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40 Happy Christmas Eve

Hope those who celebrate can spend this wonderful night with family and friends. And I hope Santa comes down the chimney with a new CBA for those jackwagons holding hockey hostage. Freakin’ idiots.

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66 Happy Festivus!

Get the aluminum pole out of the crawl space (very high strength to weight ratio … and it requires no decoration). I find tinsel distracting.” It’s time for the airing of grievances. Then the feats of strength. I got a lot of problems with you people.” It’s Festivus for the…

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103 3 … 2 … 1 … 0!

Are we still here? Game over, season over, world over? Freakin’ idiot Mayans. Two days until Festivus! I got a lot of problems with you people.

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31 It’s Go Time! … hopefully not the last one ever

Fingers and toes crossed. According to the Mayan calendar, it’s all over at 11:11 a.m. But, as it was pointed out yesterday, nobody ever mentioned if that was Eastern time, Mountain time, Pacific time, Mayan time … Along those lines, there will be a special new post at 11:11 a.m.…

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34 NHL cancels games through Jan. 14

This is just book-keeping at this point, because the entire 2012-13 schedule is obsolete and will have to be re-done, presumably with a 48-game (or so) season with conference-only play, if there ever is, you know, an agreement. Plus, if the world ends Friday … From the NHL: NHL ANNOUNCES…

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32 NHL Network to air World Juniors games

From USA Hockey: NHL Network-U.S. to Air Live Broadcast of All Team USA Games at the 2013 International Ice Hockey Federation World Junior Championship An Additional 12 Games Will Also Be Aired Live COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The NHL Network-U.S. will broadcast live all U.S. contests at the 2013 International…

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112 NHL files suit; NHLPA says it’s without merit

This stuff is way over my head, to be perfectly honest. From the NHL: NHL FILES CLASS ACTION COMPLAINT IN FEDERAL COURT                 AND UNFAIR LABOR PRACTICE CHARGE WITH NLRB NEW YORK (December 14, 2012) — Today, in response to information indicating that NHL Players have or will be asked…

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200 Guest blogger: Mark Romeo

As a long time NHL and New York Ranger fan, going back to my early teens.  I still remember the sting of the Rangers losing to the hated Bruins when I was in eighth grade.  That sting was nothing compared to when they traded two of my favorite players Jean…

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77 NHL cancels more games, through Dec. 30

As expected. This really doesn’t mean much, because they weren’t going to start up by then anyway, and even if they do, the old schedule will need a complete overhaul for the 48 or 50-something games they would play. From the NHL: NHL ANNOUNCES CANCELLATION OF 2012-13 REGULAR-SEASON SCHEDULE THROUGH…

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144 Bleep You Fans!

I don’t even know where to begin about what happened on Day 82 of the lockout, after all the feel-good built on Day 81. Thoughts: 1) As I said last night in the comments, after this is settled, this year or next, anybody who spends a dime on anything other…

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112 Big decisions for NHLPA

Here’s Kevin Allen’s story this morning, from USA Today. Because after the marathon bargaining sessions yesterday, a lot is on the table, and now it’s crunch time in terms of a deal. The groups of players and owners who moved the talks in a good direction are now gone, and…

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11 Big bargaining events yesterday …

Wednesday rolled into Thursday and the players and owners were still at it when I couldn’t hold my eyes open any longer and went to bed. So, apologies if something major happened in the early hours of the morning. But as you know by now, a day after the selected…

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204 Players/owners meeting at 2 p.m. in Manhattan

This is just me, but I think tomorrow’s Board of Governors meeting will be more critical to the proceedings than today’s meeting of 18 hand-picked players and six hand-picked owners (especially since Jeremy Jacobs is one of the owners in the room). I think there’s a chance the governors (i.e.…

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60 Players, owners to meet Tuesday; no Dolan, says the NHL

(Just wondering, was Jim Dolan, who according to Larry Brooks, wanted to be involved, snubbed by the NHL? Does NHL HQ worry that he might work toward some middle ground and try to get this thing settled? That he’s not hawkish enough, or small-market enough, or is it just because…

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33 Happy December; do you know where your hockey is?

The players have now lost four paychecks. Question: Will they cave, or will they all lose a whole year’s worth of salary and a year off their careers? De-certification remains an option, but apparently that process might even make it less likely that we will have a 2012-13 season. Here…

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53 So much for mediation … next up: de-certification?

From the NHL: STATEMENT FROM NHL DEPUTY COMMISSIONER BILL DALY NEW YORK (November 29, 2012) — NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly issued the following statement regarding the two days of meetings that concluded today with representatives of the NHL Players’ Association under the auspices of the Federal Mediation and Conciliation…

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92 Lundqvist’s mask fetched a record $66,000 in Sandy benefit auction

From Cirillo Public Relations: RANGERS’ HENRIK LUNDQVIST FACEMASK EARNS $66,000 TO ASSIST HURRICANE SANDY VICTIMS; SHATTERS MASK AUCTION SALES RECORD New Rochelle, NY, November 28, 2012 —  The facemask worn by New York Rangers star goaltender Henrik Lundqvist garnered a winning bid of $66,000, the highest ever for a goalie…

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