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There is a chance, perhaps even a likely one, that the 2012-13 NHL season will not start on time … or even at all.
But that fact didn’t stop Chicago Blackhawks fans from buying single-game tickets Monday morning (myself included) despite there being some social media campaigns urging fans to boycott the owners by not buying tickets.
Despite lockout concerns, Chicago Blackhawks fans remain bullish on their team’s prospects for the 2012-13 season. (Image credit: Brian Kersey/Getty Images North America via Zimbio.com)
While I am also upset with the owners, I can see why Blackhawks fans quickly ate up the remaining tickets for this season. Despite being very quiet in free agency, the Blackhawks may actually be the best team in their division for that exact reason.
That may seem a little odd, but let me explain.
Nashville has lost their prized defenseman, Ryan Sutter, to the Minnesota Wild. Detroit is getting old and will definitely be affected by the loss of Nikloas Lidstrom. Columbus…...
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The following is an eight minute video released by the NHLPA on Wednesday that was filmed following the players meetings in Kelowna, BC yesterday. Brent Seabrook was reportedly among those that attended this meeting.
Although the Rangers are likely to benefit from a lockout –due to the injury to Marian Gaborik– there is still a solid chance that when the season starts, the club will still be without their top scorer from last season. Gaborik, who had shoulder surgery to repair a torn labrum in June, is said to be out five or six months recovering from the surgery.
The acquisition of Rick...
In an attempt to take our minds off of the inevitable lockout, let’s turn our focus to the Rick Nash acquisition and if he will play with Brad Richards and Marian Gaborik.
The concept of a “super” line with these three sure is enticing. After all, it worked in Ottawa with Daniel Alfredsson, Jason Spezza, and Dany Heatly. It has worked in the past with Sidney Crosby, Evgeny...
On January 21, 2012, the New York Rangers gave notice to the rest of the NHL that they had arrived.
Just three weeks prior in the Winter Classic, the Atlantic Division was alerted that the Blueshirts were a legitimate contender and not going away anytime soon, as they took down the Flyers to continue their unbeaten streak against their Philadelphia foes for the season. But it was...
BY: Bruce Berlet (Special to Howlings)
Joe Resnick, the agent for All-Star left wing Rick Nash, denied a report that his client will return to play for HC Davos in the Swiss Elite League if there another NHL lockout.
Resnick told TSN that Nash, whom the New York Rangers acquired from the Columbus Blue Jackets on July 23, will not play for the European team that Nash and San Jose...
In their yearly preseason predicitions, The Hockey News has the New York Rangers finishing fourth in the Eastern Conference and second in the Atlantic Division to the Pittsburgh Penguins.The Blueshirts will finish fourth, not so much because they won’t be as good - with Rick Nash and Chris Kreider for a full year, they’ll improve offensively - but because the Penguins will be...
If the National Hockey League cannot come to terms on a new collective bargaining agreement between the players and owners, a lot more could be at stake then just some preseason and regular season games this year. Many more people stand to lose a lot more than just the players and owners.
Again, it will be the fans and others who will be some of the biggest losers if...