Thursday, July 28, 2005


Goodbye, Goodenow!

NHLPA head honcho Bob Goodenow has resigned after 15 years of gouging NHL owners.

Bob Goodenow is stepping down as head of the NHL Players' Association, less than a week after the union and league approved a new labor deal to end a lockout that wiped out the entire 2004-05 season.

"With the conclusion of the negotiations and the ratification of the new agreement, the parties concur that this is an appropriate action for the future," Goodenow said in a statement Thursday.

"I am fortunate to have had the opportunity to serve the players over the past 15 years and to have had the support of a tremendous staff at the NHLPA," he said.

Every member of the NHLPA should send Bob a "Thank You" gift basket. Even though the players 'caved' and had to accept linkage and a cap, the strides and the money that Bob and his NHLPA cohorts have sucked out of the owners the past 15 years is immense. Bob did a superb job on behalf of his players, financially.

While I have disagreed with his approach to player safety (basically, he cares not) and many other things, I can always respect that fact that he and the agents were able to take advantage of the owners and play the 'business' men for fools.

Now, I just wish he'd take Gary Bettman with him!

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