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Saturday, July 09, 2005

nhl- Manny Legace, Round 2

In less than two weeks, Legace has ripped the NHLPA and Bob Goodenow. Round 1 was on June 30th and now this from the AP via Mlive, Red Wings goaltender Manny Legace ripped the executive director of the player's association Saturday and bemoaned the loss of the NHL's 2004-05 season and his former coach.
"We lost a season for no reason," Legace told The Associated Press in a wide-ranging interview. "We should've crumbled last September when the owners wanted a salary cap."
Despite at least one report indicating the league's labor situation is essentially resolved, the NHL and the players' association deny that is true.
The Los Angeles Times, citing anonymous sources close to the negotiations, said Thursday the agreement would feature a hard salary cap linked to 54 percent of league revenue, a 24 percent rollback of existing contracts and qualifying offers.
The salary cap would be $37 million and wouldn't include medical and dental benefits and pension payments, the newspaper reported.
"They're not going to announce anything until it's 100-percent finished and I'm sure they're not going to do it before the All-Star game," said Legace, referring to baseball's midsummer classic Tuesday night in Detroit. "I'm hearing it's all but done and the lawyers have been looking over it, and that it could take 14 to 20 days."...read on...