The Death Pool – USACHL Finally Officially Dead

Free to play hockey and starting a new league are serious undertakings.  Free to play hockey and being severely undercapitalized is an impossible combination.  Starting a new league with zero league management experience in a free to play hockey league is a near impossible task.

The USACHL had both of these very serious problems along with zero scouting staff, zero marketing budget, zero plan to actually attract quality Tier II players, and not one person any experience advising them on how to go about anything.

The USACHL arenas are also to blame for this shit show.  Clearly no work was done to investigate the business plan.  Was there even a written business plan?  Clearly all the arenas cared about was getting a tenant willing to pay some rent and hope that it lasted.  Anyone at the arena level who was involved with this bullshit should be fired, they are just as much to blame.

The players and parents should also be willing to accept some blame for assisting with supporting this embarrassment.  The desperation to say they played Tier II or play for free has lead you to make tremendous mistakes in your career.  

Advisers who sent players to this train wreck should be fired.  There was plenty of opportunity for these players to find homes on quality Tier III teams and you blew it.  There were plenty of opportunities to find players homes on lower level Tier II teams in Canada and you blew it.  Now most of these kids are screwed.  

Fans.  WOW  Did you guys fall for the bullshit.  Bill Davidson is the king of hockey bullshit.  Rick Kozuback is the wizard of hockey business deception.  the two of them in one room doing business together and you have something like this…

Its too bad that all along we kept warning you people.  Too bad that people with their own agendas kept pushing this bullshit league to anyone who would listen.  But hey, its not them that are losing money and getting screwed so why not.

Hockey Business 101 is the same as regular Business 101.  Sometimes you just get what you pay for, and in this case it was literally “nothing”.

Stick around we still got shit shows on life support and with the holiday break on the way, we know of at least one more disaster that will officially emplode.

David Wagner – The Angel Of Death – For Those Who Live Stupidly I Salute You!
*The Death Pool is a mix of Comedy, and Satire in connection with recent events. It is not an official report of current events although it may look as though the news is so accurate that it could one day happen or may be happening.