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Wednesday, December 22, 2004

League to set a drop dead date


The NHL Board of Govenors will meet on January 14th to finally decide if there will be a season. It seems to me that it's a fruitless point at this time, as the likelyhood of a season is probably at it's lowest point ever.

Regardless of the current labour situation, it will have to be made official at some point and it looks as though if there is no progress by the January 14th meeting, the season will offically be toast. Chalk that up in the 'Duh' category.

If the season is actually cancelled as most feel it will, it would mark the first time ever that a professional sports league has missed an entire year due to a labour dispute (counting the "four major sports"). It would also be the first time since 1919 that the coveted Stanley Cup would not be awarded.

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