The athletes and owners are going to kill their sport. This is the fourth strike in about 20 years.
The NHL is not so popular as to cause widespread economic hardships and fan disgust when shut down like the NBA, MLB and NFL would.
I feel for the constantly screwed hockey fans.
Time for the Stanley Cup trustees to screw the NHL and award the Cup
to the AHL champion (or have a mini-playoff with other league champions).
Donald Fehr is on his way to ruining another sport for me. I used to be a MLB fanatic, now my old team is a farm system for big markets. I’ve spent thousands of dollars watching hockey. It’s fabulous live but if Fehr and the players get their way, I’ll never watch again. Here’s hoping the owners cancel the season and break the union.
Colorado has the Avalanche. Very little about the NHL strike in the news. Colorado also has college hockey which is very popular, Denver University (DU) and Colorado College (Colo. Springs) both produce consistently high quality hockey teams. Their rivalry goes back many decades and any time they match up during the season the games are always a sell out. The Avalanche, the original Quebec Nordiques, brought a Stanley Cup to Denver early on but have struggled since ... interest in the team lags, eclipsed by Broncos football and Rockies baseball. The NHL strike will only damage their cause further.
Really? I would have never known.
I have limitless disdain for today’s professional athletes.If I knew more about the owners of pro sport teams I’d probably have disdain for them as well.Most of this nation’s skilled,experienced brain surgeons,heart surgeons and cancer specialists don’t make $250K a year.And that’s in spite of the fact that they study and train for 10...15..or even 20 years to gain their skills as well as the fact that most spend several hundred thousand dollars to get their degree.And yet the lowliest bench warmer in MLB,the NFL,the NBA and the NHL make close to a million a year and most make far,*far* more than that.
Maybe the NHL should just dissolve.