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October 31, 2012
NHL lockout links: Donald Fehr tells players that owners group won't meet without 'agenda'
The NHLPA executive director has been vocal this week while staying in touch with players. View full sizeBruce Bennett/Getty ImagesDonald Fehr has been in constant communication with players this week. MORE LOCKOUT COVERAGE • NHL lockout links: NHL players...
October 29, 2012
So far, Hurricane Sandy hasn't had much effect on the world of sports
Baseball's over, the NBA hasn't started yet, the NHL's locked out, and Monday Night Football is in Arizona - far away from Hurricane Sandy The San Francisco Giants run out onto the field after winning the World Series Sunday...
NHL lockout update: Winter Classic could be canceled Thursday, according to report
A source told ESPNNewYork that the announcement will come on Thursday. View full sizeSaed Hindash/The Star-LedgerThe last Winter Classic featured the Flyers and Rangers in 2012. The lockout may cancel this year's edition. MORE LOCKOUT COVERAGE • NHL lockout hot...
NHL lockout links: NHL players including Zach Parise and Patrick Kane participate in charity games
While the lockout continues, some players spent the weekend playing in front of a crowd to raise money for good causes. View full sizeJayne Kamin-Oncea-US PRESSWIREForward Zach Parise played in a charity game in Minneapolis over the weekend. MORE LOCKOUT COVERAGE...
October 26, 2012
NHL lockout hot topic: How will you spend your time without the NHL?
Tell us what your lockout plans are with more games off the NHL schedule. View full sizeAl Bello/Getty ImagesThe Prudential Center won't host NHL hockey for a while. MORE LOCKOUT COVERAGE • NHL lockout links: President Obama comments on lockout • NHL...
NHL lockout update: Games canceled through Nov. 30
Devils see 21 matches wiped out, including 11 at home The Devils have had their first 21 games canceled, including 11 at home. Tony Kurdzuk/The Star-Ledger The NHL today canceled all games through Nov. 30...
NHL lockout update: NHL cancels games through Nov. 30, according to report
An official announcement will come later today from the league. View full sizeBruce Bennett/Getty ImagesGary Bettman and the league will announce an entire month of NHL games were canceled today. MORE LOCKOUT COVERAGE • NHL lockout links: President Obama...
Albany Devils send Harry Young, Chris McKelvie to Trenton
Left wingers will play in ECHL Left winger Harry Young has been assigned to Trenton (ECHL). William Perlman/The Star-Ledger The Albany (AHL) Devils have assigned left winger Harry Young to Trenton of the...
NHL lockout links: Deadline passes, NHL will remove offer
The NHL will withdraw the offer it made last week and may cancel games later today. View full sizeBruce Bennett/Getty ImagesGary Bettman and the owners will reportedly withdraw their current offer sometime today. MORE LOCKOUT COVERAGE • NHL lockout links:...
October 25, 2012
Lou Lamoriello says Islanders’ relocation will bring rivalry with Devils to its ‘highest level’
GM doesn't believe Islanders moving to Brooklyn will affect Devils' attendance in Prudential Center Devils GM Lou Lamoriello is looking forward to the Devils playing the Islanders in the Barclays Center when the Long Island...
NHL lockout: No talks between league and players as deadline looms
82-game schedule in danger, according to commissioner Gary Bettman NHL commissioner Gary Bettman has said that the lack of a new CBA by Thursday would mean no 82-game schedule for the 2012-13 season. Bruce Bennett/Getty Images ...
Lou Lamoriello: Islanders' move to Brooklyn won't hurt Devils
Chico Resch sad to see team leaving Nassau Coliseum Islanders owner Charles Wang (left) and New York mayor Michael Bloomberg. Bruce Bennett/Getty Images The Devils aren't worried that the Islanders' move to...
NHL lockout links: President Obama comments on lockout
Obama told Jay Leno the league and players need to "get this done." View full sizeJewel SamadJEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty ImagesPresident Obama had something to say about the NHL lockout after his debates. Thursday is here, the day set by the NHL to get a deal...
Devils' David Clarkson joins EC Red Bull Salzburg in Austria
Right winger will return if NHL lockout is ended David Clarkson will play in Austria during the lockout. Saed Hindash/The Star-Ledger Devils right winger David Clarkson, discouraged by the lack of progress...
October 24, 2012
Lou Lamoriello won't say whether he met with Devils after league allowed teams to talk to players
NHL lockout reaches 40th day Thursday GM Lou Lamoriello can see the locked-out players skating in the Devils' practice rink from his office, but he won't say whether he's spoken to any of them. Tony Kurdzuk/The Star-Ledger ...
Islanders announce they will be moving to Brooklyn in 2015
NHL team will leave aging Nassau Coliseum on Long Island for the brand new Barclays Center NYC mayor Michael Bloomberg, Barclays Center builder Bruce Ratner, and Islanders owner Charles Wang at the news conference where it was announced...
