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Monday, February 14, 2005

Happy Valentine's Day From The National Hockey League

Well, at least they're waiting at day, according to Eric at Off-Wing Opinion (whose coverage of the NHL labor problem has been outstanding). Waiting a day, that is, to announce that they are cancelling the season.

How kind of the NHL powers, not to ruin Valentine's Day for their loyal fans. Not to run a day of love, a day of good feeling, a day of hearty reflection for hockey fans, some of whom no doubt have made hockey a part of their married lives, either as fans or hockey parents or both. It was very kind of them to wait a day.

The players' union and the owners now need to realize that the type of war they are engaged in is the type where no one wins. If the players get their way, the league will go broke, and if the owners totally get their way, the players might well go elsewhere. Neither side wants to make the first move. Neither side wants to show any weakness.

Which is very fitting for the only major sport where fighting is actually part of the game. Which gives me an idea -- Bob Goodenow and Gary Bettman should drop the gloves and slug it out somewhere.

It's a fun thought on a fun day.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree,

I love NHL Hockey. and recently I have bought stock in it. Not like real stock on Wall street, but a stock market that is strictly for sports.

You have seen it? Its pretty cool. You buy issues for your favorite teams and you make real money. Not like a fake stock simulator. I cash out Dividends each time the team wins. Also I can sell my team stock when the price goes up.

check it out if something like this interests you.
heres a link
you can log in and check it out for free..

They just released IPO'S for NHL Hockey this week, so there are alot of good deals there.

Keep up the good work on your blog!

4:18 PM  

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