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Archive: December, 2012

NHL mulling players' new proposal

Monday, December 31, 2012, 6:10 PM
The NHL’s players union made a counter-offer to the league during Monday’s meeting in New York City, but there was no end to the labor dispute that has produced a 107-day lockout. The NHL said it was reviewing the players’ proposal and that both sides are expected to meet again on... Read more

NHL, union to meet Monday; Bryz leaving Russia

Sunday, December 30, 2012, 5:06 PM
The NHL and the players’ union will meet in New York City Monday morning, trying to hammer out a collective bargaining agreement and end the 107-day lockout. The sides met for 2 1/2 hours Sunday to go over the NHL's latest proposal, but there was no formal negotiating. On Monday, the union... Read more

NHL tries to salvage part of season

Friday, December 28, 2012, 3:36 PM
The NHL has made some concessions in trying to salvage part of the season. According to multiple reports Friday, the league has offered teams one compliance (some call it “amnesty”) buyout before 2013-14, and has proposed allowing six-year contracts, an increase from the previous offer... Read more

Players take step to go to court

Friday, December 21, 2012, 4:43 PM
As expected, the NHL Players’ Association voted overwhelming in favor of asking its executive board to file a “disclaimer of interest,” a move that would disband the union and enable it to file an anti-trust lawsuit that claims the league’s lockout is illegal. The players’... Read more

NHL cancels more games

Thursday, December 20, 2012, 4:31 PM
The NHL on Thursday added two more weeks of cancellations, erasing contests through Jan. 14 because the league and the players do not have a collective bargaining agreement. Almost 51 percent of the season has been canceled, and the Flyers have had 41 games _ exactly half their schedule _ wiped out... Read more

NHL labor war crawling to a finish

Wednesday, December 19, 2012, 4:52 PM
The NHL labor war is crawling toward a conclusion, but no one knows if the ending will put the players back on the ice. Or just ice the season. Optimists say the stalemate will come into better focus after the players’ vote on dissolving the union is finalized Thursday. The results may not... Read more

NHL lunacy gets worse

Saturday, December 15, 2012, 5:40 PM
It’s Day 91 of the NHL lockout, and both sides are lawyered to the max. NHLPA: Waaaaaah! We’ll go to court and prove the lockout is illegal. NHL: Waaaaaah! We’ll get the courts to void all the players’ contracts. NHL fans: Waaaaaah! We quit! That, in a nutshell, is where... Read more

NHL players may go to court

Friday, December 14, 2012, 4:08 PM
The NHL Players’ Association, locked in a three-month labor dispute with the owners, may file a disclaimer of interest and dissolve the union in the next few days, according to multiple reports. If it did, the players could file an anti-trust suit against the league and ask a judge to declare... Read more

No progress in NHL labor talks (again)

Thursday, December 13, 2012, 6:28 PM
A representative from the NHL and the players’ union met on Thursday but failed to make any progress during the 89th day of the lockout. No future talks have been scheduled. Steve Fehr, special counsel for the NHL Players’ Association, and NHL attorney Bob Batterman met with a federal... Read more

NHL, players still seeking deal

Wednesday, December 12, 2012, 5:55 PM
Last week, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman angrily took all of the league’s offers off the bargaining table. On Wednesday, he put them back on it, according to Sportsnet of Canada. Still, the NHL and the players’ union could not reach an agreement and resolve their labor dispute. It was... Read more
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