Thursday, 27 September 2012
Dear Mr. Bettman and Mr Fehr, Coming from a lifelong fan of NHL hockey, I am writing this letter to express my disappointment that for the second time in 8 years, hockey fans are facing a lockout. I can only hope that both sides don’t follow the same path as the 2004-05 season when there was no season, no playoffs and no Stanley cup winners! This is a fight of millionaires verses billionaires, but where are the fans in all this? What about all the five figure salary earners; all the arena workers that rely on the NHL season to make ends meet? Why do they have to suffer the consequences. Myself, I just enjoy watching the game being played, the game that I love. It’s the beautiful game of NHL hockey that matters and I just want the season to start on time. You need to stop playing a game of public relations. I know each side wants to make the other side look like the bad guy, but the truth is that both sides look like villains now. It’s hard to understand and feel sympathetic for either side when they’re fighting over the fans money.