I started playing Hockey in 1970 (retired in the mid 80's) and grew up watching soooo many great players. As a defenseman I tried to emulate Bobby Orr and wore his number. Spent more time in the sin bin than on the ice, not by choice, but because I was bigger than most kids and everyone thought they had to take a shot. I have not followed the labor situation because I feel pro sports are getting ridiculous, don't know the details and wont throw any stones, I just hope that there is a solution that benefits not only the league, owners and players, but the fans as well.
R.I.P. Derek Boogaard and Pavol Demitra