Too bad not many of the Finnish league teams can even afford to pay for the insurance payments that would go along bringing in NHL players.
In any case, I think my team will do better the less NHL players come play in the Finnish league, so they can all go to KHL for all I care.
The saddest thing about this, IMO, outside of missing watching the games themselves of course, is that this probably will be or would've have been Selanne's last year in the NHL before retiring. It would've been great to see him play one more year, but I guess it's only fitting that while the last lockout breathed new life into his career by providing him with the chance to undergo surgeries that had been postponed for far too long... this new one will in all likelihood end it.
The National Hockey League's (NHL) lockout took its latest toll as the league said on Thursday the entire preseason schedule has been cancelled given the absence of a labor agreement that threatens the entire 2012-13 campaign. Link
NEW YORK (AP) -- What seemed inevitable for the NHL has become reality. The league canceled the first two weeks of the regular season on Thursday, the second time games have been lost because of a lockout in seven years.
The announcement was made in a two-paragraph statement. It isn't clear if those games will be made up, allowing for a complete 82-game regular season, if a deal can be struck soon with the locked-out players.
NHL lockout forces canceled games through Oct. 24 - Yahoo! Sports
So got my official "do you want a refund or store credit?" from the Bolts today. Why is this the only sport to cancel games after every CBA? Grrrrrrrrrr
Thinking of using refund to get tix to Saints/ Bucs game. Already ahead of you on the pic part. Thinking of taking photos there then sending a note saying; "this weekend was supposed to be the Bolts home opener. Mr. Vinik lost my money. Mr. Benson got it in return". Slightly asanine but 4 lockouts in 20 years does that to a fanbase.