Big Buff? Is It Dustin Byfuglien of the Jets or Ryan Kesler of the Canucks?

October 8th, 2011 by Patti Dawn Swansson Leave a reply »
Random thoughts and cheap shots from the cheap seats on the eve of 17 Wing Winnipeg's debut Sunday at the MTS Centre...

* So, I see where Ryan Kesler of the Vancouver Canucks has posed au naturelle in ESPN The Magazine's 2011 Body Issue. That's right, he's buck naked. And here I thought Dustin Byfuglien of the Jets was Big Buff.

* I guess Winnipeg's return to the National Hockey League truly is a huge story, because even the New York Times has dispatched a scribe to River City to detail all things Jets. Mayor Sammy Katz won't be happy about it, though, because Jeff Z. Klein had the bad manners to mention Pegtown has "a decaying downtown core and a murder rate that, though low by American standards, is the highest in Canada."

Mayor Sammy sees his burg through rose-tinted glasses which blind him to the blight that is downtown Winnipeg, and he stomps his little feet and has quite the hissy fit whenever out-of-towners expose his city's nasty underbelly. Which means the Times can expect a letter to the editor or, at the very least, a subscription cancellation.

* Why are so many people saying and writing that Sunday's joust between the ...

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