Wednesday, May 18, 2005
Bob and Gary go to Washington
Bob and Gary will take their show to Congress today. The steroid issue does exist in hockey, but due to the nature of the movements involved in skating, and the flexibility needed to play hockey, steroid use is a very small issue....but Congress will try to make it a big one....I voted for Kerry, but if Bush can end the lock-out while the two are in DC I may re-consider....Meanwhile, back to yesterday's talks...A top NHL source said last night, "It was good day's work. We talked about accounting and legal issues, and will continue it (this morning)."Another top source put it this way, "We should have done this a long time ago, but both sides are getting a great education regarding the economics of the game. The meetings are great and a solid momentum is being built. There is a confidence growing, that come Thursday, when we get back to the main issue, both sides will be able to discuss it using the same language and that will lead us to saving the 05-06 season."I will have more updates as the day goes so stay tuned, and go to sleep early tonight...Tomorrow will be interesting to say the least.