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One interesting point in your post, the “evolution of hockey”. Interesting. So you are saying that Mario is getting in the way of hockey evolving. Evolving into what? Hockey has become its’ own worst enemy, which has the sport going backwards. Hockey was evolving up and until the mid 1990’s when the league expanded to include more teams which left teams searching for talent that wasn’t there. Subsequently, players who had no speck of ability were playing in the league and because they had no way to make up for their shortcomings but to grab, clutch and hold. This in turn made the supply of young offensive players in more demand and increased player salaries.
Hockey has yet to pick up steam it had from the early 90’s when it was truly evolving.
We’ll have to wait and see if it will start to evolve again after the CBA is up.
Mario can still fill arenas. If that is one thing he can do for the NHL, then so be it. The Economy sucks right now so if that means just a few more bucks in the owners pockets, he has done enough.
Brett Hull also says basically what he wants about the game. He has agreed on more than one occasion about the same topics that Mario has. Paul Kariya also has to a lesser degree. Why not fine them? Well because from top to bottom this league has no identity-the owners are all out to get theirs instead of working toward making the game profitable for each other. These are the same players who pack the arena on a nightly basis. Why bite the hand that feeds you?]]>