Found December 28, 2012 on
The last NHL lockout cost the league a season. This time, it appears the owners are not prepared for that worst-case scenario to play out once again. Gary Bettman has been privately informed by owners that cancelling the season “is not an acceptable option,” according to the Ottawa Sun’s Bruce Garrioch. With this news coming on the heels of the league’s latest proposal to the players, it’s hard not to feel a bit optimistic about the chances of the NHL playing hockey this year. The NHL has cancelled all games through Jan. 14 so far, with a total of 625 games wiped out. However, the league has indicated that a 48-game season is still possible if the owners and players can come to an agreement soon.
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On Sept. 15, Maggie Wagner, a 17-year-old Pittsburgh Penguins fan, decided that she would not shave her legs until the NHL and NHLPA resolved the lockout.
The last NHL lockout cost the league a season. This time, it appears the owners are not prepared for that worst-case scenario to play out once again.
Commissioner Gary Bettman has been privately informed by owners that canceling the season "is not an acceptable option," according to the Ottawa Sun's Bruce Garrioch.
With this news coming on the heels of the league...
from Jesse Spector of The Sporting News,
Gary Bettman hasn't had many reasons to smile lately, but he got one on Thursday, when the United States opened its campaign at the World Junior Championships in Ufa, Russia, with an 8-0 romp over Germany.
The NHL commissioner gets to feel a sense of pride not only because he is American, but because Team USA shows why Bettman...
from Larry Brooks of the NY Post,
The NHL’s Canceler-in-Chief Gary Bettman, under pressure in the form of phone calls from big-market owners — including the Rangers’ James Dolan, multiple sources report — to resurrect bargaining the league abandoned three weeks ago, made modest adjustments to the previous offer regarding, most notably, contract term limits for free agents...
from Kevin Paul Dupont of the Boston Globe,
Players and owners both know angry fans will return, because anger is a telltale sign of passion, commitment. Frankly, it’s that anger and passion that served as the co-enablers of this lockout. Gary Bettman and his brazen band of billionaires wouldn’t resort to shutting out the house lights so often if they truly feared fans...
While the standoff between the NHL and its players association drags on, many big-name players are tearing it up in Europe.If we had to pick all-Euro teams from among the refugees from Gary Bettman’s garage league, here is what the first team might look like:W – Tyler Seguin, EHC Biel, Switzerland: This young Boston Bruins star has done it all for his team, including penalty...
Are you bummed that there won't be an NHL Winter Classic on New Year's Day? Do you miss hockey? Still pissed at the fact these jagoffs Gary Bettman and Donald Fehr can't figure out how to divide millions of dollars?Bottle Knocker Hockey understands your frustration and has a remedy for your hockey withdrawal! The 1st annual Bottle Knocker Hockey Classic is set to...
from Damien Cox of the Toronto Star,
Only two things, it would seem, can stop the NHL from finally beginning its season sometime early in the new year.
An act of God, something more definitive than that which the Mayan calendar produced last week.
Or the sudden, forced departure of Gary Bettman at the hands of embittered hardliners in the NHL camp.
It’ s about that time we get some hockey going around here!
I have to admit the past few months a majority of my tweets from my twitter account had to deal with me cracking jokes about the current lockout the NHL is facing. The people I live with up at school and a good amount of my followers are die hard hockey fans, so I figured it would only be fitting for me to laugh about...