Well, might as well squeeze this in before the end of OT topics. I hope Michigan and Lions football is outstanding this year, and maybe even the Tigers can make a World Series run, because hockey is basically doomed.
I had some hope of a NHL season this year, but for whatever reason this seems to ruin my faith completely. Bettman is going for a threepeat. This time around, I am completely on the side of the players. The owners got what they asked for and it is still messed up. The players have little to do with the failing markets, and with revenue up, it is asinine for the league to ask for more paycuts.
I say slash Bettman's salary by 75% (well, really I'd like him fired). Sick of seeing owners, managers, and execs rake in money while the blood and sweat on the ice is just seen as the unimportant part of the game. It's like Caeser and the Colosseum.
With Dats and Z aging, Lidstrom gone, and Bettman trying his damndest to ruin the game, I may be rarely watching hockey in the future.
So Go Blue! B1G Championship!