The NHL and the NHLPA have finally agreed to the framework of a new provisional 10-year Collective Bargaining Agreement, thus ending the negotiation at 113 days. Sure the I’s need dotting and the T’s need crossing, but we may just see a shortened NHL season which is something a lot of people did not expect.
The question remains though, what effect will these past 113 days have on the fanbase of hockey? Sure, it’ll stay strong in Canada, and in places like Detroit and Chicago, but what about the smaller markets like Phoenix? Like Nashville? Like Columbus? Only the future will tell..
As for the near future? Well… This becomes a reality.
P.S. Can we pleeeeeease re-sign Jamie Benn now? Please?
With a 3-1 victory over Sweden, the United States has captured the gold in the IIHF World Juniors in Russia. Sweden, of course, takes silver, and Russia captured bronze with a 2-1 shootout win over Canada.
Just as the 2011-2012 NHL season had wrapped, Armchair MVP, G (and with some help from ThatDamnDoubleC) discussed the idea of assembling fantasy hockey teams. Now, these would not be “best players of all time,” types of fantasy booking. No, these would be based on a gimmick or combination of themes with a sense of comedy possibly mixed in for good fun.
It was well aware to us of the looming lock out of the 2012-2013 NHL season at the time this article was created during the summer. And since it came to fruition, the idea is a little more bizarre than originally intended.
Yesterday morning on my way home from my “day job,” I decided to tweet to the NHL and NHLPA my thoughts on their current dispute as pertains to revenue sharing and whatnot. I thought I’d share those tweets with you all here on Bored Hockey Fan.
Do I think these tweets will make any difference whatsoever in the outcome of this dispute? Of course not. But at least this year we fans have an outlet to tell the League and the Player’s Association what we think.
We’ve been waiting for this day, and it’s finally here! Welcome to BoredHockeyFan.com! While we here at BHF are very hopeful that the league and the players will get their issues resolved in a timely manner, our dear friend Al Creed has provided us with the best possible visual representation of how we feel at the moment.