Originally written on The Hockey Program  |  Last updated 11/28/12
(More on the lockout from SBRForum) Figuring out odds is a lot like a guessing game. Even if an “expert” has a system or systems in place, the unexpected is a variable that almost seems like a constant. As November moved on, the numbers became more and more dire. Although some have put their money on the lockout ending before the season is axed, Las Vegas does not have the same faith. The very fact that Sidney Crosby is considering Europe (the KHL in particular) has to be a sign. Players that said they were staying are now going. At this point, there are well over 100 players playing overseas currently and that number is creeping up again. Cory Schneider is now going over and he was one of those players that was pretty steadfast in riding things out.The fact that we are almost at the crucial 48 or bust scenario (see 1995 lockout) this early is very troubling and puzzling to many. However, no one should be surprised given how this league operates. The odds of a lockout have been lik...
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