Odds are the season won't be wiped out

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Odds are the season won't be wiped out

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?
Yes: 110
No: 61

Will the NHL cancel the 2012-13 Winter Classic?
Yes: 11
No: 47

Will the entire 2012-2013 NHL Season be cancelled because of a lockout?
Yes: 21
No: 13

What of hockey-related revenue will the players receive in year 1 of the new NHL CBA?
OverUnder: 50.5

Will Sidney Crosby play in Europe at any point in the 2012-2013 Season?
Yes: 21
No: 13

Morning Skate: Rangers seem to be a strong candidate for Shattenkirk

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Morning Skate: Rangers seem to be a strong candidate for Shattenkirk

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.

Saturday, Aug. 27: Adding toughness Habs' priority

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Saturday, Aug. 27: Adding toughness Habs' priority

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.