A quick note on press conferences I stumbled upon this morning: The Sabres may not think an end-of-season gathering is a big deal -- and many fans who must not think accountability is important seem to feel likewise -- but this country's most widely-followed sport obviously disagrees.
From the NFL's official media policies:
"SEASON-ENDING NEWS CONFERENCE/OPEN LOCKER ROOM – Every team is required to 1) open its locker room for player interviews the day after the season ends and 2) hold a news conference during the week following the end of its season with its head coach, and/or owner, and/or club president, and/or general manager. The purpose is to respond to fan interest in the conclusion of the team’s season."
I added the underline. Uh-huh. Sounds like the Professional Hockey Writers Association should move to include something similar in its guidelines.