Originally written on Fox Sports Detroit  |  Last updated 12/7/12
Mother. Of. God. Uncle. We have gone from from passion about hockey to hope for its return to disillusionment to disgust. If you guys cant figure it out, why should we use up our emotional investment in a process that seems incredibly petty? You can see both sides of the dispute in this no-end-in-sight stalemate between the NHLs players and owners. But heres what keeps eating at me: When there's a resolution at some point, what's left? In all of these disputes, its always just business. This one is bitter and angry. How is there any sort of partnership any time soon between players and owners who ultimately need each other? Having been through lockouts before, there's history that time heals all wounds. The game has bounced back. That doesnt seem like its going to be automatic this time. Gary Bettman has all the appeal of influenza right now. He has a valid point, however, that the union seems to be presenting moving targets in terms of what they need to have in a n...
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