Winter Classic

Fans cheer during the 2015 NHL Winter Classic at Nationals Park on January 1, 2015 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Silverman: NHL’s Winter Classic Is A Gimmick That Needs To Go Away

While everyone likes to say how wonderful it is, it’s time for a little truth. These outdoor games are ridiculous, and they diminish the sport.


Fans cheer as the Chicago Blackhawks take on the Washington Capitals in the 2015 NHL Winter Classic at Nationals Park on January 1, 2015 in Washington, DC.  (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Capitals Top Blackhawks 3-2 In Winter Classic

The latest NHL outdoor game had a cliffhanger ending Thursday, with Troy Brouwer scoring with 12.9 seconds remaining to give the Washington Capitals a 3-2 win over the Chicago Blackhawks in the league’s annual showcase.


Members of the Washington Capitals skate on the ice during practice for the 2015 NHL Winter Classic against the Chicago Blackhawks at Nationals Park on December 31, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Glorious Sunshine Could Wreak Havoc On Winter Classic

A Winter Classic with sunglasses? With a halftime in the first period? Or delayed for a couple of hours on account of, well, gorgeous weather?


2014 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic

Toronto Earns Shootout Win Over Detroit In Cold, Snowy Winter Classic

Tyler Bozak scored the winning shootout goal, lifting the Maple Leafs to a 3-2 victory over the Red Wings in front of the largest crowd to watch a hockey game.


Yankee Stadium (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Reports: Rangers To Take On Devils, Islanders At Yankee Stadium In 2014

Local rivalries. Frigid temperatures. The clack of the sticks. Hockey in the Bronx?


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

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.”


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.


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.


2012 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic - New York Rangers v Philadelphia Flyers

House Arrest For NJ Man In Attack On A Rangers Fan

A New Jersey man accused of beating two New York Rangers fans in a brawl after the NHL Winter Classic in Philadelphia has been sentenced to house arrest.


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

NHL Cancels Games Through Dec. 30 As Lockout Drags On

More bad news, hockey fans. The NHL has canceled all games through Dec. 30.


Video production crews move quickly to wire the newly arrived NHL podium for an upcoming press conference following a day of negotiations between the NHL and the Players Association at the Westin Times Square on Dec. 5, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

NHL Players, Owners Negotiate Deep Into The Night As Anticipation Builds

Very little information leaked out of the meeting room, but it is believed that each side submitted proposals to the other and spent lots of time apart discussing what was offered.


Mark Chipman (Photo by Marianne Helm/Getty Images)

NHL Labor Talks Continue With Owners, Players; Bettman, Fehr Not Present

With the lockout lingering into another week, the NHL labor talks are set to resume on Tuesday with owners and players scheduled to meet while a couple of key figures remain on the sidelines of the negotiations.


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.


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.


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NHL Lockout: League, Players’ Union To Resume Talks Tuesday

The NHL and the players’ association stuck to their word and made quick plans to get back to the bargaining table.