I for one am getting sick and tired of CBA talk and threats of going on strike http://www.sbnation.com/nhl/2012/7/14/3159040/nhl-cba-nhlpa-negotiations-initial-offer. It’s the fans turn to make that threat If the NHL goes on strike again then it is time the fans do. The fans who are more loyal to their team then owners or players. The fans who don’t get paid to be at these games but buy jerseys at prices close to 200 dollars.
The very same fans that would pay to put on a uniform and play just one shift to live out they’re dream. These are the people that are left to suffer through a strike not the greedy slobs who wear those jerseys and play 82 games of the greatest sport there is. No they’ll sit out and wait to get what they always want more money.
Yes as you can tell I side with the fans not the NHL or the NHLPA. I have been a fan all my life and I’m sick of this greed. And what I find to be the biggest slap to the fans faces is this. The players will still be asking ridiculous amounts of money and years and owners will be stupid enough to give it. So in another 7 years we’ll be back doing this again.
2004-2005 remember the year that never was followed by the rigged draft that gave the Penguins the first over all pick. Remember this farce http://www.mynhldraft.com/2005. Which saved super Mario’s bacon and kept the team in Pittsburgh. Will it happen again? are the players really that blind and don’t see that hockey is finally gaining momentum like it’s never had before.
They know what their doing crying for more money that the NHL and owners are drawing in from these new fans. No matter what is said it is always about the money. NHL don’t care about the fans, the owners and players could care less. It’s the fans money that means everything so it’s time for the fans to care about the fans. Hit them where it hurts in the wallets.
And just like they’ll come back when their ready so will we. 200 dollars a jersey are you kidding me, cheaper seat prices, ticket prices lower the cost of food ( I’m feeding me with one hotdog and I’m charged as if I’m feeding a family of four ). Don’t mess with a mans food. Someone could lose a finger like that, and now I’m hungry.
The fan does more then just watch the game it’s time the players and the NHL understood that. I love the game, I love playing it and most of all I love my team the New York Rangers http://rangers.nhl.com/. Fans have had enough of millionaires crying for more money. And these are our idols growing up, these are who our kids look to become. Sorry but my kid will not end up like that, the love of the game is more important then money will ever be.
I will never turn away from hockey I will just take a vacation. And it’s not money that I want it’s respect from the Players, owners and the NHL itself.