Summer Olympians, count your blessings: The NHL players are exactly that and not competing for medals. From Marc-Andre Fleury's peerless butterfly to Georges Laraque's pugilistic prowess, many a hockey player would have left Beijing donning gold.
A hockey town or a baseball burg? The identity crisis of 18 cities is now solved.
If NHL owners look closely at current baseball negotiations, they may realize how good they've got it.