Nhl Lockout 2012

The NHL and I Are Taking a Break

Sulemaan Ahmed | Posted 03.19.2013 | Canada
Sulemaan Ahmed

The silver lining to the lockout is that I've discovered more important things to spend my time and money on. For that, I thank you; however, I'm still pressing pause as a customer at least for the remainder of this year.

Weary Businesses Hope For NHL Boost

CBC | Posted 03.09.2013 | Canada Alberta

Companies that rely on the NHL to attract customers are anxiously awaiting the start of a condensed hockey season following a months-long dry spell th...

Why I No Longer Give a Puck About NHL Hockey

Adam Kingsmith | Posted 03.08.2013 | Canada
Adam Kingsmith

As I'm sure you all know by now, a tentative deal has been reached between the players and the owners of the NHL. For most of the world, this means absolutely nothing. I find the NHL more and more irrelevant every time it returns from another one of these temper-tantrums. As a recovered NHL addict, I can't help but wonder why we want to put so much energy and passion, offer so much devotion and piety, to a league that has done this to its fans four times in the past 20 years. Why do both the league brass and the players' union continue to overestimate Canada's passion for the NHL?

Are NHL Teams Ready To Play?

CBC | Posted 03.08.2013 | Canada

Even after a tentative end to the NHL lockout, there are still plenty of questions swirling around hockey issues like amnesty buyouts, players partici...

The NHL Still Deserves to Pay for This Lockout

Kolby Solinsky | Posted 03.08.2013 | Canada
Kolby Solinsky

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.

They're Still Talking..

CP | Chris Johnston, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.05.2013 | Canada Business

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Less than a day after letting a self-imposed deadline pass to declare a "disclaimer of interest," NHL players began voting to restore...

The Saga Continues

CP | Chris Johnston, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.01.2013 | Canada Business

NEW YORK, N.Y. - As the NHL and NHL Players' Association continue to creep perilously close to another lost season, the union now finds itself wieldin...

Back To The Bargaining Table

CP | Chris Johnston, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.28.2013 | Canada Business

The NHL and NHL Players' Association want to exchange more information before resuming collective bargaining talks.After holding a series of conferenc...

Source: League Gives Players New Proposal

CP | Chris Johnston, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.27.2013 | Canada

TORONTO - The NHL is making a serious bid to save the season.With another year in jeopardy because of a labour dispute, the league softened its demand...

NHL Season May Be A Phone Call Away

CP | Ira Podell, The Associated Press | Posted 02.21.2013 | Canada Business

NEW YORK, N.Y. - NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly and players' association special counsel Steve Fehr spoke on the telephone but still haven't made p...

NHL Players To Vote On Whether To Give Board Authority To Dissolve Union

CP | Chris Johnston, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.14.2013 | Canada

TORONTO - NHL players will begin voting Sunday on whether they'll grant their executive board the authority to dissolve the NHL Players' Association.T...

How The NHL Lockout Is Hurting This Charity This Christmas

CBC | Posted 02.12.2013 | Canada Alberta

With the NHL lockout carrying on through the holiday season, many Edmonton charities say the lack of hockey has meant less funding for their organizat...

NHL Talks Could Resume This Week

CP | Ira Podell, The Associated Press | Posted 02.08.2013 | Canada Business

NEW YORK, N.Y. - The NHL and the locked-out players' association are talking again, and a return to the bargaining table could happen soon.After a few...

Taken For Granted

CBC | Posted 02.08.2013 | Canada Business

The NHL is totally mismanaging its connection with hockey fans, according to a McMaster University communications expert. “Fans don't a...

Players, Owners Try To Hold More Talks

CP | Chris Johnston, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.03.2013 | Canada

NEW YORK, N.Y. - The latest round of NHL labour talks is stretching well into the night.A group of 18 players and six league owners spent more than fi...

The Meeting That Could End the NHL's Union

Kolby Solinsky | Posted 02.03.2013 | Canada
Kolby Solinsky

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.

Mediators Get Nowhere In NHL Talks

CP | Ira Podell, The Associated Press | Posted 01.30.2013 | Canada

NEW YORK, N.Y. - If the NHL and the players' association are going to make a deal to save the hockey season, they are likely going to have to do it by...

NHLPA's New Proposal 'About As Good' As Can Be

CP | Chris Johnston, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.21.2013 | Canada

NEW YORK, - The NHL and NHL Players' Association finally seem to be speaking the same language, but they still have a gap to bridge in negotiations on...

NHL, NHLPA To Meet Monday

CP | Ira Podell, The Associated Press | Posted 01.17.2013 | Canada

NEW YORK, N.Y. - So much for a two-week break. Just over a week since the last set of failed negotiations, the NHL and the locked-out players' associa...

An Upside To The NHL Lockout

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 11.05.2012 | Canada Impact

There are, contrary to popular opinion, upsides to an NHL lockout. Hockey wives get their husbands back, Canada's Junior Hockey team gets a boost from...

Secret Session Makes Headway In NHL Lockout

CP | Ira Podell, The Associated Press | Posted 01.04.2013 | Canada Business

NEW YORK, N.Y. - A secret, long-awaited bargaining session has done some good in the NHL labour fight — so much so that the sides already have plans...

NHL And NHLPA Talk, But Have No Plans To Meet Again

CP | The Associated Press | Posted 12.20.2012 | Canada

NEW YORK, N.Y. - NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly and players' association special counsel Steve Fehr spoke to each other on Saturday, but the sides ...

Sidney Crosby: Off To Europe?

CP | Chris Johnston, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.18.2012 | Canada

TORONTO - There was no simply no way for Sidney Crosby to hide his disappointment.Just one week after telling The Canadian Press he was confident a de...

Full NHL Offer Released

CP | Chris Johnston, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.17.2012 | Canada Business

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 ...

NHL Makes Offer To NHLPA

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 10.16.2012 | Canada Business

The National Hockey League has proposed a new offer to the players' union that would see hockey-related revenue split 50-50. It would also see an 82-g...