Originally Posted by Unassisted
NHL 2005: The year of the asterisk.
1995 is MLB 1981... 2005 is MLB 1994.
Burning the sucker down accomplishes nothing (as I have been saying all along) the best business is to do business. Lost of folks care about the game and are tired of the game of labor chicken both parties engageed in and they turned them off. The lack of emotion at the canceling of the season was enough to get all the kings horses and all the kings men together to see if they could put humpty back together again.
Now who as yolk on their face? Both parties, contrite little boys will cut a deal and in 60 days when they are playing playoff hockey (which any real hockey fan knows is just as important and more fun than the regular season) all will be well..... a little sour perhaps but NHL Hockey is the pinnacle and everyone likes to watch the best.
Of course I expect folks to say, who cares and ladee da.... and all that.
But most of them don't follow the game even when it's healthy, that in turn makes their opinions worthless to the game in the long run... they'll find something else to hate on when the idiots in the suits stop talking and they fire up the zamboni.