NHL owners, collectively or one-at-a-time, have the IQ of mushrooms. How else do you explain the fact that they continue to employ any number of general managers who, year after year after year, continually fail to produce winning teams.
Let’s take the Edmonton Oilers. A team extremely rich in tradition and successful history…maybe too successful. I realize Daryl Katz has only had a bird’s-eye view of the debacle in Alberta’s capital since he became owner in February 2008. But how long does someone in his position have to watch the train wreck before they act? And act smartly! (more…)