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I'm completely fine with this. Companies do not HAVE to spend their money on the NHL or any other organization. If they see something they don't like, then they can spend their money on a different organization. It is their right to do so. And I think the reason they made it public is because I can see people saying things like "Air Canada took their money from the NHL...what assholes." But they made their reason why very clear, and can get the customers on their side by explaining it.
I agree, I think it was a good decision to make it public. Some people are saying its childish but I think its pretty darn brave for a major company to do something like this. It gets us, as fans, talking about it and its reasons - in this case hits to the head. Its delivering a public ultimation to the league that they need to do something before something REALLY serious happens to a player. If there was a private chat you can imagine things would take longer to get sorted out when the public don't know about shady negotiations from the league. This way that process is cut out.
I wouldn't be as disappointed if they hadn't have said he'd be back after the all star break. Just say he'll be back when he's actually back. I understand its Dats who's saying he's not ready or something? So please just leave it at that. Don't get my hopes up with 'Feb 2nd' talk
I can honestly say that if I had spent the first few years watching anyother broadcaster, I don't think I'd have liked hockey as much. Kenny and Mickey have great chemistry and the occasional debate leads to great television viewing! Well done Ken!
Conference Semi-Final for a team that, not only sports writers and fans, but their own staff, say are in a 'transition period' is amazing. It's why I know beyond all doubt we're one of the best sports organisations of all time. Greatly looking forward to next year when the transition (hopefully) will be complete!
See this is the problem when fans become to spoiled because of their teams success, you cant even really enjoy a great season because its always cup or bust. Of course the cup is the ultimate prize, but the Blackhawks havent won a division title it nearly two decades, so I am going to enjoy this for a minute, and then move on to the playoffs.
Agreed. I think this year has been a healthy dose of humility of us. Can't just take things for granted.