sixhabsfans - (Mike Szakacs)Member since March 10, 2011
Habs fan since: I was a fetus.
Favorite current player: Carey Price
All-time favorite player: Guy Lafleur
- Comment on The NHLPA weighs in on the Pacioretty incident
So, I thought I would feel different after a couple of days. And then Bettman responds to the criticizm.
It's evident that the resulting injury has no bearing on the type of punishment handed down by the league. I think it's safe to say that if Max had been killed, the satement made by the league would have been much the same. I can't help but think Gary would have said something like this:
"Sorry Mrs. Pacioretty, but it's part of the game. Your son knew he could die every time he laced up his skates. That's why he voluteered to serve his team and this league. His sacrifice will go mostly unnoticed by the time the Canadiens play their next game. That's just the way it is. It's part of the bigger entertainment package that we are trying to sell in places like Atlanta, Phoenix and Florida. The fans there really get it, as seen in the attendance numbers. Too bad you can't see the big picture."
Gary (just call me Douche) Bettman