April 11, 2013

NHL Announces Initiative In Support Of Gay Athletes

Amid heightened speculation that a male athlete in one of North America’s four major professional leagues will soon publicly declare his homosexuality, the National Hockey League and its players announced Thursday what appears to be the most comprehensive measure by a major men’s league in support of gay rights. “Our motto is Hockey Is for […]

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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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October 24, 2012

Quick Hits: Marc Savard, Patrick Kane, John Davidson, CBA, Daniel Alfredsson

Quick Hits from around the league. Boston Bruins center Marc Savard tweeted Monday that he is not making progress in his recovery from post-concussion syndrome and that “there is no comeback in the foreseeable future.” Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane to the growing list of stars playing overseas during the NHL lockout. Kane has agreed to a deal with EHC Biel in […]

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September 16, 2012

NHL Issues Message To Fans

The following message to fans was issued by the National Hockey League on Sunday: Despite the expiration of the Collective Bargaining Agreement, the National Hockey League has been, and remains, committed to negotiating around the clock to reach a new CBA that is fair to the Players and to the 30 NHL teams. Thanks to […]

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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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September 5, 2012

Phoenix Coyotes Buyer Greg Jamison Has Secured Financing

Even as the NHL’s regular season remains shrouded in uncertainty with the threat of a lockout, the long-awaited sale of the Phoenix Coyotes is actually coming more clearly into focus. A source confirmed to ESPN.com Tuesday evening that suitor Greg Jamison, the former president and CEO of the San Jose Sharks, has finally arranged financing that would allow […]

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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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