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by The Upper Canadien on 03/22/11 at 12:04 AM ET
Good job NHL. Good job Colin Campbell.
Matt Cooke deserved what he got, and I’m glad you doled it out. I hope you read him the riot act in the meeting this afternoon - but I guess we’ll never know. I’d like to think Geoff Molson and the Canadiens played a part in this by going public with their concerns. Regardless, it’s just good news.
A sidenote: does anyone else find it odd that media people constantly refer to NHL Senior Vice President Colin Campbell as “Colie?” To me, it removes some, if not all, of the objectivity meant to exist in news reporting. It seems far too jocular. Would Peter Mansbridge ever refer to Prime Minister Harper as “Steve?” Would Peter Gammons ever write an article referencing Joe Torre as “JT?” or Bud Selig as “Budsie?” I don’t understand where this folsky attitude comes from in 2011. It really, really, really takes away from the integrity of journalists. I wouldn’t even call it arcane - it’s simply juvenile. How are we to take those who cover hockey seriously when they reference the NHL’s braintrust in such a way? Yet another reason so many treat the NHL as a ‘B’ league.
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