Alex Semin’s agent Mark Gandler did not respond kindly to TSN analyst Marc Crawford’s fair and balanced screed about his client yesterday. He went as far as implying legal action.
“I can tell you that’s the worst I’ve ever heard an analyst say about any player,” Gandler told CSN Washington’s Chuck Gormley. “It’s just prejudice, and there is no place for that in the National Hockey League.”
Less than twelve hours after his rant, TSN’s Darren Dreger announced Crawford has accepted a head coaching position with the Zurich ZSC Lions, located in Switzerland.
Marc Crawford has the coaching bug. “Crow” has accepted the head coaching position in Zurich. TSN will miss him,but he belongs on the bench.
— Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) July 2, 2012
Sounds like a good move to us. Crawford’s slanderous craw is now headed to Zurich, far away from TV cameras and our radar. For a while, Crawford was considered a candidate the head coaching job in Washington, so we’re just grateful that didn’t happen.
It’d be nice to think of Crawford’s exile to Switzerland as an escape from the riotous hordes of Alex Semin fans, but that would be silly.
So here’s hoping this is the the last time we utter Marc Crawford’s name on RMNB, unless we’re talking about NHL04 and those weird coaching strategy videos.