1. 2013 NHL Schedule Released: 5 January Games You Must Circle on Your Calendar

    Want hockey? Have some hockey. The NHL has officially released its shortened 2013 season schedule, which runs from Jan. 19 to Apr. 27 and features 48 games for each team...

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  2. 2013 NHL Schedule Released: Complete List of Nationally Televised NBC Games

    All it takes is one phrase to get hooked on hockey. "He shoots, he scores!" If that phrase comes from the mouth of Mike Emrick , that is...

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  3. 2013 NHL Schedule Released: Opening Day Features Penguins-Flyers, Kings-Hawks

    What's the only thing better than an NHL rivalry game? Nineteen NHL rivalry games. All in one weekend...

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  4. 2013 NHL Season Rumors: Free Agents Set to Be Signed After CBA Ratification

    As Gary Bettman, Donald Fehr and a plethora of lawyers plod on through Saturday's Memorandum of Understanding sessions , the rest of the league awaits the green light for a torrent of weekend activity...

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  5. 2013 NHL Season: Projecting Carolina Hurricanes' Opening Day Depth Chart

    Hockey. At last. News broke early Sunday morning that the NHL and NHLPA had agreed on a tentative 10-year CBA , which would reportedly allow for a 48-game hockey season beginning Jan...

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  6. NHL Lockout Ends: Live Updates on Latest Details from Tentative CBA Deal

    Well, it's over. The day hockey universe has waited four months for has, at last, arrived. No more empty rinks. No more messy mediation sessions and cringe-worthy press conferences...

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  7. NHL Lockout: Owners, Players Agree on Some Issues, Yet Worrisome Mood Continues

    Good news: The NHL lockout has been whittled down from a hundred million dollar debacle to a penny-sized dispute. Bad news: Neither Bettman nor Fehr, NHL nor NHLPA, owners nor players, are getting along...

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  8. NHL CBA Proposal: Winnipeg, Columbus to Switch Divisions in 2013?

    One final detail to trickle out of the NHL 's 300-page Friday collective-bargaining proposal may just send a 7.0 earthquake of sudden surprise rippling through two major hockey cities...

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  9. NHL Lockout 2012: How NHL's Latest CBA Proposal Moves Towards a Compromise

    Has the NHL and NHLPA's inexcusably pointless and baffling staring contest at last ended in a blink? Breaking reports Friday morning on a new offer from the NHL appear to indicate so...

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  10. NHL Lockout: Marketing Research Survey Shows "Alarming" Disgust in Fanbase

    "The passionate fans are angry, the neutral fans turned off and bored, the mostly non-fans—the people hockey needs to attract if it hopes to grow—disgusted...

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  11. NHL Lockout: How Carolina Hurricanes' Top Prospects Are Faring in the AHL

    As the NHL lockout approaches its three-month anniversary, the Carolina Hurricanes diaspora has scattered players across the globe...

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  12. NHL Lockout Extended to Dec. 30: Why Game Cancellations Don't Mean Anything

    Emotions surrounding the ongoing 2012 NHL lockout took another pessimistic turn Monday as the league officially cancelled games well past Christmas Day. NHL cancels games thru Dec...

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  13. NHL Lockout Rumors: CBA Negotiations Nearing End, Bettman Wants Deal by Friday

    After three torturous months of false alarms and crumbling trust, the NHL lockout may have finally reached the diluted, bittersweet light at the end of the tunnel...

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  14. NHL Lockout: How Mediation Could Save the 2012-2013 Season

    Wednesday afternoon, NHL lockout negotiations officially progressed into their next stage, as NHL and NHLPA leaders met with federal mediators for the first time. The seven-hour meeting, however, concluded with little optimism...

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  15. NHL Lockout: 8 Future NHL Stars Tearing Up the AHL During the Lockout

    Jordan Eberle on the Oklahoma City Barons? Justin Faulk on the Charlotte Checkers? Brayden Schenn on the Adirondack Phantoms? With North America's 30 biggest hockey markets currently ...

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  16. NHL Lockout: 5 AHL Teams You Need to Pay Attention to

    While the NHL lockout rages on in North America's biggest hockey hubs, the American Hockey League is well into its 2012-13 season and steadily garnering support in a plethora of smaller markets...

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  17. NHL Lockout: Differences Aside, NHL and NHLPA Have Finally Regained Sensibility

    Revenue sharing, hockey-related revenue, escrow checks, free agency restrictions—all the major issues remain on the table, unsolved, in current negotiations between the NHL and the NHL Players Association...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about almost 2 years ago 1,293 reads 3 comments

  18. NHL Lockout Breaking News: Owners and Players to Resume Negotiations Soon

    After two weeks of glacier-pace activity, the ice block surrounding NHL lockout negotiations has begun to show the slightest signs of melting. At long last, the owners and players are talking again...

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  19. NHL Lockout: Will NBC's Premier League Purchase Jeopardize NHL Coverage?

    From fans to revenues to the game itself, the 2012 NHL lockout has put many of the sport's essential aspects on thin ice. Their 10-year, $2 billion contract with NBC and NBC Sports Network? Not so much...

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  20. NHL Lockout: 4 Schedule Formats the NHL Could Use for a Shortened Season

    Still holding out hope for a full season? Throw any remaining fantasies out the window. Yesterday marked the passing of the NHL's unofficial deadline that ruled out the possibility of an 82-game season in 2012-2013...

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  21. NHL Lockout: Oct. 25 Deadline for 82-Game Season Passes with No Negotiations

    In the NHL and NHLPA's chess game of scathing press releases and sleazy fan manipulation, the pawns have fallen into one position, and one position only. Stalemate...

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  22. NHL CBA Proposal: Will a $59.9M Salary Cap Be Possible Without Salary Rollbacks?

    At first glance, the NHL 's latest CBA proposal looks to be a bundle of compromises straight from the Founding Fathers. A 50-50 split of hockey-related revenue? A reduced but reasonable $59...

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  23. NHL Lockout: Details and Analysis on Every Topic of NHL's New CBA Offer

    One month. After announcing the start of a lockout, cancelling two weeks of regular season games and meeting together on six occasions with little progress, could a virtually meaningless ...

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  24. NHL Lockout: Will Two-Week Season Cancellation Change CBA Negotiations?

    Officially, the 2012 NHL lockout began almost three weeks ago. But, in many ways, the work stoppage's real impact is only beginning now. No longer are the players and owners toiling through summer's dog days in their stubborn misery...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 2 years ago 1,063 reads 3 comments

  25. Fantasy Football: 4 Hot Waiver Wire Players You Shouldn't Pick Up

    For desperate waiver wire searchers, Week 4 was a Sunday from heaven. Unusually high scores helped boost a number of unheard-of players into the fantasy stratosphere—at least for now...

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