Speaking last week to the New York Times, Maple Leaf Tie Domi hinted at toppling the current NHLPA and league administration. The Quizno’s spokesman doesn’t like the way Player’s boss Bob Goodenow or NHL commish Gary Bettman have handled the current lock-out situation. But unlike the average TSN talking head, Domers went so far as to suggest that the two administrators be replaced. (This is a better alternative to replacing players, although Mr. Domi could have been replaced three seasons ago.) Here is what the large-headed tough guy said:
“If these guys (NHL commissioner Gary Bettman and NHLPA executive director Bob Goodenow) don’t get a deal done, there’s going to have to be new faces in there…There’s a lot of ego, and they don’t want to put their pride aside. The fight is over. These two guys have got to get a deal done. They’d better, or they won’t be around too long. You need trust. I don’t know if these two guys at the top can get this done. That’s the bottom line.”
Is the Maple Leaf forward a mouth piece for the growing resentment among NHL players? Or is he just promotion hungry? And what about the ‘s’ at the end of ‘Mats’ and the ‘S’ that leads off ‘Sundin’? You’d think he’d eliminate one of those ‘S’s. Like Mat Sundin, or Mats Undin. Same pronunciation, just a more economical spelling. And that is just what the league is in dire need of right now: More economic sense!
The league and players meet in Toronto on May 24.