Re: Air Canada Threatens NHL
posted at 3/10/2011 8:39 AM EST
In Response to Re: Air Canada Threatens NHL
[QUOTE]Yeah just like Parliament, though they all jump the gun when it is a freckkin scab laying on the ice. The more notoriety this gets, the less I feel for the pondscum dobag Pac. Karma is a beotch, noone deserves to be injured, but his little girl antics and his mouth precede him. He is so hurt that he is able to call Bob Mac, and whine about a turnbuckle. I know Sav and Berg, that is the first thing they did was to call Bob when they were injured. Goes to show that Pac was, is and always will be a db, and as the new age scab, he yaps instead of being a man. The Rocket is rolling in his grave at the state of his beloved scabs. Less than 50% are Canadian and a total of 3 players are from La Belle Province, what a state of affairs. Riots must be in order.
Posted by No4BobbyOrr-GOAT[/QUOTE]
This has nothing to do with the Habs folks. Be great if it were that simple. It's about the public. It's about posturing, politics and promotion.
Whenever something turns into a "cause",... sensibility goes out the door.
This Air Canada thing is a perfect example.
Does anyone remeber Roy McMurtry?
Unlike McMurtry, and his 70's self promotional crusade, the league itself drew attention to head injuries, and while trying to clean things up a bit...were also looking for validation, and a pat on the back from the rest of society. The ensuing, and constant press, causes everyone to develop an opinion on the sport, including those that have no ability to form a reasonable one.
What started out as a move to curb "headshots", has evolved into a public expectation that severe disciplanary action is handed down every time a player is injured. That's a huge problem.
Now the league is in a mess, cuz the hopelessly fickle, shallow, and uninformed winds of public opinion, are right in the middle of their sand box.(see Air Canada)
In order to properly oversee things, the NHL must look at every case individually, and make decisions as they go. They can't possibly win, when the critics are of the majority, and most posess an "ambulance chasing lawyer" mentality.
The league, the refs, and the players, don't really understand what to do. The public, doesn't have a clue, but it's a golden opportunity for the hockey haters, pacifists, etc...all those who like to balyhoo, to jump up on their soapbox, and it's the lottery for sportswriters, and tv talking heads whose livelihood depends on stirring the pot.
This type of thing is only gonna get uglier.