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Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Another NHL Lockout Threatens Pro Hockey Season

Pittsburgh Penguins Matt Cooke participates in an informal workout at the Iceoplex in Canonsburg, Pa., on Oct. 11, 2012, the day the NHL would have opened the regular season, if not for the current lockout. (AP/Keith Srakocic)

In case you missed it, the National Hockey League was supposed to start its regular season on Oct. 11, but due to a labor dispute, 82 games have already been canceled and more cancellations are likely if a deal isn’t reached soon.

Contract talks resume today in Toronto. At issue is how to split revenues generated by the games. The players’ union has put forward a five-year deal that would see their share in revenue fall from roughly 54 percent to 52 percent during the contract. The league’s offer was over six years and would see the players start with 49 percent and fall to 47 percent.

Whether you think the owners or the players are being greedy, what’s a hockey fan to do? We posed that question to Aaron Portzline in Ohio, who has covered the Columbus Blue Jackets for The Columbus Dispatch since the team arrived in town as an NHL expansion franchise in 2000.

Besides losing business from games already canceled, Columbus could lose as much as $11 million expected to come from hosting this year’s All-Star game.

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