The lockout was really hard on all of us. I get that. It was really hard to fill our hours that are usually devoted to watching, disecting, analyzing, and talking about hockey with stuff like defined benefit pensions. Hockey is supposed to be our pleasant distraction from those boring business-y things. Sometimes that causes us all to go a bit crazy. Again, I get that.
So we all feel pretty bitter about being forced to deal with my shitty tweets and being driven to the brink of insanity. And when people get mad, they need someone to blame. The owners are an easy target because most of them are assholes and also because this whole fucking mess was their fault.
So now there's a lot of people out there who want some kind of apology or an explanation. To those people I say, "Grow up, you babies." What would an apology really accomplish for anyone? Anyone who feels they deserve an apology needs to check their ego.
Hockey fans need to realize that they are consumers of a product. As an individual, you have no power over any organization. If Starbucks got rid of their blonde roast coffee for 3 months because they were in a dispute with suppliers, I'd get mad, sure. But when they brought it back I wouldn't demand they say sorry to me and offer me any kind of discounts. I'd go and drink my damn coffee.
So please, boycott your team and free up some tickets for the rest of us. We'll keep your seat warm until you get back.