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Are You Bummed About the NHL Lockout?

Sports 2012/09/15 20:15:42
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"Here we go again," is the phrase ringing in hockey fans' minds across the world right now. For the second time in 10 years and fourth time since 1992, the National Hockey League is set to have a work stoppage. It's actually been less than 10 years since the last NHL lockout, which did away the entire 2004-05 season.

With any lockout, a sports league of any level takes a huge risk in money, television deals, etc. In the last lockout, NHL players lost money and team owners and league officials lost a lucrative ESPN deal. The NHL suffered initially when it returned from its last lockout, especially when it came to visibility on TV, with the occasional game on NBC and regular programming on the Outdoor Life Network (later becoming Versus, now known as the NBC Sports network).

The NHL eventually recovered and made significant financial waves, but the players union, owner, and Commissioner Gary Bettman find themselves in a lockout yet again. On ESPN's Pardon The Interruption, popular journalist Bill Simmons called the NHL "the dumbest league in sports." If this lockout kills the entire 2012-13 NHL season when the NBA and NFL resolved their work stoppages and salvaged their respective seasons, it will leave millions on the table--and millions of unhappy fans.

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  • Corsair 2012/09/16 09:26:24
    Yes
    Corsair
    +7
    The NHL needs a new Commissioner. This guy has three lockouts since he first became a Commissioner. There's no reasoning with Bettman.

    Funny Gary Bettman pics

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  • glen baboula 2012/10/09 19:33:18
    glen
    Boxers wear gloves ! ray day
  • Sperry23 2012/09/17 15:22:45
    No
    Sperry23
    +3
    Nah. Not a fan of fist fighting on ice.
  • Tim Sperry23 2012/09/17 17:33:34
    Tim
    +2
    Or stick fighting on ice LOL.
  • glen Tim 2012/10/09 19:33:56
    glen
    Sticks are technically not allowed in fights
  • glen 2012/09/17 15:22:04
    Yes
    glen
    +2
    Toronto fans won't miss the season but I'm a Sabres fan so it will hurt ! lindy Lindy is not impressed either !
  • Corsair glen 2012/09/19 08:01:37
    Corsair
    +1
    I'm still reeling from that stupid 99 playoff game against Dallas. That goal shouldn't have gone in. I hate officially hate Brett Hull. But at least his dad is awesome.
  • Margaret Jacobson 2012/09/17 15:18:04
    No
    Margaret Jacobson
    +2
    The only thing that bothers me is the fact that the sports arenas lose money, clean up crew is out of work, concession workers out of work, no tax revenues generated. Come to think about no hotel & food sold ! A lot of loses all around for "cash strapped cities !!
  • mikeeonly 2012/09/17 13:54:50
    Yes
    mikeeonly
    +2
    majorly! I live all year for the hockey season and the third strike in 10 yrs is too much. The fans should boycott the games this year and just watch on TV. They are ruining the lives of everyone from the people who work in the arenas, the behind the scenes people who work for the teams that you don't see, the sportswriters ets, If it lasts, I can't see some of the smaller franchises making a go of it. Bettman should be lynched!!!!!!! The dumbest thing is that a player on the injured list will still get payed, such as Chris Pronger, as do the players with signing bonuses
  • Heat Nation 2012/09/17 12:11:12
    No
    Heat Nation
    +5
    Who cares, football season started.
  • Not-A-RINO 2012/09/17 11:49:27 (edited)
    No
    Not-A-RINO
    +3
    Years ago when there was a strike in the NHL, my wife and I bought season tickets to the Detroit Vipers games. It was great fun at an affordable price. Hockey games at this level are fun because the players play for the love of the game, not excessive greed. If you want to watch a good game without taking out a second mortgage, consider going to an AHL game near you.



