Folks, let me come right out and say it – I’ve never been a big fan of the All-Star Game. Elite athletes getting an additional weekend to show off the talents they were blessed with and don’t have to work hard for is disgusting and disrespectful to fans. It’s on the level of Hollywood Awards Shows. Let’s keep feeding the egos of the big-headed selfish overpaid guys. Yeah, good idea.
At least this year’s All Star Game is in a blue collar town like Columbus – maybe guys like Phil Kessel will learn a thing or two while eating their complementary food. As if these guys need free stuff. Gimme a break.
Despite all that, I usually tune in because what else am I going to do on a Friday, Saturday, and Sunday night? Gotta get NHL those TV ratings so they can finally expand to Las Vegas. But this year, the NHL won’t be getting my impression for their advertisors. Why? The omissions. So many this year. But none bigger than Bozak.
The Wrong Guy Got Fired
In other news, the Leafs fired Randy Carlyle this past week, which I have been calling for for awhile. You might have missed that while being upset about the Bozak omission. I know I did.
But why was Carlyle fired? He did the best with that horrible roster he was given. He came in and inherited these guys and got no help from management. Management is where this lies. They need to be held responsible for their actions. Something needs to be done about their horrible mishandling of the cap and the big contracts they have handed out like Molly at an EDM show. And that’s why I think they should have fired Phil Kessel.
You can’t technically “fire” a player, but you can trade him or buy him out. This guy is not a leader. Send him to a place like Nashville or just leave him in Columbus after the All Star Game. He and his new car that he will likely receive can shack up with Sergei Bobrovsky and they can laugh about how much money they conned out of NHL franchises.
Here’s a joke – what did the rich Russian say to the rich American? Nothing because they were both Putin massive steaks into their mouth at OutBarack Steakhouse. Thanks I’m here all week.
This incredible mis-addressing of the issue in Toronto just goes to show that Blue and White Disease (pretty clever if you ask me, I came up with it by myself) runs deep. There are
fatter bigger problems here, and they start with Phil Kessel.