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Hail Mary from the Chief: Obama asks for end to lockout

Even in the midst of an intense campaign, President Obama found time to ask for sanity in the hockey world.

During "The Tonight Show" with Jay Leno on Wednesday, an audience member asked the president if he could do anything to end the NHL lockout.

"You know, I do have a comment on this," said Obama. "Every time these things happen I just want to remind the owners and players: You guys make money because you've got a whole bunch of fans out there who are working really hard -- they buy tickets, they're watching on TV.

"Y'all should be able to figure this out. Get this done. The fans deserve it."

---John Vogl

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John Vogl

John Vogl

John Vogl has been covering the Sabres since 2002-03, an era that has included playoff runs, last-place finishes and three ownership changes. The award-winning writer is the Buffalo chapter chairman for the Professional Hockey Writers’ Association.

@BuffNewsVogl | jvogl@buffnews.com

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