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The Montreal Canadiens organization does not agree with the decision taken yesterday by the National Hockey League. We can assure you that we have made our position clear to Commissioner Gary Bettman, and that he has agreed to make this issue a priority at the next General Manager’s meeting, which will be held in Florida on March 14-16. Pierre Gauthier, our General Manager, will be present at this meeting and has already expressed his wish to carry out, clearly, our message to his 29 counterparts and to the League.

Our organization believes that the players’ safety in hockey has become a major concern, and that this situation has reached a point of urgency. At risk are some of the greatest professional athletes in the world, our fan base and the health of our sport at all levels. Players’ safety in hockey must become the ultimate priority and the situation must be addressed immediately. As a proud father of three hockey players, I want to help create a healthy and safe experience for them, and I certainly never want any family to go through what the Pacioretty’s are experiencing at this moment.

-from a letter to the fans by Geoff Molson, Owner of the Montreal Canadiens.  Read more of the letter.

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How dare Geoff Moulson criticize the league for not worrying about player safety while signing the paycheck of a goalie who smokes cigarettes. The Moulsons also paid the likes of Claude Lemieux, Max Lapierre and Georges Laraque (who wasn’t dirty, but did once knee somebody 16 years into his pro career).

Finally, Moulson made his fortune selling a product that results in more fatalities each month that hockey has had in it’s 100 year existence, so they have no business being upset at Max Pacioretty’s broken neck.

What a hypocrite.


Posted by steviesteve on 03/10/11 at 07:50 PM ET


This one was much better. Don’t forget it took something to happen to his team for him to do something.

Am I going to see all of you at the Mothers Against Drunk Driving meeting tonight? Or are you on neighbourhood watch?

Posted by NathanBC on 03/10/11 at 08:01 PM ET


of course molson sees no issue in selling a highly deadly addictive product that kills thousands of innocent people each year

Posted by cberth on 03/10/11 at 10:21 PM ET

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At least he didn’t threaten to take his puck and leave this “garage league” like some other owners.

Posted by WingsFanInBeanLand from where free agents no longer dare. on 03/10/11 at 10:59 PM ET

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