NHL General Managers Like Idea Of 3-On-3 Overtime Next SeasonThree-on-three overtime is getting a nod from NHL general managers, although a format decision and final approval are still needed.
NHL Modifies Ilya Kovalchuk Penalty Against Devils The league on Thursday announced that the Devils would be allowed to keep a first-round draft pick it was scheduled to forfeit this year. It also reduced the $3 million fine assessed against the team.
NHL Could Rethink Sending Players To Sochi OlympicsWith the league set to push pause on its season for next month's Winter Games, Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly is allowing for the possibility of a security issue that could keep the players from traveling to Russia at all.
NHL Season To Go On Hold So Players Can Compete In Sochi 2014 OlympicsAfter 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.
NHL Competition Committee Recommends Making Visors Mandatory For New Players Former NHL defenseman Mathieu Schneider, special assistant to NHLPA executive director Donald Fehr, said a "clear majority" of players supported grandfathering visors.
NHL, Players' Union Partner With Organization To Fight Homophobia In SportsThe 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.
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.
NHLPA Ratifies New Deal, One More Step Before Camps Can OpenNHL 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.
Hartnett: Devils' Kovalchuk Cutting KHL Stay Short; Damage Already Done Ilya Kovalchuk's desire to remain in the KHL must have burned Lou Lamoriello and the Devils up.
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."
Devils Believe llya Kovalchuk Will Return To Team Once Lockout Is Officially LiftedKovalchuk, who signed a 15-year, $100 million contract with New Jersey in 2010, played in a KHL game Tuesday. He told Russian media he was playing to stay in shape pending the end of the lockout.
NHL Appears Headed Toward 48-Game Season As Opposed To 50-Game Season"I think 48 is most likely at this point, unless the players can expedite their ratification process," NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly wrote in an email Monday to The Associated Press.
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