NHL lockout update: Gary Bettman says full season, Winter Classic are at stake
At the press conference to announce the Islanders' move to Brooklyn, the commissioner discussed the state of the lockout. View full sizeRick Osentoski-US PRESSWIREIf the NHL and NHLPA don't come to an agreement soon, the Winter Classic could be among the next round...
NHL lockout: Trenton Titans offer free tickets to NHL season ticket holders this weekend
The Titans, an ECHL affiliate of the Philadelphia Flyers, announced the promotion today in advance of a two back-to-back home games against the Toledo Walleye at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday TRENTON -- Season ticket holders left without hockey during the NHL lockout...
Devils' John Hedberg says contract cutbacks could severly hurt NHL
Stars like Ilya Kovalchuk, Alex Ovechkin might stay in Russia's KHL Will Devils forward Ilya Kovalchuk stay in the KHL? Saed Hindash/The Star-Ledger Devils goalie Johan Hedberg believes the current...
NHL lockout: Full 82 game schedule seems unlikely as deadline nears
League says Oct. 25 is the cutoff NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly says it's unlikely a full schedule will be played. Jim Pathe/The Star-Ledger An 82-game NHL seems appears to be out of the question. The...
New York Islanders moving to Brooklyn by 2015, according to reports
The Isles will leave Long Island when their lease with the Nassau Coliseum expires. View full sizeCurtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution/MCTJohn Tavares and the rest of the Islanders will reportedly call Brooklyn home in three years. Long Island, home of the...
Islanders land deal to move to Barclays Center
As early as 2015, Islanders to leave Long Island for Brooklyn The Islanders will announce a move to the Barclays Center in downtown Brooklyn. Victor J. Blue/Bloomberg NEW YORK -- A person familiar with the...
NHL lockout links: NHL rejects NHLPA's attempt to meet
Unless one side changes its mind and makes concessions, there won't be a full 82-game season in 2012-13. View full sizeBruce Bennett/Getty ImagesNHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly didn't "anticipate any [meetings] taking place for the balance of the week." MORE...
October 23, 2012
NHL Lockout: Players reach out to league to restart talks
Only two days remain before league starts to cancel regular-season games for good NHLPA chief Donald Fehr and players want to meet on Wednesday to restart talks. Bruce Bennett/Getty Images NEW YORK —...
NHL lockout update: Reactions to the NHL's 48-hour window that allowed GMs to speak with players
Already-icy negotiations may have gotten worse when it was revealed the NHL went behind the NHLPA's back to allow GMs to speak with players. View full sizeBruce Bennett/Getty ImagesThe memo detailing how general managers should speak to players last week could be...
NHL lockout links: Players have their say during stalemate
NHLers like Niklas Kronwall and George Parros spoke about the ongoing lockout with Thursday's deadline approaching. View full sizeAnne-Marie Sorvin-US PRESSWIRERed Wings defenseman Niklas Kronwall discussed the NHL's reaction to the players' union's offer. MORE...
October 22, 2012
NHL lockout hot topic: Do you want to see a full 82-game season?
Tell us if you'd mind the NHL shortening the season (and, potentially, future seasons) if the lockout ends in the coming weeks. View full sizeJure Makovec/AFP/GettyImagesA champion would still be crowned in an NHL season with fewer than 82 games on the schedule for...
NHL lockout links: NHL, NHLPA speak for second straight day
The two sides did talk on a conference call again, but there's still no meeting scheduled for this week. View full sizeBruce Bennett/Getty ImagesNHL players, along with the owners, are waiting to see if a deal can be made this week. MORE LOCKOUT COVERAGE •...
October 21, 2012
NHL lockout links: Donald Fehr memo reveals details of NHLPA's offer
The details explained much of what Fehr discussed after talks broke down on Thursday. Brad Penner-US PRESSWIREDonald Fehr continues to discusses the lockout with the media as an NHLPA memo was leaked with the details of Thursday's counteroffer. MORE LOCKOUT COVERAGE...
October 20, 2012
NHL, players union talk, but say there's nothing to report
NHL Friday canceled games through Nov. 1 NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly spoke to players union special counsel Steve Fehr on Saturday, but the sides have no formal plans to meet anytime soon to continue negotiating. Jim...
October 19, 2012
NHL cancels all games through Nov. 1
135 games wiped out with no agreement on new CBA Martin Brodeur and the Devils have seen eight games canceled. Tony Kurdzuk/The Star-Ledger The NHL today canceled all games through Nov. 1. Without an...
