Saturday, October 13, 2012

MHT Podcasts, Return Of Salary Cap?, Quebec's New Arena And More...

Good Morning Addicts!

As you all know by now, Habs Addict has been bought out by been bought by WebSports Media Network and is now a part of MontrealHockeyTalk.com. This past Thursday was the launch of the show and it included appearances by Chris "Knuckles" Nilan, Bobby Dollas, Rick Moffat, Eric Engels, Steven Hindle and more.

The night was a blast and it if you were unfortunate enough to miss it don't you worry, the link to the podcasts is right here.

I am trying my hardest to remain optimistic about a possible start to the 2013 NHL season but the longer the two sides go without any significant progress, the harder it is to see a light at the end of the tunnel.

Last week at an editorial meeting at the Toronto Star's office, NHLPA executive director Donald Fehr expressed some concern that the longer the lockout lasts, the more the players may reconsider their stance on playing under a salary cap.

If Fehr and the players decide to bring that to the table, the two sides will be as far apart as ever and the 2013 season will have to be decided by EA Sports.

Habs And Hockey News

- Here is part one of a two part interview of NHL agent Allan Walsh by David Cushnan of SportsPro

- Our own Fred Poulin did a piece at The Hockey Writers about the unveiling of Quebec City's new arena

- Donald Dufresne was looking forward to making the jump from the QMJHL to Hamilton before this whole lockout business

- Here is a sneek peek at The Last Gladiators, a documentary on the decline of the enforcer role in the NHL. The movie centers around Former Hab Chris Nilan, and is made by Oscar winning director Alex Gibney.

- Here is the Hamilton Bulldog's opening night roster for tonight's game against the Grand Rapids Griffins.



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