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Dear Jim Dolan, NHL Players Are Not on Strike. They Are Locked Out.

PHILADELPHIA, PA - JANUARY 02:  General manager Glen Sather and James Dolan, President and CEO of Cablevision Systems Corporation and Executive Chairman of Madison Square Garden, speak to the New York Rangers after they defeated the Philadelphia Flyers in the 2012 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic at Citizens Bank Park on January 2, 2012 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Dave Sandford/NHLI via Getty Images)

Here's Rangers owner Jim Dolan answering a question in Billboard magazine during a music-related interview:

Are you concerned that Barclays might compete with you for bookings?
My biggest problem right now is the [NHL] hockey strike, which could put a lot of holes in our calendar. But assuming we have a whole hockey season, we're booked — we don't have any dates [for 2013]. So I mean, in this marketplace there's room for other venues to do well and they seem to be. It's a nice venue — if it makes concert-going more appealing to the marketplace, great. That just makes the pie bigger.

Now, we hate to jump on one word in an interview, but we're going to do it anyway. Jim, if you're reading this, NHL players are not on strike. They are being locked out by the owners. YOU ARE ONE OF THE OWNERS. But you knew that and just misspoke, right?

(And yes, we know that Dolan, with a team in a big market that can afford to spend money, isn't personally holding up a new CBA. But still.)

Photo: Dave Sandford/NHLI via Getty Images