Tuesday, July 19, 2005

These gentlemen have got to go

I have to admit that I agree with something that was written in the Chained and Nailed to the Left.
Of course, it was written by hockey writer extraordinaire Eric Duhatschek.
Since his work is behind a firewall, I'll give you the first three paragraphs of his piece on the upcoming end of the NHL labor dispute...
Every war has its casualties and the longest labor struggle in the history of professional sport better produce two more -- National Hockey League commissioner Gary Bettman and NHLPA executive director Bob Goodenow.
For the NHL, to begin the long, challenging, thankless task of winning back its disenchanted fans, Bettman and Goodenow need to do the right thing for the game by falling on their swords and gently exiting the arena. And if they don't, then it's up to the people who sign their paychecks to show them the door.
More than anything else, the game and industry desperately need to heal right now and the continued presence of Bettman and Goodenow at the controls will needlessly slow that process.