NHL Rumors: Winnipeg Jets And Columbus Blue Jackets Could Switch Conferences In Shortened Season

If the NHL Lockout does not wipe out the entire 2012-2013 NHL season [although at this point, wouldn't it simply be called the 2013 NHL season, as all 2012 games have been cancelled?], it appears as if the Winnipeg Jets and Columbus Blue Jackets would switch conferences in a shortened season. The NHL is considering moving Winnipeg to the Western Conference’s Central Division...
December 29, 2012  |  Discuss

NHL Lockout: NHL Wishes Fans Happy Holidays With Lame Online Greeting Card

Give the NHL credit. They may not be playing. They may be barely talking as the NHL Lockout continues into its fourth month. With no end in sight, and the cancellation of over 500 games as well as the Winter Classic and All-Star Weekend, the NHL may not play at all this season, prompting even more players to join teams overseas. Yet despite all of that, as well as the urging of the...
December 16, 2012  |  Discuss

NHL Lockout: Buffalo Sabres Goaltender Ryan Miller Says Time To Decertify NHLPA

In a move that will not go over all too well with the rest of the players from the National Hockey League, Buffalo Sabres goaltender Ryan Miller came out and said that he feels it is time to decertify the NHLPA. After watching the negotiations to end the current NHL Lockout go nowhere, Miller feels as the decertification of the NHLPA may be the only thing that can save the 2012-2013...
November 23, 2012  |  1 Comment

NHL Rumors: Ducks Forward Bobby Ryan To Go Back On His Word And Take Job Overseas?

As the NHL Lockout drags on with no end in sight, many players who said they would only play overseas if the entire 2012-2013 NHL season were cancelled may be singing a different tune. Either that, or they know something that the rest of us do not, and that the season is going to be completely obliterated any day now. Bobby Ryan of the Anaheim Ducks is the latest NHL player who may...
November 20, 2012  |  Discuss

NHL: New York Rangers, Philadelphia Flyers And Others To Play Charity Game For Hurricane Sandy Victims

The NHL may not be in action, but that is not to say that players from the league are not about to take action for others. After witnessing the devastation that Hurricane Sandy left in the New York and New Jersey and Philadelphia area, players from the New York Rangers, Philadelphia Flyers and other players are getting together – despite the current NHL Lockout – to play a charity...
November 17, 2012  |  Discuss

NHL Lockout: Will Gary Bettman Suggested Recess Lead To New CBA Or Cancellation Of Entire NHL Season?

While there have been mixed messages throughout the NHL Lockout, it appears as if talks have basically gone absolutely nowhere. That is why NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman is calling for a two week recess. That makes sense, right? If talking has not led to a new CBA, then not talking certainly should. Really? We are two weeks away from December. We know that games have been cancelled...
November 16, 2012  |  Discuss

NHL Rumors: Could Alex Ovechkin Remain In Russia In KHL Even After NHL Lockout Ends?

After signs that the NHL Lockout may be soon coming to an end, talks broke off and signs once again appeared bleak that we would see the National Hockey League any time soon, if at all, this year. Many players, including Alex Ovechkin of the Washington Capitals, already has signed overseas to play while the NHL Lockout remains in effect. These marquee players signed in Europe and...
November 13, 2012  |  Discuss

NHL Rumors: Good Sign That Sidney Crosby Has Delayed Signing To Play In Europe During NHL Lockout?

The NHL Lockout continues, although both sides have at least committed to engaging in more talks than they have before. The NHL owners and players have met for the past couple of days and have spent around six hours negotiating at each bargaining session as they hope to move toward a new collective bargaining agreement. Thursday will mark the third consecutive days of meetings and...
November 08, 2012  |  Discuss

NHL Lockout: NHL Cancels Winter Classic, Entire Season Next Step?

The NHL Lockout has already wiped out 2012-2013 regular season games through the month of November. It has taken out the preseason, exhibition games and approximately 25 games for each NHL team. The latest victim of the NHL Lockout is the Winter Classic. While I acknowledge the fact that I have said that the NHL chose a poor day to hold their annual Winter Classic, it has nonetheless...
November 03, 2012  |  Discuss

NHL Lockout: Columbus Blue Jackets Defenseman Jack Johnson Tells NHL Owners What he Really Thinks Of Them

Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Jack Johnson wrote a very powerful piece on his website that tells the NHL owners what every player is thinking during the current NHL Lockout that has wiped out more games through the month of November. In fact, the massage delivered by Johnson is simple. He wants to play. The following is from Johnson’s website, and is titled “Where Is The Honor...
October 29, 2012  |  1 Comment

NHL Rumors: New York Islanders To Move To Brooklyn In 2015

The New York Islanders have had some of the poorest attendance numbers in the National Hockey League over the past few seasons. They have been looking for a new home once their lease with the Nassau Coliseum expires in 2015 and, it appears as if they have finally found one. The Islanders have said that they are planning a “major announcement” for Wednesday afternoon at 1 p.m...
October 24, 2012  |  Discuss

NHL Lockout: Predators LW Sergei Kostitsyn Blasts America And Hopes NHL Lockout Cancels Season

Sergei Kostitsyn will be lucky if we let him back into this country or the NHL after his comments seen in a Russian newspaper in regard to the current NHL Lockout and some of its’ proudest teams, cities and fans. It is safe to say that he may no longer be one of the more popular players in the league whenever hockey does resume if/when a new collective bargaining agreement is reached...
October 23, 2012  |  Discuss

