If Congress bails out GM, other industries may start lining up.
We won’t know the answer until we see how the (Tampa Bay)Lightning respond to new coach Rick Tocchet – well, “interim” head coach, which seems an awfully appropriate title, considering how short Melrose’s reign lasted. That was a $2 million mistake for the new Bolts owners, to be paid out over three years, along with the $1.3 million they’re paying former coach John Tortorella not to coach this season.
We all need to get a job with these people. Next thing you know, the Bolts will be headed to Congress looking for a bailout.
Since only 4 of the 24 players on Tampa’s roster hail from the USA, I think the economy can take the hit. Then someone may point out the collateral damage caused by the loss of a NHL franchise. Members of the Florida Congressional delegation are sure to begin lobbying for a bailout plan. Tampa Bay was sold for 200 million less than a year ago. That’s chump change compared to all those financial institutions with their hands out. If the Federal govt. can buy Fannie Mae, why not a hockey team?
Personally I’m available to be Tampa’s next head coach. Come on Oren Koules, I’d like to make a million dollars a year without having to work too.