    http://theahl.com/



    American Hockey League
  • Marcus Clark 2012/09/17 07:20:31
    No
    Marcus Clark
    +3
    This is the first I've heard of it.
  • David William 2012/09/17 06:37:37
    Yes
    David William
    +2
    Yes, but only because it gave my dad something to do. I don't quite understand why they get paid so much in the first place. If they don't want to work, lets each area start investing their interest in their local hockey teams rather than give the babies of a big corporate sponsored event more money they don't deserve.
  • Balladeer-PWCM-POTL 2012/09/17 04:01:05
    Yes
    Balladeer-PWCM-POTL
    +2
    BUT on the bright side it means my beloved Redwings won't be screwed out the Cup by corrupt officiating
  • Spudnut 2012/09/17 03:55:50
  • blackrings70 2012/09/17 03:16:03
    Yes
    blackrings70
    +1
    GO B's!!!!!!
    bs
  • Shae blackri... 2012/09/17 18:40:42
  • blackri... Shae 2012/09/17 18:59:20
    blackrings70
    Boooo, JK I don't get into those "team wars" , root for who you want:D, they're a good team too:D Unless they're playing the Bruins:P lolololol!
  • Shae blackri... 2012/09/17 19:17:04
    Shae
    +1
    LOL, I was raised to hate all Boston teams.
    Its fun though.
  • blackri... Shae 2012/09/18 19:56:36
    blackrings70
    +1
    Yar!!!!
  • TopShel... Shae 2012/09/17 21:17:21
  • Shae TopShel... 2012/09/19 00:19:03
    Shae
    +1
    boooooo!!!!!! :)
  • TopShel... Shae 2012/09/19 15:20:08
    TopShelf® (oyo)
    well,if the league ever gets
    back into action,your rangers
    have one hell of a lineup with
    the addition of nash.
    GO DEVILS! ;)
  • Shae TopShel... 2012/09/19 21:44:15
    Shae
    +1
    We need a Stanly Cup.
    Rangers winning a Stanly Cup is good for hockey.
  • TopShel... Shae 2012/09/20 21:09:03
    TopShelf® (oyo)
    +1
    the league wanted the rangers to
    play the kings in the finals VERY badly!
    hopefully one day the nhl will return.
  • MYSTIC MYSTIQUE 2012/09/17 00:45:32
    No
    MYSTIC MYSTIQUE
    +2
    baWhahaha
  • ikeknight 2012/09/17 00:35:46
    Yes
    ikeknight
    +2
    This Penguins fan is sad.
  • Shae ikeknight 2012/09/17 18:41:09
    Shae
    Sidney may go and play in Europe.
    That kid is going to get hurt.
  • Irish little 2012/09/17 00:18:47
    Yes
    Irish little
    +2
    But on the other hand, are we being told the whole story?
  • phil 2012/09/16 23:15:41
    Yes
    phil
    +3
    Bruins fan so yes i am
  • blackri... phil 2012/09/17 03:17:15
    blackrings70
    GO B's!!! WOOP WOOP!!!!!
    bs woop woop
  • glen blackri... 2012/09/17 15:22:56
  • glen glen 2012/09/17 17:37:32
  • blackri... glen 2012/09/17 19:00:27
    blackrings70
    +1
    Har, har!
  • glen blackri... 2012/09/17 19:36:20
    glen
    Didn't mean anything by the picture ,just a little payback for Lucic on Miller. By the way if there is hockey we signed John Scott , heads up .
  • phil blackri... 2012/09/19 22:00:07
    phil
    +1
    Only Boston fans get it. Black and gold
  • blackri... phil 2012/09/20 00:24:37
    blackrings70
    Woop Woop!!!!:D
  • Shae phil 2012/09/17 18:41:30
    Shae
    I'm so sorry
  • phil Shae 2012/09/20 19:18:41
    phil
    +1
    No need. In deed Boston is Rich in history and sports.
  • jsbustaman 2012/09/16 23:02:36
    No
    jsbustaman
    +1
    Everyone has a price? Spread the wealth, soon, and move on!
  • Kent 2012/09/16 22:36:05

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