The Season That Almost Wasn’t (NHL Season in Review)

The Sport Addiction

October is a great sports month for any sports fan as it can be the busiest time of year for the sports world. The National Football League is in the second month of their season, Major League Baseball is in the midst of the playoffs, and the National Basketball Association is just beginning their season. Of course there is another of the big four leagues in North America that starts in October as the National Hockey League begins its march to the Stanley Cup. Except in 2012 the NHL was missing from sport’s biggest month. CBA negotiations would once again stall the NHL as the league looked to prepare for the start of a new season. The Owners, led by Gary Bettman, would not be satisfied with their win in the last negotiations and would ask for more of the pie this time around. With new NHLPA executive Donald Fehr…

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