Originally posted on The Majors Detroit  |  Last updated 12/21/12
Despite what deputy commissioner Bill Daly has said in recent days about a season definitely starting up between now and the spring, things certainly don’t look promising for the NHL and NHLPA working out a new CBA. Everyone knows it, players, fans, writers and even coaches including the Red Wings’ own Mike Babcock who is worried his sport may take on the popularity likes of another one. “Hate to say it,” Babcock told Sportsnet.ca on Tuesday, “but we could end up like bowling.” Mlive.com’s Ansar Khan tried to get further comment from Babcock however the coach only mentioned that he has nothing against bowling and enjoys it himself. Still though you can’t help but resonate in what happened back during the 2005-2006 NHL season. That was the year the NHL resumed itself after cancelling the entire 2004-2005 season due to the same labor woes plaguing the League now. What happened then though? Khan writes, according to ESPN, an average of 117,000 U.S. households watched NHL games on the Outdoor
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