Author Archive | James Gordon

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.

It shouldn’t have come to this. Thursday is supposed to be the start of another National Hockey League season, a day most ardent hockey fans look forward to all summer long. The Ottawa Senators should be at the Bell Centre taking their morning skate, then heading back to the hotel to rest up for their season opener against their second-most-hated division rival, the Montreal Canadiens.