Came back just to comment on this one, which I just heard about on the radio.
Flint gets an OHL team, and the owner pulls some kind of worse-than-bush-league BS. Good on the players for walking out.
Has this kind of thing ever happened before?
Wings update from freep....
"I don't know anything about it," Red Wings assistant general manager Ryan Martin told the Free Press this morning. "I was traveling and didn't get home last night until a little bit after 11. I contacted Vili's agent."
Martin called back a few minutes later and said that the agent hadn't yet spoken to Saarijarvi.
Martin said he never has heard of an entire team walking out after a coach was fired.
Is he concerned about how this will affect Saarijarvi?
"Well, not right now, because it's 8:15 on a Monday morning, and it just happened last night," Martin said. "I'd like to gather some information and see what's going on. At the end of the day, I'm sure the commissioner of the (Ontario Hockey League) will be involved today, working with the owners of that team, trying to come to some type of agreement with the players."