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Tuesday Flashback: The PHL

Once upon a time, the NHL was embroiled in a pointless lockout, and the Silver Seven staff decided to create their own league. The following events actually happened.

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"The Instigator": A timely look at Bettman's NHL

The Instigator: How Gary Bettman Remade the NHL and Changed the Game Forever is an interesting history of the business side of the league leading up to and during Bettman's tenure. It's worth reading, but would be enjoyed most by readers with a keen interest in the off-ice affairs of the league and its teams.

2012-13 NHL lockout

Part of Sens home schedule, promotions leaked

Although we can probably expect the full schedule this weekend, part of the home schedule as well as some planned promotions were leaked on Friday night.

They knew we'd be back

Hockey is back, and there are not many people happier than this Nugget writer, now with loads of fun things to write about. But what does that say about us?

Ottawa Senators Round-Up: Where have they been?

They may have not been on your TV screens, but a good number of Ottawa Senators players have been playing hockey the past few months in Europe or in the American Hockey League. Here's a look at where they were, and how they fared.

A final thought on the lockout

What was it all for?

NHL Lockout is finally over!

The NHL and NHLPA finally smartened up and ended the senseless lockout that's kept us without hockey for 113 days and cost them hundreds of millions of dollars.

Lockout: How are you spending your free time?

The lockout has pissed a lot of hockey fans off, but it's also freed up our time for other pursuits. What are you doing with your time?

Now what?

It's time to tune out, because the heatbreak isn't worth it any more.

NHL: Out of sight and out of mind

With the NHL out of action, my passion's steadily declining. I'm not sure how long it might take to get it back.

When play resumes

Eventually the ice will be made and painted, teams will take the ice, Roberto Luongo will be traded, and the NHL will go on. One of the more persistent narratives during the lockout is will fans come back?

Silver Nuggets - Where's the love?

The latest attempt at negotiations fails to address the primary problem causing the lockout.

There are no winners in this lockout

Here's an angry, fatalistic rant about the pointlessness of it all.

Z. Smith, Lundin off to Scandinavia

Two more Ottawa Senators have signed in Europe for the lockout: Zack Smith will play for the Frederikshavn White Hawks of Denmark's AL-Bank Ligaen, while Mike Lundin joins Almtuna IS of HockeyAllsvenskan.

Alfie to play in Hurricane Sandy charity game

Daniel Alfredsson's going to take part in the Operation: Hat Trick charity game in Atlantic City, New Jersey this weekend. Proceeds for the event will go to those affected by Hurricane Sandy.

Condra moving up a level in Germany

Erik Condra's success in third-tier pro hockey in Germany made a jump to second-tier kind of necessary.

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Melnyk wants to drop the puck

Eugene Melnyk spoke out against the lockout on Wednesday, expressing his hope that the two sides can come to an agreement and start playing hockey.

Regin done with Swiss team

Peter Regin's time in Switzerland was short, as he returned from SC Langenthal of the National League B earlier this week after just five games.

Lockout has Alfie re-considering retirement

Ottawa Senators captain Daniel Alfredsson stated that he is contemplating retirement.

Greening signs in Denmark

Colin Greening's the latest Ottawa Senators player to sign a deal in Europe for the duration of the lockout.

Stanley Cup trustees failing hockey fans

The trustees of the Stanley Cup are fully willing to jeopardize the legacy and history of the Stanley Cup out of respect for the NHL and its players. They're failing the father of the Cup by doing so.

Regin signs in Switzerland

Peter Regin has signed on with SC Langenthal of the Swiss National League B.

Examining the NHL's latest proposal

The NHL's latest offer to the NHLPA is being referred to as a possible starting point for negotiations, but what are the implications of the league's proposal?

Condra signs with third-tier German team

Erik Condra signed on with EV Füssen of the German Oberliga, the third tier of pro hockey in a country not exactly known for high-quality pro hockey even at the best of levels.

Big Ben Bishop bound for Binghamton

Without anywhere to play during the NHL lockout, Ben Bishop signed a lockout-long deal with the Binghamton Senators on Thursday afternoon.

Turris signs in Finland

Kyle Turris is the latest Ottawa Senator to sign in Europe for the lockout, joining the Oulun Kärpät of Finland's top pro hockey league, the SM-Liiga.

Regin close to signing in Denmark

Reports out of Denmark suggest that Ottawa Senators centre Peter Regin has an agreement in place to join the Herning Blue Fox, his old Danish pro team, once some "practical things" have been resolved.

Latendresse plays in Quebec charity tourney

Guillaume Latendresse is keeping busy during the NHL lockout, joining a number of other mostly Quebec-born NHL players for a charity tour.

Karlsson signs with Jokerit

Erik Karlsson will be playing with Jokerit of SM-liiga for the duration of the 2012-13 NHL lockout, according to a team announcement made today.

Frölunda negotiating with Karlsson

Ottawa Senators defenceman Erik Karlsson is reportedly in contract discussions with the SEL's Frölunda Indians for a lockout contract, as are Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist and Stars forward Loui Eriksson.

Spezza signs with Rapperswil-Jona Lakers of Swiss league

Jason Spezza has reportedly signed on with the Rapperswil-Jona Lakers of the Swiss National League for the duration of the lockout. He's the third Ottawa Senators player to sign a contract overseas for the lockout.

Locked out

The NHL is locked out. Again. For real.

Impact of revenue growth on NHL and NHLPA Proposals

Comparing the impact of revenue growth on the latest NHL and NHLPA proposals in the CBA negotiations.