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The Winter Classic is dead this year, but as the NHL buries its most popular regular-season event there is hope that the lockout won’t wipe out the entire season.
It won’t come as a shock to hockey fans. A person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press that the NHL has cancelled the 2013 Winter Classic at Michigan Stadium.
A large part of Bettman’s role as commissioner is to successfully market the game, avoid labor unrest and protect the health of the league. He’s failed spectacularly in each of these areas throughout his tenure.
The NHL wiped out the third week of the regular season on Friday as the lockout dragged on, leaving no more wiggle room if the league hopes to play a full 82-game schedule.
Like all metropolitan area hockey fans, I was looking forward to the scheduled start of a new season next week. But the NHL, in its infinite idiocy, made the announcement yesterday of the first of likely many game cancellations due to the owner’s lockout.
Rick Nash shared his thoughts on becoming a New York Ranger and is excited by the challenge that lies ahead.
Zach Parise’s decision to join his home state Minnesota Wild came as a blow to Devils fans, but it’s truly where he belongs.
The Minnesota Wild are the big winners of NHL free agency as they’ve signed Zach Parise and Ryan Suter on the Fourth of July.
Fresh off his new deal with New Jersey, legendary goalie Martin Brodeur didn’t mince words Tuesday about locking up captain Zach Parise.
Zach Parise is expected to announce his next team on Monday. Sean Hartnett breaks down the cases for each team in the ‘Parise sweepstakes.’
The Rangers are at a critical point at the start of free agency. If they do nothing and stick with their roster as currently constituted, they figure to have another solid year that will get them to the second or third round of the playoffs.
Stephane Matteau’s son will soon play for the Devils. He appears to be the kind of prospect that will have a chance to advance up the ranks quickly.
The Pittsburgh Penguins dramatically shook up their roster and created enough cap space to become clear frontrunners to sign Zach Parise.
Zach Parise crossed the Rangers’ off his free agent wishlist by stating there’s “no way” he’d join the Rangers.
The Rangers are not in need of a dramatic shake-up. But when free agency comes around, you never know how things will unfold.