DETROIT — Slagging NHL disciplinarians Colin Campbell and Mike Murphy has become a national sport in the hockey world.
Even when Campbell should have been applauded for his decision to suspend Matt Cooke for the final 10 games of the regular season plus the first round of the playoffs, there were still critics carving him for not being harsh enough.
Give us a break.
It seems there are those who always will keep hammering away at both men. But it says here those shots are misguided.
If you want to bash Campbell and Murphy, shouldn’t you be criticizing the NHL GMs, league officials and owners instead? After all, they seem to think Campbell and Murphy are doing competent jobs. Otherwise they would have been turfed by now.
Campbell and Murphy, who both care deeply about the game, work for the NHL. At this point, their bosses seem satisfied.
That, in the end, is the bottom line.