Posts in category "Donald Fehr"

VIDEO : Gary Bettman apologizes to NHL fans

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman met with the media Wednesday after the owners’ ratification of the new CBA. In his presser, Bettman offered his apologies to, among others, NHL fans.

After 113 days, the NHL Lockout is finally over

After 113 days, the NHL Lockout is finally over
At approximately 3:40 AM CST, the NHL and NHLPA announced they have agreed to a new 10-year collective bargaining agreement.  The agreement comes on the heels of a marathon 16 hour negotiation that took place Saturday in to Sunday morning. From NHL.com: “Don Fehr and I are here to tell you that we have reached... Read more »

NHL, NHLPA to meet Monday afternoon

NHL, NHLPA to meet Monday afternoon
Friday, the NHL reached out the the NHLPA with a new offer, hoping to put an end to the NHL lockout.  Today, the NHLPA is expected to make a counter offer to the league. It’s fair to assume that if this counter offer results in another angry storm off by Gary Bettman, the season is... Read more »
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NHL presents new offer to NHLPA

NHL presents new offer to NHLPA
According to TSN’s Darren Dreger, the NHL has presented a new CBA offer to the NHLPA in hopes of ending the NHL Lockout.  In the new offer, the NHL has moved on several key issues.  ESPN’s Pierre Lebrun does a nice job of  breaking down the details of the new deal.  Here’s a look at... Read more »

NHL officially cancels games through January 14th

NHL officially cancels games through January 14th
Thursday, the NHL announced it’s latest batch of cancellations. Games through January 14th are now eliminated. It’s assumed by many that January 14th also represents the drop dead date to save the season. If the NHL and NHLPA don’t strike a deal by then, the season will likely be cancelled all together. In the past,... Read more »

NHL to cancel more games Monday

NHL to cancel more games Monday
Later today, the NHL will announce the cancellation of all regular season games through December 30th.  This according to TSN’s Darren Dreger. This would mark the third round of cancellations the league has mandated so far. Last week, there was a bit of hope that the season could be saved and the league could try... Read more »
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Your daily dose of bad NHL news

Your daily dose of bad NHL news
Last week, the NHL and NHLPA agreed to allow representatives from the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service to sit in on lockout meetings. Guess what. After two “grueling” days, it didn’t work. Here’s the statement from NHL Deputy Commisioner Bill Daly: “Today, we concluded two days of mediation with FMCS mediators and representatives of the NHL Players’ Association.... Read more »

Forbes ranks Blackhawks NHL's fourth most valuable team

Forbes ranks Blackhawks NHL's fourth most valuable team
Wednesday afternoon, Forbes.com released it’s list of the NHL’s most valuable franchises.  According to their numbers, the Chicago Blackhawks are the league’s fourth most valuable franchise with a current value of $350 million.  Only the Toronto Maple Leafs ($1 billion), New York Rangers ($750 million), and Montreal Canadiens ($575 million) finished ahead of the Hawks.... Read more »

NHL cancels schedule through December 14th, All-Star Weekend

NHL cancels schedule through December 14th, All-Star Weekend
Friday, the NHL announced the cancellation of it’s schedule through December 14th, and more importantly, the NHL All-Star weekend in Columbus, Ohio. OFFICIAL RELEASE: NEW YORK - The National Hockey League announced today the cancellation of the 2012-13 regular-season schedule through December 14. The NHL also announced the cancellation of the 2013 NHL All-Star Weekend scheduled... Read more »
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New NHL proposal means renewed hope for hockey season

New NHL proposal means renewed hope for hockey season
Lately, it’s been very difficult for me to write about the sport I love. In the midst of the lockout, I found myself more apathetic than angry. More resigned than hopeful. If they played hockey this season at all, I would have been surprised. Initially, I tried to tell myself, “They’ll get it done in... Read more »