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.
With only two days left to avoid another damaging NHL lockout, players and owners huddled in separate circles to discuss what now seems inevitable.
The NHLPA, led by executive director Donald Fehr, made its presentation in the morning, but that was quickly dismissed by Commissioner Gary Bettman, who said it wasn’t much different from earlier offers.
Glen Sather waited patiently and struck a masterstroke in landing 30-goal scorer Rick Nash without having part with his best assets.
It seemed like the competition was not getting any stronger in the NHL’s Eastern Conference. That changed dramatically when Nashville star defenseman Shea Weber signed a 14-year, $110 million offer sheet from the Philadelphia Flyers.
Zach Parise’s decision to join his home state Minnesota Wild came as a blow to Devils fans, but it’s truly where he belongs.
Zach Parise is expected to announce his next team on Monday. Sean Hartnett breaks down the cases for each team in the ‘Parise sweepstakes.’
Martin Brodeur’s off-season has taken a strange twist as he’s hired agent Pat Brisson and is ready to test free agent waters.
Jerry Recco provided the guys with the news that the Penguins have inked Sidney Crosby to a very long contract extension, which prompted Boomer to mention a defensemen that his beloved Rangers have their eyes on.
Chris Kreider has fit immediately into the demands of the NHL playoffs and is turning heads around the NHL.
Gone are the days when NHL players could adequately police themselves. The game I love has now given way to ugly, vigilante justice.
Playoff hockey is great. But the NHL is close to — if not already — losing control of its players.
Sean Hartnett shares his fearless Eastern Conference opening round predictions and wasn’t afraid to pick a few first round upsets.
John Tortorella knows when to push the right buttons. And Brooks Orpik’s knee-to-knee hit on Derek Stepan gave him another opportunity to work his mind games.
Sidney Crosby left briefly in the second period after being bloodied when he was struck in the face with the puck, but his return wasn’t enough for the slumping Pittsburgh Penguins, who were beaten again by the New York Islanders, 5-3 on Thursday night.
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