NHL: Exploring the Ratified CBA Extension

As we know, the NHL and NHLPA each ratified a four-year extension of the Collective Bargaining Agreement on Friday. That sets the stage not only for a return to play but for a good degree of labour peace through 2025-2026. There are details that both sides definitely won’t and don’t like. But that’s par forContinue reading “NHL: Exploring the Ratified CBA Extension”

Chicago and Philly: The Morning After

Now that the dust has settled on this year’s Stanley Cup Finals and the 2009-2010 season has officially ended, the two combatants for the highest prize in the sport have a lot of work to do before the next season gets underway. Before training camps crank open their doors in the fall, the Blackhawks andContinue reading “Chicago and Philly: The Morning After”

Should the NHL Integrate a Luxury Tax?

Daily News Sports Columnist Sam Donnellon floated an interesting idea in his column a few days ago when he suggested that the National Hockey League should integrate a revenue-sharing model that would include a luxury tax instead of the current salary cap model. There are, of course, a few flaws with this line of thought,Continue reading “Should the NHL Integrate a Luxury Tax?”

Bettman’s Annual Stanley Cup Finals Address

As has become tradition in the National Hockey League, boss Gary Bettman offered his vision of how things have gone throughout the past season and looked ahead to how some of the issues facing him and the league will be solved. As one might imagine, the major focal point of the address was the situationContinue reading “Bettman’s Annual Stanley Cup Finals Address”

Welcome to the 2008-2009 NHL Season

Welcome Back to HockeyDraft.Ca and the 2008-2009 NHL Season! We will be your one-stop-shop for hockey news and views, pushing the issues that matter and getting the stories you need to push your pool picks over the edge. Keep it locked here for frequent updates that will keep you in the know. The 2008-2009 NHLContinue reading “Welcome to the 2008-2009 NHL Season”