September 13, 2012; New York, NY, USA; NHL commissioner Gary Bettman speaks during a press conference at the Crowne Plaza Times Square. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-US PRESSWIRE

It's Official! Clock Strikes 11:59

The NHL is officially on LOCKDOWN.  With absolutely no sense of urgency by either side involved, the NHL owners have officially lock out the players. This had been promised for a year now and nobody really has done anything about it. The NHL had 3.3 billion dollars  worth of revenue this past season, and the bright men that own the teams and play for the team couldn’t figure a way to divide that amount evenly.  Not only could they not figure out how to divide it, neither side really was in a hurry to solve it.

The NHL is now officially the most retarded major sport on the planet!  After three straight seasons of exciting playoffs and ratings and a growing number of younger new fans, they turn their collective back on them yet again (4th time in 20 years).  Congrats you may never get some of them back again.  I’m sure Donald Fehr doesn’t mention that to the players in their meetings. Yes I’m Donald Fehr and I’m one of the biggest reasons that the national pastime shifted from baseball to football.

The biggest thing that shocks me that in most negotiations nearing a deadline the sense of urgency goes threw the roof. This was not normal, maybe we will see this sense of urgency when opening night is missed or when the Winter Classic is about to get cancelled.

3.3 billion is a terrible thing to waste! Nice job Bettman and Fehr!

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