The NHL is on the verge of becoming completely irrelevant. The league's players and owners are currently involved in a lockout. The 2012-13 NHL season has been compromised. And, worst of all, it doesn't really seem like too many people care. Turn on ESPN today and we can pretty much guarantee that you won't hear a single word uttered about the lockout. So, it needs to end, like, today in order for the NHL to start repairing its image.
During his appearance on The Tonight Show last night, President Barack Obama said as much when he was asked if he could "pull some strings" to help end the lockout in a question submitted by a viewer. Everyone laughed, but the President gave a very honest, straightforward answer to it.
"Every time these things happen," he told Jay Leno, "I just want to remind the owners and players: You guys make money because you've got a whole bunch of fans out there who are working really hard—they buy tickets, they're watching on TV. Y'all should be able to figure this out. Get it done."
Get. It. Done. Even the President realizes that the NHL lockout needs to end. So…? End it!