November 22nd, 2013, 07:41 AM #11
Cool story bro.
Originally Posted by CBGB
Whether or not to "cut the guy some slack" is a choice. I choose not to.
So, both of you can piss off.
November 22nd, 2013, 08:09 AM #12
The john candy bit is fantastic, miss that guy
November 22nd, 2013, 03:39 PM #13
So because Bruce McNall is capable of common human decency and acts of kindness towards his friends and acquaintances I'm expected to ignore the fact that he still doesn't appear to take full responsibility for years worth of lying, stealing and criminal behavior?
November 22nd, 2013, 03:49 PM #14
I want to know if CBGB does his dancing boy act privately for Bruce McNall.
November 22nd, 2013, 04:05 PM #15
don't ask, don't tell...
Originally Posted by mitchrock
November 22nd, 2013, 04:17 PM #16
He conned people out of upwards of $200 million. And he got off easy at 5 years. He didn't pay all that money back so he hasn't paid off his debt to society.
Originally Posted by CBGB
He's a small scale Bernard Madoff. It has nothing to do with whether or not he's responsible for some success the Kings had for a few years. Would you scam people out of $200 million if you had the chance? I'm guessing the answer is "no". The fact that you find him endearing just shows he still has his talent.
November 22nd, 2013, 04:50 PM #17
AND ANOTHER THING....
Enough with this "without McNall there would be no..." arguments.
You have no idea what a legitimate passionate owner could have done with this team and this fan base.
November 22nd, 2013, 05:22 PM #18
ESPECIALLY since there might not have ever been a Mighty Ducks!
Which means that the entire hockey loving community in Southern California would ALL be Kings fans instead of being a splintered fan base supporting TWO teams.
Imagine if the Kings actually had decent committed ownership in the late 80's/early 90's or had teamed with Disney and made a Mighty Ducks style movie that created synergy with an existing team that had actually won something?
Are you McNall apologists going to tell me that if the Kings had won a Stanley Cup in 1990 without Wayne Gretzky but with a talented team of home grown players that the franchise would have been doomed and the sunbelt hockey expansion (which didn't help any of you at all) would have never happened?
November 22nd, 2013, 07:09 PM #19
Bruce McNall Reddit AMA this Thursday 1:00PM!
I wanted to comment but can't, my images of Bruce Mcnalll are him bringing in Gretzky which probably led to me being a fan. I started following the Kings in 89, and quite honestly I don't know if Gretzky had anything to do with it, I was 8 and stumbled across hockey on TV, and instantly fell in love with it. I recorded a game and watched it over and over and over again. Couldn't get enough. As for Bruce, I think I need to research it.
November 22nd, 2013, 07:11 PM #20
We ain't pieing in the sky, just trying to make the best out of the bad situation.
Originally Posted by Dr. Naysay
Bruce McNall is a criminal, he did his time. Fine don't like the man but fact is he happened so deal with it.