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Tuesday, July 12, 2005

nhl- Who is sorry Now

from Stan Fischler and MSG Network, As the NHL’s Collective Bargaining Agreement gets its final sandpapering here and there for delivery to the showroom, stranger and stranger words are being heard from the mouths of players.
Mind you, these are the same skaters who keep insisting that they have to “win back the fans,” which, of course, is true.
Jarome Iginla is wise enough to recognize that.
At his recent annual Calgary golf tournament, the Flames’ leader went out of his way to commiserate with fans and business people who, in one way or another, have suffered without an entire NHL season.
“All the people who this took jobs from,” said Iginla, “or had bars or restaurants – it goes right down the line how it affected people in different cities.
“There’s no question we’re sorry.”
I give Iginla credit for recognizing the plight of the “little people” who took a beating during the work stoppage.
Needless to say, Iginla didn’t have to apologize but it’s nice to know that there IS a superstar out there who really on...