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    What was behind the NHL lockout of 2004-2005?

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    The National Hockey League locked out its players in a year-long battle between the union and the owners. There were monetary issues as well as non-monetary issues that affected the lockout. The Hockey Lockout of 2004-2005.

    What were the rule changes and the non-wage issues?
    Was the lockout ultimately good for the game?
    Was it good for the players?
    What about the owners?
    What has happened to the fans?

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    In addition to my response below, I am attaching 3 word documents that include the text from all of the references that I found - just in case your online library will not allow you to locate them yourself.

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    Monetary issues: "...pro hockey's owners and players cannot agree upon whether the sport should adopt a cap" (Sports Salary Caps, 2004). That was the main salary-related issue facing the league.

    What were the rule changes and the non-wage issues?

    "On July 22, 2005, the NHL announced rules changes to prevent ties, enhance play, and reduce fighting, to take effect with the 2005-06 season. Among them were the following: If a game is tied at the end of regulation time, a 5-minute overtime period will be played. If there is still a tie, the teams go to a shootout. Blue lines are moved 2 feet toward the center to create bigger offensive zones. This will result in a reduced neutral zone, from 54 feet to 50 feet. Goal lines will be 2 feet closer to the end boards than previously. The center red line will be ignored for the purposes of the "two line pass." Passes from behind the defensive blue line to the attacking blue line will be considered legal. An offensive player who enters the attacking zone before the puck can return to the blue line, touch it, and resume play. A team that ices the puck cannot ...

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    What were the rule changes and the non-wage issues?
    Was the lockout ultimately good for the game?
    Was it good for the players?
    What about the owners?
    What has happened to the fans?

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