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NHL Proves to Be Prepared for Domestic Violence Situations with Slava Voynov Suspension
October 21st, 2014 at 9:00 AM
The NHL has suspended LA Kings defenseman Slava Voynov indefinitely while the league conducts an investigation regarding his arrest on charges of domestic violence Monday. ***PHOTO1*** The league suspended Voynov under Section 18-A.5 of the Collective Bargaining Agreement, per NHL.com, which gives the NHL the power to suspend a player pending the...

NHL Hires Chris Pronger to Role in Department of Player Safety
October 11th, 2014 at 1:00 PM
As hypocritical as it may be, the NHL has hired Chris Pronger to join the league's Department of Player Safety. ***PHOTO1*** Pronger was considered one of the most dirty players of his generation through his 18 seasons in the NHL, and now he will be working to keep the league's current players...

Buffalo Sabres Reportedly Make Bid to Host NHL Combine
January 29th, 2014 at 2:00 PM
A report from the Buffalo Sabres indicates the team has made yet another step toward making the forthcoming HARBORCENTER a true all-levels hockey destination. The AP reported NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman as saying the Sabres put in a bid to host the annual NHL combine, which has taken place in Toronto. "I...

Buffao Sabres Forward Thomas Vanek Back in Buffalo After Stint in Austria
November 17th, 2012 at 9:00 AM
Buffalo Sabres forward Thomas Vanek is back in Buffalo after an 11-game conditioning stint in his native Austria. ***PHOTO1*** Vanek played for Graz in the Austrian Hockey League, scoring five goals and 10 assists. "I had a great month in Graz and want to thank the fans, the players and the officials. It...

NHL, NHLPA May Take Two-Week Break from Negotiations
November 16th, 2012 at 8:48 PM
The NHL and NHLPA have gotten the hopes of their fans up, and now they are smashing those hopes into millions of bite-sized pieces. ***PHOTO1*** The two sides met for most of last week and reports were coming out that they weren't far from a new CBA. Those reports seem to have...

Buffalo Sabres’ Robyn Regehr Says Player’s CBA Offer is Fair
August 19th, 2012 at 6:45 PM
Buffalo Sabres defenseman Robyn Regehr is optimistic there will be an NHL season, but he's ready to join his fellow players in a hockey-less fall if the league's owners aren't willing to do their part in CBA negotiations. ***PHOTO1*** Despite an offer that included a reduction in revenue going to the players,...

Gap Remains Between NHL Owners, NHLPA in CBA Negotiations
August 15th, 2012 at 9:07 PM
Twenty-four hours after receiving a CBA proposal from the NHLPA, NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman told NHL.com that there is still a "wide gap" between the two parties in terms of the economic system. "I think it's fair to say that we value the [Union's] proposal and what it means in terms of...

NHL Players Association not Ready to Counteroffer in CBA Talks
July 21st, 2012 at 2:00 PM
Three days of labor talks between the NHL and its player association ended Friday with the NHLPA no closer to countering last week's initial CBA proposal from the league. The two sides met Friday in New York for the third straight day. The NHLPA has indicated over the past week that...

Buffalo Sabres, NHL Talk Realignment at Board of Governers Meetings
December 5th, 2011 at 12:00 PM
The NHL Board of Governors is set to meet in Pebble Beach, CA on Monday and at the top of the agenda sits the realignment of the NHL for next season. The reason for the realignment is the re-introduction of the Winnipeg Jets and the loss of the Atlanta Thrashers. As...