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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...

NHL and NHLPA Head to Mediation
November 29th, 2012 at 3:00 PM
The NHL and the NHLPA meet with mediators for six hours yesterday and are meeting again  today.  This is the first time the sides have formally communicated since the NHL rejected the NHLPA's most recent CBA offer last week.   The two sides chose Federal Medication and Conciliation Services (FMCS) to help...

Parents of Deceased NHL Player Derek Boogaard File Lawsuit Against NHLPA
September 26th, 2012 at 9:05 AM
According to the New York Times, Derek Boogard's father Len has filed a lawsuit against the NHLPA seeking $9.8 million dollars in damages.  The suit seeks the $4.8 million he was set to receive in salary under his contract with the New York Rangers, as well as $5 million in...

NHL Teams Hand Out $200 Million in Player Contracts on Eve of Lockout
September 19th, 2012 at 9:53 AM
The NHL officially locked out its players at midnight on Saturday, September 15th.  One of the reasons for the lockout, as made clear by commissioner Gary Bettman, is that players salaries are too exorbitant and the league needs a larger share of the overall revenue to deal with rising operating...

NHLPA Submits an “Alternative View” in Labor Talks with NHL
August 15th, 2012 at 9:37 AM
On Tuesday, the Toronto Globe and Mail reported that the NHLPA has submitted a proposal to the NHL that NHLPA head Donald Fehr has termed "an alternative view" and not a counter-offer to the NHL's initial proposal.  The NHLPA's position is that the players are willing to take less money...

NHLPA Meetings Prior to CBA Negotiations Underway in Chicago
June 27th, 2012 at 9:15 AM
Today, the NHLPA will be wrapping up the third and final day of its player meetings in Chicago. The players will choose their 30-man negotiating committee after 2 days of education regarding the upcoming negotiations with the NHL team owners.  Meetings between the two sides are expected to begin as soon as...

NHLPA Rejects Proposed Realignment Plan: Precursor to Upcoming CBA Talks?
January 11th, 2012 at 3:30 PM
Last week, the NHLPA rejected a proposal for the realignment of the NHL, which was set to take effect in the 2012-13 season.  On December 5, 2011, the NHL presented a radical realignment proposal, which would have changed many aspects of how the hockey season played out.  Under the proposed realignment, there would be unbalanced conferences, with two conferences of seven teams and two conferences of eight teams.  Every team in the NHL would play a home-and-home against the other.  The playoffs...