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Wednesday, July 13, 2005

nhl- Who Won

from Bob McKenzie and TSN, The lockout is finally over, and now everyone wants to know who the big winner is in all of this.
Everyone is going to want to come out with a definitive answer, because that's what they're supposed to do on this day. Well, I'm not going to do it, and the reason I'm not going to do it is because we don't even have the CBA in hand - I can't sit here and say this side won or that side won.
What I am going to say is this. The NHL went out on a quest for cost certainty - and that mission was accomplished. The league got a salary cap and it also got linkage. But until we see specifically what each system issue is and how the day-to-day operations of NHL clubs are going to go, there's no way of predicting anything.
It could could be that the NHL has made a great economic deal, but individual general managers may have a tough time implementing the new rules and allocating the dollars. All that stuff has to come out in the wash....read on...