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

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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April 4, 2013

Hockey Hall Of Fame Chairman And CEO Bill Hay To Retire

Hockey Hall of Fame chairman and chief executive officer Bill Hay has announced that he will retire later this year, according to TSN.ca. Selection committee co-chairman Pat Quinn will take over as chairman while president Jeff Denomme will add CEO duties to his job title, the Hockey Hall of Fame said Thursday in a release. […]

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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 14, 2013

NHL Realignment Plan Approved By Board of Governors

The league announced Thursday that its proposed realignment plan is a go for next season after getting approval from the Board of Governors. It was the final step in the process after the NHL Players Association gave its consent to the plan last week. The NHLPA has agreed to this framework through the 2015-16 season […]

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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 11, 2013

NHL Board Of Governers To Vote On New Realignment Plan

The National Hockey League’s Board of Governors will hold a fax vote this week to approve the new, two-conference, four-division realignment plan for the 2013-14 campaign. The vote is expected to be completed by the end of the week. The NHLPA announced last Thursday that the players’ union wants to go forward with the league’s realignment […]

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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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February 26, 2013

Bob McKenzie And Pierre LeBrun Discuss How Playoffs Will Work After NHL Realignment

Bob McKenzie: There’s nothing completely final just yet and neither side has signed off on anything but what we can anticipate at this point is that the playoffs are not going to be expanded. There will still be 16 teams in the playoffs and there will be no play-in to get to the playoffs with […]

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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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