It is getting abundantly clear that pre-season is not going to start at the end of this month. The NHLPA and the Owner’s are meeting today for the first time since last friday and they have still not reached an agreement. In fact there seems like there are more problems as a few Canadiens players have filed with the Quebec Labor Board to claim that a lockout is illegal in Montreal. They won’t be meeting about that until Friday morning. So with the current CBA expiring this Saturday it is more than likely that the lockout is happening.
For how long it is really going to be up to the two sides, hopefully it won’t be another cancellation of an entire season like the most recent NHL lockout. However long this will be doesn’t matter. What does matter is what are fans supposed to do while they wait for hockey to return? More importantly what are us bloggers supposed to do? Blog about other sports? While this is a good idea because it helps aspiring sports journalists to build up resume clips, Broadstreetbuzz is a hockey blog centered around the Philadelphia Flyers. With at least four other bloggers on this site it’s going to be hard for us all to blog updates on the CBA negotiations, so my solution is to start blogging about our AHL team, The Adironack Phantoms.
Although the Phantoms are no longer playing in the city, Philadelphia fans still have ties with them. They had great attendance at Citizens Bank Park when they played an outdoor game following the NHL’s winter classic game. So in the meantime I plan to update our readers about what the Phantoms are up.
Honestly, I wish the Phantoms just move back to Philadelphia in the meantime.
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