Wednesday, September 15, 2004
Canada has just won the World Cup of Hockey. Normally, this would be a nice, fun time to celebrate for all Canadians, but as all hockey fans are aware: tomorrow is Doomsday for the NHL. The collective bargaining agreement expires and NHL commissioner Gary Bettman is expected to announce there is a lockout at 2:30pm edt (you may be able to watch it live on www.nhl.com, the joy).
Will there be any NHL games played this year?
Will there be any fans who come back after an extended break?
Will the NHL be a major sport again?
Will Eric Cartman find out who his father is? (sorry, just saw that episode)
Insert a corny “Bat Channel” line here, and stay tuned…