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Nhl Lockout

Changing of the Guard -- Why the NHL Needs a New Commissioner

Chris Koras | Posted 07.02.2013 | Sports
Chris Koras

Since Gary Bettman took office in 1993, no other major sports league has been as self-destructive as the NHL.

Shortened Season Means More Fights?

AP | LARRY LAGE | Posted 04.02.2013 | Sports

DETROIT — Wanna fight? If you're an NHL player, you can probably find somebody to drop the gloves....

Lockout? What Lockout?

Terry Lyons | Posted 03.30.2013 | Sports
Terry Lyons

The lockout is in the rear view. That's official. That's a fact. Done. Finee. Kaput. You can bet your Tuuka Rask on it.

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.

Employer Branding Lessons From the NHL Lockout

Josh Tolan | Posted 03.20.2013 | Business
Josh Tolan

Fixing this brand can be as easy as recognizing the problem, addressing it, and reconnecting with your talent pool. Just like the NHL, you need to get back into the game even if you've taken a hit.

Lies, Hoaxes and Greed: America's Dopey Obsession With Sports

Steven Kurlander | Posted 03.19.2013 | Sports
Steven Kurlander

Columnist George Will, who has written a number of excellent books on baseball, once stated that, "Sports serve society by providing vivid examples of excellence." These days, it seems just the opposite.

Top 5 Sports Stories

Len Berman | Posted 03.16.2013 | New York
Len Berman

The Australian Open is underway. Novak Djokovic, bidding for his third straight title, easily won his opening round match.

The NHL Is Back, Officially

AP | IRA PODELL | Posted 01.13.2013 | Sports

NEW YORK -- NHL hockey is finally back, and this time it's official. Nearly one week after a tentative labor deal was agreed to by the league and its...

'A Huge Waste Of Time'

AP | JOHN WAWROW | Posted 03.13.2013 | Sports

BUFFALO, N.Y. — After rejoining his Buffalo Sabres teammates on the ice for the first time in some nine months, goalie Ryan Miller had a few lin...

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


Odds To Win The 2013 Stanley Cup

Posted 01.07.2013 | Sports

Finally, hockey is back. After a labor dispute that spanned 113 days, NHL owners and the players' association reached an agreement to put an end t...

LOOK: Datysuk's Amazing Goal For Russian Team

Posted 01.07.2013 | Detroit

The newly-settled NHL lockout has kept a lot of U.S. pro hockey players off the ice this season, but it hasn't slowed down Pavel Datsyuk. On Sunda...

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...

NHL Lockout Timeline

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 01.06.2013 | Sports

-- June 29 – Bargaining begins. July 13 – Management's initial proposal would reduce players' share of hockey-related revenue from 57 pe...


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...

NHL Sides Meet With Mediator As Deadline Looms

AP | IRA PODELL | Posted 03.06.2013 | Sports

NEW YORK -- The NHL and the players' association met separately with a federal mediator throughout Friday morning and well into the afternoon with no ...

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 Negotiations Go Deep Into Night

AP | IRA PODELL | Posted 03.04.2013 | Sports

NEW YORK — The NHL and the players' association met deep into Wednesday night after the union made its second counteroffer of the week in an eff...

Top 5 Sports Stories

Len Berman | Posted 01.02.2013 | New York
Len Berman

The NFL has it right. 12 teams make the playoffs. But for those other 20 teams it feels as if the sky is falling. For some reason in the other sports, the consequences for not making the playoffs don't seem quite as harsh.

NHL Makes Counteroffer To Players As Lockout Negotiations Heat Up

AP | IRA PODELL | Posted 03.04.2013 | Sports

NEW YORK -- The NHL has kicked the ball back to the players' association in the form of another counteroffer as the sides play pingpong in the search ...

The NHL vs. Wal-Mart vs. Congress (vs. Progress)

Hank Bordowitz | Posted 02.20.2013 | Business
Hank Bordowitz

In a way, the NHL conflict is a classic union dispute: the owners make their fortunes off the backs of the players. It's the scale of the thing that upsets me. And in the end they risk losing it all because they alienate the good will of the working class folks who fill the seats.

NHL Cancels More Games

AP | IRA PODELL | Posted 02.19.2013 | Sports

NEW YORK — The NHL could be one step away from canceling another hockey season because of a labor fight with the players. In the latest round o...

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...