e. Mike Florio on the abomination of the Flyers-Penguins fight fest Sunday afternoon: "So when do former hockey players start suing the NHL over the referees allowing the players to pound the crap out of each other?''
How can Gary Bettman allow that to stand? I don't care if it's the playoffs. The only way that crap is going to stop is with suspensions. Lots of them.
4. I think if you love the Saints (or you simply can't agree with the league coming down on them like a ton of bricks for the bounty scandal), know this: The number of players involved in concussion- or head-trauma-related lawsuits against the NFL now is 1,186. Someday those cases are going to get to a courtroom somewhere. And someday Roger Goodell is probably going to have to testify about what an attorney will say is the NFL's lax approach to player safety. Don't think those sanctions were made in a vacuum.
Mr.Miyagi wrote:It is slowly turning into a bush league. I understand that emotions run high (especially this time of year) and things can happen but the frequency is way too often. Is there control within the league? Not really ... and that translates to no control on the ice.
BTW I am still pissed at Keith's hit on Daniel. Don't even get me started ... oh shit I already am.
Island Nucklehead wrote:
The NHL is a laughable joke at best.
Island Nucklehead wrote:
They have NO idea what to call and the consistency is non-existent...
donlever wrote:You couldn't possibly have it so cut and dried waffle.
I mean the league needs an out when one of it's Commissioners pets (Nashville) finally has a chance to win and it's star (Weber) does something suspension worthy. ($2500.00?? LMAO)
I mean how can Gary trumpet the leagues successes in small markets if his minions suspend one of their best players for 3 or 4 games and they lose?
Then a Swedish rookie gets 3 games for a similar indiscretion.
Hmmmn, maybe clem is on to something....
Dogsalmon as well.
donlever wrote:...and, to make it worse, they try to tell us that they are in complete control and know exactly what they are doing.
It's pretty offensive when we get down to the brass tacks....
donlever wrote:Yep, the league is a sad, sad joke.
As a few of my old cohorts from other realms know my personal interest in the game has been dwindling for the past 2 or 3 years.
Just about at my wits end with it really, although that description is perhaps poor as my care level has decreased dramatically to the point where I simply shrug my shoulders and smirk.
This from a guy (are you listening NHL) who, along with his family, are long, long time Canuck season ticket holders and have literally invested a number with 5 zeros behind it into the local team (and subsequently the league) during that period of time.
I can see moving on from hockey and finding something else to do with my time very clearly at the end of the tunnel.
Perhaps as soon as Wednesday evening around 10:30 local time....