Now Tortorella is the one on a leash
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01-09-2010, 11:48 AM
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This has everything to do with the way you want the game perceived and the way sponsors want to be perceived...
Doesn't that say something about how sad it is that it's more about money and sponsorships, and instead of the game of hockey? It's disgusting really.
This is a frivolous and completely unnecessary rule. Of all of the things that need to be addressed about hockey, this is what they are spending their time deliberating over? It's ridiculous. We're all adults (mostly) and the younger fans watching this hear far worse at school WITHOUT editing. Yes, let's give a league built around violent physical play and all out fist fights a clean image by cutting out the foul language during a press conference. I don't even know what else to say about how incredibly stupid this is.
Make sure to keep that smile on your face JT when your team plays 60 minutes of ****. Whatever you do, don't show any emotion and wait until you get in your office to kick the garbage can and call it a terrible piece of **** where your intended message will be completely wasted.
Can a coach be effective at being livid with his team without using profanities? Of course, but everyone has their own style, and to try and force them to do things differently because of an "image" and sponsors is inane.
Chimp, I'd love for you to be on the other end of the phone call from the CEO of Brand Management @ Honda and explain to him how regular uncontrolled explosions of vulgarity are benefitting him and the 3 year commitment he made as the largest corporate sponsor to the NHL
If Honda wants to sponsor something that is espousing classy gentlemen who represent the "dignified" members of our society they can go cut a deal with golf. Maybe that wholesome family man Tiger Woods will do a spot for... oh wait. They want to advertise in a market of people who will potentially spend their hard earned money on their products, and then they also want to decide how these people should think and feel, by using their monetary leverage to control what they view? Isn't that a bit disturbing to anyone else? (As an example, I'm not necessarily saying Honda was the one breathing down the leagues neck for this.)
This is nothing more than self-righteous rhetoric and it's completely absurd. Intelligence, and vulgarity are not mutually exclusive. You can be both.
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