As a black star in a Southern state, Subban is the perfect player at the perfect time in the perfect city with the perfect team to trigger a culture that has yet to find its way into America's last major sport.
When a troubled journalist pissed off the Mounties over their own failure, it was only a matter of time before the story would end with his arrest.
The Caps are the last major team to know who they are or how to define their legacy.
Fighting was and is mostly ugly and dangerous, but it also gave the game a kind of character found no where else in professional sport.
Four-on-four hockey is the ideal format for a sport played by giants on a relatively narrow surface.
For the first time in memory, the Jays are the overwhelmingly dominant sporting force in Toronto. Not having to pretend to be kings will go a long way toward rehabilitating the Leafs' broken psychology.
The Inuk throat singer put on an inspiring 40 minute improvised performance.