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NHL BOG Ratifies CBA, Bettman Issues Apology
January 9th, 2013 at 6:26 PM
NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman addressed the media today in New York. The presser in it's entirety can be viewed here. Before Bettman addressed the media, Boston Bruins owner Jeremy Jacobs, the chairman of the NHL Board of Governors, issued a statement. Jacobs said that the new CBA passed unanimously with a 30-0...

Details of New NHL CBA Released
January 6th, 2013 at 3:39 PM
Now that the madness of CBA negotiations is finally over, here are the details of the new CBA. LENGTH: The deal is for ten years, with a mutual opt out after eight years. That means the earliest that another lockout could happen is 2021. (Whether Gary Bettman is still the commissioner by...

IT’S OVER! NHL, NHLPA Strike a Deal to End the Lockout
January 6th, 2013 at 3:06 PM
After 113 days, millions of dollars lost in revenue and paychecks, multiple dereailed negotiation attempts, and a lot of depressing tweets, the NHL lockout is finally over. Both sides reached a tentative agreement at 4:45 AM EDT this morning in New York City, after meeting for 16 hours straight. The news...

CBA Update: Where We Stand Right Now
January 3rd, 2013 at 6:50 PM
After concluding a meeting at 1 am Thursday morning, the NHL and NHLPA are continuing working toward a new CBA (at least it appears that way as nobody has stormed out of meetings angrily.) The biggest news was that the NHLPA did not file for disclaimer of interest by the midnight...

CBA Update: Both Sides Exchange Proposals, Make Significant Progress
January 2nd, 2013 at 7:09 PM
The NHL and NHLPA have been exchanging proposals in the last six days, and reports out of New York say that significant progress has been made. Both sides have exchanged four proposals since last Thursday, which is the most exchanging done in a round of negotiations to this point. The latest...

NHL Offers CBA Proposal, Awaits Response from NHLPA
December 28th, 2012 at 7:28 PM
The silence has been broken. The NHL made a proposal to the NHLPA earlier today. The NHLPA held a conference call earlier this afternoon, and both sides are expected to go back to the bargaining table this weekend in New York, per SporsNet's John Shannon. CBC's Elliotte Friedman reports that the new proposal...

Report: NHLPA Given Approval to Dissolve
December 21st, 2012 at 8:37 PM
The NHLPA has moved a step closer to dissolving, a report from CBC says. A vote taken this week has given the union's executive board the power to file a "disclaimer of interest" until January 2. If the board files the disclaimer, the NHLPA would dissolve and become a trade association. Under...

BREAKING NEWS: NHL Cancels Games Through January 14
December 20th, 2012 at 4:40 PM
The NHL has canceled all games through January 14, 2013. The following Detroit Red Wings games were among the cancelations: January 4 vs. Nashville January 6 at Chicago January 9 at San Jose January 12 at Los Angeles January 13 at Anaheim This now brings the season total to 625 games canceled due to the lockout. The...

CBA Update: NHL Offer Back on the Table?
December 12th, 2012 at 7:18 PM
The NHL and NHLPA both met individually with federal mediators Wednesday in New Jersey. The story is more or less the same with no progress being made toward a new deal. However,conflicting reports have emerged on the NHL's most recent proposal. SportsNet's Nick Kypreos tweeted that the NHL had returned their proposal from last...

NHL, NHLPA to Resume Talks Wednesday
December 11th, 2012 at 3:15 PM
The NHL and NHLPA are heading back to the bargaining table Wednesday. Neither side would reveal the location where they were meeting. However, TSN reports that federal mediators Scot L. Beckenbaugh and John Sweeney will be included in the negotiating process. The NHL lockout has now reached 87 days. Both sides appeared to...

NHL Cancels Games Through December 30
December 10th, 2012 at 5:33 PM
Detroit Red Wings fans can forget about watching the Red Wings play in 2012, barring a miracle deal being struck. The NHL canceled another 104 games Monday due to the lockout, bringing the season total to 526 games lost. The following Red Wings games were canceled: December 15 at Nashville December 18 vs Los...

Editorial: Open Letter to Gary Bettman
December 7th, 2012 at 12:21 AM
Dear Gary Bettman: If you were employed elsewhere, you would most likely be out of a job after your actions tonight. I have been patient with you throughout this lockout and other years (a lot more patient than other fans and players), but tonight was the final straw for me. I realize that...

CBA Update: Talks Continue on After BOG Meeting
December 5th, 2012 at 5:10 PM
After a long day of negotiating between six NHL owners and 18 NHL players, both sides resumed talks Tuesday afternoon in New York following an NHL Board of Governors meeting. Not much information was given to the media, other than NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly and NHLPA Special Counsel Steve Fehr...

Owners and Players to Meet Tuesday
December 3rd, 2012 at 2:59 PM
The NHL owners and NHLPA will meet Tuesday in New York face-to-face for CBA negotiations, per TSN. The meeting is for owners and players only, which means neither NHL commissioner Gary Bettman nor NHLPA director Donald Fehr will be in attendance. Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly and union special counsel Steve Fehr...

Ted Lindsay: ‘Don’t Go Bad-mouthing Bettman’
November 29th, 2012 at 6:05 PM
The NHL lockout is very frustrating for the league, the players, and the fans. Most of the fans and players love to blame NHL commissioner Gary Bettman, with the fans sometimes directing expletives toward Bettman. The actions of the fans and players have rubbed former Detroit Red wing and Hall-of-Famer Ted...

BREAKING NEWS: Mediation Sessions Break Off
November 29th, 2012 at 5:19 PM
The NHL and NHLPA have concluded CBA negotiations with federal mediators in Iselin, New Jersey. A report from TSN says that no progress was made and that no further meetings have been scheduled. Both sides met with mediators Scot L. Beckenbaugh and John Sweeney. Mediation was used to try and gain traction toward working to...

Todd Bertuzzi: ‘I See Us Losing a Year’
November 26th, 2012 at 7:26 PM
Detroit Red Wings forward Todd Bertuzzi is not very optimistic about the NHL having some form of a season. "Not very optimistic," he said to The Detroit Free Press after a players-run practice today at Troy Sports Center. "I see us losing a year." "I think the owners, at this time, are...

Federal Mediators Join NHL Labor Talks
November 26th, 2012 at 6:48 PM
With the NHL and NHLPA in a deadlock on a new collective bargaining agreement, both sides have resorted to bringing in U.S.. Federal Mediators. "While we have no particular level of expectation going into this process, we welcome a new approach in trying to reach a resolution of the ongoing labor...

NHL Cancels Games Through December 14, All-Star Game
November 23rd, 2012 at 9:08 PM
The NHL has canceled all games through December 14, and the 2013 All-Star Game. The total for games lost due to the lockout stands at 422, including the Winter Classic and All-Star Game. The following Detroit Red Wings games were canceled: December 1 vs. San Jose December 4 vs. Colorado December 7 vs. Washington December 10...

Negotiations Break Off Again, Proposal not Well-received
November 21st, 2012 at 4:28 PM
The NHL and NHLPA have ended negotiations for the day. NHLPA head Donald Fehr said that Wednesday's meeting failed to produce any progress on major issues. The union had sent a proposal to the league eariler today, which left both sides less than $40 million apart annually over the next five years. Fehr had said...