Lock out, day 25

In Uncategorized on October 10, 2012 at 6:25 PM

As I pen this, it is almost a month since the NHL entered the forth lockout it its entire history. The third such under Gary Bettman.

ESPN 2 ran a KHL game yesterday, but they cut some out because of time constraints. It was a good game with Moscow Dynamo winning 1-0 over Prague.

The only positive thing I can fathom from the lost 2004-2005 season, is the talent that came out of it. Talent such as Zach Parise, Derek Boogaard, Mikko Koivu, Ryan Suter among others. As anyone who has read my previous blogs can attest, I am not a fan of this, or any lockout. I, as a hockey fan am depressed that the league owners do not want to tackle the core-economic issues of this lockout, but rather spend the time hashing the small potatoes of the CBA.

I know that the tiny issues such as legal matters and doping are essential in getting the new CBA, but they can be passed after they they figure out how to divvy up the 3.3 BILLION dollars the league made last year. One story I read suggested a 53-52-51-50-50 split for however long the CBA is going to be.

The players during the 2004-05 “lost season” wanted a 10-15 year agreement, but the owners wanted and got an 8 year deal.

I urge everyone involved to come to a swift, and fair agreement. If not for the money, or the league, then do it for the fans


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