Tagged: ‘CBA’

Martin St. Louis Has Some Choice Words for NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman
October 26th, 2012 at 4:46 PM
As the NHL/NHLPA labor discussions drag on without foreseeable resolution, some players have stepped forward to publicly criticize the tactics and motives of NHL commisionner Gary Bettman. The league recently canceled the schedule of games through November 30 and withdrew their most recent CBA offer, which was closest to the expected...

NHL Lockout, Day 12: Update on Tampa Bay Lightning Defenseman Victor Hedman
September 27th, 2012 at 1:53 PM
***VIDEO1*** During the 2004-05 lockout, several Tampa Bay Lightning players -- the reigning Stanley Cup champions -- headed overseas to play. Vincent Lecavalier, Nikolai Khabibulin and Brad Richards went to Russia to play in the Russian SuperLeague for Ak Bars Kazan; Martin St. Louis played for the Swiss club HC Lausanne. So it...

NHL Lockout, Day 2: 2012 Lockout Continues
September 17th, 2012 at 1:07 PM
***PHOTO1*** September 15 has come and go, and the NHL did not go the way of the NFL. No last minute deal was reached in spite of last minute proposals by both sides. Core issues such as division and definition of hockey-related revenue and revenue sharing between franchises remain unresolved. Now, with a...

AHL Syracuse Crunch Benefiting from Affiliation with Tampa Bay Lightning
September 11th, 2012 at 2:18 AM
***VIDEO1*** With the NHL lockout creeping closer and closer -- talks stalled last Friday and the expiration date of the current CBA is September 15 -- it seems more and more likely that Tampa Bay Lightning fans will have to become Syracuse Crunch fans fairly soon if they want to see...

The NHL “Real World”: CBA Talks Stop Being Polite and Start Getting Real
July 14th, 2012 at 8:18 PM
***PHOTO1*** After the first two meetings between the NHLPA, led by Don Fehr, and the NHL, spearheaded by commissioner Gary Bettman,  everyone was saying the right things but no one was saying much of anything. It is likely very few details were discussed; it was about setting the table for the nitty...