Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Today's Front Page

...newspapers from around the hockey world, sponsored by The Front Page, Arlington
Washington Post
It's no secret that Trade Deadline Day is big news around the hockey world - front page news in many markets, including ours. Well, in one of the papers, at least.

Don't see it? Lemme blow it up for you.

See? Right there above the picture of Malkin, Crosby and Gonchar.

Anyway, the point of this post is two-fold - to take a look at the front page of a couple of the papers from the towns from which the newest Caps were acquired and, more importantly, to introduce a new Rink feature - Today's Front Page - which will be a frequent glance at some of the more interesting front pages from around the hockey world, thanks to the wickedly awesome Newseum website. Think of it as our homage to a dying medium.

Our first stop is Quebec, where La Presse (no relation) and Le Solei feature Cristobal Huet on their front pages (Huet's quote in the former translates roughly to "I would have liked to have finished the job" - and I didn't even have to Babel Fish that one):

La Presse/Le Soleil
Next stop, Columbus, where Sergei Fedorov's departure was at the very top of the Columbus Dispatch's front page, right above a header that included both a marijuana and a fart pun (wait, they mean real dutch ovens, don't they?):

Columbus Dispatch
Finally, we head north and west to Vancity where they're happy to welcome home Matt Pettinger (Times Colonist), but he's neither a proven goal-scorer (The Province), nor is he an upgrade over Matt Cooke (The Vancouver Sun). Oh, and Avril Lavigne is "art":

The Times Colonist/The Province/The Vancouver Sun


Anonymous said...

It's cute. You really seem jealous of the Penguins franchise. It's always nice to see distant admirers.

D.C One Timer said...

ah yes the penguins franchise. the team with a 47 year old building...the team that just gave away future success for 26 goals...the team that has the goalie tandem of Conklin and Fleury, and best of all-it's located in Pittsburgh. I am glowing green right now...

Anonymous said...


Newsflash!: The Penguins are building a new arena.

How many first round picks do the Penguins really need? They have 3 centers, they don't need another one in Angelo Esposito. Armstrong's a nice guy, below average player. Christensen's is an underachiever as well.

Hossa could score a ridiculous amount of points if Crosby returns to form. There's still some chance that Hossa could still remain in Pittsburgh and somehow workout a contract underneath the salary cap. I doubt that though.

James said...

So Mr. Anon,

You're making a "jealous distant admirer" comment on a CAPITALS blog while clearly admitting to being a Pens fan because... you clearly like irony?

Whiter Mage said...

I dunno about most of us, but who's jealous of shit?

Anonymous said...

Shit just got it's ass kicked 5-1. Oh and that big pickup had a great game - scored a goal! Oh wait, Dupuis wasn't the big pickup? Hossa got injured? shucks