NHL lockout update: NHL cancels games through Nov. 1
The league wiped out the rest of October's games, a warning that more could come if a deal isn't struck by next week. View full sizeAnthony Gruppuso-US PRESSWIREYou won't see Brad Richards and the rest of the NHL players on the ice anytime soon with the rest...
NHL lockout: Zach Parise calls owners' 50-50 proposal 'a publicity stunt'
Former Devils captain criticizes quick rejection of players' counter offers Zach Parise called the owners' 50-50 proposal a publicity stunt. Bruce Bennett/Getty Images Zach Parise—you remember...
NHL lockout links: NHLPA, NHL using '50-50' in proposals is positive
The sides might seem far apart, but some members of the media think yesterday was a slight step forward. View full sizeBruce Bennett/Getty ImagesHenrik Lundqvist and Sidney Crosby will continue to wait for the NHL and NHLPA to resolve the lockout. MORE LOCKOUT...
October 18, 2012
NHL lockout: League rejects three counter proposals from players
Gary Bettman calls one-hour meeting 'a step backward' Three counter proposals from NHLPA chief Donald Fehr for a new CBA were rejected by the NHL. Bruce Bennett/Getty Images Unimpressed by the...
NHL lockout update: Donald Fehr details three NHLPA offers
The union's executive director broke down what the players offered at today's meeting that disappointed the owners. View full sizeBruce Bennett/Getty ImagesDonald Fehr addressed the media and broke down the details of the NHLPA's counteroffer to the...
NHL lockout update: NHLPA offers three proposals, Gary Bettman calls them 'step backward'
One of the most important days in the lockout ended with the NHL saying "there was really nothing there" in the unions' offer. View full sizeBruce Bennett/Getty ImagesGary Bettman and the owners didn't think the players' offer was close to getting a CBA...
Devils' David Clarkson attending NHL-NHLPA meeting in Toronto
Players will respond to owners' proposal Devils winger David Clarkson (right) is among those players attending today's NHLPA-NHL meeting in Toronto. Saed Hindash/The Star-Ledger Representatives from the...
NHL lockout links: NHL proposal leak seen as "playing an angle"
Jonathan Toews was vocal about the NHL releasing its entire offer online. View full sizeMatt Kartozian-US PRESSWIREBlackhawks center Jonathan Toews called the NHL's offer to end the lockout "an interesting tactic." MORE LOCKOUT COVERAGE • NHL lockout hot topic:...
NHL players skeptical of league's proposed '50-50' split of revenue
Union leader Donald Fehr tells players salary reduction would result in $1.6 billion in lost income over six years NHLPA president Donald Fehr, pictured here in front of players Ruslan Fedotenko, Henrik Lundqvist, Zdeno Chara and Sidney...
October 17, 2012
NHL lockout hot topic: Are you optimistic the NHL season will start soon?
Tell us if you think the NHL lockout will end in the coming days. View full sizeTony Kurdzuk/The Star-LedgerCould we be closer to the Devils and Rangers squaring off in the regular season? In case you missed the details from a whirlwind past 48 hours, here's the...
NHL lockout update: Donald Fehr writes letter to players, NHL releases full offer
Both sides revealed public documents that shed further light on the progress of the lockout. View full sizeTony Kurdzuk/The Star-LedgerLeafs forward Joffrey Lupul had something to say about today's lockout developments. MORE LOCKOUT COVERAGE • NHL lockout...
NHL posts '50-50' proposal to players on its website
Six-year agreement with option for seventh Gary Bettman and the NHL have proposed a six-year collective bargaining agreement. Bruce Bennett/Getty Images The NHL has posted its 50-50 revenue-sharing proposal...
Sports leagues suing N.J. might have to turn over documents on impact of betting
The leagues may have to turn over documents regarding the potential impact of sports betting, fantasy sports leagues and even "March Madness" office pools on consumer perceptions of the integrity of the games The Prudential...
NHL lockout: Economist says definition of revenue is key to 50-50 proposal
NBA might not be an accurate model At least one noted economist wonders if NHL commissioner Gary Bettman has offered a good deal. Bruce Bennett/Getty Images The NHL’s proposal of a 50-50 split of hockey...
NHL lockout: Players want to know what constitutes 50-50 revenue split
Dainius Zubrus: 'It's a big reduction in our salaries and everything else' Devils forward Dainius Zubrus isn't sure the owners' 50-50 proposal is fair. Tony Kurdzuk/The Star-Ledger NHL players...
NHL lockout links: NHL players react to league's offer
After the NHL gave the union a serious proposal, players spoke about what's next. View full sizeBruce Bennett/Getty ImagesBlues forward David Backes is also a member of the NHLPA's negotiating committee. MORE LOCKOUT COVERAGE • NHL lockout update: Deadline...
