Minnesota Wild captain Mikko Koivu recently returned from playing in Finland to join the locals for some pick-up hockey.
The NHL lockout is now in the 90th day, and the canceled Wild home games have already cost St Paul and surrounding businesses approximately $9 million.
WCCO’s Frank Vascellaro interviewed President Obama Thursday about topics such as the fiscal cliff, spending cuts, bipartisanship and the Medical Devices Tax. But Frank’s closing question concerned the State of Hockey – specifically the NHL lockout.
Optimism that the NHL lockout could soon be over has been replaced by more disappointment in St. Paul.
The NHL wiped out the third week of the regular season Friday as the lockout dragged on, leaving no more wiggle room if the league hopes to play a full 82-game schedule.
Mayor Chris Coleman and frustrated business owners came together in downtown St. Paul on Thursday with a plea to the NHL: End the lockout and get back on the ice.
Businesses near the Xcel Energy Center are eagerly waiting for the end NHL lockout, but on Thursday, they were handed even more bad news.
An NHL lockout has forced the cancellation of regular-season hockey games for the second time in seven years.
We know clearly who the biggest loser is in the Chicago teachers strike: the kids who should be in the classroom. With the NHL lockout: it’s the fans losing the game they love to watch.
George Kemp is a long time Minnesota Wild season ticket owner. He’s been with the team since it began in 2000. He said he was really looking forward to the season.
Lou Nanne thinks the lock out could have been avoided if only the sides would have started negotiating earlier. He said he believes the Players Association could have started earlier.
The NHL locked out its players at midnight Saturday, becoming the third major sports league to impose a work stoppage in the last 18 months.
The NHL season is supposed to open with training camps on Saturday. No one believes they are close to a deal that would do that.
Just 10 days remain before the deadline of the NHL lockout and right now, no new talks are scheduled. That has a lot of people worried, especially after ticket sales continue to surge in the aftermath of the blockbuster signing of stars Ryan Suter and Zach Parise.