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NHL, NHLPA agree on protocols to resume season

The NHL and NHL Players’ Association agreed Sunday on protocols to resume the season, a major step toward the return of hockey this summer. Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly told The Associated Press there was an agreement on protocols for training camps and games and the sides are still negotiating an extension of the collective bargaining […]

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NHL Power Rankings: Fun ways the free agent frenzy could go

With at least some of the NHL future getting less muddy, it sure looks like the next “Free Agent Frenzy” will take place on or around Nov. 1. Unfortunately, an expected flat $81.5M salary cap could make the NHL “Free Agent Frenzy” more of a flurry. But managing a flat salary cap — likely by […]

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PHT Morning Skate: Safety inside the NHL bubbles; impact of no home ice

• In case you missed it: The NHL and NHLPA have reached a tentative four-year CBA extension. Now we wait for the agreement to be ratified by the NHL’s Board of Governors, the NHLPA’s Executive Board, and then the full union membership. [PHT] • On safety inside the NHL’s bubbles. [National Post] • Examining how […]

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Blackhawks say team name honors namesake who inspired

The Chicago Blackhawks say they will continue to use their team name because it honors a Native American leader who has been an inspiration to generations. ”The Chicago Blackhawks name and logo symbolizes an important and historic person, Black Hawk of Illinois’ Sac & Fox Nation, whose leadership and life has inspired generations of Native […]

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IIHF encouraged by NHL’s potential return to Olympics in ’22

International Ice Hockey Federation chief Rene Fasel is encouraged after learning the NHL’s pending labor deal opens the possibility of the world’s best players returning to the Olympics. Aside from the uncertainty raised by the coronavirus pandemic, Fasel told The Associated Press he doesn’t foresee any major stumbling blocks that could derail negotiations leading up […]

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PHT Morning Skate: NHLPA Executive Board backs RTP, CBA agreement

• The NHLPA’s Executive Board has approved the tentative Return to Play and Collective Bargaining Agreement. Now things move to the full union membership vote for ratification. Voting, which is by secret, electronic ballot, begins Wednesday and will end Friday. [NHLPA] • Inside the NHL bubble: testing, what could cause postponement [PHT] • Justin Williams […]

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Chris Pronger leaves senior VP of hockey ops role with Panthers

The Panthers announced on Wednesday that Chris Pronger is leaving his role as senior vice president of hockey operations and senior advisor. The Hockey Hall of Famer joined the organization in 2017 after spending three years in the NHL’s Department of Player Safety. “I want to personally thank the Viola family, Doug Cifu, Dale Tallon […]