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Monday, March 07, 2005

nhl- Teams Share the same Message

from the chicagosuntimes, "On behalf of the Chicago Blackhawks, I want to let you know how sorry we are that this has become necessary, and that we appreciate your patience and understanding during this difficult time.'' It was a five-paragraph letter displaying real consideration for the fans. The objective of the labor fight, it said, was so "the Blackhawks can compete for the Stanley Cup each season.'' It ended, "Sincerely, William W. Wirtz, President, Chicago Blackhawk Hockey Team.'' This is exactly what sports teams should do more today, to show the fans that they understand. So I checked the sites of the other teams, and some offered apologies, some didn't. Some were gushy, some talked about next season's tickets. And then I got to the letter from the Boston Bruins: "Dear Bruins Fans: The National Hockey League has announced that in the absence of a new Collective Bargaining Agreement, the remainder of the 2004-05 season is canceled. "On behalf of the Boston Bruins, I want to let you know how sorry we are that this has become necessary and appreciate your patience and understanding during this difficult time.'' Did that sound familiar?