Minor league teams fold with semi-regular occurrence. Most wait until the off-season to do so, but occasionally, the costs associated with running a pro franchise grow to levels too big to endure and you have a situation like the San Francisco Bulls. The ECHL(AA level hockey) team announced to season-ticket holders on Monday afternoon, with three months left in the season, they were ceasing operations immediately, via an email obtained by CSN Bay Area’s Kevin Kurz.
I think that as fanatics of both hockey and punk rock, we've all been collectors of something at some point in our lives. When I was in middle school, I remember having a lucky charm in my pocket when I was in two state-level National Geographic Bee competitions: a rare, die-cut and numbered Dominik Hasek card that I'd pulled from a pack of Upper Deck. These days, I've given up on cards, and I collect records instead. Sometimes I debate getting back into it, though, especially given how easy it seems that I could buy a card with a piece of a sweater my favorite player wore in a game. I'm not the only one that thinks that way, thankfully. The fine gents behind Rochester, NY's Secret Audio Club label recently announced and launched Wax Packs, a limited edition of 10 7" records, sold and packaged much like you'd find hockey cards at your local store.
8 takeaways from the 1st episode of the newest edition of 24/7- Toronto Maple Leafs/Detroit Red Wings (possible spoilers, but really who can do this show justice with only words?):
I've been a hockey fan for as long as I can remember. This damn sport consumes my life. I've devoted so much time, energy, money, and patience to hockey, it's hard to remember a time that I wasn't scheduling my life around a game.
And I know I'm not the only one like this. One look at my timeline and you see wannabe reporters, amateur statistians. There's no shortage of internet fights over Corsi, feminsm, intangebles, class. It's exhausting, really! Everyone has an opintion, everyone wants to fight yours, and if no one is fighting you, CLEARLY YOU'RE DOING IT WRONG!
But occaisonally I step back and realize no matter how old I get, this will forever be me, deep down inside.
And you're no different than me.
WE HAVE A WINNER! THANK YOU ALL WHO PARTICIPATED!!! THE CORRECT ANSWER IS "WEINER TUCKER". RICK NASH WILL FOREVER BE A WEINER TUCKER.
Tis the season of giving. And I'm here to give you more than a headache or fuel for anger.