Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 12/24/05 at 08:58 PM ET
(Marvin) Miller pointed to the players union's eventual willingness to accept a salary cap and to Ted Saskin's controversial ascension to executive director of the union (he replaced Bob Goodenow). Saskin had been the union's senior director of business affairs and licensing. "The whole thing smells bad," Miller said. "It just has a very bad odor. You have a so-called senior adviser who takes the leading role in making one of the worst settlements imaginable and then becomes executive director of the union." Of the salary cap, Miller said: "I don't think it was necessary. All the signs were that the union, having come that far, they had more than a fighter's chance of prevailing. And when the tide turns like that, I get very suspicious of management's role in coercing the membership."read on
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