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Loving and loathing the ‘garage league’

From the Buffalo News's Mike Harrington:

Is there any league that drives its fans crazier than the NHL? Sometimes you have to wonder why we love this league so much because it doesn't reciprocate the feeling.

This corner routinely invokes Mario Lemieux's infamous 1992 quote calling the NHL a "garage league." It's sure felt that way in the last week. Over and over again, the NHL can't get out of its own way. It's hard to believe some of the things we've seen and heard the last few days.

I'm tired of hearing about the general managers' meetings in Boca Raton, Fla. What a waste of time for a bunch of guys who have too much power determining the rules of the league who are simply protecting their own jobs and not thinking about the fans at all. They should all get sent to Winnipeg for three days in March to work on what's really broken in this league.

At one point in the meetings, Montreal's Marc Bergevin strode through the lobby holding a large potted plant in front of him to evade the media. There has to be some symbolism there. Some of these guys have about as much vision for the game as a potted plant, yet it was the GMs who were broken into groups to discuss their vision of the game 5-10 years from now. Can't wait to hear these ideas.

Here are some of the points about the current state of the NHL, especially in the last week, that have me riled:

Harrington continues...

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  Tags: gm+meetings, marc+bergevin, mario+lemieux

Comments

Vladimir16's avatar

Spot on article.

Posted by Vladimir16 from Grand River Valley on 03/11/17 at 09:41 PM ET

WingedRider's avatar

AM, get rid of Hangover
Next , Sleep thru a meeting
Next ,Sun Tanning and reserve a Girl for the night
Lots of Booze ...Loose memory

Next Day…...Repeat…But
Can’t remember what he did Day 1
Fill out expense account

Next Day Forget trying to remember

Find a BIG Plant in the Hotel

THESE ARE CALLED PERKS not meetings

Posted by WingedRider from Saskatoon, SK on 03/11/17 at 10:14 PM ET

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