'"This absolutely will do damage to the game," Bonham told the Los Angeles Times. "Anyone who tells you otherwise is misleading you or completely ignorant."'
Archives for February 17, 2005
'Some may label this a sad day for hockey, but it's not.'
'For Buffalo, the Sabres franchise will move on and get ready for the upcoming season. “Fans should be understandably angry and hurt and some will walk away for good,” Quinn said. “The game has to be relaunched. Buffalo hockey fans are too sophisticated to but a lesser product. We plan on getting in some Amerks games and a high school hockey tournament into HSBC.”'
'So, did football-obsessed western New York even take notice of the NHL story? Actually, yes, according to a pair of Buffalo media members.'
'Anti-replacement worker legislation in Quebec and B.C. would prevent the Montreal Canadiens and Vancouver Canucks from hiring any replacements, although the teams could try to hold home games in arenas outside their home provinces.'
Players feel the frustration as season crashes down (Rochester D&C)
Cancelled NHL Helps Amerks (RNews.com)
AHL prepares for Calder Cup playoff run (Amerks.com)