Aw, I'm just messing with ya. My daughter just turned 3, she just finished second molars, is in a new "big-girl" bed and wakes up in the middle of the night and comes to our room. Every night. I can relate.
I've almost resigned myself to never having a normal night's sleep again.
As regards the NHL, I thought they were in trouble as soon as they grabbed Bettman. Look at all the non-traditional markets. This ain't baseball or basketball where a kid can get a pickup game going with a minimum of equipment. Sorry, but North Carolina, Florida and the rest of California just aren't hockey hotbeds. LA has always supported the Kings to some degree.
You can relate because you were without a team for a while after the Stars (nee North Stars) left. Imagine how frustrating it is as a guy that used to go to 10 games a year (as a student yet) and watch Carolina average realistically about 4500 fans per game. Even when the Jets set the record for futility in a season (longest winless streak ever), we still averaged about 12000 fans per game in a horrible building. That jumped to about 13500 when they were playing well. I'd have seasons if they were still here.
No offense to the great hockey fans in the US, but much more so than baseball or basketball, the NHL is simply not meant to be in the US to the extent it is. The average US viewer gets less excited about hockey than they do bowling. Keep it in the US where it belongs, bring it back to Canada where it needs to be (Winnipeg, Hamilton, Quebec City) and leave it alone. The impending strike/lockout of next year is going to be ugly and devastating.