The NHL and the players’ association did all their talking at the bargaining table, far away from the public eye. With another round of talks scheduled just one day after more than seven hours of negotiations, perhaps progress is being made.
The lockout is especially hard on Adam Oates because this was going to be his debut season in command of an NHL bench with the Washington Capitals.
No progress in talks between NHL players and owners on a new collective bargaining agreement just turned counterproductive, with the league officially cancelling the first part of the 2012-13 regular season.
With the 2012 NHL season hanging in the balance, the Nationals have moved into the spotlight as D.C.’s hot team, but what if this season never gets played at all? And what if this was finally the year for the Caps to hoist the Stanley Cup?
The preseason cancellations included a Washington Capitals game against the Columbus Blue Jackets on Sept. 26 in Baltimore.
Alexander Ovechkin is returning to his former Russian team Dynamo Moscow during the NHL lockout.