Ok. So, the first weekend of the junior hockey season is in the books. Not a full slate this weekend, but enough to say that the season has for sure started.
What have we learned with the start of the season?
We have learned that just like the last few years, the USA Hockey protected lists are absolute bullshit when it comes to seeing who has enough players and who doesn’t. Yeah, more teams listing players that aren’t playing for them on those lists.
How do you claim to have 17 or more players and only show up with 12? Did five suddenly come down with the flu? I don’t think so.
How does any self respecting team owner or coach put 10 skaters on the ice and call that junior hockey? Seriously, its a god damn embarrassment and you should be ashamed of yourselves.
So when you find your team doesn’t have all the players needed to be competitive, it is time to leave. They are not honoring your contract by putting a product on the ice that is competitive or one in which anyone can develop. That is a fundamental breach of contract for every pay to play team pulling this shit.
Get out. Take your loss of the few grand you spent now before you throw any more money down the toilet on this team.
If your season hasn’t started and you see the team doesn’t have enough players, guess what; your contract isn’t binding under USA Hockey until you actually play a game for the team. That’s right, all the threats of what will happen if you leave the sinking ship are just empty threats.
Wake up and smell the coffee. Its time to start looking after yourself, and not these bad operators. Walk away while you can before it costs you more money and a completely lost season.
David Wagner – The Angel Of Death – For Those Who Live Stupidly I Salute You!
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