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Post-2012 Lockout NHL Faces Serious Challenges

Rewind the calendar back to a little over seven years ago. The NHL and NHLPA signed a new collective bargaining agreement in July 2005. That agreement ended a lockout that had already vaporized a full season of hockey. The 2005 Stanley Cup would go unclaimed as the entire 2004-05 NHL season was lost. That lockout…

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Social Media, The NHL Lockout and the New Jersey Devils

The NHL Lockout is finally over and we want to highlight a team who has kept their fans engaged this whole time. When 2013 hit, and half the hockey season had gone by with no games, no one was actually sure if there would be an NHL hockey game played in 2013. NHL teams have…

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Why Fans Should Buy the NHL Post-Lockout

The National Hockey League has this work stoppage thing down to a science… That and being the butt of all non-New York Jets related sports jokes. During the 113-day lockout, one head coach said that the NHL’s brand was in danger of becoming as irrelevant as bowling, to which reporters snickered back with “at least…

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Teams Keeping Fan Interest During the NHL Lockout On FaceBook

Lockouts.  You may win a better collective bargaining agreement or revenue sharing plan, but you won’t win friends or fans by keeping them out of the arena.  With the NHL lockout already consuming the first two weeks of the season, sponsors, season ticket holders, employees, and local business owners are wondering how much their fortunes…

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Top Teams Keeping Fan Interest During the NHL Lockout on Social Media

Lockouts seem par for the course nowadays in the world of sports, and the NHL is no exception. While angry hockey fans await a collective bargaining agreement to come between the NHL and the Players Association, the teams themselves struggle to keep fans engaged on social media. Why? Because the number one rule in social media engagement is to…

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Players Voice Opinions With League’s Handling Of 2012 NHL Lockout

The 2012 NHL Lockout began at 11:59 p.m. on September 15, and since then, there’s been minimal progress made at the bargaining table between the team owners and the NHL Players Association. On October 4, the NHL postponed the start of the regular season, which was supposed to start on October 11. In all, 82…

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