I really don’t believe that any kind of lockout will end hockey as we know it. Despite the awful ratings in the States and the fact that things like poker and arena football and competitive eating seem poised to topple hockey as America’s fourth-favorite sport, some people really do love it. And not just people in Boston and Minnesota and New York.
People in Odessa, Texas love it, too.
Their local Central Hockey League team, the Jackalopes, is even hosting a summer hockey camp for kids, teens, and adults.
They’re not talking about strikes and salary caps. They’re just loving hockey.
So don’t worry.