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Fehr/Bettman Meeting Over For Today

Do remember the NHLPA and NHL are still meeting...   Don Fehr met w/ Bettman for 30 min; in brief comments said he didn't view movement by owners prior to lockout as meaningful. #NHL #NHLPA — Michael Grange (@michaelgrange) September 29, 2012   #CBA Big group meeting today dealing with hockey-related revenue and what current definition means and...
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September 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Bettman Has Done His Job

from Jeff Z. Klein of the New York Times, They look at the bottom line and marvel at the job he has done. During Bettman’s tenure, N.H.L. revenue has grown from $400 million a year to $3.3 billion. “He’s in charge,” said Jonathon Gatehouse, whose book“The Instigator: How Gary Bettman Remade the NHL and Changed the Game Forever,” the first in-depth biography...
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September 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Phew!

After worrying about newly acquired New York Rangers' forward Rick Nash being seriously injured, Larry Brooks of the New York Post tells us that the injury is not serious and that it is just a day-to-day thing. Larry Brooks ‏@NYP_Brooksie From NYR, MRI reveals no damage to Nash shoulder, is apparently day to day for Davos... The last thing the Blueshirts need was...
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September 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Topic Of Today’s CBA Meeting

HRR definitions will dominate today's mtgs. Players also want piece of newer rev. streams such as team-themed bars and real estate. — Lance Hornby (@sunhornby) September 29, 2012   Bettman and Fehr will meet seperately again today on broader issues. Meetings will go to Sunday. — Lance Hornby (@sunhornby) September 29, 2012
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September 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Gary Bettman, Please Read

from Jordan Shifman of CBC, With the NHL lockout now in double-digit days, CBCSports.ca wants to help give fans a voice. So until the game we love returns, we'll highlight one fan's take on the lockout each day from the posts we've received on Facebook, Twitter and the comments sections on CBCSports.ca. Here is Saturday's Fan Comment of the Day from...
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September 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Hate Towards Bettman Unites NHL Players

from Adian Dater of All Things Avs,  This is a sad story with no winners, but the tagline of the story is this: the players in the NHL are sick and tired of Gary Bettman, and they will sacrifice their greater financial good to drive this man out of their game. That’s how much they hate him. It really has come to this awful juncture, an irreconcilable difference...
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September 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Katz Apologizes To Edmonton Fans

Daryl Katz takes out full-page ads in both Edmonton newspapers to apologize for this week's actions. Smart move. Among comments... — Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) September 29, 2012   "I took for granted your support and your love for the Oilers. That was wrong, and I apologize." Katz adds that he was upset... — Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC...
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September 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Yakupov Can Play With KHL Team

from the CP at TSN,  Yakupov, the No. 1 pick by the Edmonton Oilers at this year's draft, was suspended earlier in the week after it was revealed he didn't secure a transfer card to join Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk. The International Ice Hockey Federation ruled he played illegally when he suited up for his hometown team in two games earlier this month. Hockey...
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September 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Yakupov’s Transfer

A little over a week ago I wrote about Nail Yakupov's transfer papers to play in the KHL during the lockout.  At that time Yakupov's agent Igor Larionov was publicly complaining that the NHL was preventing his transfer to play in Europe during the lockout.  Yakupov, the top pick in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft selected by the Edmonton Oilers wanted to play for his hometown...
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September 28, 2012  |  Discuss

No Closure To A Solution

from Michael Grange of Sportsnet, There has to be more than this? Doesn't there? The NHL is days away from cancelling regular season games, having locked out their players when the previous CBA expired on September 15. Training camps and the exhibition season are already gone. Opening night, scheduled for Oct. 11 could be shut down as soon as the middle of next...
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September 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Paul Maurice On Coaching In Russia

from Eric Duhatschek of the Globe and Mail, “The hockey’s different,” Maurice added. “How they view it is different. The travel’s different. How everything moves is different. It’s so difficult to describe. Your first month, you notice everything that’s different, and everything seems to be different. “Then after you’re here for a while, you start to...
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September 28, 2012  |  Discuss

The Other Side Of The Coyotes’ Fence

from Sanu Munshi of the Arizona Republic, Glendale and potential Phoenix Coyotes buyer Greg Jamison appear to be at or near an agreement on a renegotiated deal to keep the hockey team at Jobing.com Arena. Interim City Manager Horatio Skeete "will present the final agreed upon restructuring terms" to elected officials on Tuesday, according to a workshop agenda...
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September 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Not What Ranger Fans Were Hoping to Hear: Nash Injured

