Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 12/04/05 at 11:32 AM ET
, Understand this. Jeremy Jacobs spent nearly two full years vilifying, demeaning and degrading NHL players — not simply the NHLPA in the abstract, but the players, themselves — in enthusiastically assuming the role of Gary Bettman's co-pilot for the lockout. Jacobs would have been willing to shut down the league forever, if that's as long as it would have taken to get to 54 percent. And yet, when the lockout ended, players with options to go elsewhere, they went to Boston. The PA could have made a statement. They could have boycotted the Bruins. They could have sent a message to Jacobs. Even in collective bargaining defeat, they could have chosen to stand for something.read on (reg. req.)
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