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It's over:
    Originally posted by CBC
    National Hockey League commissioner Gary Bettman shut down the 2004-05 season Wednesday after a series of 11th-hour offers and counter-proposals by the NHL and the Players' Association failed to produce a new collective bargaining agreement.

    "When I stood before you in September, I said NHL teams would not play again until our economic problems had been solved," Bettman said in a prepared statement.

    As I stand before you today, it is my sad duty to announce that because that solution has not yet been attained, it no longer is practical to conduct even an abbreviated season. Accordingly, I have no choice but to announce the formal cancellation of play for 2004-05."

    Neither the Great Depression, nor two World Wars could prevent the NHL from awarding the Stanley Cup, but with the league and the NHLPA still divided over the issue of a salary cap, Lord Stanley's trophy will not be contested for the first time since 1919 when a Spanish flu epidemic wiped out the finals.
Congratulations to Bettmann, Goodenow, the players and the owners for killing off major professional hockey in the United States.

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You can listen to Bettman Live on

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beat by 2 mins...

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the Ducks dominated on all fronts (even in Game 3 they were not out of the game for the longest time) and earned the Cup. Great to see Scott pass it to Rob and from Pronger to Teemu.
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