Monday, 22 October 2012


No hockey yet?!? Won't anyone think of the children?!?

Sorry for the fact that this blog has been silent for the last week- it's mostly been due to the recent developments in the CBA talks. That brings us to the big announcement.

Sadly, there's not going to be any hockey until at least November, which really, really sucks. But there is a silver lining- we are still going to bring you your hockey fix! It's no substitution for the real thing, but our virtual hockey players aren't as greedy as the real ones. So let's take a look at what's been going on after the first week of play!

Friday, 12 October 2012


Hello everyone, and thanks for tuning in last evening for the start of our regular season!

For those who missed any of the games:

a)  How could you, you heartless bastard?
b) Take a look at this article for a quick, concise recap of what's happened in the league.

I'll frequently post updates recapping the goings ons of the Lockout League (maybe not daily, but very often), just to keep everyone and everything up to date. This is one of those updates.

Thursday, 11 October 2012


Hi everyone,

Just a quick, yet exciting announcement. Starting today, when the puck drops, it drops in the regular season! That's right, after a few weeks of tinkering and testing, we've sorted everything out, and are ready to kickoff the regular season.

Tune in to our streams tonight at 8:30 Eastern / 5:30 Pacific! Scheduled games are:

Ottawa at Montreal
Boston at Philly
St. Louis at Collarado
Vancouver at Cangary

We look forward to seeing you tonight!

Tuesday, 9 October 2012


As we wind closer and closer to Thursday's official launch, we are still firing away with our wild and baseless predictions. This time, my unprofessional opinion sets its sights on the best coast- the Western Conference.

Home of last year's Stanley Cup Champions, the Los Angeles Kings, the Western conference has a consistently elite pool of talent. Which ones do I predict will end up in the top five? Which ones are the most likely to raise the pixelated cup?

Read on to find out.

Friday, 5 October 2012



Some more exciting news in regards to the development of this project! I have just fully implemented the stats page, which you can see here!

I've seperated the teams by division, instead of bundling everything into one big spreadsheet. With this system, I can easily update player statistics with little hassle, which makes life easier for us, but things convenient for you. Once the league is underway, be sure to keep an eye on that page.

This was a big undertaking, entering the data for all the players for every team, so there are bound to be mistakes. If anyone sees any, feel free to let me know. Now that this is out of the way however, expect more  articles and features leading up to the season start. I'll be posting the best in the west feature shortly!


Wednesday, 3 October 2012


Hey everyone, just wanted to give a big shout out to all who came out and watched the games last night- I think we can generally categorize it as success indeed! We had a few issues with the streaming, but overall, the quality was good, and the service was uninterrupted. 

Since we are still leading up to the actual season start, we will constantly be feeling things out and testing our system, so feel free to swing by one of our preaseason game broadcasts and give us some input! We are still fiddling with the little things, like camera angles, game length, etc.

We will be braodcasting preseason games every day until the 10th of October, where we will start our regular games. Hardcore_Haas, our broadcaster mostly takes requests for the match ups, so feel free to drop by and let him know what you'd like to see!

Stay up to date with our broadcast schedule.

Saturday, 29 September 2012


Sadly, HBO won't be showing up for our version of the Winter Classic.

Hey folks, some really exciting news. This is actually happening!

We've got about a week or so until the actual league starts, which means that we are going to test out our system for the time being. This is a really important time for us, as it allows us to calibrate our technology, get a handle for the games, and get valuable feedback.

And so, with that, I'm pleased to announce the very first simulated game we will broadcast:


That's right, we will be broadcasting 2012's winter classic as our first ever simulated game! You can watch the game live at our twitch tv channel, where all our games will be broadcasted. The puck will drop at 8:00/7:00 central, and 5:00 pacific.

Additionally, we will stream a pre season game every night until the start of the actual season, on October 11. Be sure to keep an eye on the schedule to stay completely up to date.

Additionally, feel free to follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook to stay on top of things!

Thursday, 27 September 2012


As we ramp up towards opening day, it's worth taking a look at the current line ups and making some wild, baseless predictions. It wouldn't be a sports blog without it. Today we take a look at the Eastern Conference, and place our bets on the top five strongest competitors for the cup. Counting down from number five, all the way to number one, we will take a look at the conference's best chances out east.

Wednesday, 26 September 2012


Hey folks, since this site is a growing monster, it still needs time to develop. Consider this the awkward teenage years of this blog/league's life. We are constantly working on making this site the best possible thing, which means we are 100 percent open to suggestions, feedback, or critique. I'll make a weekly post for users to suggest features, changes, etc. It's nice to have it all in one place where myself and other readers can discuss. Feel free to leave any comments, questions, or feedback in the comments below!

Tuesday, 25 September 2012


Hey folks, please take a look at this for some important information regarding the broadcasting of our scheduled games.

All of our streamed games will be viewable at Hardcore_Haas's channel, so a big round of applause to him for helping out. We may also compile highlight videos and recorded games.

We will mirror the exact NHL 2012-2013 season, and will try to broadcast all of the games in whatever way shape or form.

To view the list of upcoming events, and our upcoming broadcasts, take a look at the schedule. We will start our first live broadcasts around the same time as the real NHL would start up, so expect some major action to ramp up between October 4 - October 11.

This site is still in its infancy, so please bear with us as we figure out the best possible schedule. If you have any suggestions or comments, don't hesitate to let us know.

Additionally, we are going to have to test out our streaming system, so we will most likely have a few test broadcasts, so stay tuned, where we should be streaming our simulated winter classic!

Stay tuned folks.


"Hi, I'm Gary Bettman, commissioner of the National Hockey League. Firstly, I'd like to apologize on behalf of myself, the owners I represent, and the NHLPA. We've all just realized what an awful mistake we've made, and as such, have resigned a new collective bargaining agreement. Effective immediately, the 2012-2013 NHL season will resume. We will even let the Florida Panthers rehire their mascot."

Man, I wish that was the case. But unfortunately, it seems like the NHL may be locked out for a very long time. It's a shame to see millionaires squabble over percentages while the most important players, the fans, get screwed over.While the league and the players argue and bicker, we are left out in the cold. But with the second lockout in ten years, we are fed up.

A few online hockey fans have decided to do something about it. This season, the players are locked out, but not the fans. We will be covering a simulated 2012-2013 season, using EA's NHL 13. We will follow the schedule day by day, game by game. We will provide streams for CPU vs. CPU games, as well as articles, recaps, and various other blog articles. We will also provide standings and stats for all teams as the season progresses. In short, we are creating our own NHL hockey season.

Bear with us over the next few days as we set up the streaming, organize staff, and get this simulated league off  the ground. If you are interested to be a writer,video guy, odd job man, hold tight, as I will soon post information for how others can get involved.

In the meantime, bookmark this blog, check frequently, and tell your friends.

We aren't trying to send anyone a message. Well, I guess we are.

No matter what happens, we won't lose our hockey.