Thursday, September 6, 2012

NHL Forecast - Cloudy With Little Chance of Games

Its September 6, just nine days away from the September 15 deadline the NHL has set for the current collective bargaining agreement to expire.  With both sides agreeing they would continue to meet after the latest impasse if there is progress to be made, neither the NHL nor the Players Association have been heard from since last Friday.

With the Red Sox struggling, and the Detroit Lions too far away for me to follow too closely, there was nothing I was looking forward to quite like the 2012-13 NHL season.  Tyler Seguin becoming a full-fledged superstar and the rise of Tuukka Rask and Dougie Hamilton in Boston, the new acquisitions of Rick Nash to the Rangers, Zach Parise and Ryan Suter for the Wild and Alexander Semin on the 'Canes.

Instead, all we get to hear about is how Gary Bettman wants his players to give up more of their share and how this will be the third lockout under his regime.  Watch this Adam McQuaid fight for some relief, and watch him pummel one of the only people in the NHL who is worse than Bettman -- Raffi Torres.

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