The NHL Is Back, But I don’t Care About It – Damage Has Been Done

This past weekend, we learned that the NHL (National Hockey League), is back from the lockout and they will start playing games, but nearly 4 months later and 113 days after the lockout, a lot of people, fans, and jobs were effected and the damage has been done. A lot of die hard fans are no longer fans, and I saw the comments people have left on message, discussion forums online, and I sympathize especially for those workers who work in the arena’s, servers, and among the fans who really believed in the players and the whole game. Everything is about money now, and there isn’t anything patriotic anymore, the true meaning of hockey, and the game has died down a lot, sales of merchandise has declined, and some people who had season tickets, fans who decorated their home with NHL logos and hockey everywhere have taken it down and some sold the items, people just don’t really care anymore about The League and I don’t blame them. I am one of them and I don’t care.

These Owners, CEO’s, Managers, Players of NHL have their millions of dollars just to pass around a puck for 60 minutes and all the teams per game. Greedy people who want more and more, couldn’t even come to an agreement, acting like children, Where as doctors, teachers, nurses, don’t even get paid that much. I mean where do we draw the line? Where is the passion, dedication, and patriotic approach to all this? Its all about Money. It is making me so sick to my stomach that hard working individuals like us ordinary people, and these guys they get all the praise because they are famous and they are on ice. I really do not care anymore about this game, about the league. I will not spend my time watching and supporting these people. They have lost a lot of people, and the kids too. These kids were interviewed on the news and they said that NHL Sucks and they said they don’t like it anymore. This put a big scar in the sporting industry and people don’t trust it anymore. I am very sick and tired of greediness.

Now the NHL is back, what is the point? Might as well as cancel the season because April is when Playoffs begin, it is ridiculous. They already lost me and my family as fans of NHL, and among some of my friends. We just don’t care anymore. Were done like dinner.

Do You Like NHL Hockey? My Team Is The Montreal Canadiens!

I have been an NHL Hockey fan for quite sometime now since I was a kid. I remember going to so many card shows, hockey games and meeting players too. It was awesome. Years ago back in 1997, I had met Mats Sundin, Wendal Clark, Todd Warriner, and Tie Domi at Canada’s Wonderland in North of Toronto when they came for a Leafs fan day in September, 1997. Now as the years went by, I had met Mats Sundin again and as well as Tie Domi and have pictures with them and I have autographs from them too. They were all part of the Toronto Maple Leafs. Now in 2003 I became a huge Montreal Canadiens Fan, and I went to a couple of Montreal Canadiens games and they have been super fun. I remember getting into the Bell Center / Centre Bell and the energy coming from that stadium was unlike anything I had ever seen before. More than the Air Canada Centre in Toronto when I went there for a couple of games. The Montreal Canadiens are my favourite team now for the past 8-9 years now. I love them so much because of the sole reason because I love the City Montreal and Laval a lot too. So it goes hand in hand. I am so happy to have had these hockey experiences. I want to go to a couple of Montreal Toronto games. Which in fact they played last night and won 4-1 Montreal over Toronto which I was jumping for joy. I didn’t watch it, but I saw the news in my e-mail updates I receive from Montreal Canadien’s Site. They call Montreal Canadiens the Habs… GO HABS GO!