Found November 10, 2012 on Boston Sports Then & Now:
As the NHL Lockout DRAGS ON & ON, Bruins fans need to fill that hole in their hockey souls. And we are here to HELP…NO GREED…NO Bettman….NO Fehr….NO PROPAGANDA. We are ALL about the fans of the GREATEST game on Earth! In this series, BST&N will look back at some NHL Lockout PROOF memories which will hopefully raise your spirits during this hockey ABYSS we find ourselves in YET again. Enjoy, keep CALM & try to SURVIVE the Lockout. I was having major Bruins WITHDRAWALS. I couldn’t read about Seguin tearing it up in the Swiss League or hear the NHL & NHLPA made “NO PROGRESS” after FOUR days of talks. I needed to fill my head with hockey HAPPY thoughts so I popped in the Bruins 2011 Stanley Cup DVD. Even 1 1/2 years later, I STILL get chills watching Nathan Horton pot OT after OT goal, Tyler Seguin coming into his own against Tampa and my favorite team raising the HOLY hockey chalice above their heads. Man tears rolled down my face and I am secure enough to admit it. However, one part of the DVD that may go unnoticed or merely forgotten is from the Bruins Stanley Cup Parade in the Duck boats on that picture perfect June day. The GINORMOUS CHARA Head…. The GINORMOUS Chara Head Is A NHL Lockout Proof Memory…. The “Chara Head” encapsulated Z’s face totally engulfed with EMOTION as became a Stanley Cup Champion….. Is a NHL Lockout PROOF memory….NO ONE can steal this memory from us EVER. Not the NHL owners, GREEDY Gary Bettman or the NHLPA. As fans during this TOUGH time, we always have the MEMORIES, but we are just DAMN HUNGRY to create NEW ones. END THE LOCKOUT NOW!  

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Bettman Not Saying Much After CBA Meeting

Gary Bettman says there's "still a lot of work to do." — Chris Johnston (@reporterchris) November 8, 2012   The Board of Governors were sent a memo last nite from bettman saying if no traction today ,talks could breakdown. Obviously traction today. — Doug Maclean (@DougMaclean) November 8, 2012   Told that league not sure if there...

The Bettman/HHOF Debate

from Ian Mendes of Sportsnet, As for those media members who are suggesting that his presence tonight will be a major distraction, I have a simple question for you: Who controls the stories that are published on a daily basis? Last time I checked, those of us in the mainstream media dictate the major hockey stories of the day. So what if we decided that for the next...

The Aftermath Of Today’s CBA Meeting

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Tyler Seguin Thriving in Swiss Hockey League

With the NHL locked out, Boston Bruins star Tyler Seguin signed with EHC Biel in the Swiss National League and so far the signing has paid dividends. In just fifteen games with his new club, Seguin has recorded thirteen goals and ten assists, but his numbers truly exploded when Chicago Blackhawks star Patrick Kane joined [...]

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A speck of rust on the lock

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What Direction Is This Headed?

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GARTH: League and Players Have A Lot Of Work To Do

Another day, another marathon bargaining meeting. The owners and players met Thursday for approximately five hours. The meeting ended at approximately 6 p.m. The two groups have agreed to meet again Friday. Seven hours on talks on Tuesday. Six hours on Wednesday. Eighteen hours of discussions this week. More to come. After today's session, Gary Bettman said that...

NHL, union to meet again on Friday

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NHL sides meet for 4th straight day

NHL owners and players face lots of work to save the hockey season. Whether they are moving closer after a week of talking remains to be seen. The league and the players' association met Friday for the fourth straight day and fifth time in seven days, trying to reach an agreement to end the lockout. A union spokesman said there will be multiple meetings during the day to discuss...

NHL labor talks under way for 4th straight day

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Afternoon Line

So if you can't find it in your heart to bring back the game for the sake of the millions worldwide who will throw money into your coffers, consider doing it for the real fans. The ones who remember that Tim Horton was more than a donut shop or the ones who actually saw Gordie Howe get a Godrie Howe hat trick. These are the fans who have brought your game to the next generation...
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