After extremely tense negotiations last year that resulted in a lockout, the NHL Players' Association probably thought the NHL was the most disruptive force around.
Turns out the NHL hath no fury like a 16-year-old girl.
In a stroke of extremely bad luck, the NHLPA is meeting at The Peninsula in Chicago this week, the same hotel where Justin Bieber is staying as he prepares for a concert at the United Center.
Minnesota Wild forward Zenon Konopka tweeted at Bieber in an attempt to get him to shoo away his fans. Unfortunately, the Biebs did not oblige.
@justinbieber I'm a fan of you being Canadian &even ur music but ur killing our NHLPA meetings with ur fan club screaming outside the hotel
— Zenon Konopka (@ZenonKonopka) July 9, 2013
Tough luck for the NHLPA. Although these guys regularly deal with board-banging fans and bone-crushing hits, so you'd think they'd be able to deal with a few shrieks and cries.
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