Saturday, September 22, 2012
Flyers across the world!
Ruslan Fedotenko - HC Donbass (KHL)
Jakub Voracek - HC Lev Praha (KHL)
Ilya Bryzgalov - CSKA Moscow (KHL)
Staying Home (For now):
Danny Briere, Claude Giroux, Max Talbot, Bruno Gervais, Kimmo Timonen
Obviously, with this news being so sudden, some players like Wayne Simmonds (LOLJK Simmer went to Germany to play for 'Eispiraten Crimmitschau' [the ice pirates], a second division team) and Scott Hartnell are still undecided on their immediate future, probably hoping not to go too far in hopes that a season can still be salvaged. Plus considering how much a single team loses in revenue per cancelled game (a million bucks!), you'd think they'd be trying harder to get this back on track. Until live hockey returns to my television, I'll continue to play video games and keep tabs on the Phantoms. But heed this warning, Mr. Bettman: A dog is only as loyal as its master. String us along for much longer, and come game time the seats may be emptier than you anticipate.