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NHL & NHPLA reach tentative collective bargaining agreement

New York - Both organizations have come together on a collective bargaining agreement that will result in a shortened professional ice hockey season beginning later in the month.

Bettman considers latest NHLPA offer optimistic

New York - Now that the world is safe from the fiscal cliff the next big issue is whether or not 2013 will see an abbreviated season from the NHL, today NHL commissioner Gary Bettman remains cautiously optimistic that it will.

Day 104 of NHL lockout and no CBA but important dates on the way

If you are still bothering to read about the NHL lockout you might be interested in knowing there's nothing to report. Or is there? While the two sides haven't had meaningful contact in over a week, there are dates upcoming that mean something.

Op-Ed: NHL/NHLPA court CBA dance may end hopes of 2012-13 NHL season

The most recent news is that the NHL and the NHLPA are once again back to not talking. This is disappointing, especially at such a crucial time in the ongoing fiasco that is their current attempts at a new CBA. Not even talking? So what's up with that?

Op-Ed: Bell/TSN gets Christmas gift from NHL & NHLPA

There is one event, and one media company, that will benefit significantly from the NHL lockout. The World Junior Hockey Championship (WJHC) is going to be a record-breaking television event for BELL/TSN in Canada.

Op-Ed: NHLPA members losing millions, and more, by not playing - good

As I become increasingly angry with the players in the NHLPA for in essence saying 'I was overpaid before so deserved to be overpaid now' it is easier to stomach the loss of NHL hockey. After all, the last laugh is on us because players are losing, too.

Op-Ed: When fringe NHL players make more than franchises, time to adjust

There will be no end to the NHL's lockout if the players can't get it out of their collective heads that they should not have to make concessions. They must do so because Gary Bettman and the owners are understandably tired of losing. Losing money.

Op-Ed: NHL and NHLPA failing at new CBA for one reason - Donald Fehr

If you insist on blaming the NHL lockout solely on Gary Bettman, that's fine. But while you're at it go ahead and blame the sinking of the R.M.S. Titanic entirely on the tip of the iceberg. The evidence suggests someone else at work.

Op-Ed: NHLPA should stick to bargaining in good faith, not fixing league

It appears the NHLPA is insisting upon dropping proposals onto the table that tell the league how to solve the issue of teams losing money. Given the way things are going - no CBA, no hockey - it seems a pointless distraction.

NHL, NHLPA finally heading toward new CBA with productive talks

While many NHL fans seem disinterested in finding the latest new reason to hope the league is on a track toward a CBA and a 2012-13 season, nonetheless there is one. The league and the NHLPA are showing signs of finally getting it done.

Op-Ed: NHL union man Sidney Crosby part of reason league is shut down

This isn't gonna get a lot of 'likes' and it's likely some fans will abandon it before getting all the way through. But here goes: Sidney Crosby is way overpaid and the Canadian superstar is a poster boy for part of what ails the NHL's financial world.

NHL issues new proposal aimed at retaining 82-game schedule

The NHL has finally decided that it's time to take collective bargaining agreement negotiations seriously - and in doing so, has put the ball back in the court of the players' association.

NHL and NHLPA no longer have any talks scheduled

The NHL and NHLPA met for talks Wednesday and Thursday this week but did not discuss core economic issues. And while they say they are in contact they do not have any more talks scheduled. When will they next talk? Neither side seems to know.

NHL and NHLPA set to resume CBA talks Wednesday in New York

In the on-again, off-again world that is the NHL and NHLPA CBA talks we're back to 'on-again'. The Associated Press reported late Sunday that an email from a union insider, they did not disclose who, told them talks will resume Wednesday in New York .

Op-Ed: NHL doesn't want players to solve its problems - just take less

An arena-sized misconception is continuing to skate around the membership of the NHLPA, one that says NHL owners want them to solve the problems some franchises are having. It's getting in the way of a new CBA so here's the news, guys - they don't.

Op-Ed: Top 10 questions to ask a member of the NHLPA

It continues to baffle this pundit that so many fans have globed onto the players side of things in the CBA dispute. For me the fact prices to see games in some NHL markets are close to highway robbery has more than a little to do with player salaries.

Op-Ed: An open letter to NHL owners, players and fans

Dear players and owners: As we steamroll toward yet another work stoppage, the collective patience of hockey fans around the world has been ground down to a nub. And it's all your fault. All of you.

Players already on the move as NHL CBA nears expiry

With the NHL's collective bargaining agreement set to expire midnight Saturday, several players have reportedly made arrangements to join other teams - and in some cases, they'll be suiting up immediately.

Op-Ed: Time for NHLPA to buckle on long-term, front-end loaded contracts

Negotiations for a new CBA between the NHL and the NHLPA remain at an impasse under a week before the Sept. 15 NHL imposed deadline. Without a new contract by Saturday when the old one runs out, Gary Bettman says the league will lock players out.

Alexander Ovechkin on NHL CBA negotiations: Blame the Bettman

Alexander Ovechkin believes he knows why the NHL and its players' association remain far apart in negotiations for a new collective bargaining agreement.

‘Grow hair because you care’: An NHL tradition for a great cause

Ottawa - The hockey post season is just around the corner and, once again this year, there is extra incentive to grow a playoff beard.

Op-Ed: Use of visors are being reconsidered by the NHLPA

Toronto - The National Hockey League Players Association (NHLPA) is having another look at the mandatory use of visors for all players in the league.

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The National Hockey League and the National Hockey League Players  Association reached agreement on ...
The National Hockey League and the National Hockey League Players' Association reached agreement on the framework of a new Collective Bargaining Agreement announced jointly by NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman and NHLPA Executive Director Donald Fehr
File photo: NHL Network Online
Danny Briere and Ilya Bryzgalov
Danny Briere and Ilya Bryzgalov

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