The NHLPA's Recent Offer

Kent Wilson
November 21 2012 12:25PM

The players union unveiled a new CBA offer this morning. It is fairly comprehensive and, unlike some of their previous offerings, has a sound basis for negotiation (from a league perspective, naturally).

The most significant movement is on the issue of player share of hockey reltaed revenue. The players accept an immediate 50/50 with the stipulation that the teams "make whole" existing contracts to he tune of $393 million spread over four years:

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The Pipeline: Seven Contenders for Calgary's Next Starter

Ryan Pike
November 21 2012 10:13AM

 

 

About two years ago, the Calgary Flames had a bit of a problem.

Star goaltender Miikka Kiprusoff had gotten up in years and was turning 34 years old. People began to openly wonder how long Kiprusoff could continue carrying the club on his back, net-minding wise. Unfortunately, the Flames didn't have much in the tank for up-and-coming goalies, save for maybe Leland Irving, who was struggling to cement himself as a number-one netminder in the AHL.

Flash forward to late 2012, and things are a bit more complicated and arguably a bit rosier for the organization.

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Dear NHL Pundits: It's the thought that counts

Graphic Comments
November 21 2012 08:34AM

It's the thought that counts

Aw, you shouldn't have.

No, really. I mean it. You shouldn't have.

If you take yourself at all seriously about being a "journalist," sports or otherwise, you shouldn't have been in such a rush to "break" a story that you neglected to put some thought into it. THAT'S THE MOST IMPORTANT PART!

Whether you're a hockey analyst or just picking out a gift, it's the thought that counts.

And with both Christmas and the endgame in the NHL lockout both just around the corner, maybe a review of this idea is in order...

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KHL Highlights: Actual hockey

Steve Dangle
November 20 2012 10:17PM

 

See that? That's Alex Ovechkin.
See what he's doing? He's celebrating.
Know what he's celebrating? A goal.
How do you score a goal? Actually play hockey. 
The KHL is doing that right now, and I quite like it. Hopefully you do, too. Enjoy!

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World Junior Hopefuls: Jon Gillies

Ryan Pike
November 20 2012 03:35PM

Every year, the annual IIHF World Junior Championship tournament provides young hockey players with a great opportunity to show their wares against the best players from the age-group from throughout the world. It's a great development tool and players as varied as Jarome Iginla, Roman Horak and Leland Irving have had the chance to represent their nations at the World Juniors. Over the next few weeks, we're going to take a look at the chances of the various Flames prospects vying for World Junior roster spots.

Next up is Jon Gillies.

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