Lockout IV: One likes to believe in the freedom of hockey (Moderated: see post #2)
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12-12-2012, 11:20 AM
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Not that they had the chance at a great TV deal but let's just pretend for a second that they did... This lockout just pissed that opportunity right down the drain.
I agree. The NHL was building support (slowly mind you), but that is gone now. It will take a decade of uninterrupted seasons before anyone takes a chance on a huge TV deal. Even at that point there had better not be any rumblings of labour stoppages.
Absolutely insane what both management and labour are doing to the NHL as an entity. I find it hard to believe that there are very smart, successful people on both sides, although there are.
I don't think anything is as important as building a broader fan base, and attracting bigger, better sponsors. It's not going to happen the way that it's being run now.
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