Daily Archives: July 28, 2009

Make up your own NHL trade rumours

I touched upon this last week, but trade rumours should be left to the professionals.

And they don’t come any more unprofessional than Eklund.

The guy makes up NHL trade rumours left and right (he’s almost as bad as Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun).

It’s to the point that he could have a serious, plausible trade, and no one would believe him.

But there’s a great web site out there where you can be Eklund. It’s found here and is a great laugh.

Here are some example of trades:

“According to sources within the Boston Bruins organisation, the Toronto Maple Leafs are willing to part with LW Alexei Ponikarovsky, a 3rd round pick and D Tomas Kaberle to obtain the services of C Patrice Bergeron.”

“According to sources within the Minnesota Wild organisation, the Edmonton Oilers are willing to part with D Sheldon Souray, RW Ales Hemsky to obtain the services of C Mikko Koivu.”

“According to sources within the Detroit Red Wings organisation, the Tampa Bay Lightning are willing to part with C Vincent Lecavalier to obtain the services of C Henrik Zetterberg.”

“According to sources within the Calgary Flames organisation, the New York Islanders are willing to part with C Andy Hilbert and C Doug Weight to obtain the services of G Mikka Kiprusoff.”

“According to sources within the San Jose Sharks organisation, the New York Islanders are willing to part with G Rick DiPietro, C Doug Weight and RW Trent Hunter to obtain the services of C Joe Thornton.”

You get the idea. The players haven’t been updated, so you get some out of date “possible” trades, but it’s still a good laugh.

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Michael Vick should be allowed to play football

So the NFL announced yesterday it will allow Michael Vick to play football in the league after he serves a six-game suspension. 

Michael Vick

Michael Vick is suspended for six games.

 

While there are many people who disagree with this, I think it’s a good decision.

What Vick did was wrong. But he served his time in jail and his time in the public eye.

But he deserves to make a living. And football is what he knows. It’s what he’s best at.

Despite only being in the league for six years or so, Vick set many records for quarterbacks. He’s one of the most talents players at that position that we’ve seen in the past 10 years or so.

Some team will take a chance on him. When they do, they won’t deserve to be vilified the way that they will be.

I understand that what Vick was a horrible thing. But I wonder where the outcry was 10 years ago, when Leonard Little killed someone while drinking and driving, had 90 days in jail and an eight-game suspension.

Or for Ray Lewis, who was charged with murder, but pleaded down to obstruction of justice in return for his testimony. He wasn’t suspended at all.

Or for Randy Moss, who alledgely knocked over a traffic cop with his car, received no suspension.

Many say Vick shouldn’t be allowed to play because of the fact NFL players are role models. But look at all the NFL players that have been caught drinking and driving, setting up drug deals or spying on other teams.

The NFL is not the place to look for role models. That is something that should start at home, not the sports field.

Vick made a mistake, got caught, served his time and can now play football.

Who are we to stop him from making a living?

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