Gallery 59 Photography wrote:
Gotta love those French Canadians!
Both sides in this issue are being idiots, led by the two douche's, Bettman and Fehr. Screw them both.
Side note: ESPN2 here in the states is showing games from the KHL. Check your listings. At least it's something...
No, only the owners are being douches. It was their idea to kill the hockey season again (as it was the last time), hence it being a lock out. It's just more anti-union bullshit. The players were willing to keep playing without a contract while negotiations continued. If the NHL is more profitable than ever (which it was), it makes no sense for the players to take a pay cut (money that would go to the owners, not reducing such things as ticket prices.) The player's salaries aren't an issue with the system as is, and wasn't before. The real money isn't going to them, it's going to the owners who make more by a factor of a thousand. Owners who got everything they wantedast time around. Financially, there were NO issues at all, and any complaints from fans regarding prices aren't something you'll ever be likely to see the owners give a damn about. No financial issue started this, and only the NHL owners wanted the lockout. It's pure bullshittery that's been witnessed from other leagues too, and it's always been greedy owners trying to screw both players and fans.