As the deadline for a full NHL season passes, I wonder: how could welet this happen to the game we love again? Here's my plea for both stubborn sides to think outside the box, which is not only possible, but essential to saving their future.
A third work stoppage is a bitter pill to swallow. In a competitive marketplace where hockey continues to play the role of little brother to the big three, it's difficult to justify killing the momentum. See, Gary Bettman? This is why we can't have nice things.