Sunday, February 20, 2005

NHL 2004-2005 RIP

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman cancelled the season this week. Both sides made concessions near the end, but it was too little too late.
The $6.5 million difference in salary cap was too great to get a deal done. Let's remember that a difference of $6.5 million per team really means a difference of $195 million... and that is quite a gap.

At this point of the year, I did not want to see an abbreviated season anyway. Assuming an agreement can be reached soon, I propose to have a goodwill tournment. All the league's teams in a double-elimination tournament.