The Bluffer’s Guide this week, courtesy once again of yours truly, is about NHL free agency, which began on July 1 as it does every year. Our beloved Canadiens got its star power-play quarterback snatched away, but have acquired a thug enforcer to toughen the team up.
Because NHL contracts are complicated, I figured some training might be useful for us less-than-insane fans and well-wishers. In order to do that, of course, I had to read the collective agreement that was signed in 2005 after the lockout.
Unfortunately, I failed to realize that the agreement is over 450 pages long (PDF).
Didn’t get a lot of sleep that night. And I’m sure I still got a bunch of things wrong.
Not that I’m worried. If I fail at journalism here, I can always sign in Russia, right?