It's official - NHL locks the door on players, fans
By a vote of 33-0 National Hockey League (NHL) owners gave permission to NHL players out of the 2012-13 season. Some 283 NHL players will be sidelined while negotiations try to get back on track.
This is the second player lock out by the owners since the first work stoppage in 2004-05.
Under the contract that expired at midnight Saturday, players were guaranteed over half of the $3.3 billion in league revenues.
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