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Lockout official

9/16/2012

Brace yourselves, hockey fans. You may be in for a long winter.

As the clock struck 12:01 a.m. Sunday morning, the NHL imposed a league-wide lockout, the sport's second work stoppage in eight years and the third of commissioner Gary Bettman's tenure.

And with no formal discussions scheduled and the two sides staring down a stark philosophical divide, it may be a long time until we see the puck drop.

Read more about it here.