I am going to take a different route in the case of the league suspension and subsequent team firing of a first-place coach who carries a good, clean reputation in the hockey world.
That is, I am not going to name any one person by name except to note that this involves the Powassan Voodoos of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League.
I was first tipped off about the situation in Powassan about two weeks ago and opted to bide my time until I heard from the various factions involved.
I am not going to talk about details that I know or details that have been published in the North Bay Nugget. I will say that the Nugget writer has printed factual details and given all parties a chance to respond in truly professional fashion.
While I am not going to single out coaches, a manager, owners or league officials by name, I am going to say what many who are following the story — and who have been asking for my input and opinion — may already know.
That is, like the old spaghetti western, there are three sides to this story — the good, the bad and the ugly.
From there, feel free to draw any conclusions that you may have.
Actually, there is also a fourth side to the story.
Besides the good, the bad and the ugly, there is also a dirty side to this story.
End of story.
At least for now.