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There is no quick fix for this sport

Updated: July 19, 2005, 9:01 PM ET
By Ray Ratto | Special to ESPN.com

Now comes the fun part -- listening to people who can "fix" hockey.

In fact, hockey has been fixed, in that veterinarian sort of way. It has been stripped of even its mild import in the bigger sporting picture, saddled as it is with a distrustful public, a scornful media, and a television deal that comes straight from Cable Access Channel Z.

But since this lockout was all about 10 or so hard-line owners and their unleashed commissioner getting what they wanted at all costs, ...

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