It’s a bad year to be a hockey fan. It is almost December and the only hockey we have seen consists of what is going on with the minor leagues (whether that be WHL, OHL, AHL, Subway Super Series, etc). It’s nice to see these younger players start to get recognition and for fans to speculate on who will become the next big name. It’s just depressing that it has to come at a cost of the an NHL season.
Let’s back track a bit. NO, the entire season has not been canceled, but with the recent news it’s becoming more abundantly clear that things are not getting fixed. Most of the news about the negotiations has been “they’re talking, they’re talking, the two parties plan to meet again”, but nothing really gets resolves. In fact it appears like the opposite is happening.
The most recent news is that the season has been canceled up until Dec. 14. This also includes the Winter Classic and the All Star games, which are special events outside of the regular season. Each and every day this lockout makes a lot of us younger fans feel like we are kids again back in 2004 when the last lockout forced a cancellation of an entire season. None of us want this to happen but with all the cancellations and no new CBA who can blame fans for being so pessimistic.
For now Broad Street Buzz will be updating on the Philadelphia Flyers’ AHL Affliate the Adirondack Phantoms. We need our hockey fix just as much as you guys. As fans we also understand the frustration fans are feeling at this current time. We can only hope that this is not 2004 all over again.
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