When you work for a hockey team that hasn’t won the Stanley Cup since 1967, you don’t throw a lot of stones.
It seems especially foolhardy to criticize the Montreal Canadiens, historically the most successful of all NHL teams.
But Quebec politicians and cultural sticklers have eviscerated the Canadians over the hiring of unilingual coach Randy Cunneyworth. Since then, the owner and the general manager have backpedalled furiously.
Faced with a mob, the Canadiens’ management put a gun against their own temples.
The problem with blending culture and a ruthless competetiveness is that you ...