Al Strachan is not known for his tact. In this weeks Fox Sports column, he lets loose a few head shots at former Predator owner and now Minnesota Wild owner Craig Leopold. And he gives the boots to both franchises for good measure. Strach rules.
On the Predators:
"Committed to winning the Stanley Cup? Under Leipold's stewardship, the Predators consistently had one of the lowest payrolls in the NHL. They made the playoffs three times, departed in the first round on every occasion and after the last flop, dumped most of their higher-priced players. This is what constitutes being committed to winning the Stanley Cup? "
On The Wild:
"And while we're at it, what are these "Midwestern values"? Is it the determination to produce the most boring hockey this side of New Jersey? Is it the decision to reward fans who love the game and have never let a single seat go empty with one of the least-expensive rosters known to man? "