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by Paul on 11/15/10 at 08:33 PM ET
(Colin) Campbell has the NHL’s toughest - and arguably, worst - job. Only the officials are anywhere close. Yes, his rulings are maddeningly inconsistent. Everyone wants tough suspensions, or a crackdown on hits to the head - until it affects their team. But that’s why you have to be above reproach.
He is a polarizing figure. People who like him will defend him without question. People who don’t criticize him mercilessly. He learned a hard lesson here. Be careful what you write. He wasn’t, and, as a result, he’s put his objectivity into question - even if the evidence suggests otherwise.
-Elliotte Friedman of CBC. More on the Campbell emails from Friedman.
added 8:22pm, from Eric Duhatschek of the Globe and Mail,
If any good emerges from the tempest surrounding Campbell Monday, that might be it – eventually take all the discretion out of the supplementary discipline process and make punishment one-size-fits all. You might not get justice in the purest form of the term, but it will take all of the guessing out of the process. And that seems to be what a growing number people want – black-and-white answers to questions where there now exists multiple shades of grey.
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