Just a friendly piece of advice to any expansion team out there, on the doorstop or deep in the future: Your new team name or logo doesn’t have to mean something. We’re not that impressed.Read more "So, They’re the Vegas Golden Knights"
I’ll be honest, I’m not even totally sure what tanking is.Read more "The Art of the Tank"
Since their near-coup in 2010, Team USA’s results have receded with each major international tournament – silver in Vancouver, fourth in Sochi, and now an 0-3 flop at Toronto’s World Cup. What’s happened? And why has Canada only gotten better while it’s closest rival has sputtered?Read more "American Acceptionalism: What Went Wrong at the World Cup?"
by Kolby Solinsky White Cover Magazine White people suck. We ruin everything. We suck the authenticity out, rip out the roots, and leave a Jamba Juice behind. Then we slap a ‘Fair Trade’ sticker on the front and say, “Hey, look, we’re into the earth and hippy stuff, too. And that shot of liquified grass […]Read more "The Problem With Hockey’s New World Cup? White People, Of Course."
*This was originally posted on Black Press’s B.C. network by Kolby Solinsky… Let’s keep it short and sweet. I believe that’s how these things are meant to be. Mr. Beliveau, I never saw you play. All I have to go on are the crackling black-and-white films from your day – when the gloves were brown […]Read more "An Ode to Jean Beliveau, Hockey’s Defining Gentleman"
by Kolby Solinsky White Cover Magazine I like to think every person, nearly every individual thing, goes through cocaine years. You know, like the middle scenes in Goodfellas or Blow or Casino or The Wolf of Wall Street or… any movie like that, really. There’s always some long, drawn-out drive to the bottom, punctuated by a montage of white powder […]Read more "The NHL’s Cocaine Years (Not Really, Though)"
You’re going to read a lot today about Pat Quinn, mostly from people in the know who had a relationship with him – the iconic ‘Big Irishman’ who was so beloved from coast-to-coast, you today have three cities (his hometown of Hamilton often overlooked but of course included) and hundreds of communities of fans staking […]Read more "Some Words For Pat Quinn, Everyone’s Favourite Coach"