Charles Pierce writes about the NHL lockout for Grantland:
The owners, who got practically everything they wanted the last time they blew off a season, once again are asking the players to bail them out because (a) they were stupid in the way they sited their franchises, and (b) some of them were stupid enough to offer deals so long that the contracts will reach puberty before they expire. If part of the strategy was convincing the world that the NHL management’s side was not made up entirely of greedy morons, this past fortnight has not been a ringing endorsement of that proposition.
I can’t say I’m dying for the league to come back. I hope the players get the best deal possible, even if it means not seeing hockey for a while.