- May 29, 2012 - 20:54
Granted, the IceCaps' season ended well short of winning a Calder Cup, BUT...considering that, a year ago this time, we were still wondering if we would ever see AHL hockey in St. John's again...& fast forward to 2012, & we just came off a season where the IceCaps reached the AHL' Final 4. That's pretty impressive whether the cynics out there believe it or not. I didn't have a problem with the fans applauding the team in the closing moments of the series vs Norfolk, even as it ended in a 4-game sweep. In fact, I was one of those fans who STOOD & cheered. We were simply showing our appreciation & saying 'Thank You' for a terrific season, even if it didn't end as glorious as we initially hoped. At least they have something to build on. I guess we could take a lesson fron NY Rangers coach John Tortorella, whose team's season also ended in the conference final, a good showing but well short of what they'd expected in New York. They made great progress, but still some work left to be done. The same can be said for the IceCaps. Next season, the names & faces may indeed change, but the goal will still be the same. And the fans will be there to support it nonetheless. That's the BEST news we can hope for.
- May 27, 2012 - 17:44
If Robin Short isn't getting any payola from Danny, he's even dumber than he writes. He's been a 100% in the tank homer since it was hatched. Fine...your a sports reporter whose career benefits from having at least something bigger-league to report on, even if it is at the immense expense of taxpayers .... but please, don't even pretend you're an objective bystender. That insults us as much as the existence of that vanity palace stadium does.
- May 27, 2012 - 16:18
It turns my stomach (and many, many others) to know you have free access to the IceCaps' games. You're perhaps the worst journalist in Canada. You're not even good enough to proof read Brendan McCarthy's articles. Now, there's a class act journalist. Take a lesson Short.