It's nice to be loved, isn't it? All of a sudden, hockey fans are the center of PR messages from the league and spiffy videos from the NHLPA (featuring David Backes!) explaining why people won't be going to any pre-season games this month, or NHL hockey games in general for quite some time. [youtube]RCW0VsfR9FM[/youtube] I feel loved now, don't you? I mean, these guys are fighting for their paychecks, and they're still thinking of us.
How about the NHL? Pretty video for the fans? No. But we do get this spiffy press release from NHL.com:
Despite the expiration of the Collective Bargaining Agreement, the National Hockey League has been, and remains, committed to negotiating around the clock to reach a new CBA that is fair to the Players and to the 30 NHL teams.
Thanks to the conditions fostered by seven seasons under the previous CBA, competitive balance has created arguably the most meaningful regular season in pro sports; a different team has won the Stanle...