Nhl Lockout

Why Molson Coors Is Praying For A Canadian Stanley Cup Winner

CP | Ross Marowits, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.07.2013 | Canada Business

MONTREAL - Molson Coors is rooting for Canada's NHL hockey teams to come from behind and go deep in the playoffs in order to spur beer consumption."T...

NHL Takes Costly Hit Thanks To Lockout

CP | David Friend, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.14.2013 | Canada Business

TORONTO - While hockey season is back in full swing after the NHL lockout, longtime Edmonton Oilers fan Edward Wright has nearly abandoned the game he...

Back On The Ice

CBC | Posted 03.21.2013 | Canada

Hockey fans across Canada welcomed the return of the NHL on Saturday, as the puck dropped on a season that has been shortened by a four-month-old lock...

Nothing Says 'Sorry' Like Swag, Right?

CP | Donna Spencer, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.21.2013 | Canada Business

NHL teams have been wooing fans back with apologies, open practices and free pop and popcorn the last few days.They're saying sorry for the games lost...

How Don Cherry spent the NHL lockout

Vacay.ca | Posted 03.20.2013 | Canada Travel

What was Don Cherry doing while the NHL owners and players were feuding? Turns out he spent one memorable evening leading a tour of his hometown and the historical sites related to Sir John A. Macdonald, Canada's first prime minister. Macdonald and Cherry were both raised in Kingston, Ontario.

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.

The Ones To Watch

CP | Gregory Strong, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.18.2013 | Canada

TORONTO - Shortened training camps are well underway for the NHL's 30 teams as they prepare for the truncated regular season. The puck drops on the 48...

Looking Forward to a Short and Sweet Hockey Season

Andy Juniper | Posted 03.14.2013 | Canada
Andy Juniper

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.

If You Care About NHL Hockey, Demand a Ban on Fighting

Yoni Goldstein | Posted 03.13.2013 | Canada
Yoni Goldstein

The NHL and NHLPA need to get serious about the two real problems sure to destroy the game: concussions and fighting. It's time to end the culture of fighting once and for all with a zero-tolerance rule: You fight, you're out.

What You Need To Know About NHL Season

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 04.11.2013 | Canada

UPDATE, Jan. 12: The players have voted in favour of the deal and the NHL has released the full schedule. The 99-day long season will start on Saturda...

NHL Owners Approve CBA

CP | Chris Johnston, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.11.2013 | Canada Business

NEW YORK, N.Y. - With the third lockout on his watch finally nearing its end, Gary Bettman appeared a humble and apologetic man.The NHL commissioner t...

Not Even Astronauts Can Get Away With Liking The Leafs

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.09.2013 | Canada

MONTREAL - Orbiting Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield may have lost a few fans after tweeting a picture of himself holding a Toronto Maple Leafs plaqu...

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'll Still Watch NHL Hockey (and You'd Be Stupid Not To)

JD Halperin | Posted 03.09.2013 | Canada
JD Halperin

If you loved hockey before, there's no reason why you won't love watching the same sport again. But taking the lockout personally is the result of viewing your relationship to the game in unhealthy terms. Those who claim to take revenge on beloved hockey by ignoring it are in effect prolonging the lockout out of spite, and I suspect this crowd will tune in soon, their misplaced pride notwithstanding.

OK, Let’s Start Making Money!

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 01.07.2013 | Canada Business

The NHL lockout has ended, and the teams and various businesses that depend on them can get back to making money, but some economic damage has already...

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?

New Flames Coach Stoked To Start Work

CP | Laurence Heinen, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.08.2013 | Canada Alberta

CALGARY - It might be coming later than he wanted, but Bob Hartley is a lot closer to finally getting behind the Calgary Flames' bench.Hartley was hir...

What Do The Oilers Have Planned For Their Return?

CP | John Korobanik, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.08.2013 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - From the top down, the Edmonton Oilers are ready to get going.Management and players welcomed Sunday's announcement of a tentative agreemen...

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.

League, Players On Thin Ice With Some Fans

CP | Benjamin Shingler, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.08.2013 | Canada Business

MONTREAL - After months of waiting and hoping, hockey fans reacted with a mix of emotions Sunday to news of a tentative agreement between the NHL and ...

NHLers In Europe Set To Return

CP | Bill Beacon, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.08.2013 | Canada Business

The great migration of NHL players to Europe is about to go into reverse.Some of the nearly 200 players who spent the lockout with European clubs had ...

Fans React To NHL News

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 01.06.2013 | Canada Business

As the end to the NHL lockout came into view Sunday, fans, reporters, celebrities and players took to Twitter to celebrate. The league and players...

Highlights Of NHL's New Tentative Deal

CP | Chris Johnston, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.08.2013 | Canada Business

The NHL and NHL Players' Association reached a tentative deal on a new collective bargaining agreement around 4:45 a.m. ET Sunday. While the deal stil...

NHL, NHLPA Reach Tentative Deal To End Lockout

CP | Chris Johnston, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.08.2013 | Canada Business

NEW YORK, N.Y. - An agonizingly long series of negotiations needed one final push. Spurred on by a tireless mediator, the NHL and the NHL Players' Ass...