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Riley Sheahan Talks About His Arrest

from Peter J. Wallner of Mlive, Riley Sheahan hopes his latest scoring surge and temporary promotion to the No. 1 line on the Grand Rapids Griffins is a sign 2013 will be a better year. The 21-year-old Detroit Red Wings prospect said he is “embarrassed” about his "superdrunk" arrest after a traffic stop in downtown Grand Rapids last fall. “I have two...
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January 03, 2013  |  Discuss

No More CBA Talks Today?

The reality of today in the CBA talks... There is a real chance that there are no meetings today. #NHL#NHLPA — John Shannon (@JSportsnet) January 3, 2013   right now, the larger meeting of the two sides has not happened. and it may not. obviously, neither is smitten w/each other right now — Tim Panaccio (@tpanotchCSN) January 3, 2013
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January 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Can A Deal Be Made?

Scott Burnside and Pierre LeBrun of ESPN discuss the latest CBA talk... LEBRUN: On the buyouts, I think the NHL decided it was willing to go to two instead of one per team as a way to help sell its case that the Year 2 cap can stay at $60 million. Having teams able to buy out two players instead of one player next summer, neither counting against the cap, will further help...
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January 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Video- Together We Can Part 2

Follow the editor, Janne Makkonen on Twitter.   NHL - 'Together We Can' | Part 2 from Janne Makkonen on Vimeo.
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January 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Small Group CBA Meeting Is Finished

The small group meetings are over for now. It would appear this could be an interesting day and not in a good way. #NHL #NHLPA — Bruce Garrioch (@SunGarrioch) January 3, 2013   Players just left the NHL offices — Pierre LeBrun (@Real_ESPNLeBrun) January 3, 2013
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The Salary Floor Is Key For Survival

from Michael Grange of Sportsnet, Remember the salary floor, the lower limit on what teams can spend on player salaries? It’s gotten scant attention over the past 110 days, but it could end up being the determining factor before a deal gets made. There are two competing groups of owners howling in Bettman’s ear at the moment. On one side are those that actually make...
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January 03, 2013  |  Discuss

New Jersey Devils Financial Picture Secured

via the NJD website, The Devils organization is pleased to announce that it has completed a refinancing of its credit facilities with CIT Group acting as lead arranger. The organization believes that its successful refinancing during a work stoppage demonstrates the strength of the Devils franchise and the Prudential Center, enabling it to continue to execute on its business...
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January 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Report- Disclaimer Talk

#NHL #CBA news.All #NHLPA members are being told to re vote as early as today to once again give Board authority to disclaim. — Nick Kypreos (@RealKyper) January 3, 2013   NHLPA executive board will begin the process to have players approval to disclaim if no agreement is concluded by today. — Renaud Lavoie (@RenLavoieRDS) January 3, 2013
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January 03, 2013  |  Discuss

CBA Details

from TSN, Labour talks between the NHL and the NHL Players' Association are set to resume on Thursday in New York with several key issues still requiring negotiation. According to TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger, the second year salary cap is still a pressing topic as the players are looking for $65 million, while the NHL remains committed to a $60 million cap. ...
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January 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Goodbye Drew Miller

from a Braehead Clan press release, As you may be aware, Braehead Clan have been lucky enough to have NHL player and Detroit Red Wings star Drew Miller on the Clan Roster for the last few months, thanks to the NHL lockout. As talks around the table between NHL owners and the NHL Players Association continue, it looks like a resolution may be on the cards, and the NHL season...
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January 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Points To Ponder From The CBA Negotiations

from Elliotte Friedman of CBC, Here are four newsworthy items to digest from Wednesday night's negotiating session: 1. Mediator Scot Beckenbaugh is back in the picture. This is interesting because the last mediation session -- held in New Jersey three weeks ago -- was such a dismal failure. Commissioner Bettman said both sides requested Beckenbaugh's presence, and he...
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January 03, 2013  |  Discuss

USA/Canada WJC Semi-Final Round

Spoil alert if you keep reading. Even thought I believe it is the reader who should avoid any type of media until they have watched the game they dvr'd, I will continue with the results below, thus allowing those who are reading via rss or Twitter to stop reading now. Continue reading "USA/Canada WJC Semi-Final Round"
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January 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Sweet 16

