Who are the worst people in Hockey history?

Discussion in 'The History of Hockey' started by Big Phil, Apr 15, 2007.

  1. Big Phil

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    A lot of names can roll off of our tongues here. Alan Eagleson, Bob Goodenow and Harold Ballard are shoo-ins for this list. Others might have Bettman here. David Frost or Mike Danton as well. But who are players/executives that have been bad for the game?

    Alexei Yashin held out a million times and was worth a fraction of what he thought he deserved, some people would think that's bad. Maybe Saskin is on this list. But what people have been bad for the game?
     
  2. Yashin is Mother Teresa compared to some who should be on this list, and some who have already been mentioned.
     
  3. Wetcoaster

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    Goodenow?????
     
  4. Playa Hamm*

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    Alan Eagleson
    Bob Goodenow
    The Nashville Predators
     
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    I cannot think of anyone who deserves as deep and dark a pit to rot in as Alan Eagleson. He should still be in jail.
     
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    jealous. . .and I'm a Flyer's fan so that's saying something ;)


    I would say Magoo
     
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    Graham James and every other disgusting pervert who used their authority to abuse children.

    Trailing behind are Bettman, Ballard, Wirtz, and of course, Lonny Bohonos.
     
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    ballard
     
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    Ballard may belong with Graham James.
     
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    Never heard anything like that before...
     
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    Here's the story
     
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    Fair enough then. that would put him in the Graham James league of horrible people.
     
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    Even outside of that story there was plenty of molestation charges surrounding the Leafs organization.
     
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    Now that you mention it,. I do have a vague memory of seeing something about that on TV...
     
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    Really?

     
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    MXD James St. John Smythe

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    Graham James and Harold Ballard are on a league of their own.

    Then the Wirtz, Eagleson comes by. The Little M shouldn't have saved him back in the days.
     
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    Assaulting refs really goes to far, but jail? ;)
     
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    What is wrong with Bohonos? Never heard anything.
     
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    It seems the worst thing about his is that he was a Canuck.
    To the despair of Canucks fan. A bit like Robert Nordmark...
     
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    He was great for Mannheim though. Unfortunately retired because of a broken neck.
     
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    I wouldn't put Goodenow on that list, not for a second. For years Eagleson played tooth fairy to the owners in keeping player salaries and advancements to a minimum, while at the same time directly stealing from the players he was supposed to be representing.
    Goodenow came in and offered the players something they'd never had before - a leader who was going to actually stand up to the owners and get the players a bigger piece of the pie.
    If you know the history of the NHL and the way the players were treated since the inception of the NHL, you'd understand why having someone actually looking out for their best interests was so appealing.

    If I had to choose a few names I'd go with (Jolly) Jack Adams, Bruce Norris, Harold Ballard and Alan Eagleson just to name a few...
     
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    For me it's definitly Ballard , he's the worst thing that could ever happen to a team but Wirtz is close

    Besides those two there are of course the usual suspects.
     
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    If the child abuse allegations surrounding Ballard are true, then I think he steps into a stratosphere all his own. Not only was he a total ******* who ran a great franchise into the ground and ruined the lives of many people associated with it, but on a personal level, he was just a horrible, horrible person.
     
  25. The only names that come to mind are David Frost and Bill Wirtz. Frost was just a piece of crap, in general, and Wirtz single-handedly ran the Blackhawks into the ground as a result of his penny pinching.
     

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