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Who’s In Charge?

from Larry Brooks of the New York Post,

What a coincidence that ESPN/ABC switched out of Blackhawks-Blues to Rangers-Bruins at 1 p.m. on Black Friday in the network’s first over-the-air national telecast since gaining NHL rights this season.

What, the NHL and network didn’t see the upside in showcasing the rotten Chicago organization that the league so proudly presented as a quasi-house franchise through the 2010s, creating as many national events as possible to cram the Blackhawks down our throats?

Now, not.

Guess this is not one that could readily be brushed aside by citing “off-ice distractions.”

Meanwhile, Bob Murray became the latest NHL-affiliated employee to resign in disgrace when he stepped aside last week as the Ducks’ general manager following revelations of a history of psychologically abusive behavior to co-workers.

Of course, just as with the Blackhawks, when the Wirtz ownership knew nothing of what was going on inside their fiefdom, the Samuelis had no idea what was going on inside their organization on the West Coast. Of course not. Why would they?

Apparently we are all supposed to believe that these one-percenters made their fortunes by being ignorant of their respective operations and just handing over all the responsibility to salaried employees.

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Down River Dan's avatar

...George Parros wants the job in Anaheim, we’re told, and who knows, maybe this is one post that the VP of player safety would actually be good at…..

grin I approve this message Mr Brooks…

Posted by Down River Dan on 11/13/21 at 09:22 PM ET

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