Post Tagged with: "Lockout 2012"

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After The NHL Lockout: Is There Still A “Pureness” To Hockey?

Perhaps the most disappointing part of the NHL lockout is the fact that monetary gain was put before everything else. There was zero effort to prepare for the Collective Bargaining […]

by · January 19, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · News/Commentary
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How Does A Shortened Season Impact Playoff Aspirations?

One of the big questions is how a shortened season will impact the playoff race. A 48 game per team season means 720 total games will be played.

by · January 8, 2013 · 4 comments · News/Commentary
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Should the Stanley Cup Take the Year Off?

The Stanley Cup is arguably the most iconic trophy in all of professional sports. Perhaps it’s because there is only one trophy and the winner only gets it for a year.

by · January 8, 2013 · 1 comment · News/Commentary
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NHL Lockout: 5 Teams That Benefit From A Shortened NHL Season

The NHL Lockout 2012 has ended. The Los Angeles Kings, Boston Bruins and a few others might just benefit from a delayed and a shortened NHL season in 2013.

by · January 7, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · News/Commentary, Previews and Predictions
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What The Lockout Robbed The Boston Bruins

It’s been 256 days since the Boston Bruins took the ice, and that number will most likely come close to 270 by the time the puck’s actually dropped in 2013.

by · January 6, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Boston Bruins, News/Commentary
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Pittsburgh Penguins Positioned to Thrive in Post-Lockout NHL

After last summer’s trades and draft picks, the Penguins seem set to navigate the post-lockout NHL with cap space and Cup talent in equal measure.

by · January 6, 2013 · 1 comment · Pittsburgh Penguins
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NHL Lockout Ends: How Can the League Earn Back Fans

With the NHL lockout finally ending, the NHL is faced with another very serious problem to fix. How do they fix their relationship with the millions of fans that felt […]

by · January 6, 2013 · 1 comment · The Business of Hockey
NHL and NHLPA Reach Agreement on New CBA: Game On!

NHL and NHLPA Reach Agreement on New CBA: Game On!

Without a CBA since September 15th, the NHL and NHLPA have finally put to rest the lockout, tentatively finalizing a new 10-year collective bargaining agreement.

by · January 6, 2013 · 2 comments · News/Commentary
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5 Burning Questions Surrounding the New York Rangers

With the lockout over, there are still questions surrounding the New York Rangers as they enter the 2013 season. Here are a few of them.

Gary Bettman will soon have to make a decision about the Coyotes (Gary A. Vasquez-US PRESSWIRE)

The Real Losers of the NHL Lockout

  I can’t say my life is the worst without hockey because my income doesn’t depend on it. Sure, having a winter without the sport that thrives on the chill […]

by · January 4, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · News/Commentary
Dearest NHL – I Miss You, When Will You Be Coming Back?

Dearest NHL – I Miss You, When Will You Be Coming Back?

There’s plenty of blame being tossed around these past few months. Lots of damage being done, lots of game playing – just not on the ice where it belongs. We […]

by · January 3, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · News/Commentary
Gary Bettman will soon have to make a decision about the Coyotes (Gary A. Vasquez-US PRESSWIRE)

Loyal Hockey Fans Deserve Better From NHL

Sometime last Spring, I began to examine what it means to be a loyal fan of an unsuccessful hockey franchise, using the Toronto Maple Leafs as as an example. The […]

by · January 2, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · News/Commentary