More games cancelled . . .

Per the folks over at Puck Daddy (Sean Leahy and Greg Wyshinski) and many other media outlets (pick your poison), NHL regular season games have been cancelled through November 1st. Not a huge surprise / impact considering that the earliest games would have started based on the NHL’s most recent proposal was November 2nd. Despite the fact that Gary Bettman and the owners scoffed at the NHLPA’s counter-proposals yesterday, I…

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NHL’s Newest Proposal . . . Optimistic?

Gary Bettman and the NHL owners brought an offer to the table in Toronto today that, as Yahoo! Sports reports, proposes the following: 50-50 split of hockey related revenue. A full 82 game season that would begin on November 2 and possibly extend a little longer throughout June. One week training camp. 6 year labor agreement What is not clear is whether or not salary rollbacks are involved, as well…

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Hockey from the Blind Side, Life with the Lockout a Reality

Here we are with many NHL players now off in Europe playing hockey when the NHL regular season should have been on its way. Yes, I should have been catching the Isles on cable or checking out games on NHL Game Center via my Apple TV. This blog should have started to talk about the 2012-2013 New York Islanders and our reactions to the opening games of the campaign. However,…

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Islanders begin season tonight — OOPS Sound Tigers

Tonight we were expecting to see who would be in net; would it be the veteran Evgeni Nabokov, or the ageless wonder, Rick DiPietro.  Would John Tavares make the next move in his career progression and move towards his first 100 point season of his NHL career. Those and many other questions would have surrounded this young team in Jack Capuano’s second full season behind the Islanders bench.

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5 Reasons I’m Into Sound Tigers Hockey for ’12-’13

As the mid-week negotiations between the NHL (Bettman, Daly et al.) and the NHLPA (The Brothers Fehr) came to a fizzling end on Thursday afternoon and as the league’s fan base grows increasingly jaded and agnostic, I figured it was time to roll out . . . 5 reasons why I’m looking forward to Sound Tigers hockey.  Some funny, some serious, some tongue-in-cheek and in no real particular order; but…

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