Re: NHL agrees to terms - season may be uncancelled
woy, i wasn't saying I didn't think they should play. I'm 300 miles from an NHL market, so I don't have a strong opinion either way.
Until they won again in 2002, the Spurs had to put up with critics who affixed a stigma to winning a championship in the '99 strike/lockout (I forget which) shortened season. Whoever wins the Stanley Cup in '05 is going to be saddled with the same criticism. IMHO, the stigma will be both deserved and unfortunate. But champions they will be, nonetheless.
I do like the notion of a hard salary cap to keep the league solvent and protect the owners from each other. I want that for MLB, too - but I'm not hopeful it will happen in the foreseeable future.