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NHL Season To Go On Hold So Players Can Compete In Sochi 2014 Olympics

After weeks of tough negotiations, the NHL and its players reached a deal with the International Ice Hockey Federation on Friday to put the season on hold again so the game’s biggest stars can compete in next year’s Olympics in Sochi.


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Hartnett: Devil Of A Deal — Lamoriello Steals Schneider From Canucks

The 2013 NHL Draft will be remembered as a momentous day in Devils history.


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NHL, Players’ Union Partner With Organization To Fight Homophobia In Sports

The You Can Play Project will conduct seminars at the NHL’s rookie symposium and make its resources and personnel available to teams. Players will be able to seek counseling or ask questions regarding sexual orientation.


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Silverman: Hard-Charging Torts Must Find New Approach To Get Rangers On Course

Preseason expectations don’t matter anymore. It’s all about winning and consistency, and Tortorella has to find a new formula to get his team back on track.


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Bettman Hears It From Boomer, Says NHL Has ‘Fences To Mend’ With Fans

“How do you think we feel?” Gary Bettman responded to Esiason’s displeasure. “It’s to say the least disappointing, frustrating.”


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NHL Lockout Is Officially Over, Training Camps Set To Open

The lockout finally ended Saturday night following another tough negotiation that nearly delayed training camps even longer.


Bill Daly, Deputy Commissioner and Commissioner Gary Bettman of the National Hockey League (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

NHLPA Ratifies New Deal, One More Step Before Camps Can Open

NHL players are ready to go back to work, but the lockout isn’t over yet. The owners and union now must sign a memorandum of understanding before training camps can open.


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Report: Rangers To Open At Bruins On Jan. 19

Road trip! Rangers fans, you’re in luck — there’s news on the Blueshirts schedule front.


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NHL Owners Approve New Labor Deal; Gary Bettman Apologizes To Fans

“Most importantly to our fans, who love and have missed NHL hockey, I am sorry,” Bettman said. “I know that an explanation or an apology will not erase the hard feelings that have built up over the past few months, but I owe you an apology nevertheless.”


Ryan Callahan #24 of the New York Rangers controls the puck. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: The NHL Is Back! Great — Now Fix It!

Instead of merely bean-counting, the NHL’s caretakers should be looking for ways to bring the game back from the muck it’s become.


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Silverman: Lockout’s End Gives Rangers Chance To Make Huge Statement

The window to win a Stanley Cup Championship is once again open for the Rangers.


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NHL, NHLPA Reach Tentative Agreement On New CBA; Lockout Over

Hockey is back, and it took nearly four months and one long night to get the game back on the ice.


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Your Questions About The NHL Lockout Explained

Lockout issues tend to be complicated. Here’s a closer look at the issues keeping the sides from reaching an agreement.


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Little Movement As NHL Lockout Reaches 111th Day

If there is going to be a hockey season, the NHL and the players’ association can’t afford many more days like this.


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Key Issues Remain As Union, NHL Resume Labor Talks

After a long night of talks, the NHL and the union are returning to negotiations — just later than expected.