Kukla's Korner Hockey
by George Malik on 06/05/13 at 09:11 PM ET
It's June. In many instances, the vast majority of the NHL-following media have been "on the job" since the NHL dished off its initial CBA proposal to the NHLPA all of four days after Zach Parise and Ryan Suter made their "decision" last July. Most of them spent July and August chasing CBA rumors, September covering players converging for training camps that wouldn't take place until January, and they spent October, November and December chasing down executives preaching CBA madness, players skating in Europe and others trying to stay in shape "at home" while worrying about an entire season being canceled.
They found out that they'd be working a 48-games-in-99-nights marathon at 6 AM on a Sunday morning, and now it's June, and those who are still standing are thinking, "Holy crap, we've got another three weeks to go?"
Don Cherry is not exempt from the burnout and repeated topics of dicussion and/or points of emphasis that are creeping into everybody's writing and analysis, and as such, Cherry read from his script of favorite topics on Monday, discussing his belief that top scorers need enforcers to ride shotgun, his distaste for hybrid icing as he suggests that all races for the puck will still be contested to the point of catastrophic injuries, and he exempted Duncan Keith from responsibility for whacking Jeff Carter in the face because Keith was provoked.
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