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Friday, July 15, 2005

nhl- League needed to Die

deom Newsday, While NHL players finish collecting their remaining teeth after a labor agreement so one-sided it's like a punch to the choppers, two questions come to mind.
Can hockey make a comeback, even to its formerly middling standing?
Does anyone beyond a few frenzied fans really care whether it does?
The initial answers would seem to be "no" and "no shot."
Yet, if there was one positive aspect of unrealistic players and greedy owners killing a season, wasting millions and alienating all their fringe fans, their time in the self-imposed penalty box got them to thinking. Apparently, some players removed their heads from the sand just long enough to team with management types and dream up some wild rule changes that might reinvigorate a game that had grown stale, boring, staid and dull, and that was on a good day.
The truth is, hockey needed to die before it could be reborn....more...