Here’s my story from The Journal News and Lohud.com: By Rick Carpiniello GREENBURGH – The Rangers hit the ice Monday – well, 15 of them did – and though they’d skated in groups throughout periods of the NHL owners’ lockout, this was different. “It was great,” new Rangers power winger… Read More →
Sorry again for the tech problems with the audio. I’m supposed to be getting a new, improved (how could it be worse than this p.o.c. Mac?) laptop for the season so this won’t continually happen. To review, 15 players skated today, including: Ryan Callahan, Brad Richards, Marc Staal, Ryan McDonagh,... Read More →
… but I can’t say they were unexpected. Hope to be in touch with tech help in the next little bit and get you audio from Tortorella, Richards, Callahan, Nash, Del Zotto, Boyle, etc. later. Or not.
When the 1994-95 lockout ended, Nick Kypreos traveled with Glenn Healy from Toronto to New York. When asked by a customs agent if they had anything to declare, Kypreos said, “No, the owners took it all.” And so it is with every lockout under the Lockout Commissioner. The owners win…. Read More →
While you (and I) were sleeping: By Ira Podell The Associated Press NEW YORK—The NHL and the players’ association reached a tentative agreement early Sunday to end a nearly four-month-old lockout that threatened to wipe out what was left of an already abbreviated season. A marathon negotiating session that lasted… Read More →
Associated Press/Canadian Press photos by Nathan Denette. (Photo No. 3, USA captain Jake McCabe (Caber!).
See that quote up there? That’s not about this lockout, or the last lockout, or the lockout before that. It’s from the 1992 players strike (which occurred in the final weeks of the regular season). John A. Ziegler (left), the small-minded president of the NHL at the time—more on him… Read More →
So as of 1 a.m. the sides were still at NHL HQ talking, and apparently the NHLPA allowed the midnight deadline to file a disclaimer of interest pass. Now, they can still file at a later date. And I have heard it both ways—that if they file, it could save… Read More →
Hope you, we, all have a happy, healthy and prosperous 2013 … with hockey. I think the last part is a given, but the first parts are much more important. Also want to take this opportunity to thank all of youse for being here all the time, for making this… Read More →
First and most importantly, please be safe tonight. Don’t drink and drive, or even dream of it. Take a cab. Use a designated driver. Crawl. Whatever it takes. But don’t get behind the wheel if you’ve been drinking. DO NOT. The NHL-NHLPA meetings in NYC ended early this evening. Apparently… Read More →
As key people from the NHL and the NHLPA meet on a lovely, snow-covered winter day in Manhattan amid so much enthusiasm of the league’s latest proposal, here’s a warning: Don’t get your hopes too high. The latest proposal was a very strong step by the ownership group (and it… Read More →
from the NHL: NHL DEPUTY COMMISSIONER BILL DALY STATEMENT REGARDING NEW CBA PROPOSAL NEW YORK (December 28, 2012)—Bill Daly, Deputy Commissioner of the National Hockey League, released the following… Read More →
Well, it’s better than no offer and no movement and no discussion. I think this is a sign that both sides know that the drop-dead date is coming, and the Jan. 2 NHLPA decertification date is out there (though my understanding is that they could decertify later). Lots of info… Read More →
… except the World Juniors (Yaaawwwwwnnnnn). No bargaining sessions scheduled, which means we’re—as predicted—headed to a drop-dead date sometime in January, and then it will be a game of chicken played by clowns who care much more about money than about their game or its fans. Freakin’ idiots. Meanwhile, here’s… Read More →
Hope those who celebrate can spend this wonderful night with family and friends. And I hope Santa comes down the chimney with a new CBA for those jackwagons holding hockey hostage. Freakin’ idiots.
Get the aluminum pole out of the crawl space (very high strength to weight ratio … and it requires no decoration). I find tinsel distracting.” It’s time for the airing of grievances. Then the feats of strength. I got a lot of problems with you people.” It’s Festivus for the… Read More →
Are we still here? Game over, season over, world over? Freakin’ idiot Mayans. Two days until Festivus! I got a lot of problems with you people.
Fingers and toes crossed. According to the Mayan calendar, it’s all over at 11:11 a.m. But, as it was pointed out yesterday, nobody ever mentioned if that was Eastern time, Mountain time, Pacific time, Mayan time … Along those lines, there will be a special new post at 11:11 a.m…. Read More →
This is just book-keeping at this point, because the entire 2012-13 schedule is obsolete and will have to be re-done, presumably with a 48-game (or so) season with conference-only play, if there ever is, you know, an agreement. Plus, if the world ends Friday … From the NHL: NHL ANNOUNCES… Read More →