Friday, January 21, 2005
Dying For Hockey
I saw this when I logged on to AOL today. I was really afraid that this would happen, albeit I was thinking it could have been my Dad! But this doesn't surprise me...I wonder if Bettman will even take this seriously. I think that the NHL needs to listen to their fans. This would be a good place to start:
Archie Bennitz, 84, instructed his son to criticize NHL commissioner Gary Bettman and union leader Bob Goodenow in his death notice.
Bennitz called Bettman and Goodenow "skunks for denying him the pleasure of watching the NHL on TV this year," the obituary in the Ottawa Citizen read. Bennitz also urged Bettman to step aside in favor of Wayne Gretzky.
David Bennitz said his father had become increasingly angry during his last month in the hospital as the lockout dragged on. Hockey was the only thing he watched on TV.Bennitz, who was born in Nova Scotia and grew up just north of Toronto, was a dedicated Maple Leafs fan. He developed a soft spot for the Ottawa Senators, however, after he moved to Ottawa about three years ago to be closer to his family
I'm definitely not a Gretzky fan but if he can get the NHL back up & running and get me some hockey to watch then more power to him!