Will us die hard NHL fans be left to watch re-runs of past games, or lower quality AHL games that may or may not be broadcast. And why is the season
in jeopardy? IMHO-----GREED. Greed on the players part, greed on the owners part and greed on the NHL & NHLPA. Whos left to suffer it out? The
Baseball strike of 94, ended me on baseball. I would'nt walk across the street to watch the world series, with baseline seats, free of charge. That
stike ended my support of baseball. The lock out in the NHL in 05 took me to the brink when it comes to supporting and being a fan of the NHL. But,
The Hurricanes won the cup in 06 and all was forgivin. (Big Carolina Fan Here).
I watch the league change for the better after that lock out, a better game, closer contest's, faster and much funner than the old clutch & grap game.
But a mere 6 years have past. All parties involved knew when the end date was of the current CBA. Why did you ALL wait till the very end before you
started talking about a new CBA?
Makes no sense to me, to wait till you know there's not enough time. Cheated is what I feel as a fan. Why the freak do I own these season tickets, if
there's no season? So an open thanks to Gary Bettman, NHL Commissioner.Donald Fehr & all the representative's of the NHLPA. Thanks for nothing, thanks
for being a bunch of greedy arse-holes... across the board. Players, Owners, NHL & NHLPA all of you are to blame.
Now the AHL gets the see the young talent that we the season ticket holders of the NHL should be seeing. Just look at the NHL.COM and see the amount
of talent the teams are sending to the minors. It's BS.
I know some will think, a redneck like me here in the south, bitch'in & ,Moan'in about no Ice Hockey. Because it's the greatest sport there is, hands
down. Offense, Defense, Speed, Grace, and the amount of pull skill it takes to play the game. I some times wish I could go back in time to when I was
like 6 years old and beg my mom & dad to move to Montreal or Toronto, just so I could have had a chance to play.
So, to other hockey fans, looks like we may not have any hoorahs this October. Sad state of affairs for the hockey fan. Sad state of affairs, indeed.
I guess 650 thousand a year for entry level player is just not enough money to live on. Go Figure.
edit on 16-9-2012 by openyourmind1262
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