Monthly Archives: September 2012

For your information: Issues in the NHL lockout

YES, it’s time for hockey. No, there’s no professional hockey a la NHL. Of course, if you or your kids play hockey, do you have time or hard-earned money to attend NHL games anyway? Nevertheless , despite the attempts of the lap-dogs in the sports media with their lucrative TV contracts to spin the NHL lockout as a “meaningless squabble” and dish the players, or reduce it to personalities (Bettman, Fehr), there are serious issues, one of which is the attempt of some very rich owners to squeeze the small market teams. Deadspin tries to explain. Continue reading

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Seattle arena approved, and OH MY GOD THE OILERS ARE IN TOWN!!!


THE Seattle city council, as expected, voted last night (September 24) to approve Chris Hansen’s $490 million arena plan (6-2, with Richard Conlin and Nick Licata voting no, and Tom Rasmussen not present) – and that still managed not to be the big news of the day, thanks to:

Representatives of the Edmonton Oilers, including owner Daryl Katz, were reportedly in Seattle on Monday, taking a tour of Key Arena. The news was originally reported by Ian Furness of KJR AM radio in Seattle. Continue reading

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