Little chance season opens Oct. 13
NEW YORK -- No shots, no saves, no goals. The National Hockey League locked out its players, threatening to keep the sport off the ice for the entire 2004-05 season and perhaps beyond in an effort by management to gain massive economic change.
The long-expected decision to lock out players beginning
Thursday was approved unanimously Wednesday by NHL owners.
Commissioner Gary Bettman has repeatedly belittled the union's
bargaining position, talked about the possibility the confrontation
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