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?