All day on Monday, I read tweets from members of the media who’ve got personal experience in dealing with Colin Campbell. One wrote that questioning Campbell’s integrity is “not fair.” A former NHL head coach and general manager wrote that anyone who questions “(Campbell’s) integrity and ethics simply doesn’t know the man.” Maybe not, but here’s what I know. I know that the NHL’s Senior Executive Vice President of Hockey Operations should be a lot smarter than to send an e-mail referring to a player in his league as a “little fake artist.” Yet, he did. (more…)
Jim Gregory and Pat Quinn (co-chairs), Scotty Bowman, David Branch, Colin Campbell, John Davidson, Eric Duhatschek, Jan-Ake Edvinsson, Mike Emrick, Michael Farber, Mike Gartner, Dick Irvin, Lanny McDonald, Yvon Pedneault, Serge Savard, Harry Sinden, Peter Stastny and Bill Torrey.
If you are a hockey fan, you will recognize almost every one of those names. And you should, because they are the 18 guys who decide eternal enshrinement in the Hockey Hall of Fame. They’re all sharp guys. They’re all experienced hockey people. So how did they screw up this year’s inductees so badly? (more…)