NHL LOCKOUT 2012

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Weary Businesses Hope For NHL Boost

Companies that rely on the NHL to attract customers are anxiously awaiting the start of a condensed hockey season following a months-long dry spell that has cost some businesses dearly. Claude Lesper...

Why I No Longer Give a Puck About NHL Hockey

As I'm sure you all know by now, a tentative deal has been reached between the players and the owners of the NHL. For most of the world, this means absolutely nothing. I find the NHL more and more irrelevant every time it returns from another one of these temper-tantrums. As a recovered NHL addict, I can't help but wonder why we want to put so much energy and passion, offer so much devotion and piety, to a league that has done this to its fans four times in the past 20 years. Why do both the league brass and the players' union continue to overestimate Canada's passion for the NHL?
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Are NHL Teams Ready To Play?

Even after a tentative end to the NHL lockout, there are still plenty of questions swirling around hockey issues like amnesty buyouts, players participating in the Olympics, and how teams will cope wi...

The NHL Still Deserves to Pay for This Lockout

I know the NHL is really happy with itself right now, and I can't stand for that. The Lockout may be ending -- pending approval and some seriously important paperwork -- but the NHL still has to answer for the past few months, and the years before that. The league betrayed its product and millions of its own fans.
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Source: League Gives Players New Proposal

TORONTO - The NHL is making a serious bid to save the season.With another year in jeopardy because of a labour dispute, the league softened its demands in key areas of collective bargaining with a new...
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Taken For Granted

The NHL is totally mismanaging its connection with hockey fans, according to a McMaster University communications expert. “Fans don't appear to be a part of the equation lately,” said Alex Sevigny, a...