NHL Lockout 2012

Worthless NHL lockout produces little change

It was always going to end this way, with cooperation and compromise begrudgingly conquering greed and bluster.  No one thought the process would take four months, or that the impetus for...

Despite dropping salary cap, Canucks have enviable options

News of gradual progress in the NHL collective bargaining talks continue to seep out, and one of the spicier nuggets this morning is the leagues proposal to grant two compliance buyouts per team...

NHL owners are at war with their own incompetence

The comic absurdity of the NHL lockout has reached new heights. If you still have the stomach for it, consider the following line of argument as it bleeds on into the future.  Throughout this...

Vancouver City Council votes on 2013 budget and talks bullying

The regular Vancouver City Council meeting of Tuesday, November 11, 2012 came to order at 9:37 am. Councillor Raymond Louie gave the welcome and acknowledged that Monday, November 10, 2012 was the...

Canucks could face sloppy shortened season when lockout ends

If and when the lockout ever ends, and teams race back to the ice with pulled hamstrings and exploding groins everywhere, it would be wise to temper expectations with regards to the local one....

With Winter Classic cancellation, NHL proves to be own worst enemy

The NHL leadership is after only one kind of agreement: one that involves the NHLPA begging on its hands and its knees.

Nothing to Fehr? Glimmers of hope despite NHL lockout setback

Will the parties in the NHL dispute conclude that sharing a 3.3 billion-dollar pie is better than letting it maggot-laden mush?

NHL lockout is robbing Canucks fans of Sedins' finite superstardom

The mood around Vancouver with regard to the Canucks and how the NHL lockout effects them has been mixed, to say the least—the arguments full of caveat and asterisk and couched in maybes and what-ifs...