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Nordiques Resurrection?

LAS VEGAS, Nev. — Quebecor plans to apply for an NHL expansion franchise with the intent of bringing back the Nordiques to Quebec City. The company confirmed its interest in a news release sent out 90...
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What'll Happen To Don Cherry?

TORONTO - Don Cherry knows as much about his future on "Hockey Night in Canada," as his fans — nothing.The high-profile hockey commentator's employment status is in doubt after Rogers took control of...
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Looking Forward to a Short and Sweet Hockey Season

Perhaps not everyone north of the border is altogether enamoured with the return of hockey. Some Canadian fans will surely refuse to forgive the league and the players for the absurd, avaricious four-month disruption to their puck fix. But I suppose we rejoice. Hockey's back. With a brand-new season. Sweet -- and short.

The NHL Still Deserves to Pay for This Lockout

I know the NHL is really happy with itself right now, and I can't stand for that. The Lockout may be ending -- pending approval and some seriously important paperwork -- but the NHL still has to answer for the past few months, and the years before that. The league betrayed its product and millions of its own fans.
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'Some Progress'

NEW YORK, N.Y. - The NHL's labour talks remained on track after a marathon day of negotiating ended with the NHL Players' Association electing to let a self-imposed deadline to file a "disclaimer of i...

Will the NHL Reach a Deal Before the World Ends?

In an irony as ripe as weird Uncle Willard's bedside denture jar and nuttier than old Auntie Jean's inedible fruitcake, there are whispers that the National Hockey League and its players union are inching toward an agreement to truncate their age-old lockout, and allow a new season to finally begin... right around the time the world is scheduled to end.
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Taken For Granted

The NHL is totally mismanaging its connection with hockey fans, according to a McMaster University communications expert. “Fans don't appear to be a part of the equation lately,” said Alex Sevigny, a...
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The Meeting That Could End the NHL's Union

On Tuesday in New York, the National Hockey League Players Association (NHLPA) is meeting with players to "facilitate dialogue." The entire union is irrelevant, if this works. The players and owners are finally bringing it on home, and the PC'ness that we've been thrown and tossed is out the window.
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NHL Talks To Resume Tuesday

TORONTO - There will be fresh faces and a new approach when the NHL's collective bargaining talks resume.A select group of owners and players are scheduled to meet on Tuesday afternoon in New York aft...
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Sex Toys: Helping You Score During the NHL Lockout

We've lost our past-time. Now we are in danger of losing our marbles. But our great (and apparently resilient and creative) country have apparently decided to fill the mighty void with...sex toys. They're flying out the door like there's no tomorrow -- or, at very least, like there's no hockey today. Talk about good vibrations.
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Another Brick In The Wall

The NHL's labour talks have entered a dark period. When that will lift is anyone's guess.Rather than working towards progress on a new collective bargaining agreement in the coming days, the league is...
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Full NHL Offer Released

TORONTO - As the NHL's labour dispute went on display for public viewing, it underscored the importance of the next week in negotiations.The league's latest collective bargaining offer to the NHL Play...

What to Do if the NHL Lockout Continues

There are three types of people in this world: those who don't give a hoot about hockey, those who are peripheral fans of the great game, and those who are hockey fanatics. The first types naturally don't care about the work stoppage. The second types have easily, painlessly moved on to other sports, and other forms of entertainment: who knew that darts or Dancing With The Stars could be so doggone riveting? However, it's the third type -- the hockey fanatics -- that I'm truly worried about.
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NHL Talks Secretly Resume

TORONTO - The NHL's collective bargaining talks resumed unexpectedly and the sides are committed to staying in touch through the weekend.An unannounced session with the primary negotiators was held at...