NHL Winter Classic Cancelled: Selfishness and Ego Led to This

November 2nd, 2012 by Jeremy Fuchs Leave a reply »
The NHL has done what many observers have long thought was inevitable: cancel the Winter Classic. 

This idyllic, outdoor shrine to hockey, a celebration of the game and an advertisement to lure more fans in, is gone, cancelled, out of our collective memories.

This may be collateral damage of the labor negotiations. As the labor clock continues to countdown, things will get cancelled.

But this is not just about the Winter Classic. No, this cancellation, this lockout as a whole, is about something deeper. Greed. Selfishness. Egotism. 

Beyond that, it's also about something everyone is familiar with; the neighborhood bar.

Imagine, if you will, that you're attending a hockey game in one of the 30 arenas scattered across the country and Canada. Surely, there is a bar (or five) located nearby. This is not by accident. Fans stop by before the game, and stop by after. People congregate in the bar to watch the game, especially important ones. 

Now, games are not solely responsible for paying the rent for these establishments. But they help a lot. They help fuel salaries for workers. And ...

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