Back door shenanigans and cronyism are nothing new to the NHL and it's checkered history of swashbuckling, swindling owners. And now, as Henry Samueli of the Anaheim Ducks is suspended indefinitely by Commissioner Bettman for being brought up on charges of lying to the SEC, it turns out that the Wild's own fledgling owner, Craig Leipold, may be the latest in a long line of n'er-do-wells to grace the NHL's ownership luxury boxes.
Whether or not supplementary action is to be taken by the NHL against Messers Leipold and Anschutz remains to be seen. Meanwhile, I'm sure Bettman and Co are thinking that the distraction of the Free Agency season opener can't come fast enough.
And the NHL wonders why it's fallen out of the top four pro sports leagues in America...