Come on, boy1der, it's just a game.No sense in me defending either side because at this point I don't really care so much any more.
Do I hope they come back? Yes.
Will I keep my season seat? Yes.
But really, at this point both sides have shown me just how badly they really want the NHL to continue and that is EXACTLY how much I care if it comes back at all. On top of that, there was only one way for the NHL to screw up how awesome it felt to enjoy being Stanley Cup Champions for the first time in a team's 45 years of existence. Congrats Bettman and Fehr...you found that ONE WAY! This pi$$ing contest is so ridiculously idiotic that many [fans] outside that negotiating "inner circle" have figured out solutions...all beginning with compromise. It's unfortunate that two grown men who make ungodly amounts of money for doing almost nothing have put thousands and thousands of people's livelihoods on the line just so they could feel that they have "won" something, or that they didn't budge. Furthermore, the owners who are NOT a part of the small power pack making all of the decisions...shame on you. If I were an owner I would be at every meeting trying to find out what was going on and to have my voice heard. There is no way I would trust anyone in that power pack to decide for me how my business will be run...especially if I was one of the smaller market owners.
As much as I love this sport, I would almost rather see it [the NHL] just disappear than for it to be remembered as the joke it has become. If it folds and comes back in some other incarnation, it can kiss my a$$. I'll just get my fix by playing.
Again, I hope it all gets resolved and they all return...I really do. But I can honestly say, after this time I will NEVER look at the game I love the same ever again.
The NHL will always be the bitch that broke this fan's heart.
It's ALL just a game.