1. Forbes' NHL Valuations: Was the NHL Improving Under the Old System?

    The NHL and NHLPA are once again at a stalemate in CBA negotiations. The owners have been looking for player concessions across the board, as they try to fix a system which saw 18 teams lose money in 2011...

    Riley Kufta Written by Riley Kufta about 2 years ago 454 reads 0 comments

  2. NHL Lockout: NHL, NHLPA 'Unwilling to Negotiate'?

    It's now been two months and six days since the previous CBA expired; one month and ten days since the regular season was scheduled to start, and the lockout still drags on...

    Riley Kufta Written by Riley Kufta about 2 years ago 1,230 reads 20 comments

  3. NHL Trade Rumors: Can Canucks Get What They Want from Leafs for Luongo?

    Despite the lockout putting a hold on all potential trades, the rumors have continued to swirl around Roberto Luongo ...

    Riley Kufta Written by Riley Kufta about 2 years ago 7,937 reads 52 comments

  4. Fantasy Hockey 2013: 8 Young Players About to Become Fantasy Weapons

    The 2012-13 season is not yet lost. Donald Fehr and the NHLPA have stepped up and asked that negotiations resume tomorrow, and there's still time for a 60-plus game season to be salvaged...

    Riley Kufta Written by Riley Kufta about 2 years ago 2,364 reads 26 comments

  5. Hockey Hall of Fame Induction: 6 Best Moments from Pavel Bure's Career

    Yesterday evening, Pavel Bure was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame after six long years of eligibility, along with Joe Sakic, Adam Oates and Mats Sundin. Bure spent the majority of his NHL career with the Vancouver Canucks ...

    Riley Kufta Written by Riley Kufta about 2 years ago 1,509 reads 4 comments

  6. 15 NHL Veterans Who Need Huge Seasons to Justify Their Salaries

    Despite the continued up and down CBA negotiations, I remain confident that we will have hockey in December for a number of reasons ...

    Riley Kufta Written by Riley Kufta about 2 years ago 923 reads 13 comments

  7. NHL Lockout: 8 Reasons Why Hockey Will Be Back in December

    The NHL lockout has been hard on fans, with more ups and downs (especially downs) than one could count. One day, it seems like an 82-game schedule will be saved, and the next there's no hope at all...

    Riley Kufta Written by Riley Kufta about 2 years ago 6,483 reads 2 comments

  8. NHL Lockout: 40 Players to Watch When Play Resumes

    Hope for an NHL season was low after the recent cancellation of the Winter Classic. Things have changed since, however, with a positive marathon meeting between between Steve ...

    Riley Kufta Written by Riley Kufta about 2 years ago 1,942 reads 19 comments

  9. NHL Contract: Why Long-Term Deals Are a Bad Idea

    The CBA negotiations between the NHL and the NHLPA have come to a halt due to main economic issue—the division of hockey-related revenue. The two sides have essentially agreed on a 50/50 split, but how to get there is a different story...

    Riley Kufta Written by Riley Kufta about 2 years ago 941 reads 12 comments

  10. Vancouver Canucks: How NHL's Latest Proposal Could Hurt the Team

    Last Tuesday, the NHL proposed a 50/50 revenue split with the NHLPA . Although an agreement has yet to be reached, it's still possible that the latest NHL proposal will succeed, or some of its terms will be realized...

    Riley Kufta Written by Riley Kufta about 2 years ago 2,111 reads 10 comments

  11. NHL Lockout: Should Contract Rollbacks Be Legal?

    Today has been a dark day in the NHL world, as Gary Bettman and the NHL outright rejected the NHLPA's proposal yesterday and followed up to cancel NHL games through to Nov. 1...

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  12. NHL Lockout: Genius Proposal Why Gary Bettman Is NHL Commissioner

    As I'm sure you all know, the NHLPA is currently mulling over a surprise proposal from the NHL which would see both sides split hockey related revenues 50/50...

    Riley Kufta Written by Riley Kufta about 2 years ago 5,251 reads 11 comments

  13. How the NHL Lockout Kept Vancouver from Dealing Roberto Luongo

    During the offseason, there was a lot of talk surrounding Roberto Luongo and where he may end up. But when Gary Bettman announced that the NHL would not continue to operate under ...

