Fans ignored in NHL labour dispute

Let's tell NHL and players that our counsel advises we not sign up for rest of the season.

Editor: So you have to ask yourself “do I really care if the NHL comes back this season?” I have felt like a kid stuck in a divorce battle between Mom and Dad. Each one was claiming that the other was wrong and has been cheated.

One day Dad said something to me, the next Mom came and whispered in my ear.  I’ve been pulled in two different directions. Who is right, who is wrong? Who really does love me more?

The owners and the NHLPA were losing money. Last week, each side realized that the other side was not going to give in.

A condensed shinny season is planned. It seems more like they need to make a few bucks.

“Let’s play 40 games of crappy hockey and get fans to pay to watch it,” is the attitude. No, I don’t think so.

I’m not buying into this. The fans have been let down yet again. Each year we as fans pay too much for tickets, too much for parking and way too much for a beer.  God help us if our kid wants a player’s team jersey to wear.

Yet, like sheep to the slaughter, thousands of fans will give in.

Let’s tell the owners and the PA we spoke to our lawyer, and our counsel has advised us not to sign back up for this season. Let’s stick it right back to them and ask the owners and the PA what do we get out of this?

Will there be free beer at every one of these games? Will they be handing out free jerseys to our kids?  Probably not, so I say “have a nice day.”

Let them know what you think —

Rob Gaw,


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