A twenty minute discussion on unsatisfactory towels? I'm curious to know how much time was spent arguing over the type and quality of toilet paper to use in NHL locker rooms. Don't want any of the players developing rashes because the owners couldn't afford two-ply toilet paper.
I would genuinely be embarrassed if a group representing me in billion dollar negotiations took part in this.
Or....you, and the majority of posters commenting on this subject, are both wrong and reacting to second hand information regarding the HC at Noon conversation in that the conversation regarding towels was part of a larger conversation about substandard accomodations in visitors dressing rooms that happened months ago.
This is true.
The are not arguing about towels. What was said on Hockey Central at Noon (I recorded the episode earlier and just watched it within the last half hour) was that, during various committee meetings last summer, issues such as visiting dressing room conditions were brought up as minor points in larger discussions about topics such as working conditions, travel, player safety, general health and safety, etc. Apparently both sides really let loose and brought up any and all complaints that they had about different things. Shannon said that some of the items discussed in those various committee meetings months ago were included in the league's recent 300 page proposal as a means for them to demonstrate to the players that they were listening to their concerns about various issues and, also, as a means for them to say "look, we're moving on some issues and addressing various concerns that you raised." Even Doug MacLean, who is very pro owner stopped joking about 'arguing over towels' and said that it used to really piss him off when they would arrive on a charter flight in a place like Minnesota at 3am and the bus that was supposed to take them to their hotel wasn't waiting for them and they were stuck wasting time waiting for the bus to arrive. At that point the discussion veered off as the others (Morrison and Shannon) started teasing MacLean about how much he hated it when there wasn't wine and cheese awaiting the GM upon arrival or how much he hated it if both red and white wine weren't included because the decision on which to drink was taken away from him.
So no, they are not arguing about towels and any discussion of towels was a very minor point in much larger discussions that took place months ago.
I thought it was just a joke, too. Is that freaking serious? I played junior and college and the point of it was to make your opponent uncomfortable. Bring your own freaking towels.
I had no clue this was real. In fact, I still think someone is trolling me.
LPHabsFan explained it better than what I did.. Here's his post.
Originally Posted by LPHabsFan
According to John Shannon last night and again today on Hockey Central, several months ago when discussing substandard accomadations in the visitors dressing rooms, there was apparently a 20 minute conversation regarding the quality of towels.
If there ever was a time where you could put some restrictions on goalie equipment it sure looks like next season, if there is a partial one this time around, would be a great time to give it a go.
It could make for some high variance too: who knows if top end goalies like Lundqvist would be as dominant with lesser equipment? Could make for some real excitement (and so steaming mad fanbases)
lol saw that coming a mile away... People are just insanley jealous they dont have a future HoF goalie between the pipes... I dont know what the excuse for devil fans is they just hate us in general. I actually think if Hank had less pads he would be better on the High Glove side...