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September: NHL lock out

NHL owners carried out their threat to lock out players after the two sides were unable to reach a new labour deal.

The move ended any hope of opening the season as scheduled.

The club owners wanted a wage cap but the NHL Players Association chief Bob Goodenow said it said it would never accept such a proposal.

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