Nicholas Goss explains why he thinks allowing 20 teams to qualify for the Stanley Cup playoffs is a bad idea: Having two thirds of the NHL qualify for the playoffs is way too high of a percentage. If additional teams are added, mediocre clubs would have an opportunity to win the Stanley Cup that they don't deserve. Using Goss' rationale, the Los Angeles Kings may...
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January 03, 2013  |  Discuss

The Post-Meeting Talk

Minor strides gained is what I was told.Enough to bypass filing disclaimer. Still an option that obviously needs a re-vote by #NHLPA — Nick Kypreos (@RealKyper) January 3, 2013   Told mediator has actually been involved all week long - not just today — Pierre LeBrun (@Real_ESPNLeBrun) January 3, 2013 added 1:32am,   I'm told one item that...
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January 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Bettman After The CBA Meeting Tonight

Bettman: process will be continuing tomorrow. Mediator has asked for return at 10 am — Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) January 3, 2013   Bettman: the word "disclaimer" has never been uttered to us from the players association.There has been no disclaimer. — David Alter (@DavidAlter590) January 3, 2013 added 1:16am,   Bettman -- pension...
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January 03, 2013  |  Discuss

CBA Meeting Has Completed

Numerous reports state the meeting is over, D. Fehr about to speak. added 1:05am,   Fehr says there's still a ways to go, but we moved together on some issues — Steve Zipay (@stevezipay) January 3, 2013   Fehr said both sides will re-assess before deciding on meetings for tomorrow — Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) January 3, 2013   ...
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January 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Disclaimer Of Interest Talk

Reports from MSM at NHL headquarters state no indication of Disclaimer of Interest filed by the NHLPA. What does that mean?  Well, negotiations continue on as the have the last few days. Bruce Arthur of the National Post in a story filed earlier this evening stated... But with the ability to hold a re-vote and to refile, exercising the disclaimer was never the real deadline...
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January 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Start Time For CBA Meeting Has Been Agreed Upon

About 25 tweets inform me the CBA meeting will start around 8:15pm ET. I will update this post as news comes available.
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January 02, 2013  |  Discuss

What You Need To Know Before The CBA Meeting Tonight

Listen to Elliotte Friedman of CBC as he talks with HNIC Radio hosts Gord Stellick and Kelly Hrudey. Put the audio below because it is auto play. Continue reading "What You Need To Know Before The CBA Meeting Tonight"
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January 02, 2013  |  Discuss

How Big Is Tonight’s CBA Meeting?

From NHL player: "How they respond to our latest proposal will determine if we disclaim or not." Huge meeting tonight to say the least — Pierre LeBrun (@Real_ESPNLeBrun) January 2, 2013
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January 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Afternoon Line

It may be hard for the NHL owners to find a less damaging approach, but they must. For all their talk of partnership over the years, they have always operated according to a very different standard, the one articulated by Red Wings vice president Jim Devellano during the interview last September that got his club fined $250,000: “The owners simply aren’t going to let a union...
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January 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Today’s CBA Meeting

I swear I am never going to lay on my couch again.  I dozed off and just woke up to learn the NHLPA entered the NHL office about 1/2 hour ago. Updates will be made here when available and I am sticking tooth picks between my eye lids.
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January 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Cleary On The CBA Negotiations

from Ted Kulfan of the Detroit News, "Both sides are meeting together and exchanging proposals and getting closer, but in regards to where we are and how close we are and what issues are locked down on, I don't really know," Cleary said. "They're working hard and going back and forth." Commissioner Gary Bettman has set the Jan. 11 deadline as...
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January 02, 2013  |  Discuss

All Vyacheslav Fetisov

from Russia Beyond The Headlines, RBTH: You seem so sure that the NHL won’t let its players go to the Olympics, but the League won’t comment on this. Do you have inside information from top officials? V.F.: I know some details of the talks between the NHL and the players. Believe me, international tournaments is the last thing they are talking about, well, maybe the...
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January 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Two Different Views

via ESPN, Intrepid reporters Scott Burnside and Katie Strang are trying to stay warm while monitoring the NHL-NHLPA talks from frigid New York. Here's their take on the chances we see a new CBA agreement before the end of the week.  BURNSIDE: Call me Dr. Pollyanna but I still think this gets done, if not Wednesday, then Thursday. I don't see the NHLPA filing a...
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January 02, 2013  |  Discuss
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