January 6, 2013

Key Details From Tentative CBA Deal

A look at some of the key details from the tentative collective bargaining agreement announced by the NHL and the players association on Sunday morning: — 10-year deal, and each side is able to opt out after eight. — Free-agent contracts are limited to a maximum length of seven years, but clubs can go to [...]

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January 6, 2013

Owners, Players Reach Tentative Agreement On CBA Framework

After more than 16 consecutive hours of bargaining on the 113th day of the lockout, the NHL and NHLPA reached a tentative agreement on the framework of a new collective bargaining agreement around 5 a.m. Sunday. “We have reached an agreement on the framework of a new collective bargaining agreement, the details of which need [...]

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January 4, 2013

CBA Updates: Talks To Resume Friday, Donald Fehr, Disclaimer Of Interest Vote

Friday morning Collective Bargaining Agreement updates: Scott Burnside of ESPN.com reports that the NHL and NHLPA are expected to resume meetings Friday morning. However yesterday the NHL’s locked-out players did not show up for a meeting that commissioner Gary Bettman said a federal mediator wanted to start at 10 a.m., instead choosing to update their membership. Pierre LeBrun of ESPN.com reports that [...]

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January 3, 2013

CBA Updates: Salary Cap, Escrow, Mediation, Schedule

Collective Bargaining Agreement updates: The Canadian Press Chris Johnston reports that the NHL and NHLPA still aren’t seeing eye-to-eye on the 2013-14 salary cap. The league still wants a $60 million one while the union is aiming for a $65 million ceiling (down from $67 million). Although some say it wasn’t never officially broached, the NHLPA reportedly [...]

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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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