Author Archive | James Gordon

The NHL lockout isn’t over yet, but the Ottawa Senators are already trying to figure out how to convince disgruntled hockey fans to return to Scotiabank Place. A poll sent out to past ticket buyers Monday offers up a slate of potential incentives — including free parking and two-for-one tickets — and asks respondents how likely they would be to take advantage.

It’s been a bad week for hockey fans, hasn’t it? Last Thursday was supposed to be the beginning of the end of the NHL’s lockout, a day for the owners and players to put their heads down and come up with a deal to preserve an 82-game schedule. Instead, both sides carried on with their hollow, spiteful war of words, to the intense anger or, increasingly, apathy of the fans who actually fund their business.