, on route to winning the championship. Ever since then, it’s been such a tradition that there is now a certain technique for octopus-throwing.

11. Edmonton Oilers – “How are the Edmonton Oilers doing?”

If you asked them, they’d probably say, “not bad, you?”

But, if you asked anyone else, we’d say they are bad. They are a step from the basement. It seems like the basement is a hard place for the Oilers to crawl out of. There’s always next year, I guess, but we’ve heard all that before (and you’ve probably heard all of this other stuff before, too).

They do (obviously) have some of the best fans in the world though.

12. Florida Panthers – “Why do the Florida Panthers play in Sunrise?”

This one was the first one I actually didn’t know prior. Turns out that the owner, Sunrise Sports and Entertainment, seem to be a pretty big fan of Sunrise, Florida.

But, the team is losing money, and fast. I know they really want hockey to be successful down there (and it has to some degree, see: Tampa Bay Lightning) but maybe it’s just not meant to be for the Panthers.

13. Los Angeles Kings – “Why Los Angeles Kings?”

Yes.

(I’m not sure how to answer this one.)

Maybe the better question is, why NOT Los Angeles Kings? Once again, they’re real contenders for the cup this year.

14. Minnesota Wild –  “What are the Minnesota Wild colors?”

Google couldn’t have put it more perfectly.

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Next.

15. Montreal Canadiens – “What are the Montreal Canadiens playing?”

…That would be hockey. Sometimes poker, and the occasional backgammon game.

Though, it would be interesting to see them play a different sport. But, we’ll save that for another week.

If you actually read this, I appreciate it. Check out Friday’s edition, where I answer 15 more questions about NHL teams.

As well, if you have any ideas as to what I should write about, relating to sports, it’d be much appreciated.

Until next time!

Update: PART DEUX.