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Greetings from a very cold Rhode Island (12° F, and -11° C for my friends in Canada reading this blog). I wanted to drop in and do a blog about the early season surprises in both a good and bad way.
First off we should discuss teams that are struggling badly out of the gate. These teams include the Philadelphia Flyers, Calgary Flames, Vancouver Canucks, Washington Capitals, Carolina Hurricanes, and the most shocking of them all is the New York Rangers (though some might say the Vancouver
In case you haven't heard the NHL is officially underway with a flurry of meaningful games for the next 14 weeks and 1 day (99 days). Over the weekend a few intriguing match ups took place including the Rangers going to Boston and playing the Bruins, this was after an afternoon tilt between the Penguins and Flyers in Philadelphia on the opening day that ended with a Ducks 7-3 win over Vancouver who is surprisingly 0-2 to start that season.
I took away a lot from the opening weekend
Coming into Thursday there was a sense of hope for NHL fans, the NHL made an offer on Tuesday which seemed like it was a start of what could be potentially season saving negotiations. What transpired on Thursday was the exact opposite, not only were the NHLPA's counter offers rejected, but they were pretty much laughed at by the NHL.
While no details have yet to be told about the players various offers (there were 3 different proposals) unlike when the NHL
Updated 10-26-2012 at 15:53 by Aaron Brouwer
Fellow Hockey Fans,
I think we can all agree that this NHL Lock out is now effecting us, the fans. To bring it to you in a better context, it is effecting us now more so today than it did when it was officially put into effect a little less than 4 weeks ago. Because today would have been game day in 8 markets, in all four time zones and in both the USA and Canada. Rivalry games like the Bruins-Flyers and Canucks-Flames would have been on the slate, but today we sit here hoping for some
Just a quick CBA update;
There have been informal meetings that took place last weekend, no new meetings are scheduled. And the NHLPA is trying to take legal action to block the lockout in the provinces of Alberta and Quebec. The move could be considered the first punch if you will in what could be an ugly lock out if it is proceeded, which is expected at this point.
A personal take on this is that I am not convinced a lock out is avoidable, and further then that is that