the admiral

NHL Anti-Thread: Bad Business Decision Aggregator

Recommended Posts

I think you're assuming there are a bunch of those kinds of lefty people watching hockey. Maybe if they sold scarves.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Did the arbitrator consider Slava Voynov as a comparable? That's at... 250 games or so, and counting? ?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Probably the right thing to do would have been to ask the arbitrator to knock two games off, now don't say we never had your back, in the future try not to get drunk and beat your wife.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Somehow the NHL did not schedule a single game yesterday, a Friday night. Were they superstitious about scheduling games on Friday the 13th? That's no excuse, it was the 12th.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
34 minutes ago, the admiral said:

Somehow the NHL did not schedule a single game yesterday, a Friday night. Were they superstitious about scheduling games on Friday the 13th? That's no excuse, it was the 12th.

Local radio brought this up, and someone suggested it was to highlight the beginning of the college hockey season. Doesn't seem like something the NHL would do, but neither does having every single team inactive on a Friday night.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Lambert https://sports.yahoo.com/countdown-kane-matthews-make-hockey-fun-125016852.html

 

Quote

5. Attendance woes

Only like 8,800 people showed up for the Islanders’ opener in Brooklyn, but isn’t it so so so interesting that no one in Canada is saying like “We gotta move them to Quebec City yesterday!”

I know they have that new arena deal now but even before they did that was never talked about and I bet it has something to do with the Mason-Dixon line. Just a thought.

 

There were literally busloads of Nordiques fans at Islanders games who were saying that, but never let anything stop you from sucking up to nerds on Twitter who like the Hurricanes and Stars and think they're dril.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 10/11/2018 at 8:40 PM, DG_Now said:

I think you're assuming there are a bunch of those kinds of lefty people watching hockey. Maybe if they sold scarves.

 

I have a Blue Jackets scarf that I love to sport, but I only wear it when it's cold because it's a scarf and who wants a hot wool thing on your neck when it's still in the 80's on opening night of the season? 

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

6i299hdszdt11.jpg

 

The Hurricanes won a few games to start the season and all the Twitter nerds were like "oh my god, hockey is fun again," fun in hockey apparently being thwacking shots from anywhere like an intermission shoot-the-puck contest gone wrong. Tell Raleigh about the fun, though! They didn't seem to get the memo yet!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
5 hours ago, the admiral said:

6i299hdszdt11.jpg

 

The Hurricanes won a few games to start the season and all the Twitter nerds were like "oh my god, hockey is fun again," fun in hockey apparently being thwacking shots from anywhere like an intermission shoot-the-puck contest gone wrong. Tell Raleigh about the fun, though! They didn't seem to get the memo yet!

Putting your feet up on the seat in front of you is fun.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, the admiral said:

rober-de-niro-photo.jpg?quality=85&strip

 

"Come out, come out wherever you are" Hurricanes fans. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Former Islanders owner Charles Wang died. What I'll remember most about him aside from trying to get a new arena in Nassau and failing is that he once did an interview on MSG, and while I expected him to sound like an elderly Chinese immigrant, he actually sounded like Woody Allen, and it was really funny. Anyway, uh, it's sad that he died and not the guy who pretended to live in a model home.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 10/21/2018 at 12:20 PM, the admiral said:

...and not the guy who pretended to live in a model home.

Well, the up side is that it'll get him too, eventually.

 

The irony of Spano is that, despite the embarassment, he actually managed to secure the Islanders' ability to weather the lean attendance of the next decade. OITGDNHL could one of the most embarassing guys in the league's history actually be a halfway decent owner.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Goal in Rangers-Blackhawks gets washed out but is then reviewed. Turns out that the puck went in the net but after the play was intended to be whistled dead. Fine, whatever. Two minutes later after they finish reviewing, the referee goes to center ice and declares that there's no goal and this is not a reviewable play. You could have told me sooner.

 

EDIT: unrelated, I always knew Dan O'Sullivan was one of my favorite contemporary writers, but this

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

RIP John Ziegler

 

You Weren't Gary Bettman

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Imagine if the Malice at the Palace happened and no one knew what to do because David Stern went off on a vision quest and didn't tell anyone.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
18 hours ago, mcj882000 said:

 

Quote

Quinn claimed that he had found a loophole in his contract: The Kings had missed a deadline on some paperwork, making him eligible to negotiate with other teams. The league attempted to dispute that, before realizing that they somehow didn’t have a copy of Quinn’s contract on file anywhere. To put an exclamation point on the entire debacle, it took the Kings two weeks to inform the league what had happened.

 

Of course. 

 

Quote

Why did the Devils go to court for a restraining order in the first place? Why didn’t they just appeal their coach’s suspension to league president John Ziegler?

As it turns out, they had a good excuse. During an embarrassing crisis occurring in the middle of the conference finals, Ziegler couldn’t be located. He just went missing. For days.

How do you appeal to a president who’s gone AWOL? You can’t, the Devils figured, so they went to court.

Blackhawks owner Bill Wirtz claimed Ziegler had left him in charge, and insisted he had everything under control. But rumors flew about the missing president’s whereabouts. One especially bizarre report indicated that he was helping his son escape a cult.

It wasn’t until days after the doughnut incident that Ziegler finally made his presence known — via conference call, from an undisclosed location. To this day, nobody seems to know exactly where he was.

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

And I thought that ONTGDNHL was a Bettman thing...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

No, this league has been dumb from day one. They've never had a cohesive vision for the league or the sport, just a very small handful of arena promoters enriching themselves.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now