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Tuesday, June 14, 2005

nhl- Stan talking Star Wars, I Think

I never have watched a second of any Star Wars movies, but I think Stan is somehow comparing the NHL and NHLPA to the movie.

From Stan Fischler and MSG Network, The irresistible force – disguised as NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman – has hit the immovable object, otherwise known as Bob Goodenow and his NHL Players’ Association.
EXTRA! EXTRA! READ ALL ABOUT IT!! The “immovable object” has moved.
Or, should I say “plummeted.”
Whenever the league’s new Collective Bargaining Agreement is signed – not likely before July; maybe not ‘til November – the hockey union will have retreated from virtually every firmly entrenched position it held last September.
Salary Cap. Linkage. Arbitration.
You name the issue and you can bet that Goodenow & Co. has capitulated on it. Put in military terms; the NHLPA is in disorderly retreat.
As CBA talks laboriously continue in Toronto it appears that Goodenow’s allies either have surrendered or, at the very least, have been on...