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Today in NHL History – February 16


A dark day to remember, to be sure…

2005 – The NHL announced the cancellation of the 2004-2005 season due to a labor dispute. It was the first time a major sports league in North America lost an entire season to a labor dispute.


2004 – The Pittsburgh Penguins lost their NHL-record 12th consecutive home game.


1992 – Michel Goulet (Chicago Black Hawks) became the 17th player to score 500 career goals.


1969 – Alex Delvecchio (Detroit Red Wings) scored his 1,000th NHL point.

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  1. Justin
    February 17, 2012 at 10:43 am

    It could happen again next season too!! That’s what’s really scary. I am hoping above all, that some really smart people see through the pettiness and the politics and get a new CBA in place before the new season starts. I would hate for history to repeat itself and have another lockout or what might even be worse, a short season like the NBA is having. Please let us KEEP OUR HOCKEY!!

  2. February 17, 2012 at 10:04 pm

    Sadly, though, I’m afraid we’ve already seen our first glimpse of what’s to come when the players union told the league to stuff it with regards to the proposed realignment. I have a bad feeling that was just the beginning of what will be a long offseason…

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