Embrace retro rather than 'roids

Updated: March 10, 2005, 4:18 PM ET
By Adam Proteau | The Hockey News

In order for major league baseball to recover from its civil war of a decade ago, many of its players' steroid-addled heads had to balloon and their testicles had to shrink. But equally important to the game's recovery was a conscious effort to embrace and promote its history.

Whenever Gary Bettman and Bob Goodenow call a truce - or when one has the other's head on a composite stick - the NHL will face a similar struggle toward a renaissance.

And although both the league and players' ...

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