Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 12/13/12 at 01:42 AM ET
from Jimmy Toscano of CSNNE,
...he doesn't cringe when he sees NHL owners trying to find a CBA that's going to really work this time around.
"No, actually, [I don't cringe]," Cuban said. "I think they're smart. You got to fix the problem. I cringed like with what we did. But if you don't fix the problems, they escalate, so they didn't fix them the last time, and they should have. So you see where they are now.
"When you have all your southern franchises basically sucking wind, there's a message there that you have to fix it. I mean, you have two different worlds; the north and the south. It's kind of like the civil war right now going on, and it's got to be fixed. So, yeah I'd cringe more as a hockey fan. I'd cringe more if they don't fix it. Just like the last one, it's only been like seven years right? But I even wrote a blog back then that they should have fixed it, and they didn't."
The NHL and NHLPA are reportedly stuck on the more "minor" issues, but Cuban says that whatever the issues are, when the CBA is finally agreed upon, the NHL better be in a place that it can succeed in.
"I don't know all the particulars, but whatever it is they gotta fix, they gotta fix it," Cuban said. "And if a market like the [Dallas] Stars can't survive with whatever they do, they should be embarrassed, because this is your chance to fix this."
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