The Fault Is Bertuzzi’s

August 17, 2005

The continuing pontification about the Todd Bertuzzi Steve Moore incident that left Moore with a broken neck and Bertuzzi suspended for at least the rest of this NHL season was to be expected and to some extent is understandable. It was a horrible incident. But some of the gratuitous piling on is getting a bit ridiculous. It’s an excuse for those writers who for some reason have a compulsion to criticize all things hockey a free shot at a game they don’t like and don’t understand. Read the rest of this entry »


A Strange New Team

August 7, 2005

Well, a self-imposed news blackout didn’t seem too risky in February, when I was making the reservations. Imagine my surprise when I arrived in SF on Wednesday, having spent three days with no phone, no tv, and no radio, to discover the Flyers had become a fantasy league hockey team. 

I’d been impressed with the Flyers handling of the whole lockout. They treated season ticket holders like trusted shareholders, trying to keep us informed without inflammatory shots at the union. And it helped that most of their full-time employees could be shuffled through the bigger Comcast organization, letting the customers feel that we’d be dealing with the same folks when it was all settled.  Read the rest of this entry »