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Archive: December, 2012

Why NHL deadline is only 2 weeks away

Tuesday, December 11, 2012, 10:52 AM
Face it. Most of us only do things when we are faced with a deadline. For the NHL and the NHL Players’ Association _ which will resume talks Wednesday in New York City _ that deadline is almost upon us. From here, the sides have just two weeks to get a deal done. Why two weeks? Gary Bettman... Read more

NHL cancels more games, but there is hope

Monday, December 10, 2012, 1:55 PM
The NHL canceled games through Dec. 30 on Monday, meaning nearly 43 percent of the season has been wiped out by the labor war with the players. The NHL and the players’ union are expected to meet later this week, trying to end a labor dispute that started in mid-September. The dispute is conjuring... Read more

Bryzgalov sidelined in Russia

Sunday, December 9, 2012, 8:40 PM
Flyers goalie Ilya Bryzgalov was removed from Russia’s roster after undergoing a medical exam, according to the Russian Hockey Federation’s website. The national team plays in the Channel One Cup tournament this week. Vladimir Myshkin, the Russian national team coach, told Sovsport that... Read more

NHL owners stunned, disappointed

Friday, December 7, 2012, 2:32 AM
The NHL released statements from four owners after negotiations with the players' union broke down on Thursday. The owners _ Pittsburgh's Ron Burkle, Winnipeg's Mark Chipman, Toronto's Larry Tanenbaum and Tampa Bay's Jeff Vinik _ took part in the meetings Tuesday and Wednesday. Statement from... Read more

NHL quickly rejects players' proposal

Thursday, December 6, 2012, 7:33 PM
(Updated) About a half hour after Donald Fehr said the labor war between the NHL and the union was almost over, it seemed to get bloodier Thursday night. While Fehr, executive director of the NHL Players’ Association, was painting a rosy picture during a news conference in New York and saying... Read more

NHL, union find urgency

Wednesday, December 5, 2012, 2:20 PM
(UPDATED) NEW YORK _ The momentum from Tuesday’s productive meetings between NHL owners and players stalled a bit on Wednesday as both sides got into a sometimes-heated, grind-it-out bargaining session that totaled almost nine hours. Give the sides credit for their persistance and sense of... Read more

Without Gary Bettman and Donald Fehr, progress at NHL meeting

Tuesday, December 4, 2012, 9:23 PM
After a marathon day of negotiating, a representative from the NHL and the NHL Players' Association stood side by side and addressed the media. It was the first time that has happened in this labor war, an indication that progress was made Tuesday in New York. Steve Fehr, special counsel for the... Read more

NHL owners, players to meet Tuesday

Sunday, December 2, 2012, 6:11 PM
(UPDATED ON TUES.) The NHL Players’ Association has accepted the league’s offer to have some of its players meet with owners Tuesday in New York. Originally, it was supposed to be a meeting of players and owners only, with no leaders from each side. But the meeting will now also include... Read more
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