Todd’s Nods: Bett-ing Man
Todd Colin Vaughan
That day in October when you nuke up the popcorn, crack a beer, sit down on your favorite spot and finally turn on ‘So you think you can dance?’ Wait, what?
It’s everyone’s favorite time of year in the National Hockey League — collective bargaining time. Well, if you’re a fan of Bolshevik Russia’s version of professional hockey.
This summer featured negotiations that started with an offer from the league owners that was quite frankly going at the throat of the players union. What this meant is that hockey is inevitably going to be delayed or cancelled.
Truthfully, who gets the money — players or owners — is irrelevant to those actually affected by this nonsense. The fans.
Yes, instead of watching our favorite stars on the ice we’ll be reading about their lawyers arguing semantics on a league that has made a zillion dollars since the last lockout in 2005. Thrilling, I know.
Sidney Crosby vs. Alex Ovechkin? Nope, just Gary Bettman and Donald Fehr fighting it out for the honour of people who make between 10 and 1,000 times more than any of us.
Why do we give these guys the benefit of the doubt? Why don’t hockey fans start occupying things too? This is crap. No puns, no witty remarks. Just crap.
Get out of the boardroom. Stop bothering all of us with your old boys club politics and just play hockey.
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