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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

NHLPA Expected to Deliver Proposal Wednesday
November 20th, 2012 at 11:41 PM
Will the fourth one be the charm? After the NHL and NHLPA met Monday in New York, the league had asked NHLPA executive director Donald Fehr to submit a proposal by Wednesday for a new CBA. This would be the fourth proposal to be issued by the NHLPA, or first real proposal,...

Not Much Expected from This Week’s CBA Meeting
November 19th, 2012 at 8:36 PM
The NHL and NHLPA kicked off their latest round of negotiations at 7 PM in New York, and all has been mum on what will happen. That is either really good or really bad. Chris Johnston of the Canadian Press tweeted that discussions would focus on player contracting rights and economics. That would...

NHL, NHLPA to Resume Negotiations Monday
November 18th, 2012 at 3:53 PM
A little more than a week after CBA negotiations broke down between the NHL and NHLPA, both sides have agreed to meet again. The resumption is a result of one-on-one meetings between NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly and NHLPA special counsel Steve Fehr. Both men met with each other Friday and...

CBA Update: Negotiations Come to a Standstill
November 12th, 2012 at 6:40 PM
After four days of solid discussions toward a new CBA, the NHL and NHLPA broke off negotiations Sunday, with no sign of resuming anytime soon. The players, not surprisingly, blame the league. Their contention is that the NHL refuses to negotiate any further. "The owners made it clear there is no give...

CBA Update: Negotiations Continue On…and On…and On
November 7th, 2012 at 9:55 PM
Keep on keepin' on. In what is being deemed "progress," the NHL and NHLPA have continued negotiations toward a new CBA for extended periods of time. Both sides met Tuesday for over seven hours, and again today for over five. While nothing has been said about what has been talked about, this is an...

NHL, NHLPA to Resume CBA Negotiations After Two-week Hiatus
November 5th, 2012 at 8:30 PM
Okay, let's try this again. After NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly and NHLPA special counsel Steve Fehr met one-on-one all day Saturday, the league and union will hold another session of CBA negotiations Tuesday in New York. "We had a series of meetings over the course of the day and had a good, frank...

NHL, NHLPA Resume Talks After Winter Classic Canceled
November 3rd, 2012 at 2:50 PM
A bigger shock than the NHL canceling the Winter Classic may have been what followed. The league and the NHLPA both agreed to resume talks. Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly and union executive Steve Fehr were scheduled to meet in person Saturday. A location was not disclosed. A report from TSN's Darren Dreger said that the...

NHL, NHLPA Still Fail to Make Any Progress with Proposals
October 18th, 2012 at 11:05 PM
The worst-case scenario basically happened. Two days after the NHL sent a proposal calling for a 50-50 split in revenue to the NHLPA, both sides met Thursday in Toronto. The union sent three counterproposals to the league, but all three were rejected in a matter of minutes. "It's clear that we're not...