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Posted: Friday, November 2, 2012 | 02:17 PM

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NHL commissioner Gary Bettman announces the Winter Classic hockey game at a news conference at Comerica Park in Detroit, Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya) NHL commissioner Gary Bettman announces the Winter Classic hockey game at a news conference at Comerica Park in Detroit, Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

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Here is Friday's fan's comment of the day from user J from Earth in response to the reports that say the NHL is officially cancelling the 2013 Winter Classic.
With the NHL officially cancelling games through Nov. 30, CBCSports.ca has been helping give fans a voice.

Until the NHL returns, we will continue to highlight one fan's take on the lockout each day from the posts we've received on Facebook, Twitter and the comments sections on CBCSports.ca.

Here is Friday's fan's comment of the day from user J from Earth in response to the reports that say the NHL is officially cancelling the 2013 Winter Classic.

"Dear Gary,

I love hockey. I live and breathe it, always have, always will.

But the NHL is not hockey and your employers and the players have made that clear. The NHL is business. Strange though, most businesses at least try to appear to give a crap about their customers. Both parties have paid great disrespect to their bread and butter and now you will pay.

The damage is done. You could come back tomorrow and I wouldn't blink. The worst thing is, in a warped way I am glad you did this because frankly the way NHL hockey was being played and called was too stressful for me to watch anyway.

I feel bad for classy guys like Alfy who could have demanded much more money, and I recognize there are a few who never took advantage and gave back. I feel sorry for those guys but more so for all the peripheral people. I don't blame the players but that is not to say they are without blame, but really it's mostly your bosses' fault Gary.

Our money is still here to spend (albeit less and less for most of us) and we will find other more fulfilling ways to part with it. My only advice to you Gary, is that when you do come slithering back, make damn sure you are sincerely sorry for the mess you made. Lower ticket prices by a lot and pray that a few fans bother to come back to you.

As for me, I'm done for this season at the very least. But I will reserve judgement for next if you need some of our advice.

As always I remain digging in the corners."

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