Fairly Compensated

Ottawa has been compensated for their loss of a true entry draft this season. Some may moan about the loss of seeing Sidney Crosby slip on his first NHL jersey in the Corel Centre, but it is the fairest possible way for the NHL to give back.Ottawa will host the 2008 NHL Entry Draft in the Senators’ home arena, the Corel Centre. Although the building will not see the likes of Crosby, Jack Johnson, Benoit Pouliot, and Gilbert Brule getting chosen, future prospects will call that arena the place they were awarded their first jerseys in pro hockey.

Gary Bettman and the rest of the league were fair in seeing that this year’s draft (which will be held in Ottawa’s Westin Hotel on July 30th) was streamlined and Ottawa, which had been extremely excited about the, “Crosby Draft,” needed a legitimate league event to take place in their city. Sens president Roy Mlakar had said that he really wanted an All-Star Game to come to Canada’s capital, but is excited about the draft being awarded to, “Hockey Country.”

–CBA


11 Responses to Fairly Compensated

  1. Tweek says:

    hockey country? where did this term come from?

  2. Timaa says:

    Well, since Canada is the home of hockey, and Ottawa is the capital, I guess that’s the origin. So, Ottawa’s “Hockey Country”, and Detroit is “Hockey Town”, well I live just outside of Philly, and so I’m now declaring my suburb “Hockey ‘burb”. Any other people want to declare “Hockey…”

  3. bruinexpert says:

    New Jersey – Hockey Hell

  4. LeafyMcLeaf says:

    Toronto “Hockey Centre” and “Leaf Nation”

  5. Leafs88 says:

    Toronto is also called the “Mecca of Hockey”.

  6. Tweek says:

    id have to disagree with you, im pretty sure my suburb is hockey burb, haha

  7. Timaa says:

    You greedy bastard, you guys have won 3 super bowls, and a world series as of late, so let us have something down here in Philly.

  8. CBA says:

    I don’t know where it came from, I just know Ottawa has started calling itself Hockey Country.

  9. Marky2Fresh says:

    I live in the projects in Toronto, so I declare it Hockey Ghetto

  10. habs_punk says:

    The self-annointed centre of the universe

  11. stooli says:

    I believe that it is more in reference to Canada being “Hockey Country”, not specifically Ottawa.

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