Monthly Archives: November, 2012

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53 So much for mediation … next up: de-certification?

From the NHL: STATEMENT FROM NHL DEPUTY COMMISSIONER BILL DALY NEW YORK (November 29, 2012) — NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly issued the following statement regarding the two days of meetings that concluded today with representatives of the NHL Players’ Association under the auspices of the Federal Mediation and Conciliation…

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92 Lundqvist’s mask fetched a record $66,000 in Sandy benefit auction

From Cirillo Public Relations: RANGERS’ HENRIK LUNDQVIST FACEMASK EARNS $66,000 TO ASSIST HURRICANE SANDY VICTIMS; SHATTERS MASK AUCTION SALES RECORD New Rochelle, NY, November 28, 2012 —  The facemask worn by New York Rangers star goaltender Henrik Lundqvist garnered a winning bid of $66,000, the highest ever for a goalie…

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132 Lockout headed to federal mediation

… but don’t confuse this with binding arbitration. The mediators can help the process, but nobody has to agree to anything they suggest. From the NHLPA: NHLPA STATEMENT FROM EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR DON FEHR   TORONTO (November 26, 2012) – Don Fehr, National Hockey League Players’ Association (NHLPA) Executive Director, released…

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17 Rangers, Flyers and friends played hockey for a cause

I wasn’t on hand, but here is a story from our Gannett paper the Courier-Post with some video. There is also a photo gallery. They were chanting “Fire Bettman” among other things as the guys filled the arena with more than 10,000 fans, all proceeds going to Hurricane Sandy victims.…

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36 Statement from Don Fehr

from the NHLPA: NHLPA STATEMENT FROM EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR DON FEHR   TORONTO (November 23, 2012) – Don Fehr, National Hockey League Players’ Association (NHLPA) Executive Director, released the following statement this afternoon regarding the NHL’s cancellation of games through December 14th and the 2013 NHL All-Star Weekend: “On Wednesday, the…

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10 NHL cancels more games, including All-Star

The Associated Press The NHL has called off all games through Dec. 14, plus the 2013 NHL All-Star Weekend scheduled for Jan. 26-27 in Columbus, Ohio. The league made the announcement Nov. 23, the 69th day of the NHL’s lockout of its players. The new cancellations come as little surprise.…

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20 Tryptophan hangover

… So I got nothing. Not expecting any major moves in the lockout. Just wanted to put up a new post because, well, it would look pretty stupid to have a Happy Thanksgiving post the day after Thanksgiving. And I think Black Friday is among the most idiotic things in…

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56 NHLPA’s latest proposal … and where it’s going

I wouldn’t get too excited about this until the owners react officially … and I doubt very much that they’re going to be dancing over the NHLPA’s proposal today. Is it a big step toward an agreement? By comparison to the previous 65 days or so, yes, it is. Is…

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12 Cornell-Michigan at the Garden and on MSG Network Saturday

From MSG Network: MSG NETWORK TO TELECAST CORNELL VS. MICHIGAN ICE HOCKEY GAME LIVE FROM MADISON SQUARE GARDEN “The Frozen Apple” Matchup Set for Saturday, November 24 at 8:00 p.m.  New York, NY (November 21, 2012) – MSG Network will telecast the Cornell University vs. University of Michigan college ice…

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164 NHL, NHLPA big meeting today … or not

I told you a while back that it would have to get really, really dark before there is an agreement. Not sure if we actually reached that point. But last week it appeared that the sides were just going to stay miles apart — especially since the owners don’t want…

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64 Guest blogger: John Ciarlo

(John Ciarlo, a former Army officer, is a United States Military Academy graduate who also holds an MFA from Columbia University.  He has written several screenplays and is a Nicholl Fellowship winner.  He lives on Long Island with his wife and two children.  “Buddy and Grace” is his first novel,…

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21 MSG to broadcast more KHL games

From MSG Network: MSG NETWORKS TO TELECAST ADDITIONAL KHL GAMES New York’s Hockey Home Will Telecast Five KHL Games in November Starting Tomorrow  Wednesday, November 14 – 1:00 p.m. & 9:00 p.m. (Encore Presentation): Dinamo Minsk vs. SKA St. Petersburg New York, NY (November 13, 2012) – MSG Networks, New…

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53 Fehr doesn’t “see a path to an agreement”

Here is Kevin Allen’s story from USA Today. And it doesn’t sound promising, because it seems to me that the NHL owners/board and Lockout Commissioner want to win every single little piece of this negotiation. They want a rout, not a victory. E.J. Hradek pointed out Sunday that the 1994-95…

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91 Guest blogger: Phil

“Hey Keeeith…” The voice boomed down through the stands at the Times Union Center in a manner that just about anyone on the ice could probably hear it. Goaltender Keith Kinkaid, a Union College standout and second-year player for the Albany Devils, stared forward stoically as the words showered down…

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