Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 12/30/05 at 10:13 AM ET
While lawyers tried to untangle the mess in the board rooms during the NHL lockout, two men forged ahead with creative ideas to improve the on-ice product once the work stoppage was over. And for that reason, Brendan Shanahan and Colin Campbell top CP's list of the 10 people who made the biggest impact on the NHL game in 2005. 1. Shanahan, Detroit Red Wings: His hockey summit from a year ago came at a time when the union and owners were at each other's throats with no end in sight... 2. Campbell, NHL's executive VP and director of hockey operations: Strangely enough, the man who has worked the longest hours on improving the game and endured the most heat from GMs and media alike doesn't seem to get nearly enough credit for his role...more, including,,,,Sidney Crosby/Alexander Ovechkin & Gavin Harvey (who?)...
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