Following a marathon 16-hour negotiation on the 113th day of the lockout, the NHL owners and the players association have finally struck a deal on a new collective bargaining agreement.
As of 12am Sunday morning, the current collective bargaining agreement expired. With no agreement in place, the owners have decided to lock out the players, putting the 2012-13 season in jeopardy.
The Los Angeles Kings beat the New Jersey Devils in Game 6 last night by a score of 6-1 to earn the franchise’s first ever Stanley Cup.
The Kings entered the league in 1968 during the first of many expansions by the NHL and have sat idly by watching other teams hoist the cup and call themselves champions.
Now it’s Los Angeles’ turn to revel in that glory after an unprecedented and dominant playoff run, becoming the first 8th seeded team to ever to win a championship in the NHL.
The 2012 Stanley Cup is set to begin Wednesday May 30th between the eighth seeded Los Angeles Kings and the sixth seeded New Jersey Devils.
It is one of the most unlikely matchups in years.
If you were the guy/girl who predicted this one, kudos to you my friend. I hope you parlayed it on a ticket and bet your life savings because you can now retire.
The Edmonton Oilers will select first in the 2012 NHL Entry draft for the third straight year, the first team to do so since the Quebec Nordiques did in the late from 1989-91, where they selected Mats Sundin, Owen Nolan and Eric Lindros.
This was anther blow to the Columbus Blue Jackets, who just can’t buy a break.