In the Toronto Globe and Mail, Ken Dryden writes that fans shouldn’t be put into a position where they have to think about the money of hockey and why that is topping games from being played.
The owners and players have the power. They decide when to play, and if they don’t. The fans understand a fight can be long if something basic is at stake; a salary cap, for example. And they’ve found they can live with the consequences. But they don’t understand this fight. The owners and players are both doing fine. They’re doing a lot better than the fans. These aren’t easy times. What more do these owners and players want?