an nhl lockout is when there is no season or playoffs in a hockey season
the lockout in the NHL occurred in 2004-2005 season
2005-06: first season after lockout
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2005. After the 2004-2005 NHL lockout
2004-2005 There was also a lockout in 1994-1995 where the season was reduced to only 48 games
Greed on the part of both owners and players
Sadly, there is no set date for the 2012 season to begin as the owners and NHLPA try to work out a deal to end the lockout