People who watched that World Cup thing will remember the vuvuzela. You know, the long horn that sounds like a flock of storks being sucked into a jet engine? It's awfully loud even through the teevee screen, and the likes of TBC operative Go Puck Yourself can confirm that it is intolerably loud in person.
Therefore, the Thrashers have officially added it to their List of Prohibited Items, or (to give it its proper name) the Index Itemum Prohibitorum.
This is disappointing for all sorts of reasons. Imagine the heights of absurdity that could be scaled with hockey game vuvuzelas: players totally unable to concentrate, dumb goalie-baiting chants drowned out forever, the inevitable arrival of the Beer Cannon Vuvuzela, etc...
It pains us that the Thrashers are the first (and so far only) NHL team to ban the vuvuzela. Because OTHER teams will allow it, at least for a little while, and from Day One of next season we'll just be the square kids without horrible noise-horns. Sad.