Saturday, April 07, 2012


I have to say, I am very happy to see the major league baseball season under way. For whatever reason I've really been looking forward to seeing the season back on, mainly because it marks the official end of winter around here.

I am also very happy to see the NHL playoffs arrive next week, so that we folks here in frozen Canada can see some meaningful hockey games on our television sets once again.

Believe me, the last few weeks of Hockey Night in Canada, not to mention Sportsnet and even TSN, have subjected Canadian sports fans to an endless glut of meaningless nothing games involving all our country's crappy teams, like the stinking Montreal Canadiens or pathetic Toronto Maple Leafs, not to mention the Calgary Flames, Edmonton Oilers and Winnipeg Jets.

The games we've seen lately on TV have been a joke. The other night Sportsnet ran a nothing game between Edmonton and the stinking Anaheim Ducks; today it was Calgary's turn to go on Sportsnet and beat them. The early games on Hockey Night in Canada tonight are all meaningless as far as the standings are concerned: a nothing matchup between Montreal and Toronto for the folks out east, while we here in Saskatchewan are subjected to Tampa Bay at Winnipeg -- which at least settled the drama of whether Steven Stamkos would get 60 goals. Well, he did, early in the third period, turning that contest into a complete nothing game, too.

So needless to say I will be so happy to see the Stanley Cup playoffs begin, for no other reason than to put an end to these nothing games littering our televisions. Be ready, instead, folks, for the endless glut of Canucks games instead.

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