NHL Lockout: New Jersey Devils Players Deal with Frustration

October 9th, 2012 by Carl Stoffers Leave a reply »

In the classic comedy Groundhog Day, Bill Murray re-lives the same nightmarish day until he finally changes his ways and gets his life straight.

As the National Hockey League lockout nears its third week, several New Jersey Devils players are venting their frustration with the stalemate that appears to show no signs of breaking any time soon. It’s a scenario that’s eerily reminiscent of the 2004 debacle in which the entire season was lost

When the NHL announced that regular season games up to October 24 would be canceled, many players and fans alike felt like they were being awoken by that terrible Sonny & Cher song and forced to re-live an awful day all over again.

“I’ve been through once of these before, so how everything is going is exactly how I expected it to be going,” Devils defenseman Bryce Salvador said. “I’m just more disappointed that it’s taken the same course that it did last time. It seems like ownership is following a script and they’ve got a date and I just hope this time it’s not the whole season.”

Indeed, the script is somethi ...

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