Word from the West Coast is that the WHL's Portland Winter Hawks are about to have new owners.
Portland was hands-down the most dysfunctional franchise in the Canadian Hockey League. Can anyone think of a franchise, possibly one in the OHL, that can step to the plate and inherit that lofty mantle as the biggest gong show going in junior hockey?
Update: Incidentally, St. Catharines believes it will be hosting a game in the Canada-Russia Challenge in November. How is it that a team that plays in the ancient Jack Gatecliff Arena could be selected, while it's quite likely that a team in a new arena wouldn't try to bring in a guaranteed-sellout game vs. the Russians?
Update 2: The games will be Nov. 20 in Guelph, Nov. 24 in St. Catharines, for anyone who is interested.