Here’s a bitter pill to swallow: The NHL has committed suicide by this ridiculous, unnecessary lockout. The fans are not coming back. There are too many other diversions now to allow the NHL to be relevant.
I don’t even have that much to say about it. A popular sport with fans has decided on doing a work stoppage due to player issues, weeks after signings by non-large market teams put even more money in the pockets of players.
Here’s my feelings on the subject: If your sport can’t afford it, don’t pay the players. It’s all in the hands of the owners; you can’t pretend you are broke if teams are spending the money.
Goodbye NHL. I loved the sport but it’s drifted off into self-imposed exile. Can’t support it. That’s it for hockey.