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What About Integrity

from Al Strachan of the Toronto Sun,
NHL commissioner Gary Bettman loves to preach about the "integrity" of his league. For those not clear what that word means in the new NHL, it manifests itself in many ways: Teams such as the Pittsburgh Penguins sending the guy who is far and away their nest goalie, Marc-Andre Fleury, to the minors so they don't have to pay his bonuses. The New Jersey Devils announcing that Alexander Mogilny is a healthy scratch when he is, in fact, suffering from a concussion. Teams like the Vancouver Canucks practising with only one goaltender because the league created a system that would require them to waive the goalie they wanted to call up while the regular starter was injured. Apparently, as far as the NHL is concerned, "integrity" means never compromising the standards of the game -- as long as doing so doesn't interfere with the profit margin.

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