I don’t know that I’ve ever seen something fairly like this in all my days. The CEO of the Dallas Stars — fella by the title of Jim Lites — referred to as a gathering with reporters, then proceeded to gentle up two of the Stars’ finest gamers, Jamie Benn and Tyler Seguin.
He did it with profanity, and he did it on the file.
From the Dallas Morning Information.
“It’s pissed me off,” Lites stated. “What no person says is what is totally apparent to me: We’re getting horrible play from our prime two gamers.”
Unbound by the censors, The Athletic ran a number of the extra profane quotes.
“I take a lesson from Bob Gainey right here. He stated you’d be actually profitable on this league if you happen to by no means gave a s*** about being invited to gamers’ daughters weddings, and that’s what I believe. I don’t give a f***. I’m a year-to-year man and I’ll be damned if a man who has been nearly as good to me as Tom Gaglardi — nearly as good to this franchise — isn’t getting outcomes, and people gamers aren’t getting it accomplished. I’m telling you, we’re gonna run by means of a GM who does all the things he can to make the crew higher as a result of we aren’t getting any outcomes.”
There’s this one on Sequin.
“He’s hitting posts, ‘wah-wah.’ That’s what I say about hitting posts. Get just a little bit nearer to the motion, truly go to the spot the place you rating objectives. He doesn’t try this, he by no means does that anymore. He was a pest to play in opposition to, individuals hated taking part in in opposition to Tyler Sequin, they don’t anymore.
Lites says 5 occasions a recreation, he will get a textual content from Stars proprietor Tom Gaglardi that reads, merely, “WTF.”
“He’s pissed. And you recognize what it’s about. They’re f****** horse s***, I don’t know the way else to place it. The crew was OK however Sequin and Benn had been horrible.”
The Stars are one of the crucial gifted groups within the NHL. They entered the season with Stanley Cup aspirations. They’re now 38-19, fourth place of their division.