Well, the rumors of the Chicago Blackhawks and outdoor games are flying today. Earlier this evening, I wrote about a report claiming the Blackhawks and Minnesota Wild could meet for the 2015 Winter Classic. Tonight, various hockey journalists, including TSN’s panel of insiders, reported on the possibility of a six game “Stadium Series” that would take... Read more »
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.
Now that the ugliness of the lockout is behind us, I’ve been spending most of my day (and NHL 13 video game season) contemplating how the 2013-13 (heh) Blackhawks will look and what we can expect from the season. - I’m concerned about the top six. Yes, Jonathan Toews, Marian Hossa, Patrick Kane and Patrick... Read more »
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 »
While the NHL and NHLPA are working to finally end the lockout, here’s a look at how some Blackhawks playing overseas and in Rockford are faring: Team Player GP G A PTS +/- HC Biel Patrick Kane 17 11 8 19 -4 Znojmo Orli Bryan Bickell 26 8 18 26 -1 Bolzano N. Hjalmarsson 16... Read more »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
Gary Bettman called this week’s NHL negotiations an “emotional roller coaster.” Optimism quickly turned to doubt and anger as the negotiations fell apart Thursday. SNTV interviewed Blackhawk forward Patrick Kane, who is currently playing for HC Biel in Switzerland. Kane offered his apologies to suffering hockey fans.