by Mike Chen on 02/24/09 at 09:47 PM ET
Wil Wheaton is one of my favorite Star Trek-actor-turned-writer-and-geek-blogger-and-voice-actor (ok, so he’s probably the only person who falls into that category, but I have great respect for The Man Who Would Be Wesley Crusher). If you didn’t know, Wil’s also a big hockey fan and the latest post at his blog is all about hockey —how he shares it with his family, his thoughts on Crosby v. Ovechkin, and how he feels about his beloved-but-tortured LA Kings:
This column isn’t really about hockey, but since I’m talking about it already, here’s something I’ve been thinking about for much of this season and all of last season: The NHL has made a big deal about cutting down on fighting, and it seems like the league is working very hard to eliminate it from the game. I think this is incredibly stupid, and makes as much sense as taking the infield fly rule out of baseball; it doesn’t happen that often, and casual fans may not understand what’s going on, but it’s a fundamental part of the game.
Whenever I suffer through yet another a Kings game where they’re just getting their asses handed to them while they continue to dump and chase, over pass, and take stupid offensive zone penalties, I long for Marty McSorley, Ken Baumgartner, or Tiger Williams to come off the bench, play some old time hockey, and get the team (and fans) fired up.
Read the whole thing here. Oh, and for those of you that enjoy my music-related posts, here’s another reason to like Wil—he’s got great taste in music too, and you’ll see references to bands like The Pixies in his writing.
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