What about the little guy?
|WHAT ABOUT THE LITTLE GUY?|
Do I really care if the NHLis locked out?
It's like the devil and the angel on my shoulders, whispering into my ears with suggestive thoughts.
The Angel says:
- yes despite the fact that this round of labour agreement talks is purely about money and nothing else
- Sure - Gary Bettman won't admit that Phoenix isn't working and wants the players to pay for his mistake
- The league is using 'lockout' as its first move instead of last
- The league will make more money in its return from lockout than it lost in the abssense of a stoppage - as proved last time this happened
The Angel says - swallow your pride and your angst and think about the little guy - no one else is right now. Hope for no lockout.
The Devil on the other shoulder has these points:
- Your a Leafs supporter. That's too bad - but its a fact - you bleed Blue and White. But lest be clear here, your team has made one change and will be basically fielding the same team as last season.
- Last season's Leafs cut out your heart and stomped on it in February. Do you really want to go through that again?
- Maybe the lockout isn't such a bad idea. Your Leafs will have more time to make changes
- MLSE will be officially owned by Rogers and who knows? Maybe they'll fire Burke and clean house and rebuild - again.
- A rebuild will be far more exciting than a reboot of last season's Leafs installment