Category: NHL lockout

Mike Babcock Hopes to Return Red Wings to Finals Despite Missing Out on Big Free Agents

Friday, January 18th, 2013

The Detroit Red Wings haven't made it any secret that they were going after big-name free agents Ryan Suter and Zach Parise, who eventually wound up with the Minnesota Wild. But now that the lockout is over and the season starts tomorrow, they can't be dwelling on that. The Red ...

Rick Nash Believes it’s Tough to Build Chemistry in a Lockout-Shortened Season

Friday, January 18th, 2013

Is Rick Nash the last piece to the puzzle for the New York Rangers? The Blueshirts fell in the Eastern Conference Finals last season and appeared to be one player away. The Rangers needed another scoring threat. Now granted, the NHL will have a shortened season here, but the debut of Nash in ...

Matt Cooke, Pittsburgh Penguins Ramped Up Workouts Prior to Deal in Order to be Ready for Season

Thursday, January 17th, 2013

While a deal to end the NHL lockout seemed to be a lost cause to many on the outside, Matt Cooke says a group of the Pittsburgh Penguins had ratcheted up their workouts two weeks prior as they sensed a deal was nearing. Hopefully they're not alone, as the 48-game ...

Gary Bettman Talks the End of the Lockout and the NHL’s Shortened Season

Tuesday, January 15th, 2013

For those that are still paying attention and still care, the NHL will be back in a matter of days. Beyond the 11th hour, the league and its players came to an agreement on a new 10-year collective bargaining agreement last week, granting hockey fans a 48-game schedule and a ...

John Tortorella on NHL Lockout Ending: “We’re Really Anxious; We’re not Trying to do too Much in a Short Period of Time”

Friday, January 11th, 2013

After 113 days of enduring a long and frustrating lockout, John Tortorella is anxious to start the NHL season when it likely returns in a week and a half. With a shortened 48-game season comes unpredictability, but the Rangers head coach isn't going to make excuses for his team. Tortorella ...

Shane Doan is Happy the NHL Lockout is Over But Fears Physical Play Will Suffer

Tuesday, January 8th, 2013

Just when it appeared there was absolutely no chance that we'd see NHL games this year, the two sides struck a tentative deal to end the lockout over the weekend. If and when the deal is finalized, it sounds like we could be seeing games very quickly, which may sound ...

Martin St. Louis Apologizes to the Fans as the NHL Returns

Tuesday, January 8th, 2013

The NHL lockout is over, which means the league won't lose its second full season in less than a decade. But will it lose fans anyway? Martin St. Louis of the Tampa Bay Lightning hopes not, which is why he's apologizing to those who love and miss the game. Martin St. ...

Peter Laviolette: It Will be a Challenge for Teams to be Consistent in a Lockout-Shortened Season

Tuesday, January 8th, 2013

Somehow and some way the NHL lockout has ended. After 113 days, hockey is expected to resume on a national stage in the United States and Canada in the next few weeks. The drop-dead date for the NHL and NHLPA to make a deal was Jan. 11, but the two sides ...

Donald Fehr on the Possibility of the Union Dissolving: “We’ll be Living in a Different World”

Thursday, December 20th, 2012

Another day, another slate of cancelled NHL games. The lockout continues to drag on and there doesn't seem to be a great deal of hope involved. We could be looking at losing a whole season. Meanwhile, players have started voting on whether to grant the players' association's executive board the ...

Sidney Crosby Attempts to Stay Upbeat, but His Optimism Toward Ending the Lockout is Lower than Ever

Thursday, December 20th, 2012

Donald Fehr and the NHLPA are ready to get back to the bargaining table at any point, but right now they are waiting for the NHL to step up to the plate. It's late December and we are still without an NHL season. Most players were hoping it didn't get ...