Top five reasons the NHL doesn't want a rematch of the 1972 Summit Series:
5. Still mad at them for foisting Alexei Yashin on us.
4. Somebody might break Sidney Crosby's ankle with a slash.
3. They'd rather play Italy. At least you can reason with their mafia.
2. Players nervous about that training camp scheduled for Chernobyl.
1. Because nothing's more fun than holding Paul Henderson's goal over their heads for 35 years.
Let's hope that with the addition of four new members to the Hockey Hall of Fame selection committee on Wednesday - Lanny McDonald, Peter Stastny, Bill Torrey and Michael Farber - comes a long overdue change in philosophy.
You know, like actually voting in players who had Hall of Fame careers.
We're talking about the gross injustice that is the Glenn Anderson snub. With 1,099 points in 1,120 regular season games, 214 points in 225 playoff games and six Stanley Cup rings, he has better credentials than 90% of the players voted in since he became eligible in 1999.
Let's hope the newcomers do the right thing and are enough to sway the vote in favour of a player who's done more than enough to get in.
Joe Thornton, San Jose
Daniel Sedin, Vancouver
Ales Hemsky, Edmonton
Barret Jackman, St. Louis
Sergei Zubov, Dallas
Josh Harding, Minnesota