The NHL’s emergency goalie procedure is expected to be discussed at the general managers’ meetings next week. The NHL’s Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly said on Tuesday that they will be looking at it and seeing what they can do with the situation.
Here's something you don't see every day.
— Sportsnet (@Sportsnet) February 23, 2020
After the unthinkable happened and both James Reimer and Petr Mrazek went down with injuries on Saturday night, the stage was set for 42-year-old David Ayres a Toronto Marlies Zamboni driver to suit up for the Carolina Hurricanes. He made 8 saves on 10 shots in a 6-3 win vs The Toronto Maple Leafs. He won the hearts of the hockey world and the Leafs were left embarrassed and broken.
The story for Ayres has been awesome and has brought him to the biggest TV shows the world has to offer. The fact that they’re discussing changing the procedure wreaks of “Toronto Privilege!”. If this had happened against any other team it wouldn’t be going this far period.
Fifteen years ago, David Ayres, the Zamboni driver who recently played in an NHL game, needed a kidney transplant and received the kidney from his mother.
We surprised him with a call from his mom this morning! pic.twitter.com/wU9CFkzbdC
— TODAY (@TODAYshow) February 24, 2020
This was one of the best feel-good stories in sports history. 42-year old David Ayres should have a movie made about him one day and the league to try to step in and kill the fun because the royal family of hockey teams got embarrassed is just pathetic. The David Ayres buzz was positive for the game on a global level and trying to take away cinderella stories like this should be a crime. Lock them up and throw away the key. That was good old fashioned fun and everyone outside Toronto loved it.