Thursday, April 03, 2008

The NHL Grows Even More Boring

As the NHL season draws to a close, Mick McGeough is scheduled to retire.

Not one of the League’s more popular officials- as this charming Wikipedia biography points out. Here is a petition calling for him to be fired. Perhaps this quote from the National Post puts it best:
"He's kind of like the villain in All-Star Wrestling. The kind of guy the fans love to hate," said Edmonton coach Craig MacTavish, who was once fined $ 10,000 for describing McGeough's work as "spastic" and "retarded."
He was the last man in the NHL to not wear a helmet on the ice- and in a League increasingly devoid of characters, he was one.