COMMENTARY: San Jose Sharks general manager Doug Wilson stirred the pot last night, during his team’s game against the Colorado Avalanche, citing his disappointment with Los Angeles Kings forward Dustin Brown, and the Kings organization, for not expressing concern for injured Sharks forward Tomas Hertl. But why did Wilson make those remarks publicly, rather than through the usual league back channels? Why did he go to the media with his remarks? What was Wilson trying to accomplish? Frozen Royalty just might have the answer…
San Jose Sharks general manager Doug Wilson
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LOS ANGELES — According to multiple reports out of San Jose, on December 23, during their game against the Colorado Avalanche
, San Jose Sharks
general manager Doug Wilson
approached the media who cover the team on a regular basis during the second intermission, and talked about his disappointment that Los Angeles Kings
forward Dustin Brown
has not expressed concern for the welfare of Sharks rookie forward Tomas Hertl
, nor has anyone else from the Kings organization.
To review, Brown and Hertl collided in the neutral zone late in the first period during a game at Staples Center on December 19. The result was knee-on-knee contact, with Hertl suffering a right knee injury that will sideline him for at least one month, and could require surgery.
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