NHL: “Tentative Agreement” Inches Closer to Fruition, But Obstacles Remain

The NHL and NHLPA have reached a “tentative agreement” to play 56 games in the upcoming regular season, with a start date set for January 13 of 2021. That tentative agreement is pending a vote from the Board of Directors and the NHLPA, plus there are quite a few variables before anything concrete is established.Continue reading “NHL: “Tentative Agreement” Inches Closer to Fruition, But Obstacles Remain”

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: NHLPA Authorizes “Further Negotiations” on Return to Play Plans

Right now, we’re at the point in this “return to play” process where votes to hold other votes about whether or not to hold more votes make the news. Case in point: the NHLPA has approved “further negotiations” with the NHL over how a 24-team return to play scenario would continue. So, yeah. “The ExecutiveContinue reading “NHL: NHLPA Authorizes “Further Negotiations” on Return to Play Plans”

Jets: Byfuglien, Winnipeg Settle Their Differences

The Winnipeg Jets and defenceman Dustin Byfuglien have come to terms on an agreement to terminate his contract, the NHL announced Friday. According to the release, Byfuglien and the Jets agreed to resolve the grievance filed by the blueliner in September of 2019. That grievance was filed after he was suspended by the Jets forContinue reading “Jets: Byfuglien, Winnipeg Settle Their Differences”

NHL: League “Pauses” 2019-2020 Season

As expected, the NHL has announced the suspension of play due to the coronavirus outbreak. The decision was made about 16 hours after the NBA announced the suspension of play for a minimum of 30 days. Several European leagues also cancelled play in the post-season, while numerous other public and private gatherings were cancelled. WithContinue reading “NHL: League “Pauses” 2019-2020 Season”