For the last few months (and even longer in some cases), so many have been pouring praises on the 2013 NHL Entry Draft class. In summary, the "hype" revolves around the first round's apparent depth of talent at multiple positions and styles as well as some "once-in-a-generation" type of talents. Much of the hockey world is focused on how these young hockey talents have fared thus far following the conclusion of round robin play at the 2013 IIHF under-20 World Junior Tournament.
Updated 12-31-2012 at 14:09 by Assistant Coach Guthe
The Big Red are off to a good start after defeating Colorado College twice to kick off their 2012-13 campaign. In their first two ECAC matchups of the season against Colgate they won one and tied in the other.
A big part of why Cornell are strong contenders in the ECAC has to do with Andy Iles a local Ithaca, NY native. Iles is entering his junior season and the experience he has gained through a heavy workload as an underclassman appears to be paying
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
With 8 days left in the current Collective Bargaining Agreement nearing expiration, and a lock out all but almost a certainty, what will you do if there is a lock out? Will you give the NHL another chance?
Personally I will give the league another chance because I love hockey to much, not so much the politics of the game. But with a delay in the season once every six years is not that big of a deal to me. Ideally though there would be labor peace between both sides.
Updated 09-07-2012 at 19:50 by Blogger Gesterling