It’s one thing for an alleged incident of domestic violence to thrust one’s playing status into limbo. It is another one still when the resulting uncertainty all but freezes an […]
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There have been renewed rumblings about a hockey Champions League tournament in the vein of UEFA’s soccer Champions League. The idea is not new, having been discussed many times in […]
20 years ago today, on February 1st, 1993, Gary Bettman was named the commissioner of the National Hockey League. However, after yesterday’s announcement by Greg Jamison, a close friend of […]
I err on the side of caution with almost everything so bear with me when I say this.
When the NHL comes back, whenever that might be, you will too. And so will you. And you. And you in the back there…you, too.
It’s been a long 104 days without the NHL in our lives. We’ve missed Opening Night, one of the greatest days of the year for hockey fans. We missed a 2011-12 Stanley Cup Championship banner raising in Los Angeles and the subsequent talks of a championship hangover when the Kings fail to go undefeated in the first month of the season. We missed what could have been the most bizarre 24/7 yet between the Detroit Red Wings and Toronto Maple Leafs, filled with awkward Phil Kessel moments and more insight on why Pavel Datsyuk is utterly peculiar off the ice but a pure magician on the ice.
Most importantly, we missed a lot of hockey at the professional level in North America
There comes a point when ridiculous becomes even more ridiculous. This seems to happen every week in the NHL CBA negotiations. There is no doubt plenty of blame to go […]
There are two sides to every story. In this case, there are three sides to the same story. The NHLPA, the owners, and common sense. Gary Bettman addressed the media […]
The NHL Players’ Association has long been considered one of the strongest unions not only in sports, but in any industry. They are a different type of monster. That’s why […]
The National Hockey League and National Hockey League Players’ Association made big news today in agreeing to meet with United States federal mediators in hopes of reaching a new collective […]
It’s that eerily similar phrase we know we’ve heard somewhere before. When Gary Bettman comes out and says, “We’ve given it our best shot,” referring to the offer from himself […]
While the protagonists in the CBA docu-drama have taken an extended sabbatical from direct confrontation, their understudies — Steve Fehr and Bill Daly — have been holding back-channel discussions that […]
From the video above and the picture just below, one can kind of figure out what this article is going to be about. Right? Wrong! This is one that had […]
NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman and his fellow league executives want you to believe that they care about the fans. Their words, however, do not coincide with their actions.