After a three-month lockout, the NHL season finally begins this weekend. The lockout’s been tough, especially for fans. But the road to a repeat championship victory is even tougher, especially after a lockout. OAG’s Susan Valot has the story from Los Angeles.
Who won and who lost in the NHL labor struggle? And how will the rest of the season play out? Bill Littlefield talks with OAG’s hockey analyst Helene Elliott, who covers the NHL for the Los Angeles Times.
There will be an NHL season after all – or, at least, half a season. Bill Littlefield reports on how players and fans are reacting to the end of the lockout.
How does the National Hockey League differ from a Twinkie? Bill offers his thoughts on the similarities between the NHL lockout and the demise of Hostess.
As more games fall victim to the current lockout, author Jonathon Gatehouse talks with Bill Littlefield about his book, “The Instigator: How Gary Bettman Remade the NHL and Changed the Game Forever.”
With the NHL lockout showing few signs of ending, players are seeking ice time in Russia, Sweden, and elsewhere. Montreal Canadien center Scott Gomez is playing for a team in his hometown, Anchorage, Ala. and joins Bill to discuss how players are dealing with the lockout.
The NHL and the Players’ Association have been meeting again, so perhaps there will be some semblance of a pro hockey season after all. Bill Littlefield finds himself wondering if fans will be too disgruntled to recommit to the sport.
With the NHL lockout now extended through November, players and coaches find ways to fill their time—but how do the sports writers deal with this drought? Scott Brown, sports editor of the ‘Vancouver Sun’, spoke with Bill about what his staff is writing about while there are no games to cover.
While the NHL lockout drags on, minor league hockey players are having a typical season, minus one thing: the possibility of being called up. Only A Game’s Doug Tribou spoke with one player whose hopes of adding to his family’s hockey history are temporarily on hold.
The NHL lockout has prevented sanctioned practices and canceled games through November. Only A Game’s Daniel Potter reports from Tennessee on how members of the Nashville Predators are staying in shape.