February 14, 2013

Brand Finance Study Shows NHL Loses Brand Value After Lockout

According to a study released Wednesday which says the lockout has left many Canadian hockey fans feeling slighted by the NHL, a factor that has pulled down its overall brand value. Consultancy firm Brand Finance, which tracks the clout of brand names in the real world, estimates that the NHL will lose nearly $328.2 million [...]

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November 12, 2012

NHL, NHLPa Met Briefly Sunday, Plan To Touch Base Monday

The NHL and NHL Players Association met briefly Sunday in a failed attempt to tackle player contracting issues, leaving little hope a labor deal will be reached soon, according to ESPN. Both NHLPA executive director Donald Fehr and NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly said they don’t know how a labor agreement can be reached given [...]

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November 8, 2012

NHL, NHLPA Meet For 5.5 Hours, Scheduled To Meet Again Today

The NHL and NHL Players Association held secret talks at an undisclosed location in Manhattan for a second straight day Wednesday and plan to meet again Thursday. The latest bargaining session, which lasted almost six hours, included discussions on two key issues that have separated the two sides: revenue sharing and the league’s “Make-Whole” provision [...]

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November 7, 2012

NHL,NHLPA Set To Meet Again Today To Discuss Collective Bargaining Agreement

After more than seven hours of negotiations, the NHL and NHLPA ended a lengthy day back at the Collective Bargaining Agreement table with plans to meet again Wednesday, the NHLPA announced. Neither side was available after the marathon session the first formal negotiations since October 18 which stretched late into Election Night on Tuesday evening, although [...]

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November 5, 2012

NHL, NHLPA Plan To Meet Tuesday To Discuss Collective Bargaining Agreement

The NHL and NHLPA are tentatively scheduled to resume Collective Bargaining Agreement talks Tuesday in New York City, sources told ESPN.com’s Pierre LeBrun. The NHLPA has also scheduled an internal conference call between the negotiation committee and the executive board for Monday, sources told LeBrun. No time has officially been set for the planned meeting, sources [...]

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November 4, 2012

Donald Fehr To Players: There’s Been No New Offers From NHL

NHLPA boss Don Fehr warned players not to read too much into the NHL’s recent concession on the “Make Whole” provision, according to Larry Brooks. “You may have seen media reports of supposed league ‘offer’ regarding make-whole aspect,” Fehr said in a memo. “There have been no proposals from either side since October 18. You [...]

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November 4, 2012

NHL And NHLPA Labor Talks Resumed Saturday

After more than two weeks apart and the hockey season hanging in the balance, the NHL and the NHL Players Association returned to the bargaining table Saturday after more than two weeks off. The hope of a full season being played is already gone, and so is the popular New Year’s Day Winter Classic. If [...]

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November 2, 2012

NHL Cancels Winter Classic

The NHL has decided to cancel the Winter Classic, which was slated to feature the Detroit Red Wings and Toronto Maple Leafs at the University of Michigan’s football stadium in Ann Arbor on January 1, a source told ESPN.com’s Pierre LeBrun on Friday. In the six weeks since the lockout began, the work stoppage has caused the cancellation of [...]

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October 31, 2012

Quebec Labor Board To Hear NHLPA’s Appeal

Although there have been no formal negotiations between the NHL and NHLPA in nearly two weeks, the two sides are set to battle it out in court again in December. According to a spokesperson, the Quebec Labour Relations Board has set aside December 6-7 to hear the NHLPA‘s case on behalf of several players from [...]

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October 30, 2012

With November 2nd Deadline Looming No New Progress On CBA

With the NHL’s deadline to get a Collective Bargaining Agreement done set for November 2, there have been no updates or progress on the possibility of future labor talks. “No new news,” NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly told TSN Hockey Insider Pierre LeBrun on Monday. “We withdrew our most recent proposal on Friday, and now we [...]

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