http://slam.canoe.ca/Slam/Hockey/NHL/2005/03/16/962735.html "The most obvious reason is that a majority of owners realize they could have made money under the Dec. 9 proposal from the players, the one that offered a 24% salary rollback and other significant concessions. " Does anyone else hate reading his columns. This is sad, cause day after day I read them like watching a train wreck on TV, horrible but can't turn away. He uses the same false statement over and over again, and no matter how many times he is proven wrong by the owners actions, he continues to make it. It is guaranteed that 5-6 owners might be pissed off, even 1/3 at the most might have wanted the 42.5, but no way in hell did the majority of owners want that deal. If they did, then it would have been put to a vote, and we would have heard that 8 shot it down. That was not the case, plain and simple. "Once again, it's the wealthier teams that are providing much of the impetus. After all, it's no accident that financial success and good drafting go hand-in-hand. " And he is not talking about the awesome draft record of the leafs is he? Sure detroit has hit home runs with zetterburg, datsyuk, and a few others. But there failures in the draft are easily hidden, as they can afford to by spare parts. It is not good drafting that brings team to the top, its good drafting and the ability to continue to develop those players. But anyways, back to my point. I want a job that allows me to write the same article once a week, rephrase the odd paragraph and get paid to do it. Anyone else looking for that type of job?