Read: It’s Going To Be Hard To Support The NHL

NHL PuckIn the Toronto Star, Damien Cox writes that when the lockout officially ends and the season starts, many fans are going to feel “dirty” and “ashamed” about buying tickets and supporting a league that has prevented, at least for half a season, hockey from being played.

He writes “how else could they possibly feel? The league and the players have this week taken their obvious lack of respect to the people who fund their enterprise to new heights.”

David Shoalts writes in the Globe and Mail that it is time for the fans to treat the NHL like any other business, “Try and think of another business with customers that pay it that kind of money that treats them this way. Try and think of another industry whose first response to the expiration of a labour agreement is to shut down.”

Eric Duhatschek writes more on this at the Globe and Mail.

On the fans, Brad Richards said at Rangers Report, “It’s their right to feel how they feel and I don’t blame them. Unless you’re in the meetings and living it, it’s really hard to understand. I don’t blame them if they don’t come back. I hope everybody gives us a chance ot watch what I think is a great sport and to get out there and play our hearts out like we want to do. That’s what the game of hockey’s about, not what’s happened here the last four months.”





14 comments
Quince
Quince

Always so negative, Schein 

Ed D
Ed D

I'd be willing to be substantially that the 4 yr 32 million contract for Cro is similar to Revis Pats deal...the total value maybe 4 years 32 million for Cro to save face while Revis got paid but I'd bet the deal when.broken down is essentially a twonyear deal with tons of incentives and/or club options

jewsalof6
jewsalof6

I bet cromartie will be a candidate to restructure, along with d brick

jdon
jdon

Imagine actually listening to a debate between these two slugs?

JCuratola3
JCuratola3

1- Jamies

2- Williams 

3- Beasley 

4- Cooper 

5- Fowler

6- 

jaygo
jaygo

I could not care less about what Adam Schin and Eamon McAnany have to say.  How do these guys stay on?

a57se
a57se

Hey, we could use a Daily links!

jsadolph
jsadolph

Have any terms came out about the deal yet?

machoking
machoking

The thing that excites me the most is finally having players WANT to come to this team.  It's been a long time since this team has had this kind of appeal and confidence.  Much different team and really excited to see it.... the past few years, since Tebow time, we have been fakin the funk.


J-E-T-S

Cooper12
Cooper12

@machoking Is that what they are saying here? I thought everyone wanted to play here during the Rex era?

OriginalNick
OriginalNick

@Cooper12 @machoking 

Yeah, the first year or two till everyone realized he had no idea what he was doing and would play "his guys' no accountability needed.


jdb4
jdb4

So, Trae Waynes is still an option at six, right?

roadyhorns
roadyhorns

@jdb4 

From what I can tell from the Jets draft board, they've got Fowler as BPA at 6.