Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Sound Off

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Sound Off

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JUST CANCEL THE NHL SEASON

This headline is getting old, the NHLPA and Gary Bettman need to realize that the season already is lost. No true hockey fan wants to see a 48-game abbreviated schedule. Is there really any glory to winning Lord Stanley's Cup in a shortened season with asterisks next to everything related to it?

As a Blues fan for the past 40 years and a season ticket holder in some form for the last 30, I know I will not be paying $50 for a ticket, $20 to park my car and $10 for a beer anytime this season if they do settle and play. I will be back when the next full season starts because I do understand this is a business. But all fans have a limit when to draw the line and a shortened season is where I am doing that along with my circle of hockey fans.

If they do play I just hope it's not the year the Blues finally win the Stanley Cup because it will not be as sweet as if it was won over a full season. …

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