The Chicago Blackhawks are demonstrating how great hockey can be,
But hockey, as always, is its own worst enemy.
Two goons fought just 26 seconds into last night's Ottawa-Toronto game. The Toronto goon knocked the Ottawa goon cold. ABSOLUTE IDIOCY. An appointment fight. Nothing at all spontaneous about it. The Ottawa goon was concussed. F him.
These asshats performed their dance of the absurd the night after Marc Staal of the New York Rangers took a puck in the eye, thus igniting the "mandatory visors" debate. Of course, VISORS SHOULD BE MANDATORY. Is there a single reason they shouldn't?
The Blackhawks won both nights, stretching their points streak to 24 games. The 'Hawks are 21-0-3.
But the concurrent stupidity gave the anti-hockey media a chance to demonstrate how dopey the sport can be.
Chicago beat Colorado, 3-2, last night on a last-minute goal by Daniel Carcillo. Speaking of asshats. The highlights didn't get on this morning's SportsCenter until the ELEVENTH MINUTE. That's insulting. The 'Hawks are undefeated halfway through the season. It's the biggest story in sports.
That's why ESPN sucks. ESPN doesn't report the news. It chooses the news.
Brandon Saad doesn't suck. The 'Hawks rookie has six points in his last five games. PINE-RICHLAND SON, P**** CREW, ALBUM DROP!