Thursday, February 24, 2005


The Magic Number 37

The more people I talk to the more I am convinced of one thing...All the journalist I speak to are trying to make head or tails out of the lockout. The strategies, etc.. And as more and more info finds its way out it has become very obvious that the NHL never intended on a cap higher than 37. That is the number. The 42.5 was thrown out there to look good in the press, but the constant shifting of the underlying aspect of the CBA kept the player from ever being close to accepting it. This was Goodenow's challenge, and why we heard so much talk of philosophical differences. A source told me; "Gary promised alot of people alot of things, but 42.5 wasn't one of them."

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