Living in the Past: Hockey Strikes and Lockouts Analytical Essay by Top Papers

Living in the Past: Hockey Strikes and Lockouts
A brief look at the break-down of trust between the National Hockey Players' Association and the league in 2004 and 2005.
# 132383 | 1,250 words | 5 sources | MLA | 2007 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2007 in Sport (History) , Labor Studies (General)


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This paper takes a brief look at the break-down of trust between the National Hockey Players' Association and the league in 2004 and 2005. The paper explains that this was a bitter divide that ultimately cost the league and players a full season and which undoubtedly hurt the sport among casual fans (and among American followers of the professional game). The next several pages will argue that the unfortunate labor relations which characterized the situation can be attributed largely to the inability of representatives on both sides to let go of the past - and to an inability on the part of both sides to "communicate". Specifically, the players were surely guided by remembrances of years past when the league exploited players and cheated them of large sums of money, while a credible argument can be raised that the NHLPA head, Bob Goodenow, was guided by the unpleasant memory of Alan Eagleson - a memory which compelled him to take a tough stance with regards to items such as a salary cap for players. As for the league, it may be said that Gary Bettman and his advisers deserve criticism for not engaging with the NHLPA in a more constructive manner much earlier in the process. In the end, the paper concludes, both sides allowed personal considerations, past wrongs, and egos to get in the way of a dispassionate treatment of the matters at hand.

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"The following paper will look briefly at the break-down of trust between the National Hockey Players' Association and the league in 2004 and 2005 - a bitter divide which ultimately cost the league and players a full season and which undoubtedly hurt the sport among casual fans (and among American followers of the professional game). The next several pages will argue that the unfortunate labor relations which characterized the situation can be attributed largely to the inability of representatives on both sides to let go of the past - and to an inability on the part of both sides to ..."

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