... The action also marks the fourth shutdown for the NHL since 1992, including a year-long dispute that forced the cancellation of the entire 2004-05 season when the league successfully held out for a salary cap ...
On ice: NHL locks out its players - Yahoo! Sports
Here we go again ... I don't know how much they expect the average fan to take, .
My advice to the union - don't give the commissioner of the NHL UNLIMITED POWER and the power to not hand out penalties for players but also be the arbitrator during appeals.
It's starting ... Ovechkin is going to play for Dynamo Moscow and looks like I'll be hanging around the local rinks watching the Juniors play this year ... oh well, bad coffee & stale popcorn ... it's not like I haven't done it before, <sigh>.
Red Wings host open skate for fans at Joe Louis Arena
It's starting to sink in ... the lockout ... my kids forwarded me this link and asked me if I wanted to go for a skate, <sigh>. I suppose I'll go ... might as well get out the ice-fishing gear while I'm at it too ... hope we don't have a warm winter like last year and there's ice to fish through ... Fall is here, the days are growing shorter, Saints losing, Lions losing, Michigan losing, Tigers falling in the pennant race, Red Wings aren't in training camp ... I'm depressed.