First went training camps and now preseason games. The NHL announced the cancellation of all of the September preseason games as a result of the lockout. The Bolts will lose four games as a result.
The games included two on the road against the St. Louis Blues and Carolina Hurricanes as well as two home games. One of the “home games” was to be played at the Amway Arena in Orlando Florida. It would have been the second preseason contest at the Amway in the last two years for the Bolts. The first resulted in a 4-3 loss to the St. Louis Blues.
It’s also a bit of a foregone conclusion, but the team officially announced the cancellation of training camp as well.
To make things even more encouraging, the NHL and NHPLA haven’t had any formal talks this week. As a fan, it’s hard to believe that both sides are working as hard as they can to reach a resolution. It’s pretty maddening. We’re hearing all kinds of jabber about how hockey fans are the best in the world and they want to get back on the ice for us. If we’re so great, lock yourselves in a room and get it done. Everything else is just lip service. Actions speak louder than words.
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