When professional hockey was making its first steps into Britain in the 1980s, one local operator, strapped for the official parlance, began calling the penalty box “the bin of woe.”
Leave it to the English to grasp the concept so viscerally. No wonder they invented the language.
In real life, isolation is a consequence of a lapse in judgment. A wayward colt is brutally excised from the herd by the boss mare. A disobedient child is put in the corner.
The incarceration model is alive and well in Canada’s national game. Hockey is ...