While millions of Canadians tuned in to Stanley Cup playoff hockey Tuesday night, there was also a crowd with its eyes on the soap operatic ways of Glendale’s councillors as they pondered weighty issues such as liquor licenses and the plight of the Coyotes.

Glendale city council was faced with a vote on the issue of supplying the NHL with another US$25 million to cover Coyotes losses for the 2011-12 season.

The seven member council voted 5-2 in favour of the resolution in an attempt to buy itself another year on the clock in its quest for a franchise buyer that will keep the team in Glendale.

(Winnipeg Free Press)

In other NHL news, the San Jose Sharks appear to be choking again. I missed the game because I went to see Thor, which was mediocre-to-bad but adequately pleasing, I suppose. Kat Dennings was glorious as always in a too-small supporting role. She’s a hoot and super cute to boot. You can swoon over your Portmans, this dirty old man is a Kat fan for life.