Originally written on Kukla's Korner  |  Last updated 11/16/14
So if you can't find it in your heart to bring back the game for the sake of the millions worldwide who will throw money into your coffers, consider doing it for the real fans. The ones who remember that Tim Horton was more than a donut shop or the ones who actually saw Gordie Howe get a Godrie Howe hat trick. These are the fans who have brought your game to the next generation, and frankly, in spite of three lockouts in your 18 years as the first commissioner of the NHL, these are the fans who will still be standing when you finally bring our game back to the ice. -Mark Ribble of the Leamington Post at the Toronto Sun where you can read more of "a letter to NHL commissioner Gary Bettman".
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