Team Canada has opened up their Olympic orientation camp in Calgary by playing only ball hockey because of the insurance costs. Maybe they should make it so any player helping out with the insurance automatically makes the team.
Did everyone involved know this was going to happen or did it get sprung on them after they got to Calgary? I don’t know. You probably do.
Did someone forget to look into this sooner? I saw that all the players had nice t-shirts with their names on them, and I’m guessing the shoes and tape and skate laces were thought of beforehand. Just not the part about phoning State Farm.
Anyway, this is why I don’t want to be in charge. I just want to own the team, have a nice big luxury box, and have you join me where we can drink brandy and watch George Parros kick the shit out of Shawn Thornton.
The week after, when the Leafs are in town, I’ll have you back and we can see Brandon Prust flatten Nazem Kadri’s face as we drink our Courvoisier and sneak the odd Cuban cigar.
I’ll leave the tape buying and insurance dealings for people who work for me. Loyal people. People who work hard and make sure I don’t have to. Although sometimes just for fun I’d like to count the gate receipts, but we’ll see about that later.
High insurance costs.
I hate insurance companies.