Trending Topics is a column that looks at the week in hockey, occasionally according to Twitter. If you’re only going to comment to say how stupid Twitter is, why not just go have a good cry for the slow, sad death of your dear Internet instead?
Actual quote from real-live NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly in an interview with Michael Russo of the Minneapolis Star Tribune. I swear this is a thing he said to another person.
“It’s not a feature of our system that every player is guaranteed every dollar he contracts for.”
That’s not the kind of quote you want getting splashed around by, say, a well-known and very vocal player agent. Say, one with 22,150 followers or so. Which of course is where I first saw it. What Allan Walsh didn’t tell his followers —*and really, why would you or anyone else be surprised by this? — is that what Daly was talking about was not, in reality, the league’s desire to roll back salaries 19 or 20 percent (a figure Daly writes off as being inaccurate, by the way, not that you can trust anything anyone on either side says as far as you can throw them).