WHAT IF...LOOKING BACK AT 2004 LOCKOUT

Jason Gregor
November 21 2012 01:24PM

The 2004-2005 lockout was awful, but it looked even uglier on the Stanley Cup. As we reach day Pacioretty (67) of this heartfelt, doing-it-for-the-betterment-of-the-game lockout, I thought it would be interesting to look back at the last lockout. I know you can't wait to hit the read article button and read more crap about the lockout, but it is interesting to see how their stubbornness eight years ago impacts us today.

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The NHLPA's Recent Offer

Kent Wilson
November 21 2012 12:25PM

The players union unveiled a new CBA offer this morning. It is fairly comprehensive and, unlike some of their previous offerings, has a sound basis for negotiation (from a league perspective, naturally).

The most significant movement is on the issue of player share of hockey reltaed revenue. The players accept an immediate 50/50 with the stipulation that the teams "make whole" existing contracts to he tune of $393 million spread over four years:

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Dear NHL Pundits: It's the thought that counts

Graphic Comments
November 21 2012 08:34AM

It's the thought that counts

Aw, you shouldn't have.

No, really. I mean it. You shouldn't have.

If you take yourself at all seriously about being a "journalist," sports or otherwise, you shouldn't have been in such a rush to "break" a story that you neglected to put some thought into it. THAT'S THE MOST IMPORTANT PART!

Whether you're a hockey analyst or just picking out a gift, it's the thought that counts.

And with both Christmas and the endgame in the NHL lockout both just around the corner, maybe a review of this idea is in order...

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Career Probabilities: Tyler Pitlick

Jonathan Willis
November 21 2012 08:11AM

What is Tyler Pitlick’s long-term NHL future? Could he be a second-line power forward-type player? Or will he even have an NHL career?

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KHL Highlights: Actual hockey

Steve Dangle
November 20 2012 10:17PM

 

See that? That's Alex Ovechkin.
See what he's doing? He's celebrating.
Know what he's celebrating? A goal.
How do you score a goal? Actually play hockey. 
The KHL is doing that right now, and I quite like it. Hopefully you do, too. Enjoy!

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