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Bill Daly wants you to know his grandmother is not a car

Dec 10, 2012, 10:01 PM EDT

Bill Daly AP

In an effort to help explain the differences the NHL still has with the players’ union, Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly decided to do things in a different way.

As he told James Mirtle of The Globe And Mail, the two sides still have many differences to settle, especially on the three key items the league wanted addressed last week. When he was asked if a deal would’ve been close to being settled upon had the players agreed to those stipulations, he gives us a line we’re not likely to forget.

“Yes,” he wrote in an e-mail, “but they weren’t settled. … That’s like saying if my grandmother had wheels she would be a car. Since they missed on all three, it doesn’t seem like we were that close.”

There’s a more colorful way to spin that phrase and I think we’re all happy he didn’t go in that direction. Now we’re left to wonder if Daly grew up on the TV show “My Mother The Car.”

In all seriousness, the differences he’s talking about make for the league’s counter on what guys like Manny Malhotra have said recently about how they think things are going. They’re just not doing it with colorful metaphors.

  1. manchestermiracle - Dec 10, 2012 at 10:28 PM

    Nobody with any sense uses “colorful metaphors” to describe a train wreck…

  2. solador78 - Dec 10, 2012 at 10:51 PM

    Pretty sure she would be a car if she had wheels.

  3. sonofsuzycreamcheese - Dec 10, 2012 at 11:27 PM

    Cool story

  4. blomfeld - Dec 10, 2012 at 11:45 PM

    And had Daly been an ant on my patio ? …

    Well suffice it to say friends, the “heel of justice” would have instantly squashed the idiot into oblivion ! Look, while this story is funny and all, that fact of the matter is that we “real” hockey fans are now starting to become impatient. We knew from the start that Gary wanted October and November out of the equation and fair enough … Mission Accomplished ! However, tampering with the entire season like this was “never” a part of the deal and therefore these guys had better now get their act together pretty quick ! As an strong, ardent, “values-driven” fan of the reigning Stanley Cup Champion Los Angeles Kings, I for one will not be taking kindly to any more delays or shenanigans. Conclude this charade Gary and conclude it now !

    • sportsfan69 - Dec 11, 2012 at 7:05 AM

      Herr Blomfeld,

      Video can be viewed from a different prescriptive each time you watch it. It can be seen from the NHLPA as united and resolved. The fight to the death with their Fehr, even if it means losing a year salary.

      Which, in my opinion would be financially irresponsible, suicidal. A player’s self life is limited. Have a great day comrade.

    • sportsfan69 - Dec 11, 2012 at 7:20 AM

      herr Blomfled,

      watch this video, in memory of the Sixth Army.

      Die Wehrmacht – Stalingrad tribute (The original)

      • blomfeld - Dec 11, 2012 at 6:22 PM

        Comrade Sportsfan69 – Thank you friend for this interesting piece which I’ve never seen before ? What a hell and what a tragedy is war, which is probably the ugliest expression of human behavior known ?. And yet from that comes some of the greatest expressions of human behavior such as courage, honor, bravery, compassion, loyalty and so forth. It’s an irony in so many ways, just as our own very existence is.

        Anyway, I agree with you regarding the offering of musical and dramatic videos together with our submissions here. I personally find that when selected appropriately, the video can greatly enhance the message which you’re trying to put across. For example with this Battle of the Bulge piece, I’m trying to convey the message that no matter how gloomy this lockout business may appear, we real hockey fans will “never” have our resolve or conviction broken … never ! I hope you also have an excellent day friend ! :)

  5. fortwaynekomets - Dec 11, 2012 at 12:10 AM

    This guy is getting more and more annoying every time I hear him speak. He is like a bad jock itch that just won’t go away.

  6. vanchuk - Dec 11, 2012 at 2:32 AM


    Bill Daly? Or Blomfeld?

    • blomfeld - Dec 11, 2012 at 6:31 PM

      it’s okay friend, as he obviously meant Daly :)

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