Originally Posted by Mr. Pink
NHL is pretty much done in my opinion. They cannot recover from this and still be relevant in the US.
What makes you think that? Surely nothing you read on this site because 99% of the members here have their lips so firmly planted to bettmans azz his anal pubes are stuck between their teeth. If I've learned one thing from being a long standing member of this site it's that hockey fans have ZERO backbone and ZERO commitment to do what they believe is right, pretty much like americans in general.
Those of of who have been around long enough have had to endure over 20 years of seeing this once great sport turned into a boring, no hit, puzzy sport and the few true hockey fans that were/are members that have taken a stand and quit watching everything but the fights are ridiculed non stop to the point they leave the site.
Yes the league will struggle, yes there will be lots of empty seats and yes there will be a couple teams going bankrupt but there already is that now so what changes? This work stoppage will do nothing to change anyone or anything. Whenever the league begins again, whether it's 2013 or 2014, they'll all be back swallowing whatever garbage product is put on the ice and calling it the "greatest sport on earth" because that's what the spineless, so called "hockey fans" do and bettman and the owners know it.