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Sakic has an NHL lockout flashback

The new Hockey Hall of Fame class has a bittersweet ceremony
It was a poignant Hockey Hall of Fame induction for Mats Sundin, Joe Sakic, Adam Oates and Pavel Bure, who were supposed to be honored before a New Jersey Devils-Toronto Maple Leafs game Monday in Toronto, where Sundin captained the Leafs for so many years and where Oates was born. But the lockout stripped that from them, just as it took a year of Sakic’s hockey life, too. “It hurts the players, it hurts the owners, it hurts the fans, and it hurts the game,” Sakic said.
NHL lockout reaches Day 59

Date: Tuesday, Nov. 13.

Day: 59.

Last Negotiations: Sunday in New York.

Next Negotiations: TBD.

Games Lost: 327 (all games through Nov. 30, plus New Year’s Day Winter Classic).

Quiet Times: While there has been contact between officials from the NHL and the players’ association, none of those discussions have produced any positive results.



“There is nothing new, and no meetings have been planned,” NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly told The Associated Press in an email Tuesday.



Sid the Kid Speaks: Sidney Crosby’s frustration is spilling over. The Pittsburgh Penguins’ captain vented Tuesday about the lack of progress.



“I don’t think there’s much negotiating going on,” Crosby said after he skated in Pittsburgh. “I think as far as the proposals are concerned it’s just kind of at a standstill. Nobody is moving a whole lot on their side, and I think that we’ve made steps to show that we’re willing to negotiate. I don’t think that’s really happening on the other side.”

Crosby said the urgency to get the game back on the ice is being felt totally on the players’ side but not on the owners’ side.

“The desperation to play doesn’t really seem like it’s on their side,” he said. “I think there is a deal to be made, (but) I think negotiations have to be made if there is going to be a deal. If it keeps going like this, everybody’s going to lose; there’s no way around it.”



What We Missed: An 11-game schedule was lost Tuesday night, including the first of six scheduled meetings between regional rivals New York Rangers and New York Islanders slated for Long Island.

On This Day Last Year: Buffalo Sabres goalie Ryan Miller was diagnosed with a concussion one day after being leveled by a hit from Boston Bruins forward Milan Lucic. Miller was hurt about 14 minutes into the first period of a 6-2 loss when he left the crease to play the puck before being checked by Lucic, who received a penalty for charging. Miller continued playing before being pulled after two periods.



Miller didn’t get back into uniform until Dec. 2 at home against Detroit – nearly three weeks after being injured – then served as the backup goalie. The next night in Nashville, Miller returned from an eight-game absence and stopped 32 shots in Buffalo’s 3-2 win.



Associated Press

Sakic has an NHL lockout flashback

It was a poignant Hockey Hall of Fame induction for Mats Sundin, Joe Sakic, Adam Oates and Pavel Bure, who were supposed to be honored before a New Jersey Devils-Toronto Maple Leafs game Monday in Toronto, where Sundin captained the Leafs for so many years and where Oates was born. But the lockout stripped that from them, just as it took a year of Sakic’s hockey life, too. “It hurts the players, it hurts the owners, it hurts the fans, and it hurts the game,” Sakic said.
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