October 16, 2012
Owners' latest offer - 50/50 revenue split - could create equal partnership
Agreement could result in a full 82-game schedule NFL commissioner Gary Bettman is hoping to have something to smile about soon Jerome Miron/US Presswire There is renewed hope that the NHL lockout could come...
NHL lockout update: Deadline for 82-game season is Oct. 25
The NHLPA may present a counteroffer as the two sides try to save an 82-game season. View full sizeDebby Wong-US PRESSWIREThe Rangers and Devils could still play 82-game schedules if the lockout is solved in the next week or so. MORE LOCKOUT COVERAGE • NHL...
Devils' Lou Lamoriello hopeful but cautious about NHL proposal
Hall of Fame GM: 'We're all hoping for the best' Devils GM Lou Lamoriello was inducted into the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame Monday in Dallas. Ronald Martinez/Getty Images Devils general manager Lou...
NHL offers 50-50 revenue split; Gary Bettman says full season possible
Games would have to begin Nov. 2 NHL commissioner Gary Bettman says the owners have offered a 50-50 revenue split. Bruce Bennett/Getty Images NHL commissioner Gary Bettman said today that the league has made...
NHL lockout update: Further details emerging from NHL offer to players' union
After the meeting in Toronto, the press is reporting the minutiae from the NHL's new offer to end the lockout. View full sizeBruce Bennett/Getty ImagesDonald Fehr and the NHLPA will have a conference call about the NHL's offer later today. Since our last post from...
NHL lockout update: NHL makes offer to NHLPA including 50-50 split of revenue
The owners gave the players an offer that included splitting hockey related revenue and no rollbacks. View full sizeBruce Bennett/Getty ImagesGary Bettman and the NHL gave the NHLPA an offer for a new collective bargaining agreement that included a 50-50 split of...
NHL lockout update: NHL makes offer to NHLPA including 50-50 split of revenue
The owners gave the players an offer that included splitting hockey related revenue and no rollbacks. View full sizeBruce Bennett/Getty ImagesGary Bettman and the NHL gave the NHLPA an offer for a new collective bargaining agreement that included a 50-50 split of...
NHL lockout update: NHL makes offer to NHLPA including 50-50 split
The owners gave the players an offer that included splitting hockey related revenue and no rollbacks. View full sizeBruce Bennett/Getty ImagesGary Bettman and the NHL gave the NHLPA an offer for a new collective bargaining agreement that included a 50-50 split of...
NHL lockout update: NHL makes offer to NHLPA including 50-50 split
The owners gave the players an offer that included splitting hockey related revenue and no rollbacks. View full sizeBruce Bennett/Getty ImagesGary Bettman and the NHL gave the NHLPA an offer for a new collective bargaining agreement that included a 50-50 split of...
NHL lockout update: NHL makes offer to NHLPA including 50-50 split
The owners gave the players an offer that included splitting hockey related revenue and no rollbacks. View full sizeBruce Bennett/Getty ImagesGary Bettman and the NHL gave the NHLPA an offer for a new collective bargaining agreement that included a 50-50 split of...
NHL lockout links: NHL focus group revealed to public
Deadspin reported a group of fans were brought together to help shape the league's message during the lockout. View full sizeBruce Bennett/Getty ImagesNHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly was described as being "blue collar" as part of Frank Luntz's focus group. As...
October 15, 2012
NHL lockout hot topic: How many games will be canceled?
Tell us how many weeks the NHL will cancel this time as the lockout continues. View full sizeANDREW MILLS/THE STAR-LEDGERThe sight of the Devils and Rangers facing off may not be visible for months if the NHL continues to cancel games. In what would have been the...
NHL, players union to meet on labor talks Tuesday, with focus back on dividing revenue
Today marks first missed paychecks of season today Bruce Bennett/GettyDonald Fehr, the executive director of the NHL Players' Association, will lead the union in negotiations on a new collective bargaining agreement Tuesday. NEW YORK -- The NHL and the locked-out...
NHL lockout links: Guaranteed player contracts are key to negotiations
The New York Post's Larry Brooks said that's the first step toward having an NHL season. View full sizeGary A. Vasquez-US PRESSWIREGary Bettman and the owners should guarantee contracts signed before the lockouts will be paid in full. The owners and players...
October 14, 2012
NHL lockout links: AHL players told to get housing for entire season
NHL players in the AHL during the lockout were told to find places to live for the rest of the year. View full sizeBruce Bennett/Getty ImagesDevils forward Adam Henrique is just one of the NHL players in the AHL while the lockout continues. First, there was news that...
NHL lockout hurts fans, local area businesses
Devils' 2012-13 home opener would have been Saturday night Jerry McCrea/The Star-LedgerEmmanuel Nantwi of Irvington, parking lot attendant, talks about the loss of the Nets to Brooklyn, and the NHL lockout in the neighborhood surrounding the Prudential Center in...

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