I'm so sick of people, whether it's the players or the owners, being greedy and being forced to suffer because of it. Is it too much to ask for these players to shut up and play? Why do they need so much money? Isn't a million dollars enough to pay for a nice house, a nice car, clothes, groceries for a year, pay bills off for a year?
The thing that absolutely pissed me right the f off was when Bettman said last week that they weren't afraid of a lockout because "the fans will be back". You'd figure a guy wouldn't say something like that strictly because of PR. But here we are. The time of the year we shoud all be getting exicted we seem to be getting more and more sure of a lockout.
The lockout killed baseball to the point where a lot of teams are still struggling to put bodies in the bleachers....Bettman. would crap if that ever happened in the NHL.
But the nhl is already struggling much more than mlb. Mlb has a few bad franchises, hockey has up to ten. Not to mention they have stadiums that hold three times as many ppl. The Nhl has Phoenix,Tampa,Miami,Carolina,NYI etc and thats even after moving Atlanta. The league is in no position to gamble with the fans. They already rely heavily on Canadian markets, if they go the lockout route then they are in fact the most idiotic businessmen we've ever seen. I swear these morons will never learn, I'm starting to wonder as a hockey fan and as someone in business whether these guys have any idea how devastating another lockout will be. Americans dont care as it is, its just a filler for when football isnt on.