If you could write a lockout letter to your favorite team's owner, what would it be?
Depending on how you read it, Forbes' latest NHL franchise valuations argue for lower player salaries -- or higher owner revenue sharing.
After dragging fans through the last lockout in 2004-05, the NHL had an advertising agency draft an uplifting new mission statement to be framed and displayed throughout the league. Naturally, it couldn't heed it.
Having won the previous NHL labor battle, could Gary Bettman be repeating Bob Goodenow's hubris mistake?
Even for New York Islanders fans who embrace Brooklyn as a new beginning, this week's news raise the question of how we'll say goodbye to a beloved old venue.
As far as franchise relocation goes, the New York Islanders' move to Brooklyn is the best that one can hope for.
Getting arena resolution is a reward for all of the New York Islanders fans who suffered through uncertainty and the leanest of lean years.