NHL LOCKOUT

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Nothing Says 'Sorry' Like Swag, Right?

NHL teams have been wooing fans back with apologies, open practices and free pop and popcorn the last few days.They're saying sorry for the games lost to the lockout with the promise of giveaways and...
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Back On The Ice

Hockey fans across Canada welcomed the return of the NHL on Saturday, as the puck dropped on a season that has been shortened by a four-month-old lockout. NHL players returned to the ice on Saturday,...
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How Don Cherry spent the NHL lockout

What was Don Cherry doing while the NHL owners and players were feuding? Turns out he spent one memorable evening leading a tour of his hometown and the historical sites related to Sir John A. Macdonald, Canada's first prime minister. Macdonald and Cherry were both raised in Kingston, Ontario.
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The Ones To Watch

TORONTO - Shortened training camps are well underway for the NHL's 30 teams as they prepare for the truncated regular season. The puck drops on the 48-game campaign on Saturday.Here is a capsule look...
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Looking Forward to a Short and Sweet Hockey Season

Perhaps not everyone north of the border is altogether enamoured with the return of hockey. Some Canadian fans will surely refuse to forgive the league and the players for the absurd, avaricious four-month disruption to their puck fix. But I suppose we rejoice. Hockey's back. With a brand-new season. Sweet -- and short.
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NHL Owners Approve CBA

NEW YORK, N.Y. - With the third lockout on his watch finally nearing its end, Gary Bettman appeared a humble and apologetic man.The NHL commissioner told fans, players and sponsors that he was sorry t...
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Why I'll Still Watch NHL Hockey (and You'd Be Stupid Not To)

If you loved hockey before, there's no reason why you won't love watching the same sport again. But taking the lockout personally is the result of viewing your relationship to the game in unhealthy terms. Those who claim to take revenge on beloved hockey by ignoring it are in effect prolonging the lockout out of spite, and I suspect this crowd will tune in soon, their misplaced pride notwithstanding.