Who Will Write the First Decent Book on the Inside Happenings of the Lockout?

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  1. handtrick

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    Who do you think will write the first decent book on the inside scoop on the lockout?
     
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    Al Strachan....

    no probably a retired player, linden or gartner
     
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    Eklund will, he will put all sort of magical things in the fantasy. I have mine preordered.
     
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    Any book on the lockout would go right up there with 'The Feminine Mystique' on my 'Do Not Read' list.
     
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    He said decent book....

    Eklund finished his novel on it 6 months ago.....He even has the ending written.

    ....Problem is, The Enquirer doesn't have enough space to fit it all.
     
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    Probably one of the union reps who retires and doesn't continue with a different job in the nhl.
     
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    Gotta be Fischler. Especially given his history writing other books.
     
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    Russ Conway.
     
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    Yes, I second Russ Conway. I can't believe his name isn't on the poll.
     
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    Russ Conway for sure.
     
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    I voted Eklund, then I noticed the word 'decent'... :shakehead

    My guess is one of the more respected journos, meaning somebody else than Brooks or Garrioch.
     
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    Exactly, why the hell would we want to re-live this?
     
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    My guess is Bob.

    The only "decent" book is going to come from someone directly involved in the process. That person is also going to need to be no longer employed by the NHL or NHLPA. And the first casualty of this will be Bob Goodenow, therefor, he will write the first good book.
     
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    It will be interesting to get his perspective and to see how critical he is of his tactics in this collosal failure. I'd be shocked if he takes even a tiny portion of the blame.
     
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    Exactly what I was thinking



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    Shakespeare - A comedy of errors (the sequel)
     
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    Larry "Ratso" Sloman!
     
  18. It won't matter once a deal is signed. We'll all be watching hockey. And I don't think I'll be in the mood to rehash the entire thing (until, perhaps, the next CBA negotiation.
     
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    Artus Irbe...should have lots of time on his hands real soon.
     
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    Goodenow or Bettman.

    Reason : Another chance to make money with hockey for two who don't care about hockey.
     
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    Eklund will.

    And, it's going to be a comic book. Sold only on his blog
     
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    Ordinarily I would agree, but I think Bob and the publisher will take at least two years to work out a royalty structure which, if linked to number of books sold, could be a dealbreaker.

    Bob will push the deadline, but then Linden will have written one in the offseason, and the publisher will run with it, sending Bob home with his manuscript.

    He'll change it to a TV script, sell it to CTV for one years' worth of Tim Horton's coffee, and call it a day.

    After that, he'll go back to his roots, representing air traffic controllers in the the U.S.
     
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    I'll go with Russ Conway also.
     
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    better question is who will be the first one on HF to make the thread stating that it's finally over...my money is on my fellow NYR mate flyline4life.
     
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    There's no way this book could be decent...

    Chapter One - A detailed explanation of the NHL CBA 1995-2004
    Chapter Two - A synopsis of NHL-NHLPA meetings 2001-2004
    Chapter Three - Storm rising - 2003-04 Season
    Chapter Four - An examination of Bob Goodenow's phone records Summer 2004
    Chapter Five - An examination of Gary Bettman's lunch receipts Summer 2004
    Chapter Six - Darkness Falls - 2004-05 Season Postponed
    Chapter Seven - The months of nothingness explained

    Yeech.
     
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