Found September 14, 2012 on Kukla's Korner:
Amongst the many, many, many columns I've been reading regarding the impending lockout this morning, there's bluster (if you really want to read Ken Dryden being Ken Dryden, go ahead, but yoy...) and there's fluff, reiterating of quotes and genuine prose, and then there's something both Red Wings-related and quite thoughtful from the Globe and Mail's Bruce Dowbiggin. With NBC broadcast money in the bank thanks to Ed Snider and other TV and online committments likely to float the owners a substantial, "We're not playing hockey games but we're still making money" bone, Dowbiggin wonders aloud whether the Winter Classic between the Red Wings and Maple Leafs, and the HBO 24/7 series which precedes it, might be the one "pressure point" upon which the owners might feel a teensy, weensy bit of pressure to hammer out a deal, lest two of their marquee franchises lose a crapton of money (and the league loses those 110,000 seats' worth of $...
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