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Revenue Sharing: Can the NHL Support it?

The NHL has come a long way since its early years with only six teams.  It has become one of the largest and most talented leagues in all of sports.  With this growth, came the introduction of numerous expansion teams popping up all over Canada and the United States.  Some of these teams have proven…

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Post-2012 Lockout NHL Faces Serious Challenges

Rewind the calendar back to a little over seven years ago. The NHL and NHLPA signed a new collective bargaining agreement in July 2005. That agreement ended a lockout that had already vaporized a full season of hockey. The 2005 Stanley Cup would go unclaimed as the entire 2004-05 NHL season was lost. That lockout…

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NHL Lockout

POLL: With The NHL Lockout Over, Has The League Won You Back?

On Sunday, January 6, NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman and  NHLPA executive director Donald Fehr announced a tentative collective bargaining agreement to end the NHL lockout. After over 100 days, fans across North America and the rest of the world began to lose hope that they’d see hockey this season. Some even were indifferent to seeing NHL…

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Players Voice Opinions With League’s Handling Of 2012 NHL Lockout

The 2012 NHL Lockout began at 11:59 p.m. on September 15, and since then, there’s been minimal progress made at the bargaining table between the team owners and the NHL Players Association. On October 4, the NHL postponed the start of the regular season, which was supposed to start on October 11. In all, 82…

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With Lockout Looming, NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman Fairing Well Financially

Despite comments made by NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman last week about the possibility of another league lockout if a new collective bargaining agreement isn’t reached by Sept. 15, Bettman still seems to be fairing well financially. Since the NHL’s previous lockout in 2004-05, Bettman’s salary has more than doubled, reaching nearly $8 million in 2010-11. For…

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