As Ryan pointed out this past Friday, the NHL did a bang up job with its Game 7 scheduling. While the brain-trust in New York continues with its poor decisions, one General Manager ended up proving that he too cannot escape some of the stupidity surrounding the NHL.
Anaheim Ducks GM Bob Murray, accidentally, struck a woman with a chair following his teams series loss to the Detroit Red Wings a week ago. The woman declined to seek charges against Murray according to the AP article on ESPN. Who knows, maybe Murrayâ€™s apology was very heartfelt, or perhaps the woman, who was in the press box, felt bad for the guy. Itâ€™s understandable Murray was probably upset with the loss, but swinging a chair in a press box is pretty lame. Punch the wall or slam a door; don’tÂ swing a chair at an unsuspecting woman.
The NHL is not pro wrestling and this is not good press. Itâ€™s a shame that a white collar employee, who should be concerned with helping the NHL and hockey rid itself of its barbarian-esque reputation, reacted this way. Iâ€™m sure Murray will or has gotten an earful from someone, but incidents like this donâ€™t help the NHL gain fans.