Found September 08, 2012 on The Rangers Tribune:
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It is inevitable, at this point, that the 2012-13 NHL season will at the very least be temporarily locked out on September 15 (exactly a week from today) due to the inability of the NHL and the NHLPA to come up with a newly written collective bargaining agreement prior to the deadline previously set by team owners. But, as it's been made very clear, there are more than just a few checkmarks remaining on the list of issues that the two sides must sort out before the season is launched under a new contract. In fact, the checklist is so dense, not only in length but in importance and value as well, that it may not be totally out of the question for the entire 2012-13 campaign to be completely wiped instead of just temporarily locked out.  According to TSN, this has been on the minds of both ends of the table quite frequently as of late, especially since prior to Friday's "informal meeting" (whatever that may mean), the NHL and Players' Association refused to ...
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