At least Canada is ready for hockey

NhlSo apparently, hockey season starts tomorrow. You wouldn’t know it here in the U.S., where we’re still focused on baseball (go White Sox). But having come back from a quick jaunt to Canada, I can verify that up there, the fact is unavoidable. From the constant blow-by-blow of every preseason matchup to the Mars ad showing a Zamboni driver triumphantly taking the ice, it’s clear that one country is ready for the start of a new and improved NHL season. (They’re so ready, in fact, that I didn’t see the controversial NHL ad once. You don’t need to remind them Canucks when the season starts.) My only question: What the hell did they do all of last year?

—Posted by Aaron Baar