The 2012-13 NHL Hockey season appears to be a bust as the players association (NHLPA) fights for bargaining rights. The squabbling continues as the latest labor talks fizzled out and died on the table. Angry and heated debates over the last few weeks have taken a toll on everyone involved, including the rabid fans; they can’t wait to see some fire return to the ice again, yet they may not want to hold their collective breath. Anything less than a 48 game season would be virtually pointless, according to sources close to the negotiations. While the bickering goes back and forth regarding some minor details, another slate of scheduled games bites the bitter dust.
With no new scheduled labor talks on the table, fans can only speculate and vehemently complain about a season in jeopardy. Season ticket holders for a few teams are studying their available options, one of which includes a full refund. Not only does the lockout have a tremendous impact on the fans, but the local businesses around every NHL arena are taking a hit as well. The ripple effect is being felt all across Canada and the US, yet the owners don’t seem to care much about anything else but their own profit margins. Meanwhile, millions of hockey fans everywhere are turning to their satellite dishes in hopes of catching a glimpse of their favorite players as they skate to keep in game shape. Keep your fingers crossed; a shred of hope to save the season is still alive!
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