Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 11/06/06 at 06:39 PM ET
We hear some NHL announcers continue to bash the "new NHL" phrase against the sides of our heads and it feels like a frozen canned ham. Stop. We get it. A hook is a hook, a trip is a trip, a hold is a hold. It was always in the rulebook, but for 10 years, the NHL corporate office was more concerned about expansion fees, spreading the game across the 48 contiguous states, getting in bed with as many corporations as possible, planning its season and squashing the pugnacious Bob Goodenow, who fought the NHL on every issue down to the conference table centerpieces. The on-ice product was way down on the list of "things to do" on the NHL agenda. The neglect showed.John continues to explain...
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