Monthly Archives: September 2012

NHL Lock-Out 2004: relive the magic!

In case you blocked it all out, here’s a chronology of the last lock-out, which I submit just for the fun of imaging it all happening again, exactly this way at exactly this pace. 7/13/05: NHL Lock-Out Chronology (USA Today) 2003 [...] Oct. 1 — [...] Union [makes] offer which includes five percent salary rollback.…

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“This is very hard and I feel terrible about it.” — Gary Bettman

 

Kings Waive Nobody Today

Per Rich Hammond (yesterday), the Kings had yet to decide if they were going to put any of their prospects on waivers in order to assign them to Manchester before the Lock-Out deadline. The NHL and NHLPA had made a special agreement that teams could put players on waivers this week (normally, the waiver period…

My Fan Pledge (a.k.a. what to do with my NHL money?)

Just so we’re clear, I don’t really have any idea whether or not there will be a lock-out, but I wouldn’t be surprised to find a few months, or even a season or two, canceled. If you want to know what I think the reasons for this mess are, I have two answers. It could…

We’re all Habs fans now

According to infallible Twitter, the Montreal Canadiens have issued (filed? I don’t know what the legal term is) a cease and desist order to prevent the NHL from locking out players. It appears that the NHLPA is not an officially registered union in Quebec, and under Quebec law an employer can’t lock out employees who…

ex-King/Monarch Ray Kaunisto signs AHL contract with St. John’s

The St. John’s IceCaps have agreed to terms with forward Ray Kaunisto on an AHL contract. Kaunisto, 25, played in 74 games with the Manchester Monarchs during the 2011-12 season. In that time, the left-handed forward recorded 22 points (seven goals, 15 assists) and 65 penalty minutes. via TheAHL.com | The American Hockey League |…

Or maybe they just found more deductions

Of course, the owners claim they are losing money. But I think we all know that claim depends on narrowly defining which monies count and which don’t. AEG owns the Kings, the arena they play in, the neighboring real estate, and (I assume) dozens of related business entities in downtown LA. When the Kings are…