During the recently ended NHL lockout, more than a billion in revenue was lost.
More than 600 games were canceled.
Thousands of workers in and around the game lost wages, and millions of fans were deprived of a sport they love with a passion.
NHL Commissioner, Gary Bettman, had one thing to say Wednesday as he announced the NHL Board of Governors unanimously approved a new labor agreement.
"I am sorry."
It sounded as sincere as it reads. (Read More: 'Hockey Cliff' Averted, Lockout Ends )
Now, only time will tell if his contrition translates into something that can be done to make fans feel at least a little bit respected. (Read More: Drop the Puck: NHL, Players Settle Labor Dispute)