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Sunday, January 06, 2013

Could there be hockey this year?

Could there be hockey this year?
The end came at about 5 a.m. Sunday, the 113th day of the lockout, at a Midtown Manhattan hotel.
“Don Fehr and I are here to tell you that we have reached an agreement on a framework for a new collective bargaining agreement,” the N.H.L. commissioner Gary Bettman said, standing alongside Donald Fehr, the executive director of the N.H.L. Players’ Association. “We still have more work to do, but it’s good to be at this point.”
“Hopefully within a very few days,” Fehr said, “The fans can get back to watching people who are skating, not the two of us.”
Pending ratification, which is likely, by the players and owners, a 48- to 50-game season is expected to begin before Jan. 20, with the Stanley Cup awarded by the end of June.
Hockey until the end of June? How bizarre....

Maybe they should let fewer teams into the playoffs instead.



At 6:32 PM, Blogger Knighted Vorpal Sword said...

Since pretty much all NHL teams make the playoffs anyway, why not just make the season one big 48 or 50 game playoff round, and the two teams with the best records play in the finals?

At 12:04 AM, Blogger ais cotten19 said...

slightly more than half make the playoffs.


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