Another Friday for the record books, and the lockout has reached December 15th. Players have needlessly thrown away their December paychecks by listening to Donald Fehr tell them that a better deal is still out there that the NHL is sitting on. The longer this goes, the more damage the NHLPA is causing. Here is your weekly look around the Fansided Sports Network.
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There are more dates swirling around right now about the potential start of the regular season than there are dooms day predictors about what is going to happen on December 21st, 2012. Talk from across the pond is that European agents are being told that their teams could be looking for new talent when the new year starts. Derek Stykalo at Gone Puck Wild looks at one such rumor.
As the lockout drags out, many fans are looking for unique and creative ways to get their hockey fix, or at least fill the void left by not having the NHL on every night to ease their mind. Michael Amato from Editor In Leaf explores an interesting video that pits the 2012 Detroit Red Wings with his 2012 Toronto Maple Leafs, on the 1994 platform . My favorite part about this? The Leafs lost.
If your interested in seeing the blue and gold sweaters skating on real ice – you don’t have to wait for the NHL Lockout to be over. Melissa Kania at Frozen Futures is following the OJHL Buffalo Jr. Sabres – as they get off to a hot start in December, and get ranked by the CJHL as the number 8 team.
Deanna Vasso takes a look at her Adirondack Phantoms – who are not sharing in the same success that the Philadelphia Flyers are having – despite having some of the parent clubs top players among their ranks. The silver lining here is maybe the orange and black won’t be so good when the NHL returns – which is always a plus in my book. Not Calder contenders – that’s because your not Stanley Cup material either.
Don’t tell new editor Stephann Phillips that hockey is not a trending topic in the Carolina’s. Not only is she on the pulse of the Carolina Hurricanes, but the surging Charlotte Checkers as well.
The positive thing is tonight starts the weekend, and hopefully talks continue between the NHL and the NHLPA.