Apr 04, 2012; Montreal, QC, CAN; Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Bruno Gervais (27) celebrates his goal against Montreal Canadiens during the third period at the Bell Center. Mandatory Credit: Jean-Yves Ahern-US PRESSWIRE

My Thanksgiving Thoughts


It’s going to come very soon.  That infamous day when the NHL is going to have to call the season.  We just got done celebrating one of the most cherished holidays of the year…  Thanksgiving.  The day after the celebrations concluded… we were greeted with the first half of the games to be played in December being canceled.  Along with the cancellation of all games through December 14th, we saw All-Star Weekend (including the All-Star game) be canceled.  The weekend, and game, was scheduled to be played January 26th and 27th.

I do not have a crystal ball, but there is a date…  a date in the very near future that will come.  The date will be the date when the NHL will need to call off the season due to the lockout.  Personally, I say call the season now.  I really don’t care anymore.

Why wouldn’t a STM (Season Ticket Member) not care anymore?  I am going to put it this way… I would rather see an entire season be canceled than see a shell of a season.  It doesn’t give the teams…  all 30 of them… the opportunity to really get into motion, and develop into a playoff contender.  The Stanley Cup goes to a team that plays hard for 6 months or more.

I don’t want to see a team get the prize for not working hard.  There are some teams that always come on strong, and don’t live to see the playoffs.  In the meantime, there are teams that ramp up during the first few months, and find their stride mid-way through a full season.  See what I mean?

I’ll be back as an STM, and I also know the Tampa Bay Lightning will not disappoint when a full-season begins.