April 12, 2013

NHL, International Olympic Committee Continue To Work Towards Agreement

There is still no deal to send NHL players to Sochi next February for the Olympics, but another meeting Friday advanced the process, according to ESPN.com. Officials from the NHL, NHL Players Association, International Olympic Committee and the International Ice Hockey Federation met in New York City to try and resolve the outstanding issues that [...]

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April 11, 2013

International Olympic Committee And NHL To Meet, Discuss Sochi Winter Olympics

The NHL has another Olympic meeting on tap for Friday as the parties involved try to continue to make progress. Sources told ESPN.com on Wednesday that the league will meet in New York City with the International Olympic Committee, the International Ice Hockey Federation and NHL Players Association as all four parties continue to reach [...]

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March 20, 2013

NHLPA To Poll Players About Visors

After years of resisting the idea of mandating visors in the NHL, the NHLPA plans on polling players this summer to see if they’re interested in grandfathering mandatory visors into the league. Mathieu Schneider, the NHLPA’s special assistant to the executive director, described himself as a visor advocate after playing his entire NHL career without [...]

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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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March 6, 2013

NHL Would Like Visor Use To Be Mandatory

Multiple sources have confirmed to ESPNNewYork.com that although the issue was raised during the labor talks that led to a new collective bargaining agreement back in January, the union held firm to protect the “player’s choice” in the matter. NHL players are not currently required to wear visors, although the league would like that to [...]

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February 13, 2013

NHL, NHPLA Continuing To Work On League Realignment

After a failed attempt just over a year ago, the NHL appears to once again be headed towards realignment. TSN Hockey Insider Pierre LeBrun of ESPN.com reported that both the NHL and the NHLPA have been working towards a realignment plan over the past two weeks, including a meeting on Tuesday in Toronto. Both sides have [...]

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February 11, 2013

Meeting To Discuss NHL’s Involvement In Olympic Games Scheduled For This Thursday & Friday

The NHL‘s continued involvement in the Olympic Games will be discussed later this week when the league meets with the IOC, the International Ice Hockey Federation and the NHL Players Association. The meetings are scheduled for Thursday and Friday in New York City, sources with both the NHL and NHLPA confirmed. The NHL has sent [...]

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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 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 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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