Sun, Feb 4, 2:15 AM Pacific
Nobody has yet told you the truth about why Battling Brendan was not fined by NHL HQ for those remarks concerning the officiating Wednesday night.
There is only one reason, people. And that is fear.
Make no mistake. Shanny's efforts during the lockout have positioned him within the loftiest circles of the circuit and give him significant sway on the labor front as well.
His migration to Broadway is motivated by more than mere desire to include the Rangers on the back of his trading card before retirement and election to The Hall of Stuff. As I understand, Ken Holland trumped Glen Sather's offer as the Red Wings attempted to prevent the Irishman's defection via unrestricted free agency. Yet Brendan still came to Manhattan. Well, he did so to establish his own footprint as proximal to Sixth Avenue as is possible while still threading twine with rubber.
Take it from me. He has an agenda. And it doesn't stop when he hangs up the skates. That's all I'm gonna say at this time. Just don't sit there stupid(ly) and believe the crap you've been fed by other pundits claiming he escaped financial discipline out of pity or some newfound tolerance for vocal dissention by those hired by the executive arm of The Board of Governors. That was for show.
'Tis more a case of not wanting to piss off someone who shall someday be your boss.
From the hockeyrodent. http://hockeyrodent.com/R1720.HTM
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