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Players, owners waste good thing

Updated: November 1, 2012, 10:53 AM ET
By Scott Burnside | ESPN.com

As I read through another self-righteously indignant news release from NHLPA executive director Donald Fehr, it struck me that the NHL's players and the equally self-righteous and indignant owners truly exist in a kind of bubble.

Now, it might be comfy and warm in there, but it's about time for a little reality to intrude.

On Thursday, or possibly Friday, the NHL will cancel the Winter Classic set for Jan. 1 in Ann Arbor, Mich., and all of the attendant events that would have surrounded ...

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