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NHL Divisions Step Closer To A Shake Up

NEW YORK, N.Y. - The NHL moved a step closer to realignment Thursday as the players' association approved a proposed plan that is set to go into effect next season.Now that the league has gotten the g...
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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.
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NHL Owners Approve CBA

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 told fans, players and sponsors that he was sorry t...
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NHL Talks Slow To A Crawl

NEW YORK, N.Y. - The NHL's collective bargaining talks appear to be heading towards the brink.With the process still in mediation and the sides spending another day apart, negotiations slowed to a cra...
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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...
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They're Still Talking..

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 their executive board's authority to dissolve the...
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Time Running Out

NEW YORK, - With the NHL's labour talks now shrouded in secrecy, a barometer of where things stand was expected to arrive Wednesday in the form of a self-imposed deadline for the NHL Players' Associat...
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Cautiously Optimistic

CANDIAC, Que. - The talks have heated up and a deal could soon be at hand, but NHL players are trying not to let their hopes get too high that a collective bargaining agreement will get signed and a p...
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A Ray Of Hope

NEW YORK, N.Y. - With the NHL and Players' Association trading proposals back and forth ahead of a deadline to save the season, hope is on the rise that an agreement to return the game to the ice is g...
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NHL Negotiations Back On Track

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Just steps from the massive celebration in Times Square, top NHL executives spent New Year's Eve reviewing a collective bargaining proposal that could save a shortened season.With the...
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Cherry Worried NHLPA Will Push For More

Don Cherry is worried the NHL Players' Association will push for more after the NHL's latest offer to end the lockout.The Hockey Night in Canada commentator posted a series of messages to Twitter on S...
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The Saga Continues

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 wielding a fair amount of influence over where things are...
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Back To The Bargaining Table

The NHL and NHL Players' Association want to exchange more information before resuming collective bargaining talks.After holding a series of conference calls to review the NHL's latest proposal on Sat...
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NHL Season May Be A Phone Call Away

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 plans to meet face to face.There has been very litt...
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One Step Away From A Cancelled Season

The NHL has moved one step closer to calling off another season because of a labour dispute.Regular-season games through Jan. 14 were wiped off the schedule on Thursday afternoon, setting up a potenti...

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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Players, Owners Try To Hold More Talks

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 five hours in meetings on Tuesday afternoon — and th...
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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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Mediators Get Nowhere In NHL Talks

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 themselves.A pair of federal mediators tried to h...
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'Everybody's Going To Lose'

PITTSBURGH, Pa. - Sidney Crosby says it takes two to tango.The Pittsburgh Penguins captain stood by his comments voicing frustration Tuesday at the lack of movement in negotiations on a new collective...