THURSDAY, MAY 13, 2010
QUOTE OF THE DAY
"It is better to debate a question without settling it than to settle a question without debating it."
- Joseph Joubert
FOCUS ON HISTORY
On this day in 1981, Pope John Paul II was shot and wounded by an assailant in St. Peter's Square.
Yesterday was a much better sports day for me. The Blue Jays finally won a game against those Boston Red Sox. The Montreal Canadiens were the victors in their series with Pittsburgh Penguins and will go on to the third round of the playoffs. 20,000 people filled the Bell Centre to watch the game on big screens. There is no doubt that hockey matters in Canada's second biggest city. I'd like to see a Stanley Cup showdown between Montreal and the Chicago Blackhawks, two of the so-called "orignial six".
There should be 3 more NHL teams in Canada. It's a crying shame that Winnipeg and Quebec City don't have teams. I'm hoping that eventually that the Phoenix Coyotes return to Winnipeg. Quebec City should also have a team. Bring back the Nordiques. There is the population and the market for another team in Ontario too. However, because of objections from the Leafs and the Sabres, the NHL will probably return to Winnipeg or Quebec City before a new one starts up in Ontario. Unfortunately, the NHL already has too many teams - but would the Florida Panthers really be missed?
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