Yes indeed, I think it is a significant possibility. The Players Association is in the proverbial driver's seat this go-around, the owners have given up quite a bunch (their profits are suffering) and then into the picture from the East, you have the KHL; if you remember back in the days of the WHA; players benefited significantly by the dual league competition (not the owners); well this same scenario is in place. I believe the Players Association will not give up what the owners want and a significant amount of NHL players will go across the pond this winter...
I am still holding out hope that the NHL and NHLPA will be able to work things out in time to start the season on time. With that being said, it is certainly a possibility that there will be a lock out. September 15 is fast approaching and there is still a great distance between the two sides.
We will have a better idea what will happen in the next day or so, after the player's association responds to the league's offer. If the NHLPA responds favorably then the sides can get down to serious negotiations. If they completely reject the latest proposal then I fear there will be a lockout.
by Jon Peterz 6 years ago
The NBA lockout is getting very serious. They just canceled 43 pre-season games and training camps will be delayed. There does not seem to be any progress or sense of urgency to salvage the season, yet. Fans of course have the NCAA,but this could really do some long term damage to...
by I am DB Cooper 6 years ago
The NBA lockout has now started, and it threatens the 2011-2012 season, but does anybody care? It seems to be an afterthought on the sports pages, with the NFL lockout getting far more attention. I know I won't care if the NBA doesn't have a season. I prefer watching college basketball anyway. The...
by Steven Escareno 7 years ago
According to ESPN, the league claimed to have proposed a deal that deemed by them to be more than fair to the players, and far exceeded many of the players demands. However, the players claim they don't mind taking a pay cut, but they want to look at the owners books to find out why it's...
by Manny2437 6 years ago
Personally for me, the lockout has gotten so far on my last nerve that I genuinely could care less if there is a season this year. And I love the NBA. Games have been cancelled, and the season has been tarnished. Even if there is a 50 something game season this year, I wouldn't want to be the team...
by wiserworld 6 years ago
Do you think there will be an NHL lockout this season?
by LauraGSpeaks 6 years ago
Do you think the NHL should do more to discourage illegal hits?Already in the 2012 Playoffs, we have eight players suspended, make that nine if Raffi Torres gets what is coming to him after last night's vicious hit on Hossa. Do you think the penalties are enough of a deterrent?
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