They want ratings?!?!?!?!?! Screw the damn ratings!!!!!!!!! I'm so fed up of this dreaded word which has absolutely no freaking meaning when it comes to our sport.
They crave for people to watch? Then maybe they shouldn't have locked out the players! It really did a lot of good. And no. I'm not referring to three years ago but back in 1994 instead. They had a hot product back then which was getting people talking. Even rappers such as Snoop Dogg were wearing jerseys. Who could forget the Canucks one he wore?
The sad truth is the NHL screwed itself here. They will never ever get the kind of media attention they want. Is the sport exciting? I think so. Is it great? Depends. If you took away the 4 blind mice, it could be.
The playoffs are still great and arguably the toughest in all sports to win. The players sacrifice their bodies in an attempt to get their hands on the most prestigous trophy aside from the Wimbledon crown. The Stanley Cup!
But as the game continues to remain where they are, it's awfully hard to get the kind of attention it deserves.
Here in the city that never sleeps, you have this thing called baseball and as long as the Mets or Yanks are good, they'll steal the backpages. It was a freaking disgrace that Michal Rozsival's multiple OT winner didn't make the back page for one paper. It's just sad in general how much what the baseball teams so early in their season dictate what goes on.
They want ratings? Go fucking watch baseball or football. I give up.
Ratings are never going to happen with our sport. It's time for this absurd talk to finally die.
I'm Derek Felix and I've spoken my piece!