In a time where NHL hockey is not being played, a player for the New York Rangers gets hurts while playing overseas. Unfortunately for the Blueshirts, this player is the newly acquired Rick Nash. According to a Tweet from Darren Dreger of TSN, Nash hurt his shoulder. Darren Dreger ‏@DarrenDreger Resnick stressed, Nash's injury is shoulder and not head as some...
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September 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Wrapping Up Today’s CBA Meeting

CBA meetings covered Drug Testing, Medical Care, Joint Health + Safety Committee, Training Camp, Conditioning Camp and scheduling issues. — Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) September 28, 2012   Steve Fehr said Don Fehr met with Gary Bettman separately today. Steve Fehr said talks will resume on non-core economics tomorrow morning. — Dan Rosen (@drosennhl...
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September 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Rick Nash Removed From Game As A Precaution

Rick Nash injured his shoulder in Swiss game. His agent, Joe Resnick says he was taken out of game and will be re-evaluated in a cpl days. — Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) September 28, 2012   Resnick stressed, Nash's injury is shoulder and not head as some have speculated. Taken out of game for precautionary reasons. — Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger...
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September 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Yakupov Drawing Comparisons To Radulov

from Peter Adler of The Cult of Hockey at the Edmonton Journal, ... speaking of the Oilers: in the ideal world they would discipline Yakupov to the full extent of the league’s bylaws for insubordination. They would also let him know in no uncertain words that he would have to stay in Sarnia until his contract there expires. Except: this is not an ideal world. Fearing...
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September 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Do You Really Want The Latest On The Coyotes?

from Ken Campbell of The Hockey News,  This much we know: that Horatio Skeete, the acting city manager for the City of Glendale, told councillors there in an in-camera meeting earlier this month the deal was to have been completed by Thursday and it was not. That news is coming amid claims by one industry source the deal is, in fact, dead and Jamison has not been able...
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September 28, 2012  |  Discuss

81 NHL Players Now Signed/Playing In Europe

The latest player to sign is Evander Kane of the Winnipeg Jets.  Kane will be playing for Dinamo Minsk of the KHL. You can check out all the names and related teams at TSN.
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September 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Kadri Not In The Best Shape

from Jonas Siegel of TSN, Marlies training camp began with a thud for Nazem Kadri. Among the most hyped Leaf prospects, but still short on serious production, Kadri kicked off his third season in the American Hockey League with underwhelming results, notably a lacking physical fitness. "His body fat today is probably in the bottom three to five guys in our whole...
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September 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Will The Blues Manage Without Davidson?

from Eric Duhatschek of the Globe and Mail, Will St. Louis be the same without Davidson? Presumably, for a while, they’ll manage just fine. The hockey operations department remains strong. You’d have to think that the Blues’ best young players - defencemen Alex Pietrangelo, Kevin Shattenkirk; forwards T. J. Oshie and David Perron - have some upside and thus can still...
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September 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Update From The CBA Meeting

Mathieu Schneider of #NHLPA says they and NHL have agreed on some player health/testing issues #babysteps #BecauseItsTheLockout — Pat Leonard (@NYDNRangers) September 28, 2012
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September 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Who Said This?

"I regret we were not able to secure an agreement sooner in the process and avoid the unfortunate distractions to the game." A. Roger Goodell, NFL Commissioner referring to the officials contract talks or B. Gary Bettman, sometime in the next year.
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September 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Life Is A Struggle For Bobby Francis

from Dan Bickley of the Arizona Republic, Step after clunky step, Bob Francis arrives for his morning workout. He grits his teeth. He jerks his walker forward, followed by an awkward swing of the leg. His body has atrophied. His balance and equilibrium are gone. The former Coyotes coach can no longer stand on his own two feet. Onlookers at a Scottsdale health...
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September 28, 2012  |  Discuss

The Hockey Wall Comes Down

from Stu Hackel of the Red Light, Friday, Sept. 28 marks the 40th Anniversary of Game 8, the final contest of the 1972 Summit Series between Canada and the Soviet National team, the culmination of a monumental event of historic proportions not just for one sport, or all sports, but the world. In the midst of the Cold War,  it was hockey, among the team sports, that first...
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September 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Morning Line

NHL Power Rankings for the week ending Sept. 28: 1. Owners. 2. Players. 3. The rest of us. — Adam Proteau (@Proteautype) September 28, 2012
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September 28, 2012  |  Discuss
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