Big News for NHL coaches, We can see you!

Hunter Climbing Onto Bench

Hunter Climbing Onto Bench (Photo credit: clydeorama)


I don’t rant often but now the hockey season is over, I will voice my complaint about hockey.


It’s not the players salaries, it’s not the violence, it’s not the season which almost lasts until July. It’s the NHL coaches – I can see them, and so can everyone else because thanks to awesome high definition televisions, and great close up shots, I am subjected to every pouty mouthed comment they throw out on the ice.


Not only me, but 30 or 40 million other viewers get a live demonstration of the four word vocabulary of highly paid, and presumably knowledgeable sports leadership.


stop talking look smartEvery single game it seems the camera zooms in and everyone can read the coach’s lips – $%##$@ this, $#$@#& that, and over and over it goes.  How impressive, how manly, what great leadership, what great coaching, what a fine example for fans, budding coaches, and youth about sportsmanship.


Is it any wonder that fans copy that behavior and swear at referee’s, and act that way? I think an adult coach over the age of 21 earning annual salary like they do with 6 zero’s should be able to construct a sentence without @#$@$#$ in it.


In case they can’t, it would be better if the broadcasters just stopped showing the benches, why should this childish and boorish example be broadcast? If tennis players acted like that, something would be said.


If you’re a fan, if you enjoy sports, what do you think? Do you just tolerate it or ?


I expect NHL coaches to drop the sloped forehead act, pick up their hairy knuckles off the ice and act like they deserve their salaries, and that Darwin’s theory applies behind the NHL benches also. 


Just my opinion. I still like hockey,  Keep it competitive, keep the action, but let’s have some coaches who act civilized, my apologies to the coaches who do have have style because they don’t all act juvenile.


Now I will just relax and enjoy Wimbledon, hockey is over!


Embarrassing moment

Embarrassing moment


About dfolstad58

I live in the South Okanagan. BC. I enjoy reading, exercise, toastmasters. spending time with my son, my daughter, & her husband , and my patient wife. I try to respond personally to every comment on my blog, and in this way I hope to get to know my readers a little bit and and am able to thank readers for their encouragement on what they liked and suggestions on what they would like to see me try in order to improve.
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5 Responses to Big News for NHL coaches, We can see you!

  1. jackkjax007 says:

    I totally agree! I don’t only think it’s unattractive in sports but I think when people use foul language all the time makes them unattractive and generally uninteresting in my opinion. We do need coaches who want to be leaders and set examples for the youth.


  2. tinafriesen says:

    Someone tried to convince me that there has been a cultural shift and profanity is now considered merely as the use of “interjectory words.” In other words, nonsense speech to fill in space–an expletive that means nothing. I’m still having a little difficulty with that, but it does make hearing it a somewhat easier knowing that it means nothing.


    • dfolstad58 says:

      Thank you for commenting on my blog and I appreciate that. I disagree though without explanation. I think it is just people who are talking and too lazy to think about what they’re saying and not caring if they offend someone else. But mostly I think it is people that used to talking that way and then they don’t even realize that they use those words that much and they don’t realize how immature and senseless they sound.


  3. tinafriesen says:

    I dislike vulgar language as much as you do and I was not making a case, just explaining how people excuse it. It is sad that we are expected to accept it. I appreciate your article.


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