The National Hockey League season ended last night, with the Pittsburgh Penguins winning their second championship in as many years. For Pens fans, it was a moment to savour. For fans of other teams, the reaction was more like “finally, it’s over!” It’s time to dream anew of what next season might bring.
Vancouver Canucks president Trevor Linden gave an interesting interview the other day on the heels of an avalanche of hockey punditry that consistently placed his team near or at the bottom of the NHL this season. He told the Vancouver Province’s Iain MacIntyre that doomsday predictions were more about “shock factor” than reality.