February 23, 2005

Lady Stanley's Cup?

Our outspoken Governor General has made news again, this time suggesting that the best women's hockey teams in the world should compete for the Stanley Cup.

This would be a delightful revenge against the greedy people (read men) who have forced the cancellation of this year's NHL season. Of course it will never happen, and our women's team would probably not appreciate being treated as a one-time novelty act, anyway.

A much better idea, I think, is being advocated at FreeStanley.com. If you haven't heard of this yet, go on over and take a look. The idea looks doomed, unfortunately, barring a legal turnaround, but can you imagine a British FA Cup-style challenge tournament for the Stanley Cup? That's much closer to the original intent of Ms. Clarkson's predecessor.

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