Yesterday, we shared with you the very hopeful story of the NHL and NHLPA meeting to end the 2012 NHL lockout. It’s Wednesday, and the lockout is still going strong, but the two sides met and negotiated for more than seven hours. They’re planning to pick it back up again today. It feels like something might budge this time. Regardless, I think I speak for everyone when I say this: I’m happy the NHL Lockout happened, because it let this one Canucks fan pretend to be Robyn on the Internet.
Inspired by Robyn’s “Call Your Girlfriend”, “Call The Union” is an impassioned plea from a hockey fan to the warring NHL and NHLPA to knock it off with the silent treatment and get to meaningful conversation. Chances are it will have no impact.
Are you kidding? Supporting, listening to or pretending to be Robyn always has an impact, especially when you center it around YouTube. Why do you think Taran Killam is suddenly so popular?
The end is in sight. If it isn’t? Hell, at least we get six more months of wacky viral videos. And for the record, I need the NHL Lockout to end for two major reasons: 1) It feels weird to go this far into a year without getting my hopes up for the Caps, and 2) I’m supposed to go to Canada at some point and visit my friend Danielle. How am I supposed to do that without hockey? I have to wait until the Spring and see the Blue Jays. The Blue Jays. How cruel ARE you, NHL?
[h/t to Bob’s Blitz]