Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 03/12/11 at 11:26 AM ET
from Damien Cox of the Toronto Star,
You’d think he would have. Just as a matter of protocol.
You know, talked to Sidney Crosby.
“I have not talked to him directly in the last several weeks,” confirmed Don Fehr.
Peculiar that — with Crosby’s standing as the game’s most important player, with Fehr new to his politically complex job as executive director of the NHL Players’ Association, and with the hockey landscape seemingly littered with zombie-like, concussed players like Crosby unable to deal with bright lights or even turn the wheels of an exercise bike — Fehr wouldn’t have been in closer contact with the sidelined Pittsburgh Penguins star.
Then again, maybe this is the slow but steady, turtle-beats-the-hare approach to governing. That may also explain why he’s only attended, by his count, “four or five” games since taking over the job on Dec. 18, a job for which he is reportedly being paid $3.5 million per year — “a little high,” says he.
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