No, I'm not talking about the Komets' play, but I'll have more to say on that in Monday's paper.
I'm talking about what happened when Flint's Fabian Laniel was injured during a fight with the Komets' Guy Dupuis. Laniel had to lay on the ice until the trainer came out to him -- the Komets' trainer! It turns out that Flint doesn't have a trainer. That's incredibly bush league and I can't believe the UHL lets the Generals get away with that. If I was a player and I got seriously hurt in a game, I'd bet I could win a lawsuit in a second. I'd take on the team and the league and I'd have to hire bodyguards to keep potential lawyers away. What a joke! How can the league let this happen? Fine the crap out of the Generals until they comply. If you have to, make them forfeit a game. It's that serious because this is a safety issue for the players.
Every time there's even a hint of bringing a union to the UHL, the owners and President Richard Brosal point out how they take care of their players well enough that they don't need a union. The league does do a good job in that area. But how can the league let this situation continue? It's a total disgrace. What does this tell the players?
There ought to be certain standards of conduct for each team in area's such as this. If the Generals are too broke to pay for a trainer, then get out of the league, you don't deserve to be in it. This league has worked way too hard to improve its image and reputation for garbage like this to still be happening.
It's embarrassing that this kind of thing can still happen in minor league hockey. How "professional'' is that?