I really could care less anymore. Been watching the Halifax Moosehead's here and I really haven't missed the NHL that much at all. If it started tomorrow I'd watch it but I definately won't be spending money on it like I used to, I'm quite comfortable watching MacKinnon, Drouin and Fucale for this year and they'll be getting my hockey money.
This is absolutely ridiculous that they haven't gotten a deal done at this point. The owners actually willing to wipe away a 2nd full season in 8 years?!?! I've even heard that this might last into next season, as well!!
A lot of times in labor disputes there's shared blame to be had. However, this time, the owners are 100% wrong. They've made absolutely insane demands from day 1. The players have tried almost everything within reason and still the owners are being a bunch of billionaire ****s.
The worst to me is that the owners don't even want to honor their existing contracts. They deserve to be boiled in oil for this ****. How ****ing greedy and twisted to you have to be to sign contracts, and then have no intent on honoring them?
The absolute worst part of the lockout though is the majority of hockey fans aren't keeping informed and are just mad at the "greedy players". The same "greedy" players who were ready to play the season without a CBA, the same "greedy" players who have agreed to immediate 50/50. The biggest thing they are sticking to is STICK TO YOUR GODDAMNED AGREEMENTS.