Let's backtrack. I like going after members of the hockey media.
Let's backtrack further. I like going after members of the hockey media that deserve it. I like to call the professionals on their mistakes, and the professionals that behave unprofessionally get less respect from me. Members of the hockey media that act professionally, I treat with respect, no matter how much I may disagree with them on something. Earlier this year, Adam Proteau made a moderate sized mistake in a column in regards to the CBA, I brought it up as politely as I could, and he responded with grace and class in my blog. He's a good person in my eyes.
Then there's the other end of the spectrum.
There's the Bruce Garrioch, the Eklund, and at the very bottom of the ladder, Larry Brooks.
Let's dig up some golden nuggets from Mr. Brooks.
MAYBE someone can provide one good reason for Alex Ovechkin to sign a new contract with the before becoming a restricted free agent on July 1, because we sure can't think of any.
Ovechkin does not belong to the Caps. Through no desire of his own, he merely is playing for Washington under a three-year, entry-level capped lease that will expire at the end of this season.
Well Mr. Brooks, Alex Ovechkin decided he liked the area enough to hang around another 13 years. And he found $124 million reasons to do so.