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12-08-2012, 05:36 AM
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interesting article in the post by Everson

That Commissioner’s sole duty, his mandate, would be to further the best interest of hockey — not just the interests of the franchisees, nor just those of the laborers. He would be “The Protector of The Puck”. It would require the franchisees and the players to agree to submit to someone with irreproachable motives and judgement.
In 1992, one candidate for our idea of a commissioner would have been the late, great ref,eree John McCauley, who was climbing in the league’s hierarchy until his untimely passing, years after the hateful loss of his eye to an angry fist outside MSG following the NHL’s 1979 Challenge Cup defeat by the Soviets.

Today, there is no shortage of men who would be excellent candidates with John Davidson, player, broadcaster, management. Seen it all. Wayne Gretzky, Mario Lemieux, Ken Dryden, all of whom know both sides of the NHL.

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