Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 09/14/05 at 03:02 PM ET
There’s an optimistic pessimism permeating throughout the NHL. Like rats shocked reaching for the food pellet, skill players are hoping the league’s new frontier includes them. It should. It’s written in the new collective bargaining agreement. But they won’t be surprised if offensive stars get a jolt of electricity instead of a slew of goals. The start of training camp has the Colorado Avalanche hoping for the best. Tuesday’s first day, which included a tough 11/2-hour scrimmage, is the first time NHL players have gotten together since June 7, 2004, to actually play hockey. It’s supposed to be a different landscape, one without hooking, holding and sweater grabbing. It’s supposed to be a chance for offensive stars to skate unfettered, but they’re not 100 percent sure the officials will call those penalties all year.
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