Weekends are made
for family. A medical setback forced the cancellation of our second consecutive
trip to Las Vegas (was supposed to set out on Saturday morning) but did manage
to make it to Friday’s wedding and church on Sunday.
Church is always
good when seeking forgiveness for what’s been done but I should of asked for
some advance coverage for what I’m about to do.
UNMASKING THE QUEEN?
Google spent so
much time translating the title of Friday’s article, Reina de Chismes, that I think it got listed as a trend.
subject of that article was asked on numerous occasions if he was indeed our
young coach. True to form, the liar lied again.
After giving the
former goalie ample opportunity (24 hours) to take corrective action, I sent this text message:
You need to call EVERY
coach you told that BS to and apologize. Not doing so guarantees my next move.
Also, when asked about article, don't deny it. More lies atop lies only further
demonstrate your complete lack of maturity. Fix your Facebook page too, it's
embarrassing to say you are a head coach and have all that vileness open for
all to see. Also, when you grow up, call and apologize to my wife and family,
your lies hurt us.
So what does the
young coach do? Nothing. Luke Hernandez is the 25 year-old Head Coach and
Director of Hockey Operations for JuniorHockey.com advertising partner Arizona
Hawks. Well, for now he is anyway.
I’m not the first
person little Luke has tried to get the best of. Hernandez took over as head
coach mid-season last year after a run-in with the former coach.
“Luke took over
when I left the Hawks,” former Arizona Head Coach Andy Tufto said on Sunday. “I
don't know what happened after I left other than the fact that he turned downed
countless offers of help from several proven coaches and went his own way.”
“The one downside
was that Luke never stopped chewing tobacco even after he was asked too,” Tufto
said of his former assistant. “He would ask the players to share their chew
with him, not a good thing to do as a role model.”
“Lastly, it is
people like Luke who make you not want to trust anyone, isn't an assistant
coach supposed to have the heads coaches back,” Tuftco concluded. “Not stab
them in the back?”
You see, it takes character
to be successful in the Western States Hockey League, and it’s obvious to all
this kid not only lacks that character, but is in need of a boatload of
maturity as well.
Young Luke and I have
a dozen common friends. Maybe next time the kid elects to start fires, he’ll
consult with his buddies beforehand.
I did get some
explanation as to just WHY little Hernandez might stoop to new lows in an
effort to gain some credibility with the other coaches in the league. You see,
the word is that the Hawks put the pressure on for him to get a minimum of five
players signed in Las Vegas or risk losing his job.
I wonder just how
many players are signed to Hawks agreements as of today. The last number I
heard was eight. Hey Greg, maybe it’s time to bring Robert Powell back; this
kid is not going to cut it.
KING OF CON?
Needless to say, I was laughing my backside off when the
press release from the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League hit the in box.
The Superior Court
of the Province of Quebec ruled against Glenn Dumbley and CHLPA in respect to
the defamation case presented by the QMJHL.
The same dummy that
tried to extort money from us after running some of his self-promotion submitted
content, which we had to delete, got his backside handed to him in court.
playing a full deck, and a now much lighter wallet, the self-appointed head of the
CHLPA came at me for some more attention over the weekend. He posted some remarks
on our forum in an obvious effort to regain credibility.
Sorry Dumbley, no
amount of butt-kissing is going to clean up your well-soiled name and
underwear. You might consider that other website for future endeavors.
Well, that was fun,
let’s do it again tomorrow!
Stephen Heisler has spent a lifetime in the
game of hockey. Stephen is also working as a consultant with individual teams,
coaches, and players with the Heisler Hockey Group. When not on the road, Stephen
and his family spend most of their time at home in Orlando, Florida.
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