NHL Lockout Player Tracker

Here is a list of the players that are currently playing outside of North America. (table courtesy of the Fourth Period.) Date Player NHL Team New Team League Sept. 27 Dmitry Kulikov, D HC Lokomotiv KHL Sept. 27 Semyon Varlamov, G HC Lokomotiv KHL Sept. 27 Andrej Sekera, D HC Slovan Bratislava KHL Sept. 27 Philip Larsen, D Lukko SM-Liiga (Finland) Sept. 27 Mikkel Boedker, RW Lukko SM-Liiga (Finland) Sept….

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Another Team Leaves Brooklyn

And it is not the Dodgers. Here is the press release from the New York Islanders: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE NHL ANNOUNCES CANCELLATION OF REMAINING PRESEASON SCHEDULE Islanders Home Preseason Games At Barclays Center & Nassau Coliseum Cancelled UNIONDALE, NY (September 27, 2012) – The National Hockey League announced today the cancellation of the remaining preseason schedule. The League had previously cancelled all preseason games scheduled during the month of September….

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Now Seattle May Have a New NHL Home Someday

For those of you that do not know this picture, this is the city of Seattle, Washington.  As you may know, the NBA left this wonderful city a few years ago – to head for greener pastures of Oklahoma City.  The arena was old and dilapadated; the crowds were not big enough to support the team.  Hence the move. As far as hockey is concerned, for years, the Seattle Thunderbirds have…

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The Lockout Marches On

As the 2012 NHL owner imposed lockout continues, L.I. Newsday reports that reps from both sides will informally meet on Monday in Toronto to discuss what is essentially at the very crux of the disagreement; the dispensing of hockey related revenue amongst players and team owners. Expected to meet are the ‘B listers’; Steve Fehr and Bill Daly and various players and minions. From what I can gather at this…

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Nothing new in Islander Country on Day 3

Day 3 – and no news is going on in Islander land. However, with many other teams, there is a lot of information going around to season ticket holders.  To find out more about these teams, click on this link here. All sides are definitely losing out when it comes to this lockout.  Even NBC, who signed a big deal with the NHL is going to lose a major piece…

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Morning Shootaround: Lockout Day 2

As we find ourselves in the infancy of the 2012 lockout process, a movie scene comes to mind (as they so often do) from Star Wars: Empire Strikes Back  (no surprise there either). Early on in the movie, Han Solo (to Princess Leia) as he is about to go on the lam once again:  Don’t get all mushy on me . . . so long Princess.   It pretty much somes…

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Lockout Day 1 – What to do now….

Well – I saw this tweet from Michael Grabner today, and I think the fans have the same feelings as well… Just waiting on the lockout to start..it’s kinda like waiting for Christmas but not as cheerful and without presents #nolockout #ThePlayers The ‘fun’ has begun. The numbers just do not matter to me.  Both sides make so much on this.  However, I think that in this case, management is just cutting…

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Well – The Sign is out….

For the fourth time since 1992, the NHL is not in order.  Both sides have now concurred that there will not be a training camp next week.  Despite the protests to the Quebec and Alberta labor boards, they can not stop this lockout train from leaving the station. So, in honor of that, I have put out the sign that just about says it all. However, Isles talk will continue to write pieces…

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NHLPA Statement about the Quebec Labor situation

The following article is from the CBC, concerning the Quebec Labor situation. The NHL lockout expected to begin tomorrow can go ahead in Quebec, the province’s labour board has ruled. The NHL players association and 16 Montreal Canadiens players had filed an application for an injunction to stop the looming lockout, at least in Quebec. The players argued in a hearing before the board Friday that a lockout would violate…

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