I am thoroughly disgusted that such a distinguished and stalwart hockey image has been used in such a disrespectful manner to represent such a reprehensible group of people.
It was in the Freep that the DRWs are suing for infringement for the alteration of their logo, and I hope they win, and win BIG!
(I kinda wish they could use any winnings to bump up their salary cap, tho! ;-D)
@yave1964 an I co-authored that using pseudonyms. ;-D
Very sensible plan. What is hard to understand is how the moving of Not-so-big E almost seems downright clairvoyant as compared to the vision of Holland et al these past several years. It really ISN'T clairvoyant at all. It is now absolutely necessary...which has been exactly how Holland has managed this team--not doing anything until he HAD to. Letting things just...happen...until he has been forced to make a move. And when you do that, because of the pressure to do SOMETHING, most of the time, you do the wrong thing, even when that looks like keeping the status quo.
IMHO, Holland has been relying on the talent of the team to keep the team moving forward, not wanting to take any chances...unless he HAD to, like responding to the pressure of continuing The Streak. Everything has been reactionary. Even his best move in a decade--the shedding of Datsyuk's remaining contract--was reactionary.
And the problem now is that our promising talent is now amongst the young. We are going to have to wait for it to develop and HOPE it goes as well or better than we expect the players to come along. If they do, we wait several seasons in mediocrity or worse for them to develop. OR if they don't, the heat gets turned up after a couple dismal seasons, and Holland, once again, will react, this time to try to save his job.
"I've gotta do SOMETHING!" Whenever you are thinking that as a manager in reaction to the circumstances around you, you a. Have already failed as a manager because you failed to see it coming, and b. Will be more likely to make costly mistakes because of the pressure on you to do your job.
I credit Holland for the Datsyuk move. It was necessary and a brilliant reaction that made the best of what may, perhaps, have been unforeseeable. But otherwise, there has been little if any foresight in how the team has been managed. No anticipation whatsoever. And when that is how you do things for a long time, where we are is what results. Not good.
I know right, whatever happened to those few years where these turds were completely irrelevant... And by turds, I mean the crazy ass racists.. Don't get me wrong, I know they didn't go away, but for a while there, I think society didn't tolerate them... Unfortunately I think peoples frustration with immigration and such has boiled over, and they aren't sure how to voice their displeasure besides hooking up with these radical hate groups. I know bias is alive and well here in the U.S., but I also think the majority of people with that bias wouldn't want to inflict death or destruction on those they dislike or feel are encroaching on their space maybe?