from Barrie McKenna of the Globe and Mail,
The benefits of a leaner, more Canadian NHL are obvious. There would be more viable teams and fewer money-losers. That would lessen the pressure to lower the salary cap and shift more revenues from players to owners – the two main issues in the current dispute.
But that’s not what’s likely to happen. Players will probably bend and accept deep concessions, further harming Canadian fans as more revenue flows south.
Angry? Channel your fury and demand that NHL commissioner Gary Bettman give the game back to its rightful owners – die-hard Canadian hockey fans. It’s the free-market thing to do.