Season's end a mere formality
Sometime in the next few days, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman will stand in front of a crowd of reporters and announce in an appropriately somber tone that the NHL has canceled the balance of the 2004-05 season.
As shocking as it will be to actually hear Bettman utter the words, it will be old news.
The 2004-05 season ended at about 3 p.m. ET on Thursday when the players' union and league officials completed yet another fruitless bargaining session with no plans to meet again, despite ...
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