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Owner issues shouldn't get in way of NHL's progress

Updated: July 18, 2008, 6:37 PM ET
By Scott Burnside | ESPN.com

In a summer when the National Hockey League should be celebrating so much -- a terrific postseason, last season's outdoor game in Buffalo, this upcoming season's Winter Classic in Chicago, regular-season openers in Stockholm and Prague, a new generation of stars more than capable of erasing the sins of the past -- leave it to the league's owners to rain on their own parade.

Sad, but utterly predictable.

The postseason wasn't even over and Anaheim Ducks owner Henry Samueli ...

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