The NHL and NHLPA are expected to meet up in New York next week, although they reportedly won’t do so any sooner than Tuesday,
RDS’ Renaud P. Lavoie reports.
The NHLPA will also hold a conference call at four pm ET on Monday,
according to TSN’s Aaron Ward.
The latest round of formal negotiations follow a tumultuous weekend where
the 2013 Winter Classic was canceled and postponed to 2014 on Friday, but Steve Fehr and Bill Daly held lengthy, informal talks on Saturday.
While there have been repeated reports about the two sides staying in touch via phone calls and e-mails, larger-scale discussions
have been halted since the two sides hit an impasse on Oct. 18.
the new deadline for a CBA would fall around Nov. 23,* so a perceived increase in urgency is a welcome sight for anxious fans. It’s anyone’s guess just how much progress might be made, though.
* – Just a few days after the NBA
came to its own CBA agreement in 2011, if you find parallels between the two processes.
Daly said Saturday meeting “covered a lot of ground.”
NHL cancels 2013 Winter Classic
Same place, same teams: 2014 Winter Classic to be held at Michigan Stadium
It looks like the city of Chicago will be hosting the 2017 NHL Entry Draft,
per ESPN’s Pierre LeBrun.
The team and the league are expected to confirm the news during an official press conference later today.
The draft has never been held in the Windy City.
It may be a little early to project which team will pick first in 2017, but it certainly doesn’t look like it’ll be the ‘Hawks.
The last time they drafted first overall, they took this guy:
This also marks the first time since 2011 (Minnesota) that a Western Conference team will play host to the draft.
Last year’s draft was held in Sunrise, Florida while this year’s edition will be held in Buffalo.
Hockey reporters everywhere will be thrilled about an additional work assignment in Chicago.
Here’s what some of them are saying:
PHT’s Morning Skate takes a look around the world of hockey to see what’s happening and what we’ll be talking about around the NHL world and beyond.
Jaromir Jagr doesn’t believe Peyton Manning should retire. ( ESPN)
Victor Hedman wrote about “How We Play Hockey in Sweden” for The Players’ Tribune.
–Did the Senators make a smart move by acquiring
Dion Phaneuf? ( Sportsnet)
–And if you have a Maple Leafs jersey with Phaneuf’s name on the back, the Sens want to dispose of it:
–Watch the highlights from yesterday’s game between the Rangers and Penguins. (Top of the page)
–A Zoolander tribute to Coyotes center
Martin Hanzal. ( Puck Daddy)
Steven Stamkos had a run-in with the paparazzi in Montreal. ( Bardown)
Sidney Crosby‘s confidence could be dangerous for the rest of the league:
With their mothers traveling on the road trip —
Matt Bartkowski‘s mom, Beth, has become a cult hero in Vancouver after another priceless media interview — the Canucks took back-to-back wins, moving them right back into the thick of the playoff fight in the Western Conference.
After beating the Colorado Avalanche on Tuesday, the Canucks held on for the 2-1 victory in Arizona on Wednesday, despite being without
Brandon Sutter (broken jaw), Alex Edler (broken fibula) and Derek Dorsett, who was scratched from the lineup due to illness, as per Sportsnet’s Dan Murphy.
It was only a few days ago, following a home loss to the Calgary Flames, that it felt like
the Canucks’ playoff hopes were essentially dashed. They fielded their healthiest lineup in months and couldn’t score and couldn’t win.
Two quick wins later, they’re two points out of a Wild Card spot in the West, despite getting outshot in Arizona.
Up by a goal in the third period, defenseman
Alex Biega played the hero, pulling the puck out of the crease after it got by Ryan Miller on a backhand shot from Kyle Chipchura, maintaining Vancouver’s lead.
A day after
getting traded out of Toronto, Dion Phaneuf made his Ottawa Senators debut.
It ended with a 3-1 road loss for the Senators, and Phaneuf getting burned by
Henrik Zetterberg on the eventual game winner early in the third period.
Zetterberg picked up the puck near the Ottawa blue line, beat Phaneuf to the outside, slipped the puck under the stick of the Sens’ newest blue liner and quickly roofed his shot on
“He made a real good play and you’ve got to give credit when credit is due,”
Phaneuf told the Ottawa Sun.
“I put my stick there, he put (the puck) under and he made a good shot. I’ve got to have a better stick in that situation, but you’ve got to give him credit for that play.”
Phaneuf finished the night with a minus-one rating and two hits in almost 22 minutes of ice time, putting him second among Sens defensemen in that category behind
Erik Karlsson, who played a whopping 33:30.
Phaneuf drilled Red Wings defenseman
Danny DeKeyser with a hard slap shot early in the third period.
DeKeyser played one more shift — all of 10 seconds — before exiting the game.