NHL: CBA Renegotiations Hit a Snag

Things aren’t going that well between the NHL and the NHLPA right now. On Monday, word emerged that the league was asking players to defer an additional 13 percent of their 2020-2021 pay. This was part of the return-to-play negotiations taking place this week. The players have already agreed to a 10 percent deferral asContinue reading “NHL: CBA Renegotiations Hit a Snag”

NHL: League, NHLPA Announce July 10 Opening of Training Camp (Maybe)

The NHL and the NHLPA have agreed on the commencement of Phase 3 of their Return to Play plan, announcing the opening of formal training camps as of July 10. That will mean 24 teams take the ice to prepare for the 2019-2020 playoffs. The return to training camps is conditional on whether medical andContinue reading “NHL: League, NHLPA Announce July 10 Opening of Training Camp (Maybe)”

NHL Tries to “Vacate” Wideman Suspension Decision

It may not sound like much on the surface, but the National Hockey League has applied for a judicial review against the NHLPA to vacate the reduced 10-game suspension of Calgary Flames defenceman Dennis Wideman. Many will remember that Wideman was handed a 20-game suspension by the NHL after contact with an official in lateContinue reading “NHL Tries to “Vacate” Wideman Suspension Decision”

Carter Ashton Suspended 20 Games for Enhancing Substances Violation

Toronto Maple Leafs forward Carter Ashton has been suspended for 20 games following his violation of the NHL’s drug policy. According to Ashton, he unknowingly ingested clenbuterol. This is a prohibited substance in the National Hockey League, but Ashton says he took it through an inhaler to help treat asthma. Clenbuterol is often used byContinue reading “Carter Ashton Suspended 20 Games for Enhancing Substances Violation”

Dan Boyle Out Four to Six Weeks

The New York Rangers will be without defenceman Dan Boyle for four to six weeks after he went down with a broken hand. The injury took place in the club’s season opener against the St. Louis Blues, a game the Blueshirts won thanks in large part to two goals from Rick Nash. It was Boyle’sContinue reading “Dan Boyle Out Four to Six Weeks”