wprager wrote:NEELY wrote:tim1_2 wrote:NEELY wrote:I hope cooler heads prevail because hockey is the greatest game in the world and it sucks that greed is killing it. Make no mistake, a lockout will kill the game for good, at least in the form of the NHL.
I don't agree that a lockout will "kill the game for good", but it sure isn't going to help matters any. If we lose an entire season again, it'll certainly be the final nail in the coffin for at least a couple of the struggling teams.
I should have said if the lockout lasts the season, yah. The thing I don't understand is EVERYONE knows the problem is there are too many teams and they are in markets that have no chance of succeeding... it's in no ones best interest for those teams to fold though but that might be the outcome.
Common sense is not being practiced on the NHLPA side in the least right now.
The thinking must be that without some of those markets represented they could not have gotten a national deal with NBC.
All you need is New York, LA, and Chicago and you are good to go. That's it. Either way their time is almost done.