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These days, New York City mayor-turned-walking beacon of hope for all who walk the earth Rudy Giuliani seemingly can do no wrong in the court of public opinion. But that's about to be tested, because Rudy is sticking his mug into the NHL lockout. A group of investors is calling on Giuliani Partners to help raise $4 billion to start a new hockey league. But look at that number again: $4 billion. ESPN won't even pay $60 million just to show the games on TV. That's gotta be pesos, right?

In the Actual Real Non-Bullsnot Hockey Rumor News, Eklund's Hockey Rumors reports that "95 percent of the key issues are behind us, but 40% of the small details are still out there." That kind of math makes our heads hurt.


Giuliani Enters NHL Lockout [The Toronto Star]
So Here We Go Again [Eklund's Hockey Rumors]