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.
NHL Realignment Plan To Go Into Effect Next SeasonThe 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.
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.
NHL Makes A New Offer As The Lockout Enters Its Critical StageThe NHL made a new offer to the players' association, hoping to spark talks toward ending the long lockout and saving the hockey season.
More Good News, Hockey Fans: NHL Wipes Out All Games Through January 14The 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.
Monzo: I Live For Hockey And I Love The Rangers -- But I Hate The NHLFor 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.
Owners, Players Back At Bargaining Table In Effort To End NHL LockoutCoupled 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.
NHL, Players' Association Take Talks Into Wednesday, Hope To Make More ProgressThe 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.
Silverman: NHL Hope Grows Amid Winter Classic CancellationThe 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.
NHL, Players' Association Resume Meetings In Attempt To End Month-Long LockoutThe 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.
In Light Of Lockout, NHL Cancels All Preseason Games Through September 30The 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.
Bettman, NHL Ready For Lockout Without New CBAWith 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.