Bettman knows hockey fans are loyal and will wait that's why he is confident. Except that they will lose all the new fans in the states that they probably just gained in the last couple of years. He could give two shits about Canada we are all loyal and waiting it's a small percentage that they will lose and also potential fans. I hate to say it but I think the players give in here if anyone - I don't want them to but at the same time I want hockey. Probably no hockey for awhile guys. I dunno what I am gonna do all those fall/winter nights at 7 o'clock..
already the Russian "defections" to the KHL start....
http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=405251 >>> MALKIN, GONCHAR PRACTICE WITH KHL TEAM, COULD PLAY THURSDAY
Geno back to his home town of Magnitogorsk where he started his hockey career
and I agree with wiggins. it's Billionairs fighting with Millionairs and they are going to KILL the GOOSE. as Dangerbay said, WHY would you SCREW with the previous contract which saw the league revenue jump from $2 Billion to $3 Billion? BOTH Bettman AND Fehr are fucking IDIOTS. I thought that person were supposed to be SMART about business?
I have 6 year old son who lives and breathes hockey but fuck both sides. Once both these fuckface sides agree to start up, dont go to, watch or buy any merchandise from NHL for this year. The owners cry broke and there has been how many 6-7 year contracts upwards of 30-35 million this summer?
Fuck both sides, hope they dont play a game this year. That has to be great for all the improvment in fan base in such hockey hotbeds as, Carolina, FLA, Columbus.
Wiggins........... You are ignorant............ They are priviledged to have parents that get up at 4 in the morning and take their kids to practice......... Their fathers go to work (Fathers, get it.?) while the mother's work even harder raising the kids...............
You need to smarten up...... Grow up..... Be a man..... I know, it's the white man fault.......................But do your best............
well WHAT the FUCK would YOU say it IS, faceoff? HOW the Hell is wiggens being "ignorant"?
you got these two arrogant assholes Bettman and Fehr in a "my dick's bigger than yours" contest over nickles and dimes and BOTH the players and owners are going to lose millions in the process. just plain STUPID when the league has finally gotten good national coverage here in the States with NBC Sports and, like Dangerbay said, revenues have gone from $2 billion to $3 billion during the last contract.
I just hope NBC Sports picks up more NCAA Hockey. I actually like watching the college kids as much as the pros. people in Canada are lucky because I'm sure TSN will pick up a bunch of Major Juniors which is also good, fast paced hockey.