Monday, April 5, 2010


Not to change the subject, but you need to know that I love hockey.

When the sport is played at a high level, there is a power and a beauty to it that is a sight to behold, as ten men speed around racefully in a choreographed, 20 mph dance. It's a gladiator-style chess game, and the National Hockey League features easily the most aesthetically appealing and viscerally impressive product in North American sports.

Milan Lucic of the Boston Bruins hit Mike Van Ryn right through the glass on October 23, 2008. Lucic is a 21-year-old, human battering ram from Vancouver, and Van Ryn is a human pancake.

I just wish the NHL knew how to market itself better.

Even if you don't like hockey, you can appreciate things like this...

Who wouldn't?

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