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Wednesday, February 09, 2005

Is There Really a Drop Dead Date

The more I look at the original story in the LA Times ( now every sports outlet is reporting it) about Bettman getting ready to annouce end of season date, the more I am convinced this story was indeed planted by the NHLPA.
It was about this time last week that the NHL was accused of feeding EJ Hradek with the story that the league would cancel the season in 24-48 hours if no deal was made.
So what happened, did someone forget to tell Bettman to cancel the season? No, the NHL gave the story to EJ thinking it would force the PA to re-think their offer. Goodenow called the bluff and now is planting his own story with Helene Elliot. Just my opinion but it does make sense.