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 Simmons - "Wish we knew what McDavid was thinking" [message #718006]
Tue, 28 August 2018 08:20 Go to previous message
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Steve Simmons, Toronto sports writer, hot dog afficionado and all-around horrible person, wrote an article throwing shade at the Oilers:

https://torontosun.com/sports/hockey/nhl/simmons-wish-we-kne w-what-connor-mcdavid-was-really-thinking

Typical sportswriter - complains that players don't say anything interesting, when they're likely to tear the player to pieces for anything interesting they do say.

I don't know what Simmons thinks that McDavid should say. Rip in to management for not surrounding him with better players? That would accomplish nothing good. It would sour things with management, possibly with coaching. It would make for an awkward dressing room dynamic, as indirectly, McDavid would have suggested some of his teammates don't belong here.

I am as big a critic of Chiarelli as their is. I think that the Lowe/Nicholson/Chiarelli/MacTavish/Howson group is about as incompetent a management group as you could put together pulling random people off the street. But I don't want to see the players taking their grievances with the crappy management of the team to the Toronto media (or any media). If they want to be forces for change, have their agents say something to the owner.

Until then, I'm pretty fine with McDavid being really measured and "boring" in his comments - especially when he's talking to someone as toxic as Steve Simmons.



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