Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 07/22/05 at 08:14 PM ET
Some said it would be this way all along. Others still wonder why the NHL had to forsake an entire season to arrive at this point. Neither matters. What matters is that on R-Day (ratification day), the NHL is back in business. There is now a sense of getting busy -- frenetically rebuilding at first, but hopefully over time, for the long haul. And history is on the NHL's side. After all, the game has been around in one form or another for a long time. The biggest difference now is that for the first time, owners and players have forged an economic partnership. This is the way it should be. The owners need the players, and the players need the owners. Now they have one another, bound by a Collective Bargaining Agreement better measured in pounds than by the page. The protagonists now are partners. From inert to energized; from stasis to skating. What seemed nonsensical now has structure and balance. But what holds the answers to so many questions, the NHL relaunch also is fraught with the unknown.
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