Kasten's suggestions 'wouldn't facilitate' deal

Updated: January 13, 2005, 11:18 AM ET
By Darren Rovell | ESPN.com

Calling the National Hockey League "a patient on life support," Stan Kasten, former president of the Atlanta Thrashers, Braves and Hawks, gave his last-ditch suggestion to both the league and the players' association, hoping to help bring about a solution to the lockout.

Kasten, in a letter received at league offices on Wednesday, proposed that NHL Players' Association executive director Bob Goodenow address the NHL board of governors directly. In turn, Kasten said commissioner Gary Bettman ...

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