Thursday, October 4, 2012
NHL Cancels Games Through October 24th
I hate posting this more than you could imagine, but the people deserve to know.
The NHL has cancelled the beginning of the 2012-13 season through Oct. 24. Is was only a matter of time once we got into the month of October, really. Making it even worse is the dream I had last night that the lockout was lifted and there was a Bruins parade down Causeway Street.
Six Bruins games will be wiped out as a result, with many other NHL teams losing about the same number of games. Last word from the league is that they are still awaiting an NHLPA proposal, so let's all take a knee and pray that the time they're taking is to ensure an end to this nightmare.
Day by day, more and more players drift overseas to play. Tyler Seguin just scored his first goal over in Switzerland, Zdeno Chara, Patrice Bergeron, Andrew Ference and Tuukka Rask are just a few more of the Bruins who have jumped ship. Elsewhere in the league, names like Evgeni Malkin, Alex Ovechkin, Claude Giroux and Gabriel Landeskog are suiting up in Europe and Russia to stay sharp and play the game they love while commissioner Gary Bettman pretends to care about anyone but himself.
Hopefully the next news I have to post about the NHL is good news. Keep your fingers crossed.