Entries with the tag: nhlpa
From Mark Spector at Sportsnet.ca:
Kelly was a good man, the right man for the job, and the result of a extensive search only two years ago that actually made the NHLPA look like a pragmatic, intelligently run organization. But Eric Lindros, Ian Penny, union hard-ass Buzz Hargrove and their cohorts made short work of that impression.
The players are back to looking like they have no clue.
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Personally, we’re stumping for the Bonnie Lindros as Executive Director campaign. She could run the NHLPA the way she ran the Flyers back when Eric was in town.
Or, how about The Most Interesting Man In The World?
“I don’t always negotiate escrow percentages, but when I do…”
Click here for more. Again folks, this is not meant to be taken seriously but is instead, a look at how ridiculous things have gotten for the NHL and NHLPA.
With recent hockey talk surrounding the issues of the Phoenix Coyotes and the NHLPA, Stu Hackel of The New York Times Slapshot blog dug into all of them today on his blog:
Always nice to have these feel-good stories around…because hockey certainly doesn’t lack for the feel-bad ones.
Jim Kelley of SportsIllustrated.com surveyed the N.H.L.’s big picture late last week and — between the Phoenix bankruptcy creature and all its related tentacles to N.H.L.P.A.’s beheading of Executive Director Paul Kelly — he wrote, “The league seems constantly engaged in a series of epic, insane battles.” And Kelley added to that series one that has not gotten nearly the same amount of attention — Steven Walkom’s resignation as the league’s director of officiating (a position that was filled on Tuesday by the hiring of Terry Gregson). It’s the most overlooked story of the summer.
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From Stan Fischler at MaxHockey.com:
The sacking of Supreme Commander of NHL players, Paul Kelly, can be
summed up in three words;
No need to run for Webster’s Dictionary, you get the point.
Talk about a bunch of civilized people just not getting it, dues-paying members of the NHL Players’ Association are in a class by themselves.
Oh, by the way, that class happens to be Kindergarten.
I’ve watched this union “grow” from its first commander-in-chief, Al Eagleson, to Just-Canned Kelly and The Maven can unequivocally tell you that the current insidiousness is underlined by several episodes which condemn the union to subterranean mediocrity.
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