The NHL Lockout
The NHL lockout started because the owners were going to reduce the revenue that the players get per year. They were going to go from 57% to 46% revenue per year. So on September 15th the lockout began four days later on September 19th the NHL canceled all the preseason games in the month of September. Eight days later on September 27th the NHL canceled the rest of the preseason games which lost $100 million dollars in revenue. On October 11th the regular season was scheduled to start but on October 4th the NHL canceled 82 games until October 24th. Two weeks later on October 19th 53 more games were canceled through November 1st. On October 26th all games in the month of November were canceled until December 1st for a total of 191 games canceled so far. With this announcement that makes it 326 games canceled along with that the Hall of Fame game between the New Jersey Devils and Toronto Maple Leafs on November 9th and the Thanksgiving Showdown on Black Friday were among the games canceled in November all because of this lockout. By October 16th the owners came out with their first proposal of a 50-50 split in revenue. The players would decline it and make three counterproposals on October 18th two days later. Even though the lockout is unfortunate for some of the players that just want to play hockey they are able to go and play in Europe hockey leagues to help keep them healthy, fit and their game sharp. Here are some of the players that are playing in Europe: Pavel Datsyuk of the Detroit Red Wings, Ilay Kovalchuk of the New Jersey Devils, Evgeni Malkin of the Pittsburg Penguins, and Alexander Ovechkin of the Washington Capitals are going back to their native Russia. Here are some other players going to Europe: Patrick Kane of the Chicago Blackhawks, Rick Nash of the New York Rangers, Jason Spezza of the Ottawa Senators, Joe Thornton of the San Jose Sharks, and Henrik Zetterberg of the Detroit Red Wings are all going to Switzerland. These are just some of the 140 NHL players that have joined European hockey teams. Well let’s hope the lockout ends before there is no season and there will be a great 2013-2014 season.
The 2012 MLB Postseason (Playoffs)
The postseason started on October 5th with the wild card games. The first wild card game was the National League Wild Card game between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Atlanta Braves. The Cardinals won 6-3 to move on to the next series. The second wild card game was the American League Wild Card game between the Baltimore Orioles and the Texas Rangers. The Baltimore Orioles won 5-1 to move on to the next series. The two National League Division Series (NLDS) were between the Washington Nationals and the St. Louis Cardinals; the other series was between the Cincinnati Reds and San Francisco Giants. In the first series the Nationals won games 1and 4; but the Cardinals won games 2, 3 and 5 to win and move on to the next series. In the second series the Reds won games 1 and 2; but the Giants won games 3, 4 and 5 to win and move on to the next series. The two American League Division Series (ALDS) were between the New York Yankees and the Baltimore Orioles; the other was between the Oakland A’s and the Detroit Tigers. In the first series the Orioles won games 2 and 4; but the Yankees won games 1, 3 and 5 to win and move on to the next series. The A’s won games 3 and 4; but the Tigers won games 1, 2 and 5 to win and move on to the next series. The National League Championship Series (NLCS) was between the St. Louis Cardinals and San Francisco Giants. The Cardinals won games 1, 3 and 4; but the Giants won games 2, 5, 6, and 7 to win and go to the World Series. The American League Championship Series (ALCS) was between the Detroit Tigers and the New York Yankees. The Tigers won games 1, 2, 3, and 4 to sweep the Yankees and to go to the World Series. The World Series is between the Detroit Tigers and the San Francisco Giants. The Giants won game one 9-2 to take the lead in the series. Game two went the Giants, they won 2-0 to take a 2-0 series lead. The Giants won game three 2-0 to take a 3-0 series lead. Well the San Francisco Giants beat the Detroit Tigers 4-3 in the tenth inning to sweep the Tigers for the 2012 World Series. This is their second World Series in two years also their seventh in Giants history. Congrats to the Giants on an incredible win and very impressive baseball both on offense and defense. Enjoy the winter and the holidays see you in May for the 2013 season.
Sport Events in November
NFL: In week 9 there are 14 games and the New England Patriots, the New York Jets, the San Francisco 49ers, and the St. Louis Rams have a bye week. In week 10 there are 14 games and the Arizona Cardinals, the Cleveland Browns, the Green Bay Packers, and the Washington Redskins have a bye week. In week 11 there are 14 games and the Minnesota Vikings, the New York Giants, the Seattle Seahawks, and the Tennessee Titians have a bye week. In week 12 there are 16 games no teams have a bye week. The first game of week 13 is on November 29th between the New Orleans Saints and the Atlanta Falcons.
NHL: Not sure when games are going to start because the lockout is still going on.
Men’s Tennis: The ATP BNP Paribas Masters is from Oct 29th to Nov 4th. The Barclays ATP World Tour Finals is from Nov 4th to Nov 11th and that is the last tournament till 2013.
Women’s Tennis: The last tournament in women’s tennis is the WTA Commonwealth Bank Tournament of Champions which is from Oct 30th to Nov 3rd.
PGA Golf Tour: The World Golf Championships- HSBC Champions is from Nov 1st to Nov 4th. The Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Classic is from Nov 8th to Nov 11th. The Wendy’s 3-Tour Challenge is from Nov 12th to Nov 13th and the Tyco Golf Skills Challenge is from Nov 12th to Nov 14th. The World Challenge presented by Northwestern Mutual is from Nov 29th to Dec 2nd. The PGA Tour Qualifying Tournament is from Nov 28th to Dec 3rd.
European Golf Tour: the World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions is from Nov 1st to Nov 4th. The Barclays Singapore Open is from Nov 8th to Nov 11th. The HSBC Hong Kong Open and the SA Open Championship are form Nov 15th to Nov 18th. The DP world Tour Championship Dubai is from Nov 22nd to Nov 25th and is the last tournament of the European Tour.
Ladies PGA Golf Tour: The Mizuno Classic is from Nov 2nd to Nov 4th. The Lorena Ochoa Invitational presented by Banamex and Jalisco is from Nov 8th to Nov 11th. The CME Group Titleholders is from Nov 15th to Nov 18th.
Caela’s byline: I am the oldest of six children. I am a Christian. I love watching movies, playing on my computer, and I love watching sports. I want to go to Syracuse University, and eventually become a sports journalist. My favorite sports are hockey, football (soccer), and golf.