It takes a special kind of person to watch the NHL season go up in flames, then a city forced under water, and try to put a positive spin on things. Frankly, the more of those people who exist the better. Friend of the blog Will Martinez, AKA @HeyMyNameIsWill, has been watching the two disasters (not to remotely equate the significance of the two) and cooking up an idea. A really cool idea, actually, and one that we here at Backhand Shelf would love to be a part of.
Below is his proposal that he sent in email form to the NHLPA. Check it out, and let’s see if we can’t get the ball rolling on something like this. It would certainly take the involvement of organizations a lot bigger than just ours.
I write to you not to express anger and resentment over the current lockout but rather to try and turn several negatives into a positive. The lockout and upcoming cancellation of the Winter Classic are certainly unfortunate but not as unfortunate as the effects Hurricane Sandy recently had on the New York City/New Jersey area in particular. The following is an idea to hopefully make a positive out of each of those situations: Read the rest of this entry »