Originally posted on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 9/7/12
Yes Vancouver There Will Be Hockey September normally brings salivation across Canada as the end of summer is offset by the start of hockey. This year, well, not so much. With the league and the player’s association cruising towards the September 15 deadline for a lockout and both sides refusing to blink, it seems inevitable that the 2012/2013 season won’t start on time. When the puck will drop is anyone’s guess, but a good comparable might be last year’s NBA season which saw labour strife lead towards a modified 60 game season. For now, teams are on hold in anticipation of Armageddon which means you probably won’t be seeing any Canucks signings or trades before the new CBA is agreed upon and teams know the landscape of the league going forward. But there will be hockey While the last strike took down an entire season, it was also the process of the messy birth of the salary cap era the league now exists in. This time around, the two sides don’t need to create an entirely new fra...
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