You hear it pretty regularly these days, and it bears repeating. The vast majority of players going through their second lockout in eight years, if not their third in eighteen, offer a simple rhetorical question: eight years ago, the NHL locked out its players and fans because the "system" was "broken," promising that they'd "fix" the economic issues harming the world's best league once and for all--and if they're saying that once again, who's to say that players and fans won't be hearing the same crap eight years from now?
Jarome Iginla's added his voice to the mix this morning, as noted by the Calgary Sun's Randy Sportak:
“Gary said last time, it was a deal that would work for everyone, be a win-win,” Iginla said Thursday after an informal session with more than a dozen other NHLers at WinSport. “If you had asked him, ‘Forecast the revenues and will it work?’ He’d have said, ‘Absolutely. This is perfect.’