“No progress” in lockout talks, but the end is near all the same

Jonathan Willis
December 12 2012 05:08PM

Remember last week, when negotiations between the NHL and NHLPA collapsed? Don Fehr gave a press conference, saying the two sides were close, then came back and said that talks had broken off, and then Gary Bettman gave what was likely the angriest media availability of his NHL tenure, insisting that the owner’s offer of $300 million in “make whole” payments was now off the table.

The two sides met on Wednesday, and despite the rhetoric seem not to have moved much at all from their positions during the ‘owners/players only’ meetings.

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Top 10 KHL Goals, Saves and Hits of the Week

Steve Dangle
December 12 2012 08:28AM

 

Because how much b-roll of Gary Bettman walking in and out of a building can you possibly watch?

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Alex Edler, gone from this salary capped world?

Cam Charron
December 11 2012 08:36AM

If there's anything we learned from the Cody Hodgson trade, it's that given the amount of experience and connections Tony Gallagher has forged over the last 50 or so years in the business, it's probably safe to trust him for some things.

Which makes me think that Alexander Edler may have played his last game as a Vancouver Canuck, particularly after Larry Brooks wrote a column this morning suggesting that the reason for the NHL's attempt to genetically engineer each team's salary structure to even the playing field.

In short, I don't think Laurence Gilman can talk his way out of this one.

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Canucks Prospect Patrick McNally Removed from Harvard Roster

Thomas Drance
December 10 2012 05:07PM

 

On Monday evening collgehockeynews.com reported that promising Canucks prospect Patrick McNally was removed from Harvard's Roster along with three other players ahead of Harvard's game against Umass Lowell.

Read past the jump for more. 

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KHL: Two huge rivalries, crazy KHL fans

Steve Dangle
December 09 2012 09:05PM

 

Two KHL games for you today. First we have the Czech team Lev facing their Slovakian rivals Slovan, and then Latvian Dinamo Riga playing their Belarusian rivals Dinamo Minsk. Two great games, and absolutely rabid fans. Great seeing packed barns for a hockey game. I almost forgot what it looked like.

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