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Gern Blanston 1
Here's an interesting hockey story to tide you over. An African-American minor league hockey player could very well be the first pick in the next NHL draft.

http://msn.foxsports.com/nhl/story/could…
Posted by Gern Blanston on November 26, 2012 at 3:02 PM · Report this
Matt from Denver 2
@ 1, thanks for sharing that.
Posted by Matt from Denver on November 26, 2012 at 3:36 PM · Report this
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This lockout is completely senseless. The owners could write the manual on How To Destroy A Business Without Even Trying.
Posted by SeattleKim on November 26, 2012 at 3:47 PM · Report this
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They're getting a federal mediator maybe!
Posted by aurora f on November 26, 2012 at 4:19 PM · Report this
Puty 5
They need a mediator. This is ridiculous. I blame the owners.
Posted by Puty on November 26, 2012 at 4:24 PM · Report this
Will in Seattle 6
Good thing we don't have our team yet, or it would be even more frustrating.
Posted by Will in Seattle http://www.facebook.com/WillSeattle on November 26, 2012 at 5:01 PM · Report this
Max Solomon 7
join the former Sonics fans in writing off a major professional sport. life goes on without it.
Posted by Max Solomon on November 26, 2012 at 5:04 PM · Report this
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Not sure if you've seen this, but it's pretty funny.

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=JrkT8w34Vtw

If that doesn't work, it's the first result for "call the union."
Posted by Hanoumatoi on November 26, 2012 at 5:04 PM · Report this
DOUG. 9
I am a huge sports fan who loved the Sonics, but the NBA and NHL are totally unattractive sports leagues right now. Why Seattle's getting all excited about attracting franchises from both these mismanaged leagues is beyond me. When David Stern and Gary Bettman hit the road, let's talk.
Posted by DOUG. http://www.dougsvotersguide.com on November 26, 2012 at 8:47 PM · Report this
Gern Blanston 10
@9 David Stern is retiring soon and one of the last things he wants to do as commissioner is to bring a team back to Seattle.
Posted by Gern Blanston on November 26, 2012 at 10:28 PM · Report this
GhostDog 11
Ugh. I'm recently starting to care about this as my job is impacted by the Olympics and without the NHL the Winter Olympics won't be as well attended. And considering 2014 is in Russia this year there is enough to discourage as is
Posted by GhostDog on November 27, 2012 at 3:52 AM · Report this
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@11 - the current NHL lockout won't affect the olympics. The IIHF sets up international tournaments, not the NHL.
Posted by cb on November 27, 2012 at 5:59 AM · Report this
GhostDog 13
@12. That's true but because of the lockout a lot of NHL players might not be able to play in 2014. I'm hoping the whole thing is just excessive panic.
Posted by GhostDog on November 27, 2012 at 7:21 AM · Report this

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