The theme music for today is an oldie but a goody. Lets roll with Queen and Another One Bites The Dust! Oh hell yeah, its been a busy couple of days here kids. Emails coming in, chasing ambulances, and kicking life support plugs out of the wall can take up a fella’s time ya know! Ha Ha Ha
So hey, as I mentioned on Monday, there are a bunch of Tier III teams on the verge of going dark or folding this year. Looks like my little forewarning got some people to make some moves before we announced them next week anyway.
So lets get it started shall we…….
First up are the Minnesota Junior Hockey League’s Northern Lights franchise. Yep, the same franchise that just three years ago was playing for a Tier III National Championship is going dark for the year. Ummmmm yeah, not too obvious here kids since they haven’t had a coach in place since the end of last season. But hey, lets hold a tryout camp with no coach and see if we can find some players and not recruit all year and see if people just show up.
Yep, that field of dreams business plan always works in junior hockey. The worst kept secret in Tier III hockey this summer is scheduled to be announced some time next week. But hey, when no one stepped up to buy the team after it was actively being sold all summer, going dark sure buys more time. Everyone wants to buy a team that has no players! Hell yeah kids, sign everyone up to buy a team that doesn’t play, has no coach and no players.
It was one week ago today that the MNJHL put out a story titled “Sustainability Provides Success for the MnJHL” Claiming “a solid nucleus of coaches and owners” league leaders may have wanted to actually talk to owners before making that statement. Ummmmmmm yeah alrighty then.
Next up the Mid West Junior Hockey League’s West Michigan Freeze. I feel a little bad for these guys because from what I am told, they sure did try hard to get a team together this year. They did the right things by going to camps and showcases trying to recruit, but when the head coach isn’t there doing the job, the owner can only do so much. Yep it sure would help if the coach showed up to work even once in a while eh kids?!
So who’s next? Ohhhhhh yeah, there will be a next one and probably more than one next one. Hell yeah, I love Tier III expansion, sure does the game good don’t it kids! Ha Ha Ha
David Wagner – The Angel Of Death – For Those Who Live Stupidly I salute You
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