I am really surprised at the fact so many claim to be shocked over the announcement today. Certainly people must have seen this coming. How great a season would it have really been even if the sides did come to an agreement? I have been a massive hockey fan since I was a tot. But frankly I just can’t get excited anymore this year over this strike. The system is broken and it needs to be fixed / rebuilt. I look forward to when this has happened.
The people I feel bad for are those (no not the players / owners) that make a living from the games and associated business – I am sure they have reason to be disappointed from the news today.