The thing is, hockey fans will always come back and hockey players will always have other leagues to play in in their own countries. And I guess the NHL will lose more money paying the players a little more than not having a season at all? Frankly, it doesn't make a lot of sense to me.
With all the money involved and the only issue is how to cut up billions...I will never figure out how inept both sides are that a lockout would even be considered. Both sides have too many people trying to prove their worth and see who has the bigger d!ck, all involved have only proven they could f--k up a wet dream
Really, you could blame or see the point of either side (the Players Union or the NHL), but basically they are screwing a lot of regular people because of greed. There are a lot of regular people that keep things going, do paperwork, drive and load transportation, tickets, concessions, etc. that are out of jobs because of this. They really should have figured something out. I don't see how either side is making more money not playing than if they could compromise on something.
Oh yeah, and fans. They are screwing us too.
I don't like baseball. Or football. Or basketball. I LIKE HOCKEY DAMN IT! Sigh.