Leave it to the folks at Bovada.lv to take odds on the labor situation thats about to rip apart the fabric of the 2012-13 NHL season.
With a lockout set to be imposed by the league on the players on Saturday at midnight, the odds have come down on a series of prop bets.
The good news?
The odds are greater there'll be a shortened season -- with the NHL and NHLPA eventually coming to agree on a 5050 split of hockey-related revenue -- instead of a complete lost year. Thats been the long-held belief; many sources have indicated to CSNNE.com that the season will start somewhere between Thanksgiving and New Years Day.
The odds start with Dec. 15 as a baseline date for a possible start time, and go from there. The overunder for players share of Hockey Related Revenue in the first year of the new CBA is 50.5 percent a figure that many observers feel will be the final split when both sides come to their senses.
Here are the lockout odds from Bovada:
When will the NHL Lockout end?
Before December 15th 2012: -115
On or After December 15th 2012: -115
Will the NHL cancel any regular season games in the 2012-13 season?
Will the NHL cancel the 2012-13 Winter Classic?
Will the entire 2012-2013 NHL Season be cancelled because of a lockout?
What of hockey-related revenue will the players receive in year 1 of the new NHL CBA?
Will Sidney Crosby play in Europe at any point in the 2012-2013 Season?
Here are all the links from around the hockey world, and what I’m reading with Bruins captain’s practice set to kick off this coming week.
*The Rangers sound like they’ll be a strong candidate for Kevin Shattenkirk, and the Dallas Stars seem willing to stand pat at the goalie position.
*PHT writer James O’Brien speculates on who might be the next Artemi Panarin to break into the NHL ranks from overseas, and make a big impact.
*Yahoo fantasy hockey is making some changes this season, and those that liked to draft Dustin Byfuglien and Brent Burns are going to bummed about it.
*An original St. Louis Blues jersey from the old time hockey days has found its way back to its original home in St. Louis.
*Steve Simmons says that Dave Bolland has earned the right to be more than a punch line at this point in his career.
*Looking back on Phil Esposito’s classic speech amid the 1972 Summit Series.
*The All-Snub team for the World Cup of Hockey would be a talented lineup, and would no doubt be captained by P.K. Subban.
*For something completely different: those looking for signs of a rift between Bill Belichick and Tom Brady need to call off the search.
Bruins Insider Joe Haggerty is profiling players who will be on, or have a chance to be on, the 2016-17 Bruins. Today: Jake DeBrusk.
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Here are all the links from around the hockey world, and what I’m reading, after a busy morning celebrating my 3-year-old’s birthday at the trampoline park. Yee-ha.
*PHT writer Joey Alfieri says that adding toughness was a big offseason priority for the Montreal Canadiens.
*There’s at least one big fan of the Edmonton Oilers trade that brought defenseman Adam Larsson from the New Jersey Devils, and that fan’s name is Mark Letestu.
*Here’s everything you need to know about the Ice Guardians movie premiering this fall that takes a long, balanced look at the NHL enforcers.
*Roberto Luongo has an alibi for the robbery in Winnipeg with one suspect getting away in goalie equipment, and it’s funny as you would expect it to be.
*CSN Washington takes a look at the New York Rangers in their season previews for the Metro Division.
*I’m not entirely sure whether this “RIP Harambe” thing is genuine or meant to be ironic by the largely millenial group that seem so enamored with it, but I think it’s just stupid. I think the same with the crying Jordan meme…also stupid.
*For something completely different: a look at how Triumph the Insult Comic Dog learned how to poop on Trump’s politics.