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  1. The Often Forgotten 1994 NHL Lockout

    Sean McIndoe

    Twenty years ago this month, NHL fans had plenty to talk about. Training camps were set to open. The New York Rangers were getting ready to raise the banner on their first Stanley Cup title in 54 years. And hockey fans were about to get their first t...

    Blog | September 03, 2014
  2. Isles, Leafs Finally Make News for the Right Reasons

    Sean McIndoe

    There aren't many constants that an NHL fan can rely on these days. We know that the season starts in October (unless there's a lockout), and it ends when the Stanley Cup is handed out in June (unless there's an even longer lockout). T...

    Blog | August 20, 2014
  3. 20 Years of Awkwardness: A Celebration of Gary Bettman Stanley Cu...

    Sean McIndoe

    The Stanley Cup will be in the building tonight in Boston, with the Chicago Blackhawks one win away from claiming the championship. And that means it's time to get excited about one of the highlights of the NHL season: Watching commissioner Gary Bett...

    Blog | June 24, 2013
  4. The 1-1 Stanley Cup Series: A Historical Analysis

    Sean McIndoe

    After the opening two games between the Chicago Blackhawks and Boston Bruins, the Stanley Cup final is tied at one game apiece for the first time since the lockout. Well, not this year's lockout. I mean, that would be true, but it wouldn't be very...

    Blog | June 17, 2013
  5. Your Guide to the Last 18 Days of the NHL Schedule

    Sean McIndoe

    It feels like just a few weeks ago that we were watching the NHL's opening night. And it was. Thanks, Bettman! But in this lockout-shortened season, we're already in the home stretch. In fact, today is one of just 18 days left on the NHL schedule....

    Blog | April 10, 2013
  6. Which NHL Coach (or GM!) Is Getting Fired Next?

    Sean McIndoe

    It would appear that the NHL's firing season is upon us. We've already seen two GMs relieved of their duties since the lockout ended — Brian Burke's oddly timed dismissal in Toronto, followed by Scott Howson finally being put out of his misery ...

    Blog | February 27, 2013
  7. 10 Ways to Boost NHL Scoring

    Sean McIndoe

    As the NHL season approaches the halfway mark, a few trends have emerged. And one of them is discouraging: Despite some hope for another post-lockout bump in scoring, the goals per game rate so far this year is virtually unchanged from last season. A...

    Blog | February 26, 2013
  8. NHL Opening Weekend: The Blues Shine, the Red Wings (Might) Stink...

    Sean McIndoe

    It's probably foolish to try to read anything into two days' worth of games, especially when half the players in the NHL are still trying to get back to pre-lockout form. But that's no reason not to try, so here are 10 random observations from the NH...

    Blog | January 21, 2013
  9. Five Lingering Questions About the NHL's New CBA

    Sean McIndoe

    The NHL lockout is almost officially over. The owners ratified the new collective bargaining agreement Wednesday, and the players are expected to do the same by Saturday. The last step will be the signing of a Memo of Understanding. (I like to imagin...

    Blog | January 11, 2013
  10. The Back of the Book: The Return of the NHL and Memories of the 1...

    Norm Macdonald

    The end of the hockey lockout couldn't have come soon enough for our friend Norm Macdonald. Here's his take, along with a retooling of his thoughts on the 1972 Summit Series, which ran in a slightly different form as a collection of tweets on his Twi...

    Blog | January 10, 2013
  11. Saying Good-bye to the 10 Horrible People We Met During the NHL L...

    Sean McIndoe

    The NHL lockout is finally, mercifully over. And the agreement couldn't have come soon enough for the league, given that losing another full season would have inevitably resulted in a sharply reduced fan base along with drastic drops in attendance, m...

    Blog | January 07, 2013
  12. NHL Apocalypse Watch: SALVATION!

    Katie Baker

    As Sunday morning hangover remedies go, this one was better than a bloody Mary: Hockey fans in North America woke up yesterday to the news that, following a 16-hour bargaining session — who said the NYC marathon was canceled? — the NHL is...

    Blog | January 07, 2013
  13. The media and the NHL lockout

    Bryan Curtis

    The strange final days of the NHL lockout.

    Story | Conversation | January 07, 2013
  14. Sad, sadder, and saddest e-mails from NHL fans lamenting the lock...

    Katie Baker

    Katie Baker heads to her inbox to comfort the legions of hockey fans going through withdrawal.

    Story | Conversation | December 17, 2012
  15. Donald Fehr and the NHL lockout

    Charles P. Pierce

    Don't blame the NHL lockout mess on Donald Fehr, who has always been a fighter.

    Story | Conversation | December 11, 2012
  16. NHL Apocalypse Watch: Its Rider Was Named Death, and Hades Was Fo...

    Katie Baker

    At the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference this past winter, Toronto Maple Leafs general manager Brian Burke was asked to identify the best negotiator he'd worked with throughout his career. "Gary Bettman," he said. "There's smart — and t...

    Blog | December 07, 2012