NHL Lockout: Zach Parise Calls NHL Owners’ 50-50 Proposal A Publicity Stunt

Zach Parise, who left the New Jersey Devils to sign one of the most lucrative free agent contracts in the history of the NHL, said that the current proposal from the NHL owners to the players calling for a 50-50 revenue split will not end the current NHL Lockout. In fact, he said much more than that. Parise has been very vocal throughout this process, and on Wednesday in front of...
October 19, 2012  |  Discuss

NHL Lockout: Reports Surface That NHL Plans To ‘Go Big’ With Announcement Of Next Cancellation Of Games

The NHL Lockout may have just caused us to miss two weeks of the 2012-2013 NHL regular season thus far, but reports are surfacing stating that we are about to lose a lot more games over the coming days, with the league getting set to announce the cancellation of much more than the next two weeks. Chris Botta of SportsBusiness Journal said that it is going to be much more. “NHL...
October 15, 2012  |  Discuss

NHL Lockout: Joe Thornton Expects NHL Lockout Will Wipe Out Entire 2012-2013 NHL Season

Joe Thornton is playing hockey in Europe, much like many NHL players who are unable to play the game they love in front of the fans they love. With the NHL Lockout well into its’ second month now, things do not appear to be getting any better. Simply stated, the owners and players are no closer to reaching an agreement for a new Collective Bargaining Agreement now than they have...
October 13, 2012  |  Discuss

NHL Rumors: Sidney Crosby Changing Stance About Playing Europe As NHL Lockout Continues?

It sounded as if Sidney Crosby would not play in Europe unless the current NHL Lockout cancelled the entire 2012-2013 NHL season, but it now sounds as if he could be changing his stance. While the NHL Lockout of 2012 has technically only wiped out the first couple of weeks thus far, the fact that there is no end in sight should results in the NHL announcing the cancellation of more...
October 09, 2012  |  Discuss

NHL Lockout: ESPN Will Air KHL Games During NHL Lockout

ESPN has reported that it will carry a minimum of seven games from the Kontinental Hockey League during the current NHL Lockout. ESPN has not televised National Hockey League games since they reportedly submitted an insulting offer to the league in 2005. Back then, it was the Versus network who took over with the majority of the coverage. Versus is now the NBC Sports...
October 05, 2012  |  Discuss

NHL Lockout: San Jose Sharks Defenseman Dan Boyle Rips NHL Owners Over NHL Lockout

With the news coming yesterday that the NHL Lockout has caused the NHL and the owners to cancel the first two weeks of the 2012-2013 NHL season, San Jose Sharks defenseman Dan Boyle came out and openly ripped the league’s owners for the latest move, saying they were just waiting to incite the players with the most recent development. Last week, Boyle said that the...
October 05, 2012  |  Discuss

NHL Lockout: NHL To Begin Cancelling Regular Season Games After CBA Talks Stall Again

The NHL Lockout does not appear as if it is getting any closer to an end and, with the 2012-2013 NHL regular season scheduled to start a week from Thursday, the next step is to begin cancelling regular season games after the NHL Lockout has already wiped out the preseason. If we are to see an NHL season, a preseason is still necessary, meaning we may be looking at a...
October 02, 2012  |  Discuss

NHL Lockout: NHL Cancels Remainder Of Preseason As CBA Negotiations Resume On Friday

The National Hockey League announced today the cancellation of the remainder of the 2012 preseason schedule. This comes as no surprise, considering we are already at the end of September. The next announcement to come may very well be the cancellation of the start of the regular season. Hopefully, it will not come to that, as negotiations for a new CBA are scheduled...
September 28, 2012  |  Discuss

NHL Rumors: Wayne Gretzky Says NHL Not Looking To Move Edmonton Oilers To Seattle

Wayne Gretzky is still the greatest National Hockey League player in then history of the game, and the winner of four Stanley Cup championships with the Edmonton Oilers still has an interest in his former team as well as the league he helped keep relevant. After a 20 plus year career spanning three decades in the game, Gretzky became part owner and then head coach of...
September 26, 2012  |  Discuss

NHL Rumors: Top 10 Potential Names For New Seattle NHL Franchise In 2015

The NHL Lockout is nearly one week old, and there is little to report as far as negotiations are concerned. Players and owners are scheduled to talk again soon, and the league is hoping that the discussions will be ‘substantial.’ But that does not mean that there is nothing going on in terms of hockey news that will impact the league and the fans going forward. The...
September 21, 2012  |  Discuss

NHL Lockout: 5 Things We Will Miss Most Without An NHL Season

The NHL Lockout is only a few days old, and many are already questioning whether or not we will see a 2012-2013 NHL season. After the 2004-2005 campaign was lost due to a lock out, it is not as if NHL fans have not been through this before. In fact, this is the fourth work stoppage in professional hockey in the last 18 years. The fact that they were willing to forfeit...
September 19, 2012  |  Discuss

NHL Lockout: NHL Offers Pathetic Message To Fans Following Midnight Lockout

Following the inevitable announcement that the National Hockey League was going to lock out the players for the fourth time since 1992, the league issued the following message to fans: “Despite the expiration of the Collective Bargaining Agreement, the National Hockey League has been, and remains, committed to negotiating around the clock to reach a new CBA that is...
September 16, 2012  |  Discuss

Boston Bruins Sign Milan Lucic To 3 Year Extension, Completing Offseason Goals Before NHL Lockout

The Boston Bruins had three main goals during this past offseason. Knowing that another NHL Lockout was not only likely, but inevitable, the Bruins entered things knowing that they wanted to make sure they locked up three of their top young stars for the next few years. This morning, just hours before the current collective bargaining agreement is set to expire at midnight...
September 15, 2012  |  Discuss
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