I am sure this has probably been posted in another thread, but what the hell. I am so angry and Bettman and Goodenow for letting this entire mess get this far. What pisses me off the most is that the entire negotations seemed like it was, "Salary Cap versus No Salary Cap" since training camp was cancelled in August. I am myself a season ticket holder of the Vancouver Canucks and as much as I hated not seeing hockey in the fall I chalked it up as, "busines is business" and sometimes business isn't pretty. Being a businessman myself I accepted this. I have always been an optimist and throughout the process thought they would settle this dispute either in January/05 or at the last minute. If they would have settled last night or this morning I would have been pissed off at he process but at least I would have understood that sometimes thing just gotta be done. Now that Mr. Bettman has officially cancelled the season I am so angry I can not even put it into words. The NHLPA actually offered a salary cap to the owners. It is beyond my comprehension that a deal could not be reached. Why would they go as far as they did and not reach an agreement? It makes absolutely no sense for both parties involved to sacrifice an entire season. Mr. Bettman and Mr. Goodenow are highly paid lawyers who I assume are intelligent people and know what they are doing. The situation has gotten out of control and it is more about pride than getting a deal done. If I were Mr. Bettman or Mr. Goodenow I would have picked up the phone this monring and said, "Hey buddy, nobody wants to loose a seaon so how about 45 or 46 milliion?". There had to be some wiggle room!! This pisses me off so much I can't put it into words What if they said tomorrow there wasn't any oxygen or chocolate left in this world how would you feel? Probably the same as I feel today when I realize they have cancelled the 2004/2005 Stanley Cup playoffs.