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2012 NHL Lockout: Optimism Builds, NHLPA Calls For Caution

The NHL and NHLPA are meeting for the first time sine Thursday morning, with some feeling as if a deal could come within the next 24 hours.

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NHL Owners Unanimously Ratify CBA, Burke Fired,

As the NHL Board of Governors officially agreed to the new Collective Bargaining Agreement, the Toronto Maple Leafs stole some of the spotlight by removing Brian Burke from the general manager position.

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Why I'll Be Returning To Support The Dallas Stars

Now that the NHL Lockout is officially over, fans have to decide for themselves if they want to come back. How do you feel about the Dallas Stars and the NHL, now that the lockout is over?

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What Does The New CBA Look Like?

The NHL lockout is finally over, so what exactly what this long, needless fight over? Let's take a look at the major details of the new deal.

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NHL Lockout Ends: The Nightmare Is Over

HOCKEY IS BACK, BABY.

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NHL, NHLPA Continue To Meet Late Saturday

Despite rampant optimism that a deal was imminent, negotiations continue late into Saturday night in New York City.

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NHL, NHLPA Make Progress; Disclaimer Threat Looms

The hockey world exploded with optimism as the NHL and NHLPA gathered in NYC, yet calls for caution loom as the threat of a disclaimer of interest by the union hangs over the proceedings.

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Optimism Suddenly Builds; Is A Deal Close?

The union and the league appear close to a deal, as the federal mediator feels the NHL and NHLPA are close enough on key issues to warrant a face to face meeting.

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How the Dallas Stars could use Compliance Buyouts

The NHL is reportedly going to allow NHL clubs two Compliance Buyouts after a potential shortened 2012-13 season. This gives the Stars a chance to speed up the rebuilding process significantly.

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NHL Agrees To 2 Amnesty Buyouts [Updated]

The NHL and NHLPA continue to meet on Thursday as a deal appears to be within sight, although several large hurdles remain including the threat of another vote on a NHLPA disclaimer of interest.

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CBA Update: NHLPA Disclaimer Deadline Passes

It seems that some progress was made on some areas on Wednesday, as the deadline for the NHLPA to disclaim interest passed. Federal mediators are involved once more, however, as several key issues remain.

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CBA Talks Continue Wednesday [UPDATED]

Talks between the NHL and the NHLPA will continue on Wednesday, even as players pensions become an issue once again.

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NHLPA Counters; Bettman Confirms Jan-11 Deadline

Talks ended cordially Monday as the players responded formally to the league's latest 300+ page offer. Bettman confirmed January 11th as the deadline.

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NHL Makes Another Significant Proposal To NHLPA

The NHL has apparently made another significant offer to the NHLPA. Shall we get our hopes up again?

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Surprise! No Progress Made With Mediation

Fun times in New Jersey, it seems.

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NHL & NHLPA To Meet Again. SHH!!! It's a secret.

Don't tell anyone about it, however.

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Would The Stars Benefit From A Lost Season?

Could a lost season be what the Dallas Stars need? Looking at the benefits of a cancelled season for the organisation.

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Plenty Of Shame & Blame To Go Around

Is this the beginning of the end?

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NHL Deems NHLPA Offer As Unacceptable

The NHLPA made a significant proposal to the NHL on Thursday evening, even as it appeared as if both sides had completely broken off all talks as tensions mounted. Then it turned out that things have indeed broken off.

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Talks Critical, NHLPA Requests Mediation Again

Negotiations have reached a critical stage and nearly broke off on Thursday. What's coming next?

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Positive Signs Continue, Sides To Meet Again

"We are pleased with the process that is ongoing and out of respect for that process I don't have anything else to say." -Gary Bettman at conclusion of BoG meeting.

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NHL Owners Meet As Crucial Talks Continue

Gary Bettman is set to meet with every NHL owner on Wednesday as crucial discussions between the league and players continue, with the season and the remaining health of the NHL hanging in the balance.

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NHL, NHLPA Reportedly "Cautiously Optimistic"

Bill Daly and Steve Fehr appeared together at the same podium following the meeting, calling the day a productive one.

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Owners, Players To Meet As NHL Gong Show Continues

The owners and players will meet on Tuesday in New York City without the two men supposedly fully responsible for this lockout.

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Bruins Owner Jeremy Jacobs: Lockout Enemy No. 1?

A report from Boston claims the Bruins owner was not exactly very nice to a Jets representative at a Board of Governors meeting.

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What Will Jamie Benn's Contract Look Like?

Jeff Angus takes an in-depth look at what Jamie Benn could get from the Dallas Stars as soon as the lockout is over, considering what the new CBA landscape could resemble.

