Posted: 12/22/2012 3:15:59 PM
Originally Posted by LeRinkRat
think that's pretty much a "true statement". the "non-traditional" hockey markets in the States probably don't even MISS NHL hockey. GREAT move by David Stern and the NBA getting former NBA lawyer Bettman as NHLcommissioner to destroy the "competetion".
with more than half the season now officially CANCELLED, may as well just cancel the whole season. playing any games now just to have some half-baked "playoffs" in the spring is a JOKE
Not a big fan of a 48 game season. 1995 showed how big of a disadvantage long travel in a short period turned out. The devils had no business sweeping the wings! the Western conference will have a hell of a time with only in conference games being played!
Winnipeg will be in a horrid situation as well in that division!
When you have an unwilling "partner" like Fehr that schemes with realignment yet doesn't show his hand until its too late, not the best recipe for a deal!
Playing a shortened season at this point is just a money grab for owners and the players. The integrity of the game has been compromised.
A lot of teams will suffer that rely on walk up crowds! The Ottawa Senators come to mind. I can see that team moving in 5 years to that other LA CAPITALE!
They should just cancel the year, I think that would be the only way to wake up the players when it comes to Fehr's tactics!