2012 NHL Lockout Update

No-play-vember:  The NHL Lockout remains at a stand-still after weekend meetings failed to bring anything to fruition. So, Boston Bruins fans will have to watch games at TD Garden from the hardwood, not the ice rink. That’s because the league has canceled all of the regular season games for the month of November. The cancellation of games comes as a result of the players union rejecting the most recent proposal from the owners two weeks ago in Toronto.

The Beef Between Both Sides: As with most lockouts, the biggest road block between the two sides is shared of league related revenue. The owners (big surprise here) wish to decrease the players guaranteed share of 57% in hockey related revenue. While the players union (shocker) wants increased shared revenue beImagetween them and the owners, as well as a fixed salary cap that’s not tied to league revenue. Other topics on the table include: free agency rule changes, the elimination of salary arbitration, and limits to contract terms.

Cancellations to Continue: With the November schedule axed, more cancellations are reportedly on the horizon. Next up on the NHL Lockout chopping block: both the Winter Classic and the All-Star game could be canceled by this Thursday. It’s likely both will be nixed because neither side will be able to actually meet in New York City, as methods of transportation have been shut down due to the recent “frankenstorm” that struck the east coast.

I want to hear from Boston Bruins fans and hockey fans alike on this one. What do you think of the lockout? Do you see it ending anytime soon? Leave a comment.

Pats Rip Through Rams

With exception to a few power outages, the Boston Sports Blog was lucky enough to make it through old Sandy as she ripped along the east coast yesterday. Unfortunately for New York, the Miami Dolphins were just the beginning of the storm for the Big Apple and New Jersey. With that joke finally out of the way, our thoughts and prayers go out to everyone down there that’s being affected by the storm.

On a brighter note, damn was it good to watch the Pats this weekend. Brady being the Brady of old, the secondary only allowing one long ball into the endzone, and Gronk spiking anything and everything. The Patriots arrived safely home from London yesterday prior to the wrath of Sandy and sit in first place in the AFC East heading into Bye Week. Life is good. Happy Monday Tuesday Boston.