What more refreshingly cool image during this brutally hot stretch than the thought of an ice rink playing host to a National Hockey League team in Portland.
My admitted penchant for idle NHL-to-Portland speculation
on this front was awakened by this Newsday column
throwing Portland into the mix of cities where the New York Islanders could move.
This idea probably will melt faster than yesterday's Fat Boy experiment
. But it's a nice thought nonetheless.