Lockport Union-Sun & Journal —
How long will this last? Lord knows. It might end by Thanksgiving, or it could run through the new year, wiping out the Winter Classic outdoor game at the 115,000-seat Michigan Stadium.
One thing is for sure: with Bettman leading the NHL into its third lockout since 1994 and the players being represented by Donald Fehr, the first man to lead TWO players unions into work stoppages, the fans will lose.
But when it’s settled, hockey fans will welcome them all back. Just call us inhabitants of “Palookaville.”John J. Hopkins is the managing editor of the Lockport Union-Sun & Journal. His columns appear on Sundays. Contact Mr. Hopkins at firstname.lastname@example.org.