NHL Games Cancelled On October 24, 2012 – NHL That Could Have Been
Tonight would have been a thrilling night of NHL hockey. You know, if the owners and players weren’t fighting over which millionaires were entitled to more millions than the other millionaires. Every night the NHL Lockout goes on, 104.5 The Team will break down the games that both sides have stolen from us, because a world without hockey talk is worse than the Minnesota Wild's strategy to become relevant. To catch up on previous editions of the series, go here.
Today was a light day in the NHL, with only three games on the schedule. However, even losing three games in the middle of the week is a huge killer to a league that needs all the help it can get to avoid running into football and basketball. The league, at best, will return when the NBA is back to take away the eyes of many sports fans in the middle of the week. That can't be good for business.
New Jersey Devils at Buffalo Sabres: While looking for more on the infamous Jersey Devil, I found a hot sauce that is considered to be "the venom of the Jersey Devil itself," called Blair's Jersey Death Sauce. It boasts a powerful one million scoville units, which is just a notch below the world's hottest pepper, the Trinidad Moruga Scorpion. This brings me to ask hockey fans: would you drink a bottle of that stuff to get hockey back?
Calgary Flames at Edmonton Oilers: Jarome Iginla has been in the NHL for 15 years already? That is absolutely surreal. I remember him when I was a child and when the NHL didn't go on strike every eight years. Those were good times.
San Jose Sharks at Colorado Avalanche: The Sharks were in the middle of the league in attendance last year, despite being one of the more southern teams in the NHL. Then again, when there are no other pro sports in your city, there is no excuse not to go. Sharks fans must be super entertained during the lockout.
Clean the house tonight, since there is no hockey, everyone.