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Derek Boogaard’s Family Files Wrongful-Death Lawsuit Against NHL

The family of an NHL player who died of an accidental overdose of pain medication and alcohol has filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against the NHL, blaming it for brain damage he suffered as an enforcer and for his addiction to prescription painkillers.

05/13/2013

Gary Bettman (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

NHL Realignment Plan To Go Into Effect Next Season

The league announced Thursday that its board of governors approved a realignment plan that will go into effect next season. The new format will feature two eight-team divisions in the Eastern Conference and two seven-team divisions in the West.

03/14/2013

A Detroit Red Wings fan shows his team support during the game between the Chicago Bears and the Detroit Lions at Ford Field. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

NHL Lockout: Sides Meet For Hours, But Pension Issues Remain Sticking Point

The NHL and the players’ association met deep into Wednesday night after the union made its second counteroffer of the week in an effort to end the season-long lockout.

01/02/2013

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

NHL Makes A New Offer As The Lockout Enters Its Critical Stage

The NHL made a new offer to the players’ association, hoping to spark talks toward ending the long lockout and saving the hockey season.

12/28/2012

NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

More Good News, Hockey Fans: NHL Wipes Out All Games Through January 14

The NHL has wiped out all games through Jan. 14, and if it needs to make any more cancellations, the entire season could be the next thing to go.

12/20/2012

Hockey fans protest the National Hockey League lockout outside the NHL offices in midtown Manhattan. (Photo by Allison Joyce/Getty Images)

Monzo: I Live For Hockey And I Love The Rangers — But I Hate The NHL

For all you hockey fans, I know that you will be back, as will I. But for the rest of the country, the NHL’s existence is just a nasty rumor at this point. It’s a joke on both ends. I hate the NHL.

12/20/2012

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Owners, Players Back At Bargaining Table In Effort To End NHL Lockout

Coupled with the more than seven hours they spent negotiating on Tuesday, owners and players have been together about 13 hours and are ready to get back to it on Thursday.

11/08/2012

Commissioner Gary Bettman and Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

NHL, Players’ Association Take Talks Into Wednesday, Hope To Make More Progress

The NHL and the players’ association did all their talking at the bargaining table, far away from the public eye. With another round of talks scheduled just one day after more than seven hours of negotiations, perhaps progress is being made.

11/07/2012

Donald Fehr (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Silverman: NHL Hope Grows Amid Winter Classic Cancellation

The Winter Classic is dead this year, but as the NHL buries its most popular regular-season event there is hope that the lockout won’t wipe out the entire season.

11/03/2012

A Pittsburgh Penguins fan expresses himself during the game between the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Atlanta Braves on October 3, 2012. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

NHL, Players’ Association Resume Meetings In Attempt To End Month-Long Lockout

The sides met twice on Wednesday. If talks go well on Thursday, or if the scheduled work can’t be completed, there could be another day of discussions on Friday.

10/11/2012

Gary Bettman

In Light Of Lockout, NHL Cancels All Preseason Games Through September 30

The hits just keep on coming for the National Hockey League, and they’re not pretty. The NHL canceled its entire September preseason game schedule, the first on-ice casualty of the four-day lockout of the players’ association.

09/19/2012

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman (credit: Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Bettman, NHL Ready For Lockout Without New CBA

With time running out on NHL labor talks, commissioner Gary Bettman cautioned Thursday that the league is prepared to lock out its players if a new collective bargaining agreement is not reached by Sept. 15, when the current deal expires.

08/10/2012

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

NHL Executives, Players Resume Cordial Labor Talks

The NHL and the NHL Players’ Association resumed labor talks at the league offices in New York on Wednesday.

07/19/2012

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Rangers’ Henrik Lundqvist Named Finalist For Ted Lindsay Award

Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist is in the running for yet another honor, as the Swede is a finalist for the Ted Lindsay Award, formerly the Lester B. Pearson Award.

05/02/2012