Wednesday, March 08, 2006

NHL TRADE DEADLINE IS THURSDAY, 3PM EST/12 PST

Of course all the freaking sports broadcasting outlets in this country are on the job right now, looking for the latest scoops so they can break all the important trade news to all these hockey fans in this country. The deadline is 3PM EST Thursday and there will be blanket coverage on all the cable sports channels in Canada. I remember the last time there was a trade deadline, watching the coverage in the newsroom over at Rogers TV. That was a couple of years ago.

I don't know why they bother going nuts over these hockey trades, these sports reporters. There are other sports out there. The NFL has just approved a collective bargaining agreement. And Canada won in baseball today, at the World Baseball Classic! They beat the USA!!!! But no one cares in Canada about any of those silly sports that the rest of the world cares about.

Still, it is fun to watch these sportscasters go nuts over hockey. You sure don't see this sort of coverage down in the States, or anywhere else in the world for that matter. I guess in other parts of the world they call it a "transfer", not a trade. Anyways, the deadline is tomorrow.

Here's a link to the coverage offered by TSN. You might as well check it out, there have been a few deals already.

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