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.
Yup, it's a Stanley Cup tradition. The two teams shake hands when it ends, and then the fans show their sportsmanship by rioting. They rioted last night in Vancouver, with the added special touch of looting stores.