CFN – With the NHL lockout about to end it spells likely the end of the Donald Fehr and Gary Bettman eras. With a ten year deal on the table and neither gentlemen spring chickens the NHL will most likely look quite different next time around.
Frankly this whole drama has been a huge fail for both gentlemen, the league, and ownership collectively. And yes, the players.
While it can be argued that the NHLPA was strong armed in the last deal and in this one at the end of the day both sides played a bad hand that frankly the fans and those that make a living from supporting the sport have had to pay for.
Collectible stores, sports writers, countless bars and restaurants especially here in Canada, people that work in the rinks; right down the line these people will not recover from this utterly pointless lockout.
At the end of the day what looks like to be the deal certainly did not need this pathetic dance that has hurt so many. It’s what happens when adults act like little boys which while many will say exactly is the business of sports is something that people making millions and billions of dollars should know better than they have appeared.
The fact that what’s on the boards now is pretty much what was predicted pre-lock out says volumes to the natures of those in power of this league and the PA.
Frankly I’m not sure I even want to watch hockey now…. what about you hockey fans? You can post your comments below.