by Ken Campbell - November 19, 2012 12:42 PM EST
Taking a break from CBA discussions may be a better option than trying to fit a square peg in a round hole.
Unless everyone in the hockey world is reading the tea leaves completely inaccurately, hockey fans should expect a whole lot of nothing to come out of the talks between the NHL and the NHL Players’ Association Monday night.
by Ken Campbell - November 16, 2012 3:13 PM EST
By walking away from CBA negotiations for a couple weeks, the NHL risks leaving significant money on the table.
Former NHL coach and current broadcaster and bon vivant Harry Neale had one of the greatest lines in hockey history. Commenting on his 1981-82 Vancouver Canucks, Neale quipped, “Last season we couldn’t win at home.
by Ken Campbell - November 12, 2012 6:40 PM EST
The quartet of Oates, Sakic, Bure and Sundin are the third-highest scoring class ever. Incredible to think when Oates wasn't drafted in either the NHL or Ontario League.
The way Adam Oates remembers it, he played hockey, baseball and lacrosse and ran track against Wayne Gretzky when he was younger. “And he beat me at all of ‘em,” Oates says.
by Ken Campbell - November 12, 2012 12:10 PM EST
NHLPA leader Donald Fehr is getting into the NHL owners' heads with his wily negotiating tricks.
With the lockout on the verge of entering its third month, the Fehr Factor has entered negotiations in a big way. That much has become crystal clear with the NHL’s rising level of frustration in recent days.
by Ken Campbell - November 9, 2012 2:45 PM EST
The City of Markham will have to take a risk now if it wants to be an attractive landing spot for an NHL team later.
When it comes to the most underserviced hockey market in the world, two things are going to eventually happen. The first is that an NHL-style rink will be built at some point in suburban Toronto.
by Ken Campbell - November 5, 2012 2:34 PM EST
Again we have an air of optimism surrounding the CBA, but how do you get 50-50 without cuts and what will become of the salary floor?
By all accounts, the negotiations for a deal to end The Lockout, Part III are beginning to get a little more serious. Please excuse us if you’ve heard this kind of thing before and gotten your hopes up, only to see them come crashing down amidst a sea of rhetoric.
by Ken Campbell - November 2, 2012 12:02 PM EDT
An improved education package and increased wages are worth fighting for, even if the CHLPA as currently constituted isn't fit to lead the charge.
You can bet there are more than a few junior hockey executives running around high-fiving people this morning. When you dodge a bullet you’re always happy.
by Ken Campbell - October 29, 2012 12:45 PM EDT
The ex-NHLPA executive director explains his thoughts on how fees for new teams could help bridge the gap between the two sides.
As we’ve all come to know over the past couple of weeks, solving the impasse that has led to NHL Lockout, Part III isn’t exactly as easy as people would like to believe.
by Ken Campbell - October 26, 2012 3:20 PM EDT
If the private equity company purchased the entire league during the last lockout, would the NHL be in a better place today?
It was interesting to see U.S. President Barack Obama weigh in on the NHL lockout recently with late night host Jay Leno by saying, “Y’all should be able to figure this out.
by Ken Campbell - October 22, 2012 11:43 AM EDT
The owners didn't tie up all the loopholes in the last negotiation and can't afford to make the same type of blunder again.
If the NHL is to be believed, a new collective bargaining agreement must be struck by Thursday in order for it to preserve the integrity of an 82-game season.
by Ken Campbell - October 18, 2012 10:35 PM EDT
After so much optimism on Tuesday, the two sides met again and claimed to be far apart.
NHL commissioner Gary Bettman came to the microphone after meeting with the NHL Players’ Association Thursday afternoon and if you looked closely enough, you could see traces of smoke coming out of his ears.
by Ken Campbell - October 17, 2012 2:55 PM EDT
Is the league's 50-50 offer all it's cracked up to be? Ken Campbell breaks down the good, bad and ugly.
Well, that was a rather impressive and speedy about-face by the NHL, wasn’t it? Just yesterday, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman said the following words: “A lot of you know we don’t negotiate publicly, and I’m not going to break that habit because I don’t think it’s constructive.
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