Last week I tried to craft an update on our guys out there playing but my heart just wasn’t it. Jeez, during the season or with hope of a season I always found time to post and chat hockey. Today, not so much.
Where the stakeholders seem to be is that the owners must decide if they’re willing to tank a season. They’ve got a couple of weeks after which time crafting any kind of season is a mockery. Not that the owners haven’t made a mockery of the game already.
The players, as we’ve learned through various reports planned to lose a season. Most organized their finances accordingly. The owners can eventually starve the players into submission. To do that they have to maintain the lockout at least into the 2013-14 league year.
I don’t want to say good-bye and won’t. In the event we don’t see NHL hockey and our Ducks back at it in the near future please know that hosting this blog for you has been a complete and total pleasure.
Update: Not sure what saddens me most, the loss of the season or the sudden realization that we may have already seen pending UFA’s Teemu Selanne, Corey Perry, Saku Koivu, Ryan Getzlaf and Nate Guenin play their final game in a Ducks uni.
Nate Guenin is a depth Dman but jeez he sure played his heart out for us.