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MORE TRAGEDY: LOKOMOTIV PLANE CRASHES

With the NHL still coping with the deaths of players Derek Boogaard, Rick Rypien and Wade Belak, the hockey world is reeling with today’s tragic news out of Russia about the crash of Jaroslavl Lokomotiv’s team flight shortly after take-off. Here’s the story, starting with the original report by the Associated Press, as it has unfolded…

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Hockey Is Destroying Western Civilization

Laura Robinson’s article on the Vancouver riots and the violence-worshipping nature of hockey doesn’t quite go as far as the title above, but she comes close. Robinson argues that hockey – she cites the Vancouver Olympics and the Canucks’ playoff run – leads to violence against women, because of the culture of violence in hockey.

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With New Winnipeg Jets Jerseys Unveiled; Home Opener Due Up Next

The best kept (or worst kept) secret in Winnipeg has now been revealed as the Winnipeg Jets hockey club unveiled their new jerseys at the 17 Wing Canadian Air Force Base on Tuesday afternoon. Amid the sunny, beautiful day in St. James, three Jets players – Eric Fehr, Mark Stuart, Nik Antropov, and captain Andrew…