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Lubomir Visnovsky Will Very, Very Reluctantly Report to the Islanders
January 16th, 2013 at 3:19 PM
It has been reported today that Lubomir Visnovsky, the last NHL player remaining in the KHL, will in fact report to the New York Islanders after attending to some "personal issues" (apparently, one of his children is ill and he wants to stay until his family is well enough to travel)....

Lockout Over: NHL and NHLPA Reach CBA Agreement
January 7th, 2013 at 8:44 AM
Early Sunday morning, the NHL and NHLPA struck a deal on a new ten-year CBA, with a mutual opt-out provision after eight years.  Some of the major provisions are as follows: - The players' revenue share will decrease from its current level of 57% to 50% for the duration of the agreement.  A...

What If Bain Capital Bought the NHL in 2005?
December 26th, 2012 at 3:43 PM
A fascinating article about a real-life hypothetical.  During the 2004-5 NHL lockout, the owners heard a pitch from Bain Capital to buy the ENTIRE LEAGUE for $3.5 billion.  The article then explains why the offer was turned down and how the league might have looked like if the league had in...

NHL Brings Lawsuit Against NHLPA: Legal Chaos Likely to Ensue
December 19th, 2012 at 1:38 PM
On Monday, the NHL filed a lawsuit against the players and NHLPA in a New York federal court.  In their suit, they seek a number of declarations from the court, essentially ruling that the lockout is legal, that the NHL is immune from anti-trust actions stemming from the lockout, and...

Groundhog Day? Talks Between NHL and NHLPA Fall Apart Again, Season in Jeopardy
December 13th, 2012 at 8:45 AM
The NHL and NHLPA met with federal mediators again this week and came away with nothing.  The NHL made an offer, and pulled it off of the table when the players tried to counter.  The standoff between the two sides continues, with the NHL claiming that the sides are still...