Just a quick note; The past few threads that discussed ownership and management have become heated fairly quickly. I get that people are passionate about the topic which covers a wide array of themes beyond just hockey stuff that can stir up emotions, but it's important to keep the discourse civil, and stay away from being overly provocative. While it may seem like threads are locked for no reason, you don't see all the posts that we delete, and when the conversations start to repeat with no additional content save an extra dash of flaming, trolling or provoking one another, locking the thread is the result. So with that in mind, please try and: 1. Critique the content of the post not the poster 2. Don't mis-characterize a posters position or posts to something outlandish. in other words don't twist what somebody posts to the worst possible interpretation. 3. Claims of Insider Information/ Rumors & Hearsay: If you're an insider, contact us with proof BEFORE you post. These posts will be allowed/rejected at the discretion of administrators after consulting with other posters, moderators, and relevant sources. Deference will be given to veteran members who have established credibility. It's not acceptable to post that you heard someone has a drinking/drug/sex/personal problem from a "good" source. Do not post information that can be considered defamatory without a link to a credible media source. Other forums, personal websites, amateur/unvetted blogs, hearsay, and personal testimonials are not considered credible.