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From bad, to back, to worse...

You had the lockout that threatened to destroy the National Hockey League entirely. Even after a dealw as reached, people thought it would take years for the league to get back to where they were in 2003-04, and that wasn't so hot to begin with.

Revenues are up, attendence is up, the NHL is back with wunderkinds leading the charge.

And now? On the eve of The Twentieth Winter Olympiad and the Ice Hockey competition that puts focus on the NHL, whose players make up a good portion of several teams vying for the Gold Medal...

Scandal! With implications reaching as high as the leagues patron saint, the Great One himself, the leagues new bearings on life may come undone in haste.