Monday, April 21, 2008

The Octopi Flip-Flop

The N.H.L. has hardly considered penalizing Sobotka.

Frank Brown, the league’s vice president for media relations, said: “Every so often, an octopus slips out of someone’s hands, and Al is right there to take care of the matter. And he cannot be blamed if, as it tries to break free from Al’s grasp, the octopus lifts Al’s arm and twirls itself in the air.”
The tune's changed a bit this season, no?
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At 1:03 PM, April 21, 2008, Blogger Nick said...

It took 17 years for this to become a problem?

It's funny that those quotes are from the same guy.

Frank Brown - May, 2007

“Every so often, an octopus slips out of someone’s hands, and Al is right there to take care of the matter. And he cannot be blamed if, as it tries to break free from Al’s grasp, the octopus lifts Al’s arm and twirls itself in the air.”

Frank Brown - April 2008

"Because matter flies off the octopus and gets on the ice when he does it."

 
At 1:04 PM, April 21, 2008, Blogger Nick said...

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At 1:07 PM, April 21, 2008, Blogger Nick said...

Frank Brown's direct NHL office number: 212-789-2042

(Source)

call and voice your complaint

 
At 1:25 PM, April 21, 2008, Blogger FAUX RUMORS said...

1) OK, several things here: For one there is no way in hell that an octopus gets into the building and thrown on to the ice without the Redwings knowing about it in advance
2) In the post 9-11 US the fact that a person can carry in a 5+lb smelly fish undetected strains credulity
3) Of course this has been going on for so long that it has to fall under the heading of 'who cares!'. Why NOW? Why make this edict now after 50+ years? Typical/inane NHL!

 
At 4:44 PM, April 21, 2008, Blogger Shane Giroux said...

"Why make this edict now after 50+ years? Typical/inane NHL!"

Seatbelts didn't start being mandated until the 70's even though people knew of the benefits as early as the 50's.

This may not be the same life or death type mandate but just because it was ignored for a while doesn't mean it should be ignored in perpetuity.

 
At 7:46 PM, April 21, 2008, Blogger James said...

But there's no hazard here. Matter doesn't fly off of an octopus. It's completely absurd, and the result of certain GMs complaining to the NHL. That is all it is.

 
At 4:03 PM, April 22, 2008, Blogger Shane Giroux said...

Why should anything being thrown on the ice be acceptable?

 

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