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True money players

The NHL's only chance at redemption is to convince fans that they are in the same boat as the players.

Updated: March 3, 2005, 11:32 AM ET
By Jason Whitlock | Special to Page 2

If handled properly, the cancellation of the 2004-05 NHL season could be the best thing to happen to professional sports since Jackie Robinson donned a Brooklyn Dodgers uniform.

Seriously.

That isn't a knock against the sport of hockey, which is an awesome game even if you can't see the puck on television. Despite what the doom-and-gloom hockey scribes are saying, the NHL can resurrect itself, become relevant in the United States and, more importantly, lead other professional ...

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