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    The 2012-13 (N)o (H)ockey (L)eague season? Lockout news

    Well, we can at least post updates about what the (mostly) rich people are arguing about.

    The business of sport
    Greed v pride
    When muscular millionaires clash with brash billionaires


    http://www.economist.com/node/21563293

    Men sometimes buy teams thinking ownership will attract women, says Diane Garnick, CEO of Clear Alternatives, an investment firm. However, they soon find that it primarily attracts other men and could even repel women, who assume that a sports-mad plutocrat will spend little time with them outside the ballpark.
    Hmmmm....

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    On Twitter, Dmitry Chesnokov posts a lot of interesting news out of Russia https://twitter.com/dchesnokov

    Aside from reporters, I've stopped following people who are directly affiliated with the NHL and have become a part of the UnfollowNHLSept15 movement.

    http://unfollownhlsept15.tumblr.com/

    (but if someone retweets a stupid comment an NHL player made, I've been guilty of replying...and putting my sarcasm on blast ; unsurprisingly, that Tweet is later removed by the player )

    Let the lockout snarking continue!

    ETA: another good article from The Economist

    Labour relations in hockey
    Pucking the trend


    http://www.economist.com/blogs/gamet...uckingthetrend
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    This month's Sportsnet magazine has this really great picture of Bettman on it's cover. Reason why I say really great is due to this. We're getting close to Hunting Season around here, people are starting to sight in their guns or getting their bows out for practice to get their rusty skills up to snuff. That picture is just perfect for all those using targets at the moment.



    Yes, I know it's not all his fault, but my contempt for that slimeball knows no bounds, so...

    What can I say? I'm human?

    One thing I do wonder about though is what happens w/Kraft Hockeytown? It's obvious the city/town that won this year won't be getting it's Pre Season Game, so do they get a carry over? I feel so awful for them out of all us fans of NHL Hockey. They spend all Summer getting excited for this and now...

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    I get the impression that a lot of key players are willing to keep the NHL shut down until Bettman is out, even if it takes until 2014 for that to happen.

    Did you see the explanation of the lockout by a Taiwanese media outlet, btw?

    http://www.nma.tv/nhl-lockout-2012-h...s-fight-owners

    There are supposed to be a couple of meetings this weekend

    http://www.cbc.ca/sports/hockey/nhl/...-stoppage.html

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    I'm still on Dial Up, but hopefully that could change w/in the next week or so. Fingers crossed. However, for the time being, videos take forever to load for me and if they're streaming ones, then I might as well not even check it out. Hopefully if things pan out the way I hope, I'll be able to in a few days.

    ITA w/you about the feeling the players are willing to sit out until Bettman's gone Bye Bye. However, I also don't think the League can survive a lockout for that long. We'll have to wait and see on that one.

    I hope not for very long though.

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    My understanding from reading about the lock-out is that the players are willing to ride it out no matter how long. This is because the last strike in 2004 ended with the players making concessions to the owners in order to get a deal.

    And I hate Gary Bettman too. He just reminds me of a slimy used car salesman, and I LOVE it when he gets booed by fans.

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    ESPN will broadcast KHL games while the NHL locks out Ovechkin, Malkin

    http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nhl-pu...7189--nhl.html

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