Posts in category "lockout"

Red Light District Summer Mailbag Vol. 1

Red Light District Summer Mailbag Vol. 1
Since it’s summer, and nothing is really happening in Blackhawk land, I figured it was time for this summer’s first mail bag (not to be confused with male bag.  That’s a different blog). Readers of this blog, Twitter followers, and Facebook people chimed in with their queries.  Here’s what they had to ask. Sarcastic Mike... Read more »

Blackhawks announce "Fan Salute"

Blackhawks announce "Fan Salute"
Blackhawks fans have been waiting, and the team has answered. Thursday, the Hawks announced their “Fan Salute” plan as their olive branch to fans. Throughout the course of the season, fans will have the opportunity to win one of 1,000 signed sweaters, 250 signed pucks, 100 signed sticks, tickets to every game, and 50 unique... Read more »

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.
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Blackhawks to open season in Los Angeles vs Kings

Blackhawks to open season in Los Angeles vs Kings
According to several NHL sources, the Blackhawks will open their season Saturday, January 19th in Los Angeles when they take on the defending Stanley Cup Champion Kings. While a game time hasn’t been confirmed, the Los Angeles Clippers, who also play their home games at the Staples Center, have a game that night against the... Read more »

Hockey fans suggest how NHL can "make it right"

Hockey fans suggest how NHL can "make it right"
When news of the NHL lockout ending broke, I asked my Facebook friends and Twitter followers what the NHL could do to make it up to them.  Here are a some of their responses (not including “free tickets” and “fire Bettman”): John L. - They should hold a Family Night, similar to what he NFL does,... Read more »

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 »
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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 »

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 »

VIDEO : Patrick Kane undresses Corey Schneider

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If you long for the days of Patrick Kane humiliating a Vancouver Canuck, this will make your day. Sunday, Kane scored this sick shootout goal in HC Biel’s 4-3 shootout loss to Schneider’s HC Ambri-Piotta. Kane has played  total of 17 games for HC Biel, and has recorded 11 goals and 8 assists for 19... Read more »
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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 »