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Wednesday, February 16, 2005

NHL season cancelled

I Love You But I've Chosen Darkness
"It's called a puck, you asshole.
One of these, okay?"

National Hockey League Commisioner Gary Bettman today announced the cancellation of the 2004-2005 NHL season, after a prolonged 23-week-long lockout of the players by the owners.

The NHL thus becomes the first "major" professional sports league to cancel an entire season as a result of a labor dispute. Previously, the NHL held the record for being the first major professional sports league to play a entire season without a single person in the United States even realizing it.

The TV coverage for Bettman's press conference announcing the cancellation drew a 0.001 Neilsen rating and a 0.002 share, outdrawing the previous season's Stanley Cup Finals by 40%.