When the Tampa Bay Lightning sent out a press release a few days ago about preseason tickets for a game in Orlando, I balked at the idea of promoting the news. Oh, that's not a protest of the Lightning marketing a game, or a protest of Amway Center hosting hockey. It's all over the uncertainty of the moment, brought along by ongoing labor negotiations between the NHL and the NHLPA.

Everything is on hold. Most everything has gone quiet.

In the stillness of the moment, the grand malice is stalking prey once again – the need for money, the need for more money, the need for satisfaction.


by John Fontana on  in Business of Hockey