Ran in the Tennessean and the Nashville City Paper
To the Editor:
No matter who you side with in this dispute between the NHL owners and the Player's Association, no sports fan can argue that the individual team or player is more important than the game itself.
I would pay to see 18 year old kids take the ice tomorrow night if a game was scheduled. Put them in Predators uniforms, call up Detroit and let's have a game.
Nashville thrives under successful sports franchises. Even when the dollars and cents of it do not balance out, the boost in pride and morale of a city is immeasurable.
We will sit in our recliners or in our local sports bars until our team takes the ice again, hopefully sooner than later.
Salary cap or not, drop the puck!