Weather Forecast


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.

Are you a newspaper subscriber but you don't have a Digital Access account yet?

You will need your subscription account number and phone number. Not sure if you have an account? Email us at and we can help you.

Denton (Denny) Newman Jr.
I've worked at the Brainerd Dispatch with various duties since Dec. 7, 1983. Starting off as an Ad Designer and currently Director of Audience Development. The Dispatch has been an interesting and challenging place to work. I'm fortunate to have made many friends, both co-workers and customers.
(218) 855-5889