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Real Hockey or Corporate NHL

by R.A.Kukkee
"Perhaps  "Corporate NHL " and and all of it's  extremely overpaid "players"  might re-examine what real hockey is about."
Well, imagine that. The NHL and the players have finally decided how to divide up the spoils. Billions of dollars. Every year.  Multi-million dollar contracts, billions of dollars sucked out of their fans.  Wow, that really IS  all  about the game of hockey, isn't it? Here at IncomingBytes  WE don't think so. Will families and ordinary young boys ever be able to afford to go to a real NHL hockey game? No.  Not likely, or at least very, very  few.     Money is not what hockey is about. THIS is what hockey is about.  See?   [caption id="attachment_468" align="aligncenter" width="584"]Rubber Practice Puck (1954)                                  Rubber Practice Puck   (1954)[/caption]   This is a practice rubber puck that is over 50 years old.  It has my initials on it. How come?    I played with it when I was a boy.  On the driveway. On the road. In the snow.  Outside at -20F.   That was REAL hockey.   By the way, real boys still play real hockey with it today.  See? [caption id="attachment_469" align="aligncenter" width="584"]Original Hockey   Original Hockey Stuff still being Used[/caption]   The boys.  Yes, those boys.  Young Canadians. Young Americans. They play hockey. They know how to play  Real hockey.  Without a rink. Without ice. Without big arenas.  without billions of dollars. Most notably, without the NHL and it's systemic, insatiable greed.  Smart boys. Real Hockey Players                                       And they learn to play a real game.  That's what hockey is--a real game. [caption id="attachment_471" align="aligncenter" width="584"]A REAL hockey game in progress                              A REAL hockey game in progress[/caption]   Worth repeating, that's what hockey is, a real game -not an excuse to gouge billions of dollars out of fans, REAL people that love the REAL GAME of  hockey. Perhaps  "Corporate NHL " and and all of it's  extremely overpaid "players"  might re-examine what real hockey is about. Fact is, --just a wild guess---there is a whole new generation of disenfranchised,  disinterested hockey fans because of your greed.  Coincidentally, they  do not need you to enjoy the GAME either. They enjoy it with or without YOU. Imagine that now.   Is that Incoming I hear?   [subscribe2]
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