March 7, 2013

NHLPA Consents To Realignment Plan, Board of Governors Vote Up Next

The National Hockey League will present its proposed realignment plan to the Board of Governors after receiving consent from the National Hockey League Players Association on Thursday. If approved, the League’s new realignment plan will go into effect starting with the 2013-14 season. “The NHL Players’ Association confirmed to us today that it has consented […]

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September 16, 2012

Collective Bargaining Agreement Expires, NHL Lockout Officially Begins

The September 15 deadline for a new Collective Bargaining Agreement between the National Hockey League and National Hockey League Players Association passed without an agreement being reached. As a result, training camps will not open until agreement on a new CBA is reached. Executives from the NHL and NHLPA last met Wednesday, when proposals for […]

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September 15, 2012

Quebec Labour Board Rules In NHL’s Favor

The Quebec Labour Board ruled Friday that a lockout by the National Hockey League would be legal in the province. The current Collective Bargaining Agreement expires Saturday at 11:59 p.m. ET. If a new deal is not reached by the deadline, NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman has said the League will not continue under the expiring […]

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September 10, 2012

Canadian Based Teams Attempting To Use Provincial Law To Block Potential CBA Lockout

Members of three Canadian-based teams are attempting to use provincial law to contest the legality of a potential lockout by the National Hockey League owners. The National Hockey League Players Association believes that laws in the provinces of both Alberta and Quebec would make the potential lockout unlawful. Under the law, an employer cannot lock […]

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September 7, 2012

NHL, NHLPA Resume Collective Bargaining Agreement Today

Negotiations toward establishing a new Collective Bargaining Agreement resumed Friday, one week after talks between the National Hockey League and National Hockey League Players Association stalled. NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman and Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly met at the League’s office with NHLPA Executive Director Donald Fehr and Special Counsel Steve Fehr for a little more […]

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August 15, 2012

Gary Bettman: ‘Wide Gap Remains’ Between NHLPA And NHL In Collective Bargaining Agreement Economic System Talks

National Hockey League Commissioner Gary Bettman said Wednesday that a wide gap remains between what the League’s owners want from the economic system that will govern the new Collective Bargaining Agreement and what the National Hockey League Players Association offered Tuesday in its economic proposal. Bettman made the statement after the latest negotiating session at […]

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August 14, 2012

NHLPA Presents Proposal For New Collective Bargaining Agreement

The National Hockey League Players Association has made its first proposal in the latest round of Collective Bargaining Agreement talks with the NHL. The union says its proposal to the league includes a smaller percentage of revenues for players and an expanded revenue sharing program to help struggling teams. Donald Fehr, the executive director of the […]

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August 13, 2012

Monday’s Collective Bargaining Agreement Talks Focus On Growth Business

The negotiating committees from the National Hockey League and National Hockey League Players Association met Monday at the League office for the first of four scheduled days of work toward establishing a new Collective Bargaining Agreement. The meeting Monday featured NHL Chief Operating Officer John Collins delivering a presentation that detailed how the League has […]

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August 13, 2012

NHLPA Working On NHL/KHL All-Star Game?

Rogers Sportsnet reports the National Hockey League Players Association is “quietly” putting together plans for a series of exhibition games including some of the world’s top skaters. “Sources tell Sportsnet’s John Shannon that games between a team of Russian all-stars from the Kontinental Hockey League and ‘world’ all-stars from the NHL are tentatively set for Moscow, Halifax […]

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August 11, 2012

NHL And NHLPA Met For Fourth Consecutive Day To Discuss Collective Bargaining Agreement

Members of the negotiating committees from the National Hockey League and the National Hockey League Players Association met for a fourth consecutive day Friday in an attempt to establish a new Collective Bargaining Agreement. The sub-committee session on Friday centered on hockey-related issues, including supplementary discipline, training camp and ice conditions. NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill […]

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