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One of the last remaining options for hockey to be played on schedule as the clock ticks down to a lockout has apparently been exhausted. After hearing a combined five hours worth of argument in one of its regional bureaus in Montreal on Friday, the Quebec Labor Board ruled in favor of the National Hockey League and the Canadiens, saying that provincial law does not make it illegal to lock out players. The decision was originally reported by RDS of Canada to have been announced some time on Saturday. It was an unprecedented and rapid development that wiped out the …

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Labour Bored

Earlier in the week, it was revealed by multiple sources throughout North America, TSN and RDS chief among them, that the National Hockey League Players Association intended to file briefs on behalf of their clients to the Quebec Labor Board. Added to that, was the report of a similar case to be presented in Alberta on behalf of the two clubs residing in its two largest cities. The argument, at its core, states that since the union is not certified in the province, it is illegal for the Canadiens organization to lock out players. This is a stunning turnaround from …

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Point/Counterpoint: Are the fans enabling another lockout?

Welcome to the newest edition of “Point/Counterpoint,” where a pair of Flyers Faithful scribes present both sides of one particular issue with their own unique view and flair. This week Kevin C and penaltykiller debate whether the fans are enabling another lockout. Point, Kevin: The fans are enabling the lockout and Gary Bettman has said as much. A few weeks back, Bettman said “We recovered last time because we have the world’s greatest fans.” I take that as essentially saying “It doesn’t matter if we lock out because you guys will come back no matter what,” and you know what, he’s entirely right. Hockey …

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Phantoms release 2012-13 schedule

Just in case of that thing we all wish wouldn’t happen, does, in fact, happen and interrupt the natural course of the National Hockey League, the American Hockey League and its member clubs released their respective schedules for the upcoming year. Below is the full listing for our own farm club, once again playing out of Glens Falls, New York. Go here for the full release from the Phantoms, and here for the AHL’s. 10/13/12     Sat    7:00 PM    Portland 10/14/12     Sun  3:00 PM    @ Springfield 10/19/12     Fri     6:30 PM …

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