Hello, this is a feature that will run through the entire season and aims to recap the weekend's events and boils those events down to one admittedly superficial fact or stupid opinion about each team. Feel free to complain about it.
Everyone on Twitter has said some dumbass thing at some point in their life, but it's really starting to look like one group in particular cannot help itself.
Obviously, hockey agents have a vested interest in promoting their clients and those players' accomplishments. Thus Allan Walsh's praise of all things "Pavelectric" when the goaltender only gives up three goals on 24 shots in a game Winnipeg somehow wins. They're also very vocal — some would say annoyingly and obtusely so — in their support for the Players' Association during this lockout, and again, that's fair enough.
[The Vent: Fans vote against NHL lockout with their wallets ]
But when you do something as stupid as Scott Norton did on Saturday, in the current NHL climate, well, that goes well beyond the pale.
It was reported over the weekend that Nathan Horton is now back to 100 percent and ready to play whenever the NHL is. This is of course great news for the oft-concussed and extremely talented goal scorer, who played just 46 games last year after recovering from a concussion given to him in the Stanley Cup Final by Aaron Rome.
The most recent head injury came from a headshot from well-known thug and Philadelphia Flyers player Tom Sestito.
Norton thought it was a positive as well.
"Good news!" he tweeted. "Stay out of [Sestito's] way next time."
It will surprise you not at all to learn that Norton represents Sestito, in the way a mob lawyer represents career criminals.
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