Found May 23, 2012 on
With the NHL formally serving notice last week to the NHLPA of its desire to “terminate and/or modify” the current collective bargaining agreement by September 15th, hockey fans know for certain another potentially contentious round of labor negotiations will begin soon.
Given the toxic atmosphere between the two sides during previous CBA talks, there’s concern among some pundits, bloggers and fans that there could be yet another lengthy lockout.
Speculation has been brewing for months over what the league could seek (another reduction in players’ revenue share, lowering of the salary cap, salary rollbacks) and possible reaction/counter-proposals from the PA. We probably won’t know the official positions of both sides until mid-summer.
In the meantime, the only certainty is the league, led by commissioner Gary Bettman and his trusty team of labor negotiators, will be calling the tune for this dance, as they always have. It is anyone’s guess which side could emerge victorious, an...
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via CBS Sports YouTube channel, CBS Sports’ Ian Eagle sat down with NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman to discuss this year’s playoffs, CBA negotiations, concussions, Brendan Shanahan, and how the Winter Classic has helped the league ‘own New Year’s Day.’
It can be fun to be a hater. Making yourself feel like you could do better than what others do but putting down there work, it’s the mantra of the internet. And with Gary Bettman at the helm, he makes it seem like you’d be right.
But sometimes, you got to give credit where it is due. Now is one of those times.
NBC’s handling of these playoffs has simply been excellent...
We’re a week away from the beginning of the Stanley Cup Finals. The puck will drop in a NYC Metro area arena still to be determined. But one thing we do know is that within two weeks after that and possibly as soon as one, the NHL will crown a new champion and Gary Bettman will walk out onto the ice and hand Lord Stanley’s Cup to the captain of the winning squad.
I have to be the guy to agree with a lot of what has been said regarding officiating but I also am going to be the guy to pose a theory to the masses for public consumption.
And, yeah, it is going to sound a lot like an apology for Brenden Shanahan but it isn't.
Brenden Shanahan is in a position no one wants to have but everyone has an opinion of what should be done by...