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NHLPA Offer Makes Significant Concession To NHL

The NHLPA submitted a comprehensive proposal to the NHL on Wednesday morning, with executive director Donald Fehr stating that the union has made a significant move towards the league and that, most importantly, the two sides now sit just $182 million apart over the course of the five-year deal.

The biggest news, however, was that the players did indeed decide to "speak the same language" as the NHL and based it's proposal on a percentage of revenues instead of a hard dollar amount. This was a hardline issue for the league, and now the NHL will take some time before responding to what the union has put on the table.

There is a catch, however. Reportedly, the proposal included only the elimination of back-diving contracts and nothing more when it comes to player contracts; the NHL has demanded major restrictions on player contracts, although the NHLPA has hoped the league would be willing to move on those issues if the revenue sharing issue was resolved.

There's also the fact that the league could very well be calculating the numbers differently than the NHLPA, and state that while Fehr says they are only $182 million apart -- they are in fact, much further apart than they claim.

The interesting part of all this is that the NHLPA did indeed decide to move in the leagues direction on the revenue sharing percentages, what many consider to be a major concession. From Dreger:

The general consensus is that the NHLPA made a significant move to towards the NHL today. Now, all we wait on is whether the NHL is willing to work with this proposal or not.

We'll find out shortly.

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NHLPA Expected To Make Formal Proposal To NHL

The NHL and NHLPA are set to meet on Wednesday morning, in what is easily the most important day of the lockout to date.

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The NHL lockout, when Mommy & Daddy fight

Does anyone legitimately care who is right or wrong in the lockout?

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Business Structure, 'Profitability' And The NHL

Audit information from Broward County shows the Florida Panthers, despite reporting losses to Forbes for the last several seasons, may be driving overall company profitability.

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NHL Threatens More Cancellations; Possibly Season

The NHL has reportedly set a deadline for a new deal to be reached within the next week.

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How the lockout and Twitter ruined my life

The NHL lockout continues and personally, I'm fed up with this mess.

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Zen And The Art Of Observing Lockout Negotiations

I know it's tempting to follow the ongoing collective bargaining negotiations between the NHL and NHLPA with the zeal of a fan watching their favorite teams in a playoff games, but that's the least effective and most stressful way of understanding the big picture.

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NHL Accuses Donald Fehr Of Misleading Players

The NHL and union met for a fourth consecutive day and while that is a good thing, the news coming out of the meetings are far from good.

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CBA meetings continue late into Saturday night

The NHL and NHLPA are meeting on Saturday -- a meeting that continues late into the small hours of the night.

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Will The Dallas Stars Survive A Lost Season?

More importantly, what will the effect of a delayed season have on the growth of the franchise under owner Tom Galgardi?

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Arrogant Path To Disaster Continues for NHL, NHLPA

The league has turned down an offer by the NHLPA to meet as another deadline looms. With each passing day, the NHL heads down a very dangerous path from which there is no return as each day without hockey leads us closer and closer to the end of the NHL as we might have once known it to be.

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NHLPA's Response Could Decide Fate Of NHL Season

The hockey community awaits the outcome of the most important day of negotiations thus far as the NHLPA is expected to respond to the NHL's newly proposed deal.

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NHLPA Responds Unfavorably To NHL Proposal

A letter from Donald Fehr to the NHLPA lays out the concerns regarding the NHL's latest proposal, stating that the league is still asking for too much from the players.

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NHL Releases Full Details Of CBA Offer To NHLPA

The NHL has released the full details of the latest proposal to the NHLPA, putting all of the pressure on the union to ensure a full season starts in time for a full 82 game season.

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Details Emerge On New NHL CBA Proposal

The league has made it's best offer to date with a 50/50 split in HRR and offering to protect current contract values by paying back monies lost later. Details on contracts emerge.

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Owners make new proposal offering 50/50 HRR Split

The NHL made a new CBA proposal Tuesday that reportedly includes protecting existing contracts while lowering the players' HRR split to 50%.

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Fehr & Bettman Meet Privately As Talks Continue

As Gary Bettman and Donald Fehr meet privately for the second time in two days, the NHL and NHLPA meet on Saturday to discuss the definitions of HRR.

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NHL, NHLPA Make Progress On Non-Economic Issues

The NHL and NHLPA met on Friday and found positive progress on health and safety issues, with the players also seeking to change the league's discipline procedures.

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The Hidden Costs That Everyone Should Care About

The Ottawa Senators have announced layoffs stemming from the current NHL lockout. This is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to hidden and ugly cost of the disagreement between the NHL and the NHLPA.

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