It is a testament to the diverse interests of the readers of this blog that I remind everyone that commenter John Foskett, who is presently watching a blizzard hit his beloved Boston, speculated some time ago about the possibility of Boston Bruins goaltender Tim Thomas being traded to the New York Islanders. That is exactly what happened yesterday, although, to be honest, this is a business move designed to enhance the ability of both the Bruins and the Islanders to operate under the restrictions of the NHL salary cap: it is unlikely that Thomas will ever suit up for the Islanders, meaning that he will play fewer games this lockout-shortened season than oft-injured Massachusetts native Rick DiPietro.
For John, this honor outstrips his previous distinction at Crossroads of being targeted by Confederate heritage fantasy camp blogger Connie Chastain. However, I will be even more impressed if he someday reports coming across fellow Boston lawyer Cheryl A. Waterhouse, who followed me by a year at Phillips Exeter Academy. That would make this a small world after all indeed.