On NPR this morning, commentator Frank Deford laments that the entertainment industry is giving us only "sex, Justin Bieber and boxing" while ignoring an important part of our sports culture: hockey.
Deford laments: "But most important, right now, I wish the entertainment moguls would do a play or a film for the poor hockey fans who don't have an NHL season because the owners have locked out the players...I feel very sorry for ice hockey fans..."
Here's your story, Frank: Skater in a Strange Land. It's about ice hockey, talking bears, steampunk, romance. And there is a bit of fighting in it. Because that's part of hockey. But there isn't any boxing.