April 26, 2012; Sunrise, FL, USA; Florida Panthers goalie Jose Theodore (60) makes a save in the first period of game seven of the 2012 Eastern Conference quarterfinals against the New Jersey Devils at BankAtlantic Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Barr-US PRESSWIRE

Howling At The Moon


As we close the Halloween holiday, I decided to reflect on what has been going on this year.  I titled this post, Howling At The Moon for reasons that will be explained.

The full moon is symbolic of making people crazy, and very difficult to deal with. No wonder why the NHL, and NHLPA are going at each other.  What am I saying?  They have been going at it with each other for months.  One side wants one thing, and the other to give.  Sometimes it has been vice versa, but it has been mostly the National Hockey League wanting to take alot away from the NHLPA and the players.

The thing is it really isn’t a full moon all the time.  We all know there are different phases to the moon so when I decided to title this article, Howling At The Full Moon… I decided it really should be titled, Howling At The Moon.  Why?  This constant howling like something is wrong, and or in heat is not just when the full moon occurs.  We had a full moon the last few nights prior to tonight’s Waning Gibbus moon without much being talked about with regard to a new Collective Bargaining Agreement.

It doesn’t matter which moon it is… it just matters what has happened during negotiations at any given time.  It will cause all to start howl at the moon at a form of frustration.

I know Florida Panthers, along with other fans from around the country and world, who are howling at the moon to vent their frustrations at the lack of progress.  I know I have been lately, but I also keep in perspective – this was going to happen.

It is not going to be easy to fix the economics of the NHL, and for us to stop howling.  For now, we can howl all we want.