We're live from Friday the 10th, the slowest sports day of June, so far.

According to Puck Daddy, the NHL asked Bruin Shawn Thornton to ditch his Red Sox hat. Never mind that should be a mandate for all self respecting humans, this may signal the end of the Michael Richards Yankees-Rednex hat era. Joe Dellapina told Puck Daddy that the NHL would prefer players only wear NHL license apparel:

"As per our marketing guys: We'd prefer that our players wear only NHL and licensed merchandise at our events. The revenue from sale of both is split between the clubs and players."


Talk about having an inferiority complex… If the NBA were to implement this, I'm fairly certain Mitchell & Ness would go out of business. The NHL, to it's credit, has had a great couple of years. The Winter Classic is tremendous, the playoffs have been good, they have marketed their stars, and even the All-Star Game didn't suck. They get a pass here.

Let's all bow our heads and have a moment of silence for Richie's headwear.


You too, Riemer: