Simmons on the draft
A rare foray into hockey blogging for ESPN's wunderkind:
Chicago GM Dale Tallon is "proud" to introduce tiny Patrick Kane as his No. 1 pick. This kid looks like an altar boy. I'm not kidding -- he actually looks like an altar boy. I hope his tremendous upside potential involves puberty. More importantly, what the hell happened to the NHL? As if things weren't already bad enough, the league's No. 1 overall pick is an undersized American who looks like the third singer in a boy band? Can we start sending them FEMA money or something?I didn't catch TSN's television coverage, but based on past experience, I'm guessing Simmons's live blog rates far higher on the entertainment scale than what was actually shown (despite the fact it was apparently posted three days later).
I'm as big a hockey nut as there is, but boy does that make for a few trying hours. It's a good thing they moved it to prime time on Friday night, when, you know, no one has anything to do.