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02-18-2005, 10:22 AM
Did anyone catch Chris Russo's interview with Bob Goodenow yesterday on Mike and the Mad Dog ? If you haven't, you MUST go on WFAN's website and listen to it. It is extremely funny, but sad at the same time. Funny because Chris tears him a new a**hole. Goodenow dances around any question thrown at him. He sounds too much like a politician. Sad because the NHL season has been lost because of this jerk. Let me know your thoughts after listening to it.
Didn't have a chance to read it..the rumours of a revived season are just too strong lol....I think all this hype with the cancelaltion was somebody's media brainstorm to get hockey back on the front page again....You KNOW how a cliffhanger soap just keeps em coming back.....Guiness anyone?
02-19-2005, 01:51 PM
If that is true, then it was BRILIANT. If it is not true, but somehow they work out a deal, the league just got a great boost.
02-19-2005, 02:34 PM
When it comes right down to it, hockey just got to this crossroads first...MLB, NBA, and NFL are all going to have to deal with the same issues, and all have been for some time with only limited resolvement...
Not sure that it is fair to blame select personalities...if it weren't a Bob G. vs. a Gary B. in this round then it would be some other players in a similar scenario down the road.
Ya gotta really believe that the three elements that would actually do it would be:
1. A Salary cap coupled to a revenue-sharing formula,
2. Open books (first I've ever heard of that happening, by the way),
3. Wayne Gretzky as Commissioner of Hockey, to make everybody make it all happen.
To really see the impact that Gretzky would have on the game, and indeed on all of sport, go back a century and see the exact same role that Albert Spaulding took in baseball.
It is amazing how the lives of these two great sports stars parallel a century apart: teen-talent phenoms, major league stars, team leaders, game spokesmen, owners and administrators...
Spaulding went on to become league president, and through sheer force of his own personality and convictions, averted the players strike and revolt of '93 (1893, that is)...
I second the motion that Wayne move into this important role, what would be better for the sport???
Only problem is, Wayne will do away with fighting, what will all the idiots do for a living then?
<font color=purple>DannyG</font color=purple>
02-20-2005, 12:11 PM
The NBA is approaching a similar problem but will learn from the NHL labor dispute and get things done much more efficiently. The NFL & MLB will never have this problem because they have soooo much revenue coming in from TV contracts.
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