Will the NHL Reach a Deal Before the World Ends?

Andy Juniper | Posted 02.17.2013 | Canada
Andy Juniper

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.

Those Poor Hockey Players

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 12.20.2012 | Canada British Columbia

A hockey player with his hands full of money is probably the last thing the NHL Players' Association (NHLPA) wants people to see right now. But tha...

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...

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...

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.

NHL Talks To Resume Tuesday

CP | Chris Johnston, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.01.2013 | Canada

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 sche...

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...


CP | The Associated Press | Posted 01.28.2013 | Canada Business

NEW YORK, N.Y. - The Toronto Maple Leafs are the first NHL team worth US$1 billion, according to Forbes magazine.The Leafs, who have not won a Stanley...

NHL Cancels All-Star Game

CP | Chris Johnston, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2013 | Canada Business

Arenas around the NHL will remain dark for at least another three weeks.Ninety-six more regular-season games were wiped off the schedule Friday along ...

Sex Toys: Helping You Score During the NHL Lockout

Andy Juniper | Posted 01.22.2013 | Canada Living
Andy Juniper

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.

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...

'Everybody's Going To Lose'

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.13.2013 | Canada

PITTSBURGH, Pa. - Sidney Crosby says it takes two to tango.The Pittsburgh Penguins captain stood by his comments voicing frustration Tuesday at the la...

Molson: NHL Lockout Is Killing Our Business

CP | Ross Marowits, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.07.2013 | Canada Business

MONTREAL - Molson Coors says the NHL lockout has forced the beer company into the penalty box by reducing beer sales across Canada for its marquee bra...

WATCH: End The NHL Lockout Or This Man Will Keep Dancing To Robyn

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 11.05.2012 | Canada British Columbia

Sigh. The NHL Lockout doesn't look like it's going to end anytime soon. Last week, the NHL announced that it was cancelling the Winter Classic, one of...

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...

Another Brick In The Wall

CP | Chris Johnston, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.24.2012 | Canada

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 barg...

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 ...

Gone Till November (At Least)

CP | Ira Podell, The Associated Press | Posted 12.19.2012 | Canada Business

NEW YORK, N.Y. - The NHL wiped out the third week of the regular season Friday as the lockout dragged on, leaving no more wiggle room if the league ho...

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...

It's Looking Grim

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

TORONTO - Optimism was short-lived around the NHL's collective bargaining talks.A flickering sense of hope was quickly replaced by frustration on Thur...

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 ...

Full NHL Season? League Offers New Deal To Players

CP | Chris Johnston, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.16.2012 | Canada Business

TORONTO - Let the serious negotiations begin.After more than a month with no new offers being tabled in collective bargaining talks, the NHL breathed ...

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...

The Numbers, And The Swindle, Behind Edmonton's Downtown Arena Proposal

Mark Milke | Posted 11.28.2012 | Canada Alberta
Mark Milke

For those who might have missed what's happening in the city where Wayne Gretzky first made his mark in professional hockey, another round of taxpayer...