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The NHL and Players Union Resume Bargaining: Is There Still Hope for a Hockey Season?

Sports 2012/12/29 20:00:00
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According to The New York Times, the National Hockey League and the players union agreed on Friday to resume talks over the weekend in an attempt to salvage this season. The NHL lockout, which is the second for the league in the last decade, has lasted 104 days and sparked anger amongst hockey fans — especially those who spent money on season tickets.

Should the NHL and its players union come to an agreement, it is expected that the shortened season would begin mid-January and have a 48-game schedule. Even if the NHL season is saved, the damage might have already been done to the league's brand and popularity. The NHL's most beloved game, the annual Winter Classic, was canceled due to the lockout.

The Winter Classic is typically the most watched game of the regular season and a fun spectacle for fans that can see two NHL teams battle it out in an outdoor stadium, such as Boston's Fenway Park. The league has to regain the trust of its fans, including many who may not even care anymore about hockey after yet another lockout. The puck is in the NHL and players union's rink to get a deal done. What do you think: Is there still hope for a hockey season?

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  • Heat Nation 2013/01/24 21:38:41
    No
    Heat Nation
    Who gives a crap. Hockey's boring as hell
  • American Nate 2013/01/07 16:33:31 (edited)
    Yes
    American Nate
    Its almost here in a couple weeks!

    fla panthers
  • Dave 007 2013/01/06 12:58:03
    Yes
    Dave 007
    The season has been saved. Will fans come out is now the question.
  • WGN 2013/01/04 04:56:51
    No
    WGN
    Let's hope not!
    NHL= Nothing Happening Lately

    Rest in peace!
  • maddog278 2013/01/03 20:53:31
    No
    maddog278
    I don't think it will happen. Donald Fehr will make a fool out of the worst commissioner of the Big Four sports leagues.
  • nicesteve 2013/01/03 01:50:58
    Yes
    nicesteve
    Maybe. Although it does seem like politics in pro atheletics is getting to
    be as nightmarish as they are in Washington, our various state capitals,
    and city halls and county seats, all across our nation.
  • DOriginalDonald 2013/01/03 00:15:36
    No
    DOriginalDonald
    Don Fehr. Nuff said
  • Al in St. Lou 2013/01/02 22:17:23
    No
    Al in St. Lou
    They need to get their acts together so they don't ruin a second season!
  • El Prez 2013/01/02 20:40:50
    No
    El Prez
    +1
    It is looking bleek! Greed is a terrible thing!
  • pepper5419 2013/01/02 18:02:26
    No
    pepper5419
    I've heard lots of players left the country to play overseas.Say they do settle do those players break their contracts and if they do can't they get sued by those other leagues?
  • maddog278 pepper5419 2013/01/03 20:55:13
    maddog278
    The players have away out of these leagues.
  • fooley177 2013/01/02 17:55:57
    No
    fooley177
    When the players and owners no longer have millions and billions of dollars to brag about, they will have to work and save like normal human beings, and they will have years to reflect upon how their greed and pig headedness cost them a life of luxury. They will no longer be able to have millions, but they will be able to say that they made a statement. The sin of hubris destroyed the Greek civilization, the Roman Empire, the French Empire, and the N.H.L.

