We're but two weeks past a loopy performance by the chair man, Clint Eastwood, at the U.S. Republican Party convention so we are mixing politics and hockey. With what message? That Alexander Ovechkin's threat to stay in the KHL would make my day.
Alexander Ovechkin has been one of the more outspoken players during fractured negotiations between the NHL and its players' association - and his latest quote doesn't offer much in the way of optimism for fans.
With the NHL's collective bargaining agreement set to expire midnight Saturday, several players have reportedly made arrangements to join other teams - and in some cases, they'll be suiting up immediately.
Fans, players and organizations across the globe took the time Friday to remember those who died as the hockey world honors the one-year anniversary of the plane crash that killed 44 people, including most of the Lokomotiv Yaroslavl hockey team.