Comments:Freakinoldguy: I hope he's right but I wouldn't bet on it. Buttman has been backed into a corner by this strike and a group of disgruntled owners so, he'll likely fight tooth and nail to keep his job and if that means keeping the NHLPA locked out till he wins, so be it.
At this point his biggest concern isn't for the league like he keeps saying, it's for his job plain and simple.
He has held power for the last 8 years specifically because he won the last lockout for the owners. If they league has to cave to the players demands this time it won't be long till the disgruntled owners who think the leagues revenue sharing plan for his pet projects are ruining hockey will quite happily use the strike as an excuse to see him sent packing back to Daniel Stern and the NBA.
So stand by for a long lockout since this could be the Buttmans last stand.
Unsound: Whatever. Fuck em all I say. I think I'll just start excercising and hanging out with the kids in the evenings and forget all about hockey until the world juniors.
PJB: At this point in time I have lost all interest in the NHL. I would rather support the local WHL club than these spoiled, rich brats. The players and the owners seem to have lost the true spirit of hockey and are only out for the all sacred dollar at the expense of the fans.
Thanos: This time though the owners are clearly more to blame than the players are.
PublicAnimalNo9: IF there is no season this year, I vow to NEVER watch or attend another NHL game, or purchase any official NHL merchandise as long as Rattman is still commissioner.
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