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Thursday, July 14, 2005

nhl- Fire both of Them

from the Toronto Globe and Mail, Every war has its casualties and the longest labour struggle in the history of professional sport better produce two more — National Hockey League commissioner Gary Bettman and NHLPA executive director Bob Goodenow.
For the NHL to begin the long, challenging thankless task of winning back its disenchanted fans, Bettman and Goodenow need to do the right thing for the game by falling on their swords and gently exiting the arena. And if they don't, then it's up to the people who sign their pay checks to show them the door.
More than anything else, the game and the industry desperately need to heal right now and the continued presence of Bettman and Goodenow at the controls will needlessly slow that process....more...