March 24, 2005

NHL Cancels Draft Because of Lockout: The future of the NHL is in trouble. After all of the meetings, after all of the hours of talks, nothing has been done. Not only is the integrity of the NHL in trouble, but the NHL as a hockey league is in trouble.

posted by Pickles84 to hockey at 02:49 PM - 12 comments

'traditional sense' as in, you know, having the bloody draft.

posted by garfield at 03:01 PM on March 24, 2005

Dicks. They're really running the sport into the ground. Hard-core fans have had to resign themselves to thinking about prospects, and now they've even screwed that up. When you've alienated even the most serious fans, your sport is in big, big trouble.

posted by Samsonov14 at 03:09 PM on March 24, 2005

Technically, they didn't cancel the draft. They postponed it. All that means is that Ottawa has to free up a bunch of hotel rooms. We saw the same sort of no-deadline time management by the NHL in February.

posted by DrJohnEvans at 03:31 PM on March 24, 2005

Technically, I'm working right now.

posted by 86 at 03:34 PM on March 24, 2005

This is really fucking bad. We're all watching our favourite league die in front of our eyes.

posted by Succa at 03:56 PM on March 24, 2005

Right now draft eligibles must be wondering if they even WANT to enter the Bettman-Goodenow arena.

posted by roberts at 04:25 PM on March 24, 2005

wow, thats about all I can say--doesnt look good

posted by daddisamm at 05:25 PM on March 24, 2005

Oh, Jebus. They really are committed to absolutely wiping the league out as it exists today. They're going all Pol Pot on the muthafucka.

posted by WeedyMcSmokey at 05:50 PM on March 24, 2005

you know extra sucks - the thought of the "gotta crack the states by addressing the complaints that it is hard to follow on TV" mindset that would suggest that turning the ice blue, the blue line orange and the red line blue is the way to go. sheesh.

posted by gspm at 09:39 PM on March 24, 2005

Bring on the WHA!

posted by kokaku at 08:07 AM on March 25, 2005

NHL? What's that? ;)

posted by sportinggood at 08:19 PM on March 25, 2005

NHL? What's that? :(

posted by chicobangs at 01:53 AM on March 27, 2005

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