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133 Happy New Year!!!!!!

Hope you, we, all have a happy, healthy and prosperous 2013 … with hockey. I think the last part is a given, but the first parts are much more important. Also want to take this opportunity to thank all of youse for being here all the time, for making this…

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20 New Year’s Eve, and still no deal

First and most importantly, please be safe tonight. Don’t drink and drive, or even dream of it. Take a cab. Use a designated driver. Crawl. Whatever it takes. But don’t get behind the wheel if you’ve been drinking. DO NOT. The NHL-NHLPA meetings in NYC ended early this evening. Apparently…

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110 Are you ready for some … disappointment?

As key people from the NHL and the NHLPA meet on a lovely, snow-covered winter day in Manhattan amid so much enthusiasm of the league’s latest proposal, here’s a warning: Don’t get your hopes too high. The latest proposal was a very strong step by the ownership group (and it…

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151 Statement from Bill Daly

from the NHL:                 NHL DEPUTY COMMISSIONER BILL DALY STATEMENT                         REGARDING NEW CBA PROPOSAL NEW YORK (December 28, 2012) — Bill Daly, Deputy Commissioner of the National Hockey League, released…

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20 A new offer by the NHL … does this mean progress?

Well, it’s better than no offer and no movement and no discussion. I think this is a sign that both sides know that the drop-dead date is coming, and the Jan. 2 NHLPA decertification date is out there (though my understanding is that they could decertify later). Lots of info…

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117 Boxing Day and still no hockey …

… except the World Juniors (Yaaawwwwwnnnnn). No bargaining sessions scheduled, which means we’re — as predicted — headed to a drop-dead date sometime in January, and then it will be a game of chicken played by clowns who care much more about money than about their game or its fans.…

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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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