Man, some people just don't give up, here's the latest from Al "never got it right" Strachan Al being very confused The NHL is trying to create a new economic system. It has decided that the age-old concept of supply and demand is not viable for its endeavours. (The system has worked since cave men traded mastodon meat for stone axes, but it's not good enough for the NHL.) Sounds that evolution has left Al to stone age...That would explain a lot... The players provided the league with a perfectly workable system back on Dec. 9 and even offered to roll back salaries to the level that NHL commissioner Gary Bettman had demanded. But Bettman turned down that offer for the simple reason that he couldn't trust the owners to use common sense. Perfectly workable system? Heh, good one Al. Is Saturday Night Live hiring new writers? The last CBA was roughly 100 pages and it covered every aspect of the game -- free agency, waivers, standard player contracts, arbitration, grievance procedures and on and on. So far, the two sides have 50 pages of the agreement in place on the salary cap alone. When this document is finished, it will be far beyond the comprehension of most general managers Ummm Al, just because you can't understand it doesn't mean that educated GMs wouldn't be able to comprehend it.