Starting Up

By wbng sports

September 27, 2012 Updated Sep 27, 2012 at 12:03 AM EDT

Binghamton, NY (WBNG Binghamton)

One sports related work stoppage is close to being resolved.
The NFL and the officials union are said to be very close to a new agreement.
But another work stoppage shows no signs of letting up....that is of course in the NHL.

Canadian sports networks are so desperate for the hockey season they are showing KHL wrap-ups from the Russian league in the nightly shows.
Well you can expect them to take notice this week, as AHL camps open, including the B-Sens on Friday.
This afternoon I spoke with new head coach Luke Richardson who admitted for the past 2 months he's felt like a kid on Christmas eve ready to unwrap his new present.

" It's been a long spring and summer since I got this job and I'm looking forward to it. Unfortunately there is no hockey in the NHL, so we missed out on camp with the big team but that makes this camp that much more important. And I'm looking forward to the guys coming out and take that excitement and put it on the ice."

The team will meet tomorrow, have conditioning tests Friday and then start double session practices Saturday.
They will also hold scrimmages early next week which Richardson says will be very uptempo with many players now battling for a job.

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