Blackhawks owner: “I don't think the owners or the players should have to apologize” for the NHL lockout

Jonathan Willis
January 18 2013 01:44PM

In a fascinating interview with the Chicago Sun-Times, Blackhawks owner Rocky Wirtz said something truly remarkable: that neither the owners nor the players should need to apologize for the NHL lockout.

It’s a ballsy comment, and particularly interesting because Wirtz backed it up with a legitimate argument.

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January 18 2013 07:36AM

He arrived in the NHL as a part of what might be the single best group of freshman on one team in the league's history, and he delivered on the promise that made him the final first round pick by the Montreal Canadiens GM Sam Pollock. Dave Hunter was an outstanding shadow. 

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January 18 2013 02:09AM

Have we really been picking Goats and Stars on the Nation for 4 years now? Oh how time passes on the bottom of the NHL ocean floor. Not a lot of light gets down here, every day sorta looks the alike after awhile. But they say that every dog gets his day and 2013 will surely be the year that the Mighty Oil rise up from the depths of the ocean floor and stake their victorious claim of some point between the deep and the light topside.

We aren't asking for all that much Gods of Hockey. Just a return to respectability. Respectability on the way to Dominance. Dominance on the way to showing No Mercy.


As we watch the Oil begin their ascent we will be sure to point out the people steering the sub.

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January 17 2013 06:56PM

On the eve of the 2012-13 season, the 2008 draft looks like it will boast two members of the club's top 9 forwards. Not bad for a draft that didn't include a second or a third round selection.

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Jason Gregor
January 17 2013 12:30PM

The Oilers re-assigned Chris Vande Velde, Colten Teubert and Taylor Fedun to OKC today, but they also recalled Yann Danis.

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