The Winnipeg Jets new logo faces continued criticism from anti-war fans, and the Montreal police conclude their investigation into Boston Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara’s check last March on Canadiens forward Max Pacioretty.
WINNIPEG SUN: Jason Halstead reports anti-war hockey fans in Winnipeg say the Jets new logo “alienates” them from the team.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: I respect the anti-war viewpoints of those fans, but this is just silly. Where was their complaint when the club was called the “Jets”, which not only refers to passenger airliners, but also military aircraft? For that matter, where’s their “alienation” to Winnipeg’s CFL franchise, the Blue Bombers? This is akin to Boston fans with melissophobia boycotting the Bruins over their name and third jersey logo, or Calgary fans with arsonphobia feeling alienated from the Flames, or ceraunophobic Tampa Bay hockey fans getting upset over their local NHL team’s name, or San Jose selachaphobs protesting the Sharks, or Raleigh lilapsophobic hockey fans snubbing the Hurricanes . If Winnipeg anti-war hockey fans are feeling “alienated” because of the team’s logo, that’s their problem, not that of the Jets. Deal with it, or find another team to cheer for.
MONTREAL GAZETTE (VIA FACEOFF.COM): reports of new a Montreal police investigation into the bone-rattling hit thrown by Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara on Canadiens forward Max Pacioretty, resulting in a fractured vertebrae for the latter, is reportedly now in the hands of prosecutors, though neither the police or the crown prosecutor could confirm this.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: Holy complete waste of time, Batman! Seriously, folks, there was no crime here, and this is an unnecessary use of police time and resources, which would be better spent pursuing real criminals and solving real crimes.