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Nhl Lockout 2012

NHL Commissioner Bettman? Apology Accepted

Terry Lyons | Posted 03.23.2013 | Sports
Terry Lyons

Now that the deal is done, I refuse to look in the rear view mirror. I refuse to judge the owners or the players or try to decide if there was a winner or loser in this mess.

NHL Owners Approve New Deal

AP | IRA PODELL | Posted 03.11.2013 | Sports

NEW YORK — NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman secured unanimous ownership support for the pending labor deal, then apologized to everyone hurt by the...

Hockey Is Back

Jeff Danziger | Posted 03.10.2013 | Sports
Jeff Danziger


NHL Players Thrilled For Shortened Season

AP | DAN GELSTON | Posted 01.07.2013 | Sports

PHILADELPHIA -- Flyers All-Star Claude Giroux received the wakeup call he waited to hear for 113 days. Locked out for months, the NHL was indeed read...


AP | IRA PODELL and RONALD BLUM | Posted 03.08.2013 | Sports

NEW YORK — They walked into a Manhattan hotel, knowing they were running out of time to save their season. After 16 hours of tense talks, the N...

WATCH: Every Fan Of The NHL

Posted 01.03.2013 | Sports

If there's one thing that hockey fans can all agree on, it's that enduring another lockout is a horrible way to start the new year. As league leade...

NHL Lockout Has Chilling Effect On Business

AP | JOHN WAWROW | Posted 02.19.2013 | Sports

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Most everywhere Lou Billittier turns these days, the Buffalo restaurateur is reminded of the NHL lockout, and its impact on his ...

Obama On NHL Lockout: 'Do Right By Your Fans'

AP | KEN THOMAS | Posted 12.13.2012 | Sports

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama is urging the NHL and the players' association to "do right by your fans" and find a solution to the league's loc...

NHL Cancels More Games

AP | IRA PODELL | Posted 02.09.2013 | Sports

NEW YORK — The NHL eliminated 16 more days from the regular-season schedule Monday, and if a deal with the players' association isn't reached so...

NHL Owners, Players Await Return To Negotiations

AP | IRA PODELL | Posted 02.05.2013 | Sports

NEW YORK -- The NHL has rejected the players' latest offer for a labor deal, and negotiations have broken off at least until the weekend. Donald Fe...

NHL Labor Talks Continue With New Approach

AP | IRA PODELL | Posted 02.03.2013 | Sports

NEW YORK — The only early details that emerged from the latest round of negotiations aimed at ending the NHL lockout were the names of those in ...

No Deal In Sight

AP | IRA PODELL | Posted 01.29.2013 | Sports

NEW YORK — The NHL, the players' association and now even federal mediators agree on one thing: The bickering sides are nowhere near a deal that...

More NHL Cancelations

AP | IRA PODELL | Posted 11.24.2012 | Sports

-- More than a third of the NHL regular season and two of its marquee events have now been called off. The league announced its latest round of canc...

Fan Buys Team-Used Toilet For $5,300

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 11.20.2012 | Sports

Jim Vigmond, a Toronto Maple Leafs fan, reportedly paid $5,300 for a team toilet from the old Maple Leaf Gardens, ESPN reports. The arena housed th...

NHL Labor Talks Resume

AP | IRA PODELL | Posted 01.20.2013 | Sports

NEW YORK — This time, NHL owners and players are staying apart for just one day. Negotiations aimed at ended the league's lockout will resume W...

NHLPA Responds To Fan's Letter

Puck Daddy | Posted 11.16.2012 | Sports

Every week, we receive impassioned letters from NHL fans written to both Commissioner Gary Bettman and union chief Donald Fehr. Some of them can be...

NHL In No Rush To Negotiate

AP | Posted 01.15.2013 | Sports

TORONTO — Negotiations had already hit a wall in the ongoing hockey labor fight, and now the NHL has suggested the sides take an official two-we...

Top 5 Sports Stories

Len Berman | Posted 01.07.2013 | New York
Len Berman

Baseball's general managers have begun meeting in Indian Wells, Calif. Expanded use of instant replay may be a topic for discussion.

Can The Kid End The Lockout?

AP | IRA PODELL | Posted 01.06.2013 | Sports

NEW YORK -- The locked-out NHL players' association returned to the bargaining table Tuesday, and this time brought Sidney Crosby along. On Day 52 ...

NHL, Players Finally Return To Bargaining Table

AP | IRA PODELL | Posted 01.03.2013 | Sports

NEW YORK — After more than two weeks apart and the hockey season hanging in the balance, the NHL and the players' association are returning to t...

REPORT: NHL Cancels Winter Classic

AP | LARRY LAGE | Posted 01.02.2013 | Sports

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — The NHL has put one of its signature events on ice. The Winter Classic, scheduled between Detroit and Toronto for Jan. 1 at ...

Disputed Revenue Should Be Used to Sustain and Grow Hockey

Blake Woods | Posted 10.26.2012 | Detroit
Blake Woods

As the deadline for a full NHL season passes, I wonder: how could welet this happen to the game we love again? Here's my plea for both stubborn sides to think outside the box, which is not only possible, but essential to saving their future.


Evan Winiker | Posted 12.26.2012 | Sports
Evan Winiker

As Thursday's deadline came and went, both the NHL and NHLPA now find themselves further down a road neither wanted to tread, one that seems more and more likely headed to a cancelled season.

Chance Of Full NHL Season Lost

AP | IRA PODELL | Posted 12.26.2012 | Sports

NEW YORK -- The NHL lockout has forced the cancellation of all games through the end of November. The NHL announced Friday that 326 regular-season ...

NHL Won't Negotiate

AP | IRA PODELL | Posted 12.23.2012 | Sports

NEW YORK -- Forget about a deal to save a full hockey season: the NHL and the players' association can't even agree to get together to talk. The un...