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Wednesday, July 13, 2005

nhl- will Fans come Back

from Mitch Albom and the Detroit Free Press (thurs. edition) via the Charlotte Observer, Now that we know there'll be a hockey season, I have one question: Who's NOT going to go see it?
Red Wings fans will go. Are you kidding? Do you think the average octopus-thrower gives a hoot if there's a salary cap?
Avalanche fans will go. Do you think the guy in Denver with the Avs flag flapping from his window cares about arbitration?
And Canadians will go. Let's be honest. Is there a choice?
Come on. Be real. Hockey is back. Hockey fans are happy. That's as basic as saying the dog's bowl is full so his tail is wagging. All this talk that fans will reject the NHL upon its return, that they're angry, vengeful, that they've learned to live without it, I'm sorry, I'm not buying it. Sports is entertainment. It makes people happy. And for the most part, to quote singer Sheryl Crow, if it makes you happy, then why the hell are you so sad?
Fans aren't. They will come....continue...