Tony Scott from SabreSpace wrote a great column yesterday, which defends B. Thomas Golisano (Buffalo Sabres owner) and his writing of a letter to Gary Bettman about the dirty head shots taking place in the NHL.
I really like the point that he makes about owners needing to protect their teams… if players/investments aren’t being protected, how are the teams supposed to compete if those players/investments are constantly injured and aren’t looked out for?
I just don’t understand why we haven’t gotten more of a response from Gary Bettman and the NHL on this issue. They are gung-ho about removing fighting from the NHL, but not cheap, blind-sided head shots that can seriously injure people?? It doesn’t seem good for the game, good for teams, and thus, good for fans. As I’ve stated, it seems like the players need to have a little more respect for one another, and use a little more common sense. I don’t think that’s going to happen unless Gary Bettman and the NHL address the issue, and start heavily penalizing players for being such cowards and ruffians.
Or is Bettman too much of a wimp to step up to the bullies??