Frozen Fantasy: Change… or Else

Frozen Fantasy: Change… or Else

This article is part of our Frozen Fantasy series.

Some days, living within earshot of the world's biggest hockey market is great. I get hockey talk 365 and love it.

Or at least I used to.

This year, Gravol hasn't been strong enough to quell the nausea from the chatter in the Toronto marketplace.

The Mike Babcock saga went on far too long. I thought he was entrenched - $50 million will do that for a guy. But no. He and his ego are gone – it's the first time he's been fired.

Don Cherry and his ego are gone, too. It's not the first time he's been fired.

The conversation about both has been non-stop. People have no problems using social media to express ugly and awful opinions they wouldn't otherwise say out loud to your face.

Trust me, I know. I've heard my share being a so-called pioneer in this business. I still laugh at the number of times I've been told to go back barefoot to the kitchen.

The tension from social media is dripping into talk radio. And the hosts are milking it – I guess it drives ratings.

But under it all, the bottom line is simple. And it's not really being discussed. And yes, it applies to fantasy.

Resisting change is futile. Hanging on to what you know from the past is, too.

Babcock didn't change his style to fit the players he had. Instead, he tried to make them fit his.

Cherry? Well, he's never really changed. Even his so-called apology focused

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Janet Eagleson
Janet Eagleson is a seven-time Finalist and four-time winner of the Hockey Writer of the Year award from the Fantasy Sports Writers Association. She is a lifelong Toronto Maple Leafs fan, loved the OHL London Knights when they were bad and cheers loudly for the Blackhawks, too. But her top passion? The World Junior Hockey Championships each and every year.
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