I’m all for hockey gaining traction in new marketplaces, but I’m not sure I’m comfortable with the fact that the Stanley Cup’s last three stops have been in Tampa Bay, Carolina, and now Anaheim.
The irony, of course, is that the Ducks won the Cup this season by relying on some largely old-time hockey principles — including many a bloody knuckle. Still, it’s Anaheim. Just wait until that expansion Havana franchise arrives…
Meanwhile, the off-season is officially here, and the Islanders have ushered it in by cutting ties with Alexei Yashin. I know most important to you is the Rangers’ activity. So far it’s been quiet, but that’s likely to change soon.