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Dave Morton doesn't want to see another empty space on the Stanley Cup again. He wants control of the world's greatest trophy taken away from the Trust and put in the hands of the Canadian government.
Given the way the NHL has treated the Fans, I suggest the Government of Canada should take back control of the Stanley Cup! Removing the NHL cronies from the Trust that is responsible for looking after the Stanley Cup, and insert a cross section of Canadians that have a true interest in the game of hockey, not just making money! Then allow the Stanley Cup to be awarded to the Team or League that is most deserving of winning it. Hey, what about awarding it to the winners of The IIHF world championship, men and women? Wouldn't that be a good legacy for Bettman's 20 yr. tenure as Commissioner of the NHL....
Boycotting the games won't work, since many fans will continue to go anyway, and in the case of most of the original 6, they're all big business season ticket holders anyway.
Bettman and company have proven they couldn't care less about the fans, they just want more of our money. Locking out the NHLPA is a legitimate method of dealing with an unreasonable union when all else fails. But, it should not be used just because Bettman says you accept our first ridiculous offer, or we take our ball and go home. Bettman has 2 interests; one is money and the other driving force is to CONTROL. Unfortunately, Donald Fehr and the NHLPA aren't cooperating so far.
If all, or most Canadians wrote to their Municipal, Provincial, and Federal representatives, it just might happen.
I can't think of better way to deliver the message to Bettman and company, than to take back the Stanley Cup!
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