July 28, 2005

Surprise, surprise...: Goodenow steps down before the NHL players get a chance to oust him.

posted by MeatSaber to hockey at 12:12 PM - 10 comments

One down, one to go.

posted by 86 at 12:18 PM on July 28, 2005

Wow. Well, that's a start. I'd expect that next up for Goodenow would include something involving a name change and complete image transformation. That's the only shoe that's gong to drop. In the NHL offices, I'm sure they're updating the bust of Bettman to include a robe and scepter.

posted by chicobangs at 12:31 PM on July 28, 2005

yeah, there should be 'Face/Off' type identity swap, and televised coverage of the ensuing shenanigans.

posted by garfield at 01:15 PM on July 28, 2005

Bettman's not going anywhere. Sadly. If anything, this can be seen as a victory for Bettman. SADLY. (As an aside, three hockey posts in a row? My oh my, I've been waiting -- in the shadows -- for this for over a year!)

posted by mkn at 01:38 PM on July 28, 2005

After caving in on the deal with the NHL, I'd resign too. If he didn't, the players might shoot him.

posted by dbt302 at 06:54 PM on July 28, 2005

Garf, face transplants are almost here. Let's start the email campaign.

posted by Samsonov14 at 08:06 PM on July 28, 2005

Don't kid yourself. This was no resignation. When you have a membership that is pissed off because of the recent CBA settlement, but you've done a good job for them in the past, they tell you to resign or they will can you.

posted by Rolly22 at 09:11 AM on July 29, 2005

this is the first think Al Strachan has written that i have agreed with in eons.

posted by garfield at 01:58 PM on July 29, 2005

thing. dagnabit.

posted by garfield at 02:00 PM on July 29, 2005

uh, garf? dagnabbit has two "b"s. My grampa told me so. I still think this deal will turn out to be pretty damned good down the road for the vast majority of players. Higher minimums, younger free agency and better pensions are all pieces that serve the rank-and-file of the union, not the upper-echelon stars who don't need the protection of the NHLPA. And a salary cap was coming, no matter what. Did a season need to be thrown under a bus? Probably not, but the guys who had their hands on that lost season pitching it into the road were the owners, not Goodenow.

posted by wfrazerjr at 07:49 AM on July 30, 2005

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