Gone fishin' (Photo by Dan Istitene/Getty Images)
A couple of weeks ago, I posted my angry letter to the NHL, a tongue-in-cheek Dear John letter where I promised to preemptively lock out the NHL for threatening yet another stupid, selfish, greedy work stoppage. While I didn't really mean everything literally, it did give me a whimsical idea. I shared that idea with the MHH staff and no one tried to talk me out of it, so that idea has become a reality.
This week at Mile High Hockey, we are, indeed, locking out the NHL. We will be running stories all week, but none of the stories will have any content relating to that sport we love, the Denver-based team that we adore, or the third-rate league that we have to endure. We are committed to our cause and will not return to the bargaining table until this week is over. It is unfortunate that is has come to this, but they have forced our hand. Let us be clear: we are NOT creating a work stoppage. We will continue to work all week as we always have. We just won't be talking about the things we usually talk about.
We hope you readers enjoy our non-ice-based-sport week here at Mile High [Censored]. We will resume our regular programming a week from today.