NHL LOCKOUT NEWS

Making sense of the looming NHL lockout

Well-played, sir, well-played.
Via The Hockey Guy
September 13, 2012  |  Discuss

Bettman's Garage League closes again

Back in 1992, hockey superstar Mario Lemieux gave the NHL a label that has held up nicely for two decades: Garage League.Lemieux made that harsh assessment while complaining about the league’s hapless officiating. But Garage League has become a handy catch-all phrase to cover all aspects of NHL failure.Some things have changed over time. Lemieux, for instance, moved from the ice...
Via The Hockey Guy
September 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Making sense of the NHL lockout

As only animators in the Far East could.
Via The Hockey Guy
September 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Time for NHL fans to quit wearing their colors?

This is one way they can protest this ridiculous lockout. No more merchandise!
Via The Hockey Guy
September 24, 2012  |  Discuss

Too bad he's not doing this for the Blues

Young winger Vladimir Tarasenko, back in the KHL during the lockout, taking the puck to the middle to score a goal. Some day NHL fans will see this.
Via The Hockey Guy
October 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Ilya Bryzgalov Says That Russians May Stay In Russia After Lockout Resolved

As the NHL lockout keeps on going with no end in sight, many players are making backup plans including many of them playing in Russia's top hockey league, the KHL, but Philadelphia Flyers netminder Ilya Bryzgalov says that the Russian players could just stay there even after the NHL lockout is resolved. Bryzgalov is playing for CSKA Moscow this upcoming KHL season and says...
Via The Mark Graham Sports Blog
October 07, 2012  |  3 Comments

Sidney Crosby Can't Play in Europe, Declared Uninsurable

Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby appears as if he won't be playing any professional hockey in the near future. Crosby can't play in Europe like many of his fellow NHLers because the insurance on Crosby could be as much as $400,000 a month, according to his agent Pat Brisson. Crosby has had a history of serious concussions and neck injuries and no team in Europe...
Via The Mark Graham Sports Blog
November 01, 2012  |  Discuss

NHL to Players Union "Who Ordered the Turkey Club?" (by: Ed Hardiman)

(Fowl Line Breaking News Alert)  Donald Fehr washed down a pastrami on rye with a bottle of grape Nehi and wiped his mouth on the tablecloth.  "We agreed to leave the tip not pay for the meal." I'll Have the James Gandolfino Bada Bing! Pork Sub and Hold the Pickle  The chummy luncheon between the NHL and union nearly disintegrated into who ate what until a last...
Via The Fowl Line
November 11, 2012  |  Discuss

NHL settlement optimism fades in Twitterverse

So some National Hockey League players will meet face-to-face with NHL owners Tuesday.Is there any hope for a new collective bargaining agreement that would end the ongoing lockout? Or will the NHL keep marching toward brand suicide?We shall see. There was a spasm of optimism in the Twitterverse Tuesday, but it faded quickly. Here is what folks were saying today:Jeremy Rutherford...
Via The Hockey Guy
December 03, 2012  |  Discuss

New format, same challenge for NHL talks

NHL layers and owners will meet today without commissioner Gary Bettman and union czar Donald Fehr in the room.Will this change anything? Some owners believe that Fehr has somehow misled his members in the NHL Players Association. He hasn’t. The players know what’s up and most are solidly behind their lead negotiator.Some players believe Bettman is the root of evil on the other...
Via The Hockey Guy
December 04, 2012  |  Discuss

At last! NHL giving labor peace a chance

As it turns out, not every NHL owner was eager to set fire to the industry to earn Total Victory over the players union.The league abandoned its scorched earth approach when Pittsburgh Penguins owner Ron Burkle was allowed into the negotiating process. He, current Penguins star Sidney Crosby and former Penguins star Mario Lemieux are pushing to end this standoff.Former Penguins center...
Via The Hockey Guy
December 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Making sense of the ongoing NHL lockout

As only animators in the Far East can do it. Well done.
Via The Hockey Guy
December 07, 2012  |  Discuss

Canadians celebrate the NHL's return

How much longer could the brave men of the Great White North last without hockey? Not much longer, judging from the the tale of Johnny Canuck.
Via The Hockey Guy
January 14, 2013  |  Discuss

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