NHL lockout

Stop with the rhetoric and get on with playing the game that we love

NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly, after announcing that the NHL is cancelling games through the end of November, made the following statement: “We remain committed to achieving an agreement that is fair for the players and the clubs — one that will be good for the game and our fans.”

I understand the first two statements, but am puzzled by the last two. Exactly how is players and owners getting even more money good for the game and for the fans? Are the players going to play that much better, skate that much faster?

Good for the fans? Are ticket prices going down? Will we get paid to watch them play on TV? Do we all get a free jersey, or maybe a beer and hot dog on the house?

What a nonsensical statement. What is good for the game is that it is played. What is good for the fans is that we get to watch it being played.

So stop with the rhetoric, stop with the whining, stop with the selfishness, and get on with playing the game that we love and we pay you to play and have played.

Dave Bootsma

Vernon