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Multiple media sources report lockout is over… tentative deal reached between NHL and NHLPA

By , January 6, 2013 3:17 am


Can’t say I am too excited about it. Both sides annoyed me over this, but lots of tweets right now saying the NHL and NHLPA have reached a tentative agreement. Still some things to work out, but that will happen soon enough. It’s 5AM out east and they’re still talking.

Bob McKenzie ‏@TSNBobMcKenzie
So that’s it, tenative deal is done. Sunday Jan 6.

Daren Millard ‏@darenmillard
Lockout is over!!!! Done!

Pierre LeBrun ‏@Real_ESPNLeBrun
A tentative agreement has been reached between NHL and NHLPA – source

Nick Kypreos ‏@RealKyper
Sportsnet learned 64.3m final cap hit.

Nick Kypreos ‏@RealKyper
#NHLPA #NHL working on trying to resolve remaining issues. As said on @Sportsnet few remaining matters. All intertwined. Sides still at it.

Elliotte Friedman ‏@FriedgeHNIC
Two sides settled on contract lengths of 7 years (other free agents), 8 (your own).

Nick Kypreos ‏@RealKyper
Sportsnet learned length of #CBA 10 w opt out at 8 yrs.

Michael Russo ‏@Russostrib
10-year deal with eight mutual opt-out, $64.3 M 2013-14 cap, 7-year max contracts (8 for own players); believe 2 compliance buyouts

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Monday Morning Standings – I assure you, we are still open Edition

By , November 22, 2012 11:38 am
We suck.. sorry.. the hockey lockout has killed our desire to make posts.

We suck.. sorry.. the hockey lockout has killed our desire to make posts.

Since it’s been a while lets take a look-see at what has happened in the last little bit.

No NHL hockey. That’s what fucking happened. Unfortunately it seems that I really don’t give a shit, which is probably the worst thing for the NHL to hear as I’m sure I’m not the only one.

But for real, I have found myself not caring in the slightest (which you can probably tell from the flood of posting going on here). I have discovered that between my beer league and the WHL, I am perfectly content hockey-wise. Don’t even watch the AHL.
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Fans Locked Out

By , September 15, 2012 7:51 pm
Fans protest outside NHL store in NYC

Fans protest outside NHL store in NYC

So with the owners asking the players to take a big pay cut, and the players asking the owners to put more emphasis on revenue sharing to keep the dead teams afloat, and both teams refusing to budge… who is losing out here? Well, I believe both sides are, but more so it is the fans.

What a slap in the face this is that for the 3rd time under Gary Bettman’s rule, we are again in another lockout (well, it is expected we will be, with no negotiations happening on the deadline day). The owners/managers are asking for the players to protect them (the owners/managers) from themselves. The owners dished out lavish contracts knowing full well the implications of doing so. It seems that under 7 years of the previous CBA (formed in 2005), the GMs just have not learned, so here we are again today.

But wait.. there has to be more to this. Teams like Toronto, Vancouver, Montreal, New York, and even Edmonton are paying players the big money because they CAN do so, right? Well… quite simply, yes. These teams have been loving the new CBA more than any team out there (although for the most part this has little to do with the CBA, in my opinion). 6 teams have consistently been reaping the spoils of the NHL quite consistently since 2005 (when the new CBA came in to effect) – the Toronto Maple Leafs, Montreal Canadiens, New York Rangers, Vancouver Canucks, Detroit Red Wings and the Edmonton Oilers.

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