There have been duelling press releases concerning Portland’s sanctions for violating rules regarding player benefits. For the usually staid WHL a member team publicly defying the league is unprecedented. It’s become an embarrassment.
The Winterhawks, apparently breaking a confidentiality agreement, disclosed the details of the rules the WHL punished them – mightily – for breaking.
The question is posed to the commissioner: The league can’t look too kindly on a member team spilling beans, can it?
There is an uncomfortable pause on the other end of the phone.
“No,” said Robison, curtly.
On Friday, the WHL commissioner was making the rounds – including both major Toronto sports radio stations – doing interviews to discuss the situation with Portland. He’s come under aRead More »from WHL, Portland in winter of discontent