“Ladies and gentlemen, put your hands together for The Stand Pat Boys!” What, you haven't heard of them? They're the group of middle-aged National Hockey League executives whose harmonious excuses make The Backstreet Boys sound like drunken chain-smokers with asthma at a Karaoke bar. Buffalo's Darcy Regier and Phoenix's Wayne Gretzky are among the latest to join the growing chorus singing the smash hits, “We Can't Trade Garbage for Garbage” and “We Must Trade Dollar for Dollar.”
Archives for December 17, 2002
Once the team files for bankruptcy protection, Bettmans involvement is decreased substantially. Now, a bankruptcy judge makes the decisions and his determinations are almost totally based on the financial well-being of the creditors. Therefore, if an outside bidder comes through with a better offer than the Hamister group, the judge would accept it. At issue is whether an arena owner in another city wants a team at a rock-bottom price.
'Darcy Regier may have us believe that hockey fans in Buffalo need to be educated. But here's some simple math, when your team is third from the bottom in scoring it's not the goaltenders fault. Please stop using Biron as a scapegoat for the rest of the organization's incredible futility.'