Notch Novelty Posted August 17, 2004 Share Posted August 17, 2004 http://tsn.ca/nhl/news_story.asp?ID=951128/16/2004MISSISSAUGA, Ont. (CP) - The Original Stars Hockey League, which says it has commitments from 78 players including Dave Andreychuk, Roberto Luongo and Dominik Hasek, will begin its schedule Sept. 18 with a tripleheader in Toronto if the NHL and its players' association are unable to get together on a new collective bargaining agreement by Sept. 15.Teams would bear the city names of the Original Six NHL cities - Toronto, Montreal, Boston, Detroit, New York and Chicago.Each team would have four skaters and a goalie on the ice at one time, periods would last 17 minutes, line changes would only be made on the fly, there would be no centre red-line, no-touch icing would be in effect and minor penalties would result in penalty shots.It all depends on what happens in the NHL-NHLPA talks. A draft would be held Sept. 16 to allocate the 72 skaters, six goalies and six coaches who committed to play, says OSHL president Randall Gumbley.Each of the six teams would play three games a week at separate venues across Canada till Nov. 8.Besides Toronto, games in Ontario would be played in Oshawa, Belleville, Kitchener, Mississauga, Hamilton, Barrie, Peterborough, London, Ottawa and Brampton. Other games would be played in Montreal, Winnipeg, Halifax, Vancouver and Calgary.Other players named so far include Dan Cloutier, Chris Osgood, Patrick Lalime, Daniel Briere, Martin Lapointe, Manny Fernandez, Mathieu Garon, Mike Comrie, Jeff Cowan, Jassen Cullimore, Anders Eriksson, Chris Drury, Mike Ricci, Peter Bondra, Bill Lindsay, Scott Barney, Dan Cleary, Shawn Horcoff, Dwayne Roloson and Darcy Hordichuk. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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