While this was clearly an extreme case, the fact remains that those in positions of power in the NHL are surrounded on all sides by people offering them advice. And unfortunately, not all of those people are going to be all there.
In an attempt to help out the NHL's power elite, here are a dozen signs that the person giving you hockey advice may in fact be a crazy homeless person.
- His entire offensive gameplan consists of teaching your players how to do the breakaway move from NHL '94.
- Whenever the team is faced with a difficult financial decision, he suggests calling Sergei Fedorov for advice.
- He's started a petition to have the Maple Leafs adopt a new uniform that would feature their old vintage style jersey and no pants.
- He spends eight hours a day hanging out in front of his mail box waiting for a qualifying offer from Dale Tallon.
- He suggests that the team start new a playoff tradition by encouraging fans to mark key moments of crucial games by throwing an octomom on the ice.
- He was the one who convinced you to give Chris Pronger a seven year extension.
- He repeatedly suggests that "Maybe you should run that one by Mr. Wang", but you don't work for the Islanders.
- The only job he lists on his resume is "Senior public relations consultant to Dany Heatley".
- For some reason, he's wearing Chris Nilan's bathing suit under his clothes.
- He keeps going on and on about how the Leafs should sign Chris Durno.
- His laptop is full of downloads titled "Sideline reporter naked peephole video", but they're all of Pierre McGuire.
- Every time he has a difficult decision to make, you catch him staring at his "WWJFJD?" bracelet.