Weasely prick Comissioner Gary Bettman issued an apology today for the NHL Lockout. The text from Puck Daddy:
We know that no words of apology or explanation will soften the disappointment. I read the letters. I followed the tweets. I read the blogs. We have a lot of work to do. The National Hockey League has a responsibility to win back your trust and support, whether you watch one game or every game.
Oh, good, Bettman is up on Social Media! Do you think my Twitter feed is among those he was up on? Do you think that this is one of the blogs that he followed? Could he tell that the overwhelming sentiment wasn't frustration or anger, but rather defeatism? Is he aware that this second lockout hasn't pissed me off (I don't want to include everyone in this) so much as it has led me to give up on the league?
You won't win my trust or support back this season. Or next season. Or probably the season after that. Not until another CBA is agreed upon. Not until we know you aren't going to do this again. Oh, I will still watch games, and write at this blog, because I still love hockey, and I want to watch the best players in the world. Just know, though, some of the money that would have been invested in your product is now being designated for other things.
It's not much, I know, but I write for a hockey blog, so I'm not your typical enthusiast. I hope the less passionate are more disenfranchised so you can learn a lesson. The lesson, by the way, is to assure us that your league has a long term future without any more lock outs.