Category Archives: NHL
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I have to say, after the dust has settled, I really liked the format of this season. I think 82 games is about 30 too many and four months is far better than six. I might even like a more leisurely schedule that would maybe run mid-Nov until the end of March, with a few [...]
The season that was to begin when there were still pumpkins in the field and apples on the trees is set to begin when temperatures are below zero (for our Canadian friends) and essentially at the last most farthest minute possible to still have half a season. The NHL has “apologized” to fans for the lockout. [...]
Not sure of what year. I presume it to be 2012, but given the way things are going, 2013, 2014 are also possiblities.
Part two of the transcript of Gary Bettman’s press conference was release a little while ago, and it contains some interesting, if not puzzling, comments from the Commissioner. On the drop dead date for canceling the season… I am certainly hoping that we don’t get to that place. But when we do, we’ll be there. [...]
I know Fred and many others are anxiously awaiting news from New York on the progress being made by the negotiating parties toward the construction of a new collective bargaining agreement. After a solid week of discussions, I can sum up where the league stands in just a few sentences, using Commissioner Gary [...]
I feared the worst when the players selected Donald Fehr to run their side of the bargaining table a couple of years ago. The lockout is now approaching two months and here are the types of comments coming from the negotiations. The owners made it clear that there is no give with respect to any [...]
The media (and me) jumped to a conclusion yesterday before we really read the wording of the NHL’s press release regarding what virtually everyone on the planet believes to be a message that the first 82 NHL regular season games have been canceled. That is not the case. Here’s the language of the press release. [...]
The NHL has canceled games through October 24.