One Serious Feud
Brian Burke and Kevin Lowe, step aside.
We've got us a new top feud in the NHL, and it's a doozy.
In fact, the mischievous among us - okay, I'm one of 'em - have to be hoping these days that the Montreal Canadiens make it to the Stanley Cup final and play the Dallas Stars.
Now that would be fun.
Why? Well, if you're not an English football (soccer) fan, it's possible you might not know that a while ago George Gillett, the owner of the Habs, struck a co-ownership deal to purchase the world famous Liverpool soccer club with Tom Hicks, owner of the Stars.
Well, it hasn't worked out.
In fact, they want to kill each other. Or, at least, Hicks wants to buy out Gillett, but Georgie Boy says thanks but no thanks.
This is good stuff. Honest stuff.
These guys don't agree on anything. Gillett seems determined to use his willing media contacts to be painted as the good guy, Hicks seems not to care what anybody, Liverpool fans or otherwise, says about him.
Hicks wants a divorce, Gillett won't go along. Talk about fun times.
So if the Habs and Stars were to work their way through their respective conference playoffs and meet in the Stanley Cup final sometime in June, you can bet all of this ugly stuff would bubble to the surface.
Gary Bettman wouldn't like it. But it sure would be interesting, and when's the last time two NHL owners detested each other quite like this, and quite so openly?
Uh, never, probably.
So if you like mischief, root for the Habs and root for the Stars.