Monday, September 30, 2013


Seems like only yesterday, and now it's over.
Did anyone other than the Flugels and I watch this show?
If you can watch Scene 23 (click twice on the green right arrow) and not be immediately hooked, then I don't know what. Jesse, t|he junior member of the meth-cooking duo, is at one of those self-indulgent self-help meetings; he's confessing - via metaphor - to murdering a human being and the woman on his right gets all up his ass b/c she thinks he's actually talking about having killed a dog. He then gets on such a roll that, despite being  as fucked up as he is, he still has enough self-awareness to realize that the rest of them are bunch of spineless, mush-headed losers who are, in the parlance of the show itself, his bitches.
The only thing he doesn't shout out is, "I made choices." That would be too obvious for a well-written show such as this one. And we, the audience, are meant to identify with Jesse, the moral centre of the show and, most often, the recipient of all the blowback that ensues from those choices.

Wednesday, July 03, 2013

For the beleaguered Phoenix taxpayer

Edmonton feels your pain.

Friday, April 26, 2013

Deep 6

Looking at the standings today, here are six teams that could disappear from the National Hockey League and no one would ever know: Carolina, Florida, Columbus, Phoenix, Dallas, Nashville. The NHL just played 34 fewer games than it normally does. It was good. A 24-team league with a 64-game schedule would be more than enough.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013


I am a huge Bobby Orr fan. I like the way he played in the National Hockey League. I like the way he thinks hockey. I like the way he talks hockey. I like the way he does hockey. Yet I am a born Habs fan. Go figure.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Well, looks like we're back in business

Nothing like a minor-league scrap to get us in the mood for the OSHL again. It's really just another fight, and an AHL one to boot, but the Jim Carr wannabe really gets into the spirit of the thing.

Thursday, January 03, 2013

Tuesday, January 01, 2013

What they lose on price, they make up on volume

Glendale eliminates more civil servants to help pay for the hockey rink debacle.

Though Horatio Skeete, the acting city manager, estimated it would cost $6 million to run the arena without the Coyotes playing there, the city projects it will be financially better off in the long term by providing home ice to the team (at a cost of $15 million per year).