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07-24-2012, 08:53 PM
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Not a Fish
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Originally Posted by Bourne Endeavor View Post
I found Nashville response to AK and Radulov missing curfew utterly ridiculous. They were an hour late due to slow service at a restaurant. No alcohol was served as the establishment did not even offer it. One game was pushing it to begin with, never mind two while in the midst of a playoff series. Ironically, Nashville went from a player's atmosphere to parental authority in all of one night.

Nevertheless, the qualms of Nashville are not upon their relaxed management but Poile's sensitive approach. He did not conduct business as precisely that and instead went with a gentlemanly handshake and "good vibes" for want of a better term. You can play the role of a player's GM, yet still handle the organizational affairs in a business, even ruthless, manner. Poile chose not to do so and it has since exploded in his face. Frankly, if Nashville cannot match be ready to see his abrupt departure as GM in the not too distant future.
An hour late? I heard that they were making their way back from an after hours club at 5am.
Anyways, The fact that both these free agents are without work speaks volumes about how serious their breaking of curfew is viewed around the NHL.

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