"There was no absolutely reason why this season couldn’t have gone on while negotiations did. The owners called for this lockout, not the players, who don’t even want a larger slice of the revenue pie."
- Martin Fennely in a column for the Tampa Tribune // (http://www2.tbo.com/sports/breaking-news/2012/oct/11/3/fennelly-fans-need-to-send-nhl-a-message-ar-528599/)
I don’t usually agree with Fenelly, but he’s right on this one. The fans SHOULD revolt. I, however, won’t be able to resist when/if this lockout ends. The owners will win because fans’ loyalty and the allure of professional hockey will trump any disdain for owners’ greed. The owners know this too, it’s a shame.