Someone who already has already recognized this situation, offering a more diplomatic observation; from Toronto Star:
Steve Yzerman — Team Canada’s general manager for the2014 Sochi Winter Olympics — stopped short of calling the situation with Canadian goaltending a crisis, but he agreed that something needs to be done to shore up Canada’s netminding.
His idea: copy what European countries are doing.
“It’s definitely worth looking into,” said Yzerman. “Look at Sweden, Finland, small countries seem to be producing goalies. We should be studying what they are doing. Why (do they have) so many goalies? Their techniques. Their system. We should look at it to try to get better.
“We have to. (If) you always do the same thing over and over, you’re going to get passed by. It definitely should be considered.
“Not just goaltending, but everything. These international events, we want to win them. It’s unrealistic to expect we’re going to win them every time. We have to deal with that. That forces us to look at all these things: Is there a better way to do it? Everybody else has gotten better. We’ve got to figure out a way to get even, or get ahead again.”
Why make teams play back to back in the conference finals, when if you schedule the eastern conf to start on Friday you could have had a game every night with no back to back games?
There was a scheduling conflict; a bunch of old guys had first dibs on renting the United Center.
More teams in the playoffs?! Why! over half of the teams already make the playoffs? The way they are talking all but 10 teams would make the playoffs.
Mo' playoffs = Mo' money...mostly for the owners.
Uncle Gary's main objective is to make the most money for the owners as possible.
Crappy television coverage on what is basically a second-rate network? He doesn't care because he makes more money.
Questionable calls by on-ice officials? He doesn't care because games are called the same from the first game through the last game of the season. At least that's what he's spouted and what he's always wanted people to believe.
Having the support of the "greatest sports fans in the world"? He doesn't care, it's just a label. He's more concerned with building up the "war chest' for all of the upcoming lockouts, on the backs and out of the pockets of the "fans" he claims to love so dearly.