Friday, January 8, 2010
Light Gate A Black Eye For League
I know it's cheesy. But I can't think of anything else at the moment for what just happened in Newark. How else do you explain a two hour delay for a bank of lights that went out on a second-year arena? Wow. Lou Lamoriello has just termed it a circuit breaker. And PSE & G is there and won't get it fixed tonight. Haha. Maybe they should find a new sponsor.
Light Gate is what we're calling it because I'm too dumbfounded by the lack of communication, screwing over so many fans. It's not all the Devils' fault here as it was the genius at work with his little minions that couldn't decide at an appropriate time that it wasn't going to be resumed. What about the fans? Oh wait. They don't count. If you didn't figure that out by now following the lockout, then you've been living in a cave probably with Batman.
It's just a very bad situation where nobody wins. The teams both wanted to continue playing and Andy Greene via WFAN Devils postgame was quoted as saying, they figured 10-15 minutes at the most. Lou indicates that the plan was to get the players back out for a 10-minute warm up before starting up again. Sensible. We agree that you always side cautiously with safety coming first. Something a smart man like Lamoriello knows. It's a shame that it incovenienced so many with the fans not knowing until essentially two hours later.
Concluding on what is a very difficult press conference for Lou, he doesn't have the slightest idea if they'll resume with Tampa in front with 9:12 remaining in the second. What exactly does this say about the NHL? How clueless can they be? Is it fair for the Lightning to get screwed out of three goals and play it totally over? Who knows anymore. This is yet another example of poor leadership and it starts at the top. When will it finally change?