March 12, 2013

NHL And NHLPA Agree To Change Escrows Rate

The NHL and NHL Players Association have agreed to change this season’s escrow rate to 20 percent, sources confirmed to ESPN.com. That’s up from the 10 percent rate both sides had agreed upon in late January shortly after the season began. The change comes as a result of lower than originally projected NHL revenues for [...]

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February 20, 2013

Jannik Hansen Suspended One Game For Roughing Marian Hossa

Vancouver Canucks forward Jannik Hansen has been suspended for one game for roughing Chicago Blackhawks forward Marian Hossa the National Hockey League’s Department of Player Safety announced today. Under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement, and based on his average annual salary, Hansen will forfeit $7,297.30. The money goes to the Players’ Emergency Assistance Fund. The incident occurred at 1:10 of [...]

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February 19, 2013

Mark Giordano Faces Fine Hearing For Trip On Antoine Roussel

Calgary Flames defenseman Mark Giordano faces a fine hearing with the National Hockey League’s Department of Player Safety Tuesday evening for a slew-footing incident in a game Sunday against the Dallas Stars. Giordano was assessed a tripping penalty against Antoine Roussel at the 11:53 mark of the second period in that game. Under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement, any [...]

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February 19, 2013

NHL Introduces New Entry Draft Lottery Rules

A big factor in the new Collective Bargaining Agreement for the NHL was how the Draft Lottery would work for teams that fail to make the postseason. Under the previous CBA rules, the winner of the lottery could only move up a maximum of four spots in the the draft. It meant that only the [...]

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February 19, 2013

Devin Setoguchi Has Disciplinarian Hearing For High-Stick On Kyle Quincey

Minnesota Wild forward Devin Setoguchi faces a fine hearing with the NHL’s Department of Player Safety Tuesday morning for an incident in Sunday’s game against the Detroit Red Wings. Setoguchi was assessed a double-minor for high-sticking Detroit’s Kyle Quincey at 15:16 of the second period. Quincey left the game briefly, but returned in the third period. Under the terms of the [...]

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February 6, 2013

Brandon Dubinsky Fined $10,000 For Boarding Rob Scuderi

Columbus Blue Jackets forward Brandon Dubinsky has been fined $10,000, the maximum allowed under the Collective Bargaining Agreement, for boarding Los Angeles Kings defenseman Rob Scuderi in Columbus on Tuesday, February 5, the National Hockey League’s Department of Player Safety announced today. The incident occurred at 11:29 of the second period. Dubinsky was assessed a major penalty for boarding and game misconduct. [...]

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January 24, 2013

NHL And NHLPA Set Escrow Rate At 10 Percent

The NHL and NHL Players Association have set this season’s escrow rate at 10 percent, both sides confirmed to ESPN.com. That means players will fork over 10 percent of every paycheck into an escrow fund until both the league and NHLPA figure out the final numbers next summer or next fall in terms of hockey [...]

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January 14, 2013

Players Ratify CBA, Season To Start Saturday

Nearly one week after a tentative labor deal was agreed to by the league and its players, the sides agreed to a required memorandum of understanding (MOU) on Saturday night that truly makes the lockout a thing of the past. Training camps will open on Sunday, and a 48-game regular season will begin next Saturday. [...]

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January 10, 2013

NHL Players Will Being Voting On CBA Tonight At 8PM

The NHL players will begin their vote to ratify the new CBA at 8:00 p.m. ET on Thursday, per NHLPA.com. The vote will conclude at 8:00 a.m. ET on Saturday. It’s a secret ballot and the results will be made known shortly after the end of voting. It’s assumed that the new CBA will pass [...]

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January 9, 2013

NHL Owners Ratify CBA, Players Are Next

NHL owners voted unanimously in favor of ratifying the new collective bargaining agreement, according to TSN.ca. The players aren’t expected to start their ratification vote until Friday. It will take place electronically over two days and needs majority support from the roughly 740 union members to pass. NHL commissioner Gary Bettman briefly addressed the fans [...]

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