Yesterday I went on the National Hockey League’s website and what is the first thing I saw? An enlargement of the NHL logo and underneath it said message to fans or message to the fans whatever. I then clicked on it and proceeded to read it.
Most of it was hard to understand, just a bunch of mumble jumble of how the NHL and the Players were trying to come up with a deal that will satisfy both sides. If you ask me, it seems that the National Hockey League is trying to gain sympathy from the fans. The truth of the matter is that they (the NHL) are just thinking of themselves.
There was a couple of quotes that struck as I read this so-called Message To The Fans. One was “The game was at it’s best.” If that;s the case, then why are these guys risking losing million of dollars if the lockout continues to go on for a long period of time or even sacrifice the entire 2012-13 season.
The other quote was in the last paragraph of the message, saying “This is a time of year for all attention to be focus on the ice, not on the meeting room.” No kidding, so why aren’t you guys doing so?
Oh and by the way. It’s not just the fans that will suffer during this work stoppage. It’s the ushers who work in the arenas during games, it’s the people who sell programs, merchandise, concessions, ext.
What about all those sports bars who benefit during and after the games. They’ll be losing money as well, but does the league and the players care? No. They already made their millions.
I must admit, as I read the message, I couldn’t help chuckle a little bit. In all honestly, I thought the Message to the Fans was a joke These guys could care less about us.