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Good-bye, NHL season?

Thursday, November 29, 2012, 5:07 PM
The NHL season seems on the verge of being canceled after talks with federal mediators broke off on Thursday without any progress. The mediators were dismissed for the time being, meaning they had two whole days to intervene. Two. "We are disappointed the mediation process was not successful," said... Read more

Fan: Boycott opener if NHL returns

Tuesday, November 27, 2012, 12:10 PM
A Flyers season-ticket holder wants fans to boycott the home opener if the NHL ever returns from its labor war. "Whether it's this year or next year, the first game back should be in an empty Wells Fargo Center," said Bill O'Toole. He said it would serve as "a protest to what the league... Read more

Mediators will try to end NHL labor war

Monday, November 26, 2012, 3:29 PM
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Bettman ridiculed at A.C. benefit game

Saturday, November 24, 2012, 6:08 PM
ATLANTIC CITY - There were nasty chants directed at Gary Bettman, the NHL commissioner. There was little defense, more than a dozen breakaways, and some sensational goaltending by the New York Rangers’ Henrik Lundqvist. The NHL returned, at least for a night, as Team New York defeated Team... Read more

Disharmony in players' union?

Friday, November 23, 2012, 9:15 AM
Are there cracks in support of Donald Fehr, head of the NHL Players' Association? Most players say no. Still, it’s interesting that a couple players have gone public with complaints. Washington defenseman Roman Hamrlik told a Czech newspaper he was “disgusted.” In a translated... Read more

Optimism vanishes in NHL labor talks

Wednesday, November 21, 2012, 10:53 AM
There were early indications of positive deveopments as the NHL and NHLPA met in New York on Wednesday morning, but after an afternoon meeting, it was clear the sides aren't close to a labor agreement. The NHL rejected the players' union proposal, and there were no new talks scheduled. "I'm disappointed... Read more

Giroux OK, NHL isn't

Sunday, November 18, 2012, 9:21 AM
Flyers star Claude Giroux suffered a neck injury while playing in Germany, but multiple reports said it is minor and that the center is fine. The same can't be said for the NHL. The league-imposed lockout is in its 63rd day, and no end is in sight. Oh, the league and the NHLPA will meet on Monday... Read more

Hartnell, Timonen to play in Sandy benefit hockey game in A. C.

Friday, November 16, 2012, 11:25 AM
Hockey is back. Now before you think we're talking about the start of the NHL season, stop dreaming. Today is the 62d day of the lockout and there is no end in sight. But a benefit hockey game featuring several NHL players will be held in Atlantic City's Boardwalk Hall on Nov. 24 at 7 p.m., with... Read more

NHL 'done making proposals;' Simmonds leaves Europe

Wednesday, November 14, 2012, 11:56 AM
The NHL and the NHL Players’ Association appear to be in a deep freeze. Bill Daly, the league’s deputy commissioner, told the New York Times’ Chris Botta that the NHL was “done making proposals. We'll see what they want to do." Meanwhile, most NHL players are earning paychecks... Read more

National Hockey League, players 'very far apart'

Tuesday, November 13, 2012, 1:59 PM
Representatives of the NHL and the players union have reached a new low: They can’t even agree on how negotiations are progressing. The sides did not meet on Tuesday _ the 59th day of the lockout _ but their leaders’ statements show vastly different interpretations of the labor talks. Bill... Read more
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