    How well has the season worked out so far for these morons?
  • Flowers 2013/01/02 16:09:31
    No
    Flowers
    and IF they finally agree, I think hockey fans all over the country should not go to any games.
  • fooley177 Flowers 2013/01/02 17:57:41
    fooley177
    +1
    I will NEVER go to another hockey game, GUARANTEED.
  • Rebel [SHP] 2013/01/02 13:56:14
  • T J 2013/01/02 10:18:43
    No
    T J
    +2
    I gave up hope when they didn't prevent the lockout. You would they would have learned their lesson by now.
  • joe.bessler 2013/01/02 09:43:25
    Yes
    joe.bessler
    Bring hockey back! I'm a huge sharks fan!!! I miss em so much!
  • Logical American 2013/01/02 08:18:15
    No
    Logical American
    +3
    this is what happens when selfish bastards argue with selfish bastards.
  • Beat Magnum True Hero 2013/01/02 07:49:00
    No
    Beat Magnum True Hero
    They're all playing in Europe right now. We're gonna lose a lot of the Czech, Russian, and Slovak players to the KHL.
  • Gregaj7 2013/01/02 07:16:13
    No
    Gregaj7
    Since I'm not a fan, I hope the lockout lasts long enough to eliminate "professional" hockey.
  • Bob 2013/01/02 03:31:43
  • Laura Powell 2013/01/02 02:40:39
    No
    Laura Powell
    +1
    No, that's done lol. Fans are pissed.
  • Tennessee3501 2013/01/02 01:46:02
    Yes
    Tennessee3501
    If they agree to play all Summer! LOL !
  • jim 2013/01/02 00:48:12
    No
    jim
    Way to late to start the season.
  • joe.riggins.54 2013/01/02 00:33:45
    No
    joe.riggins.54
    +2
    Money hungry whores. Scrap it and start again
  • MichaelTaylor 2013/01/02 00:24:17
    No
    MichaelTaylor
    +1
    Ummmm, what's NHL???
  • joe.bes... Michael... 2013/01/02 09:44:19
  • Ramón 2013/01/02 00:13:43
    Yes
    Ramón
    I remember the Watts riots. Hockey games were breaking out spontaneously every other block during the riots. Awww. The good old days.
  • Cindy Benoit 2013/01/01 23:31:02
    No
    Cindy Benoit
    +2
    Both sides back down you stupid asses only us fans are paying the price you selfish over paid dicks
  • cranejumper 2013/01/01 23:29:50
    No
    cranejumper
    No all those involved players management and so fort you screwed the pooooch
  • kerrtoons 2013/01/01 21:20:08
    No
    kerrtoons
    +1
    I think they have just about killed not just the season, but the NHL. I'm a huge hockey fan, but I think this time they have really done major damage. Say good night, Gary. Say good night, Donald.
  • none 2013/01/01 20:55:03
    Yes
    none
    +1
    I hope so, basket ball is boring.
  • cudlow 2013/01/01 20:42:57
    No
    cudlow
    I am a huge hockey fan - but may not watch the NHL again as long as they keep the inept, cheating Bettman as commissioner. He cheats against teams he doesn't want to win - Detroit, and lost a complete season a few years ago. He seems determined to do it again. I will watch college hockey from now on - which is actually better hockey.
  • Chesterpolarbear 2013/01/01 20:19:43
    No
    Chesterpolarbear
    +1
    Nobody in America follows hockey.
  • T 2013/01/01 20:03:55
    No
    T
    +1
    Why are owners so stingy? They don't even DO anything. The least they could do is appreciate the people who actually draw in the crowd.
  • Veritas 2013/01/01 13:24:15
    Yes
    Veritas
    +2
    Well, I am hoping.
    redwings
  • nightcrawler2005 2013/01/01 06:48:56
    No
    nightcrawler2005
    +1
    When you have two egotistical jerks negotiating there's no chance of a settlement. Bettman is a complete a-hole and has for years deserved to have his ass kicked out the door but no chance as he is the darling of the owners. He's shown a preference for small market U.S. teams and a hate on for Canadian teams.The idiotic thing is all this strike is going to do is screw his beloved small market U.S. teams.

    The players give me a break they're bloody millionaires playing hockey stop whining and settle. In the end the ones that are getting screwed by this squabble between the millionaires and the billionaires are the fans that fork out their hard earned money to watch the games.
  • bob nightcr... 2013/01/02 01:04:42
    bob
    +2
    Well said...
  • David Hussey 2013/01/01 06:11:55
    No
    David Hussey
    +1
    No, neither side is hurting enough.
  • jeremy.shifflett.75 2013/01/01 05:25:28
    No
    jeremy.shifflett.75
    im a NFL person and dont like hockey and there are a lot more football people then there are hockey

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