NHL work stoppage is hurting everyone and making a mockery of the game. Hot dog vendors, concessions, parking, bars, restaurants, charities etc. etc. etc. and every pro, junior and college hockey team in North America are being affected in a bad way by this work stoppage. My own opinion is shared by many that Goodenow is the root of all evil in this dispute. I think many players know it as well but either lack the backbone to do what needs to be done or their loyalty to Bob for his past results won't allow their brains or good sense to overcome their emotions. Others will blame the owners and or Bettman but most blame the players. Players claim it's about standing up for a principle but stood down on their hard cap principle last month so this is now strictly about $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$. The claim they want to take a stand for future NHL players. Guess what. This principle has not only halved their own future earning power but has also cost many current and future hockey players their jobs and potential earning power. It has led to displacing players in Europe and North America. It has led to the closure of business operations and also led to many permanent layoffs. All because 42.5 hard with an average NHL salary of 1.3 or more wasn't quite high enough.