“This was clearly a mistake on our part and we accept full responsibility. It is incumbent upon us to be more vigilant in managing this situation to ensure that Slava’s allowable training activities always remain separate from the team.”
Considering the whole team was on the ice for an "optional" practice, it's hard to believe it was just an oversight. I'm just not sure what their thinking was.
I've watched this film on Netflix a few times now. The more I see stories like this the more I struggle with the role of the enforcer/fighter in the game.
I grew up watching hockey in the 80s, loved guys like Probert and Kocur but now as an adult hockey fan and knowing what it does to these guys I have a harder time enjoying it as part of the game.
Especially because the more you learn about them you realize what great guys most of them were. Blue collar guys doing what they had to in order to stay on the roster. Saying "they knew what they were getting in to" doesn't really explain it away for me anymore.
As for the documentary, I thought it was a decent one, though completely misnamed. It really is a movie about Nilan.
Helms out with datsyuk and zetterberg now.
I think he may just glide after he's tired, like he doesn't try at all.
He was supposedly dominating all the conditioning tests this off season.
Even that last shift instead of working to maintain possession of the puck in the offensive zone, he just throws it behind the net and gives up possession. Vancouver recovers and he heads right off the ice.
He's such a good player but shifts like that are so irritating.