THN's cover curse
The Hockey News' editor in chief Jason Kay mentioned the 'cover curse' in his front of the magazine column last week, talking about how the THN crew had planned to use Martin Havlat as that week's cover boy — until he got hurt.
Gordie Howe ended up making a great cover story instead, and I didn't think much of 'the curse' until this week's issue arrived in my mailbox — with Maxim Afinogenov on the cover.
Maybe there's something to this bad luck business, after all.
Now, I don't know if any of the fine editorial wizards up town read this site, but just in case, I'll plead that they keep all members of my hockey pool team far, far away from cover consideration. Namely Petr Sykora, Patrice Bergeron, Mike Modano, Jason Arnott and Mike Cammalleri (among others).