Like I mentioned earlier though the Oilers wives have also got together and set up a welcome wagon of sorts. This is showing their own initiative, its grass roots, wives and family helping others, even those that are young, single, coming in here. Maybe the org felt that was more the way to go because it was organic, and what happens on most NHL clubs. Networking potentially facilitates more inclusion than any independent party doing that. just saying. Jill was from what I've read very involved with the Oilers peer wives network and in their activities. Could be the wives taking initiative just spring boarded from there. Now this other comment has the other side. What happened in Ottawa is also a parable in why teams have to be really careful what familial networks actually look like and how they are communicating. Sometimes its just assumed people will all get along... So the latter is a reason why you want the outsourced Liaison position and not involving the wives. just offering some point counterpoint because I'm familiar with this area of endeavor.