by Ken Campbell - September 7, 2012 12:05 PM EDT
While the owners got the salary cap they were after last time, that very aspect complicates the current discussions.
Until about a year ago, the NHL talked about simply “tweaking” a collective bargaining agreement for which all the heavy lifting had been done in the 2004-05 lockout.
by Ken Campbell - August 3, 2012 2:49 PM EDT
THN's senior columnist gives his views on the news of Rick DiPietro being taken off the Islanders' injured reserve, and more.
A gathering of News and Views for your Friday dining and dancing pleasure, keeping in mind that it is indeed the dog days of summer: NEWS: The New York Islanders announce goaltender Rick DiPietro has been removed from the team’s injury reserve list.
by Ken Campbell - July 30, 2012 4:00 PM EDT
After the two Ducks suffered through a down year, will they return to elite status, or start a downward trajectory?
As the NHL, in the words of one agent, “try to idiot-proof the CBA once again,” two players who find themselves in rather interesting situations are Corey Perry and Ryan Getzlaf of the Anaheim Ducks.
by Ken Campbell - July 27, 2012 1:15 PM EDT
Would the owners use the threat of lost jobs as leverage in any negotiations with the NHLPA?
On the surface, talks between the NHL and the NHL Players’ Association on a new collective bargaining agreement have so far been civil.
by Ken Campbell - July 23, 2012 4:50 PM EDT
THN's senior writer takes a look at the blockbuster trade between Columbus and New York and what it means to both franchises.
Before you go vilifying Columbus Blue Jackets GM Scott Howson for not getting enough from the New York Rangers in return for Rick Nash, you should probably realize this guy has been spending almost all of his time since the trade deadline doing nothing else but trying to deal his disgruntled captain.
by Ken Campbell - July 20, 2012 2:55 PM EDT
Can Nashville still negotiate a deal with Philadelphia to make losing Shea Weber more palatable?
There is absolutely no doubt the Philadelphia Flyers pounced on a vulnerable franchise in a vulnerable situation when they signed Shea Weber to his 14-year, $110 million offer sheet.
by Ken Campbell - July 16, 2012 1:00 PM EDT
Far from signalling all-out war, the NHL's first offer to the NHLPA is a reasonable way to get things started.
Man, a guy goes out of town for the weekend to attend a high school reunion and war breaks out between the NHL and the NHL Players’ Association.
by Ken Campbell - July 13, 2012 11:20 AM EDT
With Jaromir Jagr and Teemu Selanne coming back for another season, where do they stack up against other elite Euros?
With both Teemu Selanne and Jaromir Jagr committing to at least one more NHL season, there’s an underrated and interesting race that will bear watching in 2012-13.
by Ken Campbell - July 9, 2012 2:05 PM EDT
News and views on the upcoming CBA; Nash and Bouwmeester's worth; what Doan says about the Desert; and Lidstrom's future.
Monday news and views as we come close to almost entering the dog days of summer: NEWS: One week into free agency, Jiri Hudler and P-A Parenteau find themselves worth $4 million a year, Brandon Prust gets a $10-million contract and defensemen such as Dennis Wideman and Matt Carle are suddenly worth more than $5 million a year on long-term contracts.
by Ken Campbell - July 6, 2012 8:35 PM EDT
The Kings will be the darlings of Southern California for the summer. Then next
season, it’s the back page again.
LOS ANGELES – Waiting to get into the Kings dressing room after Game 3, these A- and B-list celebrities passed by in succession: Mary Hart, David Beckham, Joshua Jackson, Tom Arnold and Matthew Perry.
by Ken Campbell - June 29, 2012 3:30 PM EDT
This free agent period will likely be the last time players will have a chance to sign mega deals like the ones given to Jonathan Quick and Sidney Crosby.
You could make the case that Sidney Crosby and Martin Brodeur have been modern-day Gordie Howes. Like Howe before them, both are superstars who have led their teams to incredible success on the ice and, in the case of Crosby, saved a franchise.
by Ken Campbell - June 27, 2012 6:36 PM EDT
NHLPA executive director Donald Fehr wants the players to lead the charge into negotiations, so what does that mean for the start of next season?
If the players get sand kicked in their faces in collective bargaining this time around the way they thought they did in 2005, they’ll have nobody to blame but themselves.
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