Last week I refused to mention the “L” word. Not really going to be able to avoid it this week due to the tweets we found.
First, some of you may have heard the comments made by Detroit Red Wings Jim Devellano. If not, here’s the important one:
“The owners can basically be viewed as the ranch, and the players, and me included, are the cattle. The owners own the ranch and allow the players to eat there. That’s the way it’s always been and that the way it will be forever. And the owners simply aren’t going to let a union push them around. It’s not going to happen.”
Honestly, as much as I hate to admit it, that’s a pretty good analogy. It is what it is and I think that’s what he was trying to say. Of course the league, fans and players didn’t see it that way. Specifically the players as some took to twitter to comment.
Love the hash tags, Kesler. I get where they are coming from in being surprised that the comments were made but being the fact that he included himself in them, I don’t think they were meant maliciously. But maybe that’s just me.
I figured we also needed a laugh which bring me to our next tweet.
Many teams decided to take away practice jerseys from players once the lockout began. The NHLPA’s solution? To send practice jerseys to all the players as seen by this tweet from the Islanders’ Michael Grabner:
Aww, his son is adorable! But why, might you ask, am I including this on They Said WHAT? Because a smart-ass Rangers fan decided to ask about the adorable child and received this response:
As good as the question was I have to give props to Grabner for his answer.