You know what arenas don’t necessarily need, outside of perhaps championship celebrations and Dec. 31?
Little shreds of paper on the ice. Little shreds of a paper landing on sticky soda-caked floors, so someone making minimum wage that already has to deal with your half-eaten nachos can sweep it up. Little, stupid, pieces of paper.
You may have noticed the absence of confetti cannon at NHL games, if one ever looks for such things, and Rick Westhead of TSN has a reason why: The parents of a then-15-year-old fan who was injured by a confetti cannon at a 2011 game between the Vancouver Canucks and the San Jose Sharks in B.C. is suing the Canucks, the team’s owners and Hollynorth Production Supply, the company that supplied the air cannons.
The lawsuit, filed in B.C. Supreme Court, alleges the teenager, who was 15 at the time of the alleged incident, has suffered traumatic brain injury, post-traumatic amnesia, and other cognitive issues.
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