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So if you can't find it in your heart to bring back the game for the sake of the millions worldwide who will throw money into your coffers, consider doing it for the real fans. The ones who remember that Tim Horton was more than a donut shop or the ones who actually saw Gordie Howe get a Godrie Howe hat trick.

These are the fans who have brought your game to the next generation, and frankly, in spite of three lockouts in your 18 years as the first commissioner of the NHL, these are the fans who will still be standing when you finally bring our game back to the ice.

-Mark Ribble of the Leamington Post at the Toronto Sun where you can read more of "a letter to NHL commissioner Gary Bettman".

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Paul From Cali's avatar

Gordie Howe only had 2 Gordie Howe hat tricks.  I’m skeptical that anyone who reads Mr. Ribble’s letter would have actually seen one of them….

Posted by Paul From Cali on 11/08/12 at 06:26 PM ET

WingsFaninCO's avatar

Posted by Paul From Cali on 11/08/12 at 05:26 PM ET

Thanks for pointing that out.  It definitely make the letter pointless.

Posted by WingsFaninCO on 11/08/12 at 07:02 PM ET


Yeah, bring the game back for the “real fans”, the crusty old men like my dad who do nothing but complain about every aspect of the game as it is.

Posted by Garth on 11/08/12 at 07:31 PM ET

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