You all must recognize that the whole “let’s keep nOOb franchises alive” bargaining agreement insures that this will certainly happen again.
If no one watched or came the to the game, the NHL would still probably not change it’s stance.
It’s just like the CBC broadcasting Olympic events that no one wants to see in their primetime slots. Once you are a government monopoly supported by theft (read, taxes) you can afford to no longer have a brain, because wtf do you care if there are no ratings? You’re not paying for it.
Same with the NHL. Except, eventually they will have to pay for it.]]>