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

Haggerty's Morning Skate: NHL teams aren't just making trades for themselves ahead of deadline

Haggerty's Morning Skate: NHL teams aren't just making trades for themselves ahead of deadline

Here are all the hockey links from around the world, and what I’m reading while feeling like Warren Beatty took the sneaky way out by handing that wrong Academy Award card to Faye Dunaway last night. Clearly he knew something was amiss and he let her step into it. Kind of a weasel move if you asked me.

-- An interesting letter from FOH (Friend of Haggs) James Mirtle about the pay wall involving The Athletic sports website in Toronto.

-- Dean Lombardi and the Los Angeles Kings dealing for Ben Bishop is about more than just an insurance policy for Jonathan Quick.

-- FOH Mike Halford has the Minnesota Wild going for it with their trade for Martin Hanzal, but also keeping him from the other teams in the West.

-- NHL commissioner Gary Bettman says the Penguins are in great shape after winning the Cup last spring, and it’s clear they’re in good hands after Mario Lemieux and Ron Burkle opted not to sell the franchise.

-- Kyle Quincey is being held out of the lineup in New Jersey because of pending trades, and the wonder is who else in New Jersey might be getting dealt.

-- Gabriel Landeskog and his Colorado Avalanche teammates know the trade deadline is coming. It would certainly be weird if they didn’t.

-- The San Jose Sharks feel fortunate for the timing of their bye week as it was clear that they needed a break.

-- For something completely different: Gronk was busy doing Gronk things at the Daytona 500 over the weekend.