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Highway Robbery

from Jim Kelley at Sports Illustrated,

If I were a member of the search committee charged with finding an executive director for the National Hockey League Players Association, I would be afraid to open my e-mail in-box. Hockey players are blunt and the words attached to messages from, say, Marc Savard, Roberto Luongo, Chris Pronger, Marian Hossa and others are likely to read something like this:

Hey (name here),

You lazy SOB, get your good-for-nothing self off the golf course and your head out of your arse. (Name of NHL Commissioner, lawyer, administrator or arbitrator here) just got the okay to put his hand in my pocket and “review” my already reviewed and signed contract, and you’re letting them get away with it?

Bad enough you Bozos were asleep at the switch and let Richard Bloch back in as an arbitrator, but then you go and lose what should have been an open and shut case regarding the cash in Kovy Kovalchuk’s change cup, and now we’re all subject to an “investigation” of deals that have been signed, sealed and approved by the league itself. This would never have happened if you guys hadn’t sacked Bob Goodenow, let alone stopped listening to him.


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I should know better than to do myself the disservice of reading Jim Kelley’s articles, but I read it and he, along with a lot of other people need to read Bloch’s ruling with their own eyes and brains.

Posted by NathanBC on 08/12/10 at 08:35 PM ET

bigdee89's avatar

Well said.  Most of Jim’s articles are so off the mark they cause people like us to talk / complain about it…..I guess he’s doing his job lol

Posted by bigdee89 from The Great White North Eh? on 08/13/10 at 12:01 AM ET

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