Overheard on the radio

Today, on AM 570 (in Los Angeles), the two sports radio personalities were talking about the NHL lock-out. The conversation went something like this: First Radio Person: The NHL has canceled more games, so now the earliest hockey season could start is January 15th. Second Radio Person: Isn’t the season usually over by then? First…

Bettman: Hall of Shame or Hall of Fame?

Does Gary Bettman belong in the Hockey Hall of Fame? | It was 20 years ago today that the NHL found an obscure NBA executive and anointed him as the first ever commissioner. Now before you start spitting in anger at the thought of this question, consider it carefully: Does Gary Bettman belong in the…

Kings fans are used to six months off between seasons

Usually, the summer break starts in the beginning of April and goes until the second week of October. Since our break started two months late — mid-June — we would only be getting to the end of our usual time off about now, mid-December. So we should really start feeling it about now.  

“Tattaglia is a pimp. He never could have outfought Santino. But I didn’t know until this day that it was Barzini all along.”

Every day I read that fans shouldn’t blame Bettman because Bettman works for the owners. I have no problem with that sentiment (except possibly for the words “shouldn’t” and “because”), but, to simplify matters, let’s just say that “Bettman” is not a person at all (a stretch, I know) but a synecdoche, standing for the…

Kings’ David Courtney Passes Away

Well, that’s just horrible. LA Public Address Announcer David Courtney Passes Away: LAist. According to the Los Angeles Kings, public address announcer David Courtney, 54, died. The cause of death has not been disclosed. […] Courtney’s last tweet occurred on Wednesday when he told a follower that he was waiting to undergo an angiogram.