Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 03/30/06 at 11:43 PM ET
Last summer NHL players gave in on a salary cap for the first time in league history. And since that concession, this has been a season marked by people making difficult decisions. * If OLN's reach, profile and performance don't improve next season, the league must go, hat in hand, to ESPN and negotiate a deal to return to the network. The league is still in a position where it needs the brand association with ESPN. * Even though defensemen Nick Lidstrom and Zdeno Chara are both worth the $8 million they could get on the free agent marketplace next summer, each will probably have to accept less to stay with their existing clubs.read on for many more good observations from Kevin Allen...
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