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Time For Rest

I need a little bit of sleep, been up since 6:00am yesterday.

I know I will sleep a little more peaceful now.  The lockout has weighed on me, not only because hockey is what I do, but because I love this game so much.

I will not forget the lockout but will not dwell on it, for I do not want to be known as a sour man.  I will move forward and enjoy the game on the ice once more.

On another note, KK had a failed move to a different host during the night so rss feeds, twitter feeds and such are messed up right now but will be corrected in a few hours.

Be back soon along with the players.

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Red Winger's avatar

The lockout has weighed on me…because I love this game so much.

Couldn’t have said it better.

Welcome back, NHL. Don’t ever do that to us again.

Posted by Red Winger from Sault Ste Marie, MI on 01/06/13 at 11:16 AM ET


Welcome back, NHL. Don’t ever do that to us again.

I agree! I hope to never see CBA debates between JJ and HD ever again, I just can’t read that much analysis.  gulp

Posted by timbits on 01/06/13 at 11:31 AM ET

Slumpy's avatar

Deal being struck and bettman/daly being fired would of been better news but at least we got the NHL back.

Jimmy D get your “cattle” prod out and herd ‘em back into the barn, sigh.He should of forced to retire.


Posted by Slumpy from Under My Wheels on 01/06/13 at 11:36 AM ET


Here is what the CBC says is in the deal. I think this is a good deal for hockey (we shall see what loopholes remain)!

-The CBA will run for 10 years, with an option to terminate the deal after eight
-Players receive defined benefit pension plan
-Owners and players split revenue 50-50 each season
-A pro-rated salary cap of $70.2-million for this season; cap of $64.3-million next year
-The salary floor will be set at $44 million for both years.
-Seven-year limit on free-agent contracts (eight-year limit when a team signs its own player to an extension).
-Teams can only walk away from a player in salary arbitration who is awarded at least $3.5 million.
-Each team will be given the option of two “amnesty buyouts” that can be used to terminate contracts before the next two seasons
-Revenue sharing between teams increased to $200 million annually
-Any player on a one-way contract who plays in the AHL with a salary in excess of the NHL’s minimum salary plus $375,000 will have the excess amount charged against his team’s salary cap.
-Unrestricted free agency continues to open on July 1.

Posted by timbits on 01/06/13 at 11:46 AM ET

joedaiceman's avatar

Paul - Your blog was outstanding through this entire, crazy ordeal. Thanks for all that you did to to keep us informed throughout!!

Posted by joedaiceman on 01/06/13 at 11:54 AM ET

Evilpens's avatar

Glad for Guys like you Paul who took it in the ass through No fault of your own !!

& thanks for all you do

Posted by Evilpens on 01/06/13 at 12:30 PM ET

WingFanFormerlyInLA's avatar

A big thanks to you Paul for keeping us all up to date.  I’d like to say I’m happy hockey is back, but honestly I can’t.  Maybe it’s spiteful of me, but they took away half the season and the Winter Classic, so I don’t think its too much for me to say I won’t give them the other half of the season or the playoffs.

Posted by WingFanFormerlyInLA on 01/06/13 at 01:39 PM ET

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