    Riley Kufta Written by Riley Kufta about 2 years ago 2,139 reads 9 comments

  14. NHL Lockout: The No. 1 Reason for Stalled CBA Talks

    The CBA negotiations between the NHL and NHLPA have not been progressing as many would like. Lately, a common thing to see when looking for updates is "no core economic issues ...

    Riley Kufta Written by Riley Kufta about 2 years ago 5,061 reads 2 comments

  15. NHL Lockout: Where to Find Your Vancouver Canucks During the Work Stoppage

    Earlier tonight should have been the Canucks ' season opener. As you all know, due to the stalled CBA negotiations, the first two weeks of the season have been cancelled...

    Riley Kufta Written by Riley Kufta about 2 years ago 1,677 reads 3 comments

  16. "NHLPA Hasn't Moved at All" Yet Another Attempt to Win the Fans

    As the CBA negotiations between the NHL and the NHLPA have proceeded (if that's what you could call it), both sides have periodically "updated" the fans through comments to the media...

    Riley Kufta Written by Riley Kufta about 2 years ago 1,339 reads 4 comments

  17. Vancouver Canucks: Why a Late December Start Could Benefit the Team

    We are now 15 days into the NHL lockout. All the preseason games have been cancelled, and one would assume that unless a deal is reached in the next two or three days, regular-season games will be missed...

    Riley Kufta Written by Riley Kufta about 2 years ago 1,482 reads 5 comments

  18. Vancouver Canucks: Why Roberto Luongo for Jose Theodore Makes Sense

    Throughout the summer, I've been covering the trade talks surrounding Roberto Luongo and how they may play out. Based on the developments thus far, it appears that there has been interest in Luongo from a handful of teams...

    Riley Kufta Written by Riley Kufta about 2 years ago 3,178 reads 32 comments

  19. Vancouver Canucks: 5 Most Likely Players to Sign in Europe in the Coming Weeks

    It is now Wednesday, Sept. 26; the 11th day of the 2012 NHL lockout and just 15 days shy of the original start of the regular season...

    Riley Kufta Written by Riley Kufta about 2 years ago 2,487 reads 3 comments

  20. Vancouver Canucks: 3 Up, 3 Down

    When the next NHL season starts (whether October, December or Fall of 2013), the Vancouver Canucks will come to the ice with a very similar looking team as the 2011/12 season. But a similar team does not mean similar performances...

    Riley Kufta Written by Riley Kufta about 2 years ago 1,655 reads 6 comments

  21. Mass NHL Relocation: Could It Be Necessary?

    It is now Monday, Sep. 10; just six days away from the deadline for a new NHL CBA agreement. At this point, we are almost certainly headed toward a lockout of some extent, as the ...

    Riley Kufta Written by Riley Kufta about 2 years ago 2,632 reads 26 comments

  22. NHL Lockout: Gary Bettman Will Not Be Paid, but Does It Mean Anything?

    Late last week, when the CBA negotiations went south, I started to wonder whether Gary Bettman , Bill Daly or Donald Fehr would be getting paid if a deal isn't reached...

    Riley Kufta Written by Riley Kufta about 2 years ago 1,886 reads 14 comments

  23. Vancouver Canucks: 4 Lessons They Can Take from 2011-12

    The 2011-12 regular season was a successful one for the Vancouver Canucks , as they picked up their second consecutive Presidents' Trophy...

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  24. Vancouver Canucks: Why Roberto Luongo Should Be Moved Before the 2012-13 Season

    About two weeks ago, I posted an article on how each passing day increases the odds of Roberto Luongo remaining a Vancouver Canuck for the time being...

    Riley Kufta Written by Riley Kufta about 2 years ago 2,763 reads 41 comments

  25. Vancouver Canucks: 5 Worst Price Performers of 2011/12

    Every team in professional sports has its best-price performers and its worst-price performers. The Vancouver Canucks are no different. Last week, I published an article listing the top-price performers from the Canucks...

    Riley Kufta Written by Riley Kufta about 2 years ago 1,882 reads 6 comments