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  1. New CBA forcing teams to get creative

    Craig Custance

    Ted Leonsis was purchasing a cup of soup at Legal Seafood across from the Verizon Center when he was told it wouldn't cost him a penny. The general manager of the restaurant was so grateful for the amount of business Leonsis' sports franchi...

    Blog | February 20, 2013
  2. The new CBA is forcing teams to get creative - NHL

    Craig Custance

    Craig Custance writes that now there is a long-term CBA in place, NHL teams need to find creative ways to generate new revenues.

    Blog | Conversation | February 20, 2013
  3. Clarifying the disclaimer

    Craig Custance

    There is growing concern among some inside hockey that at this point, the sport's fans have checked out. They may have stuck around for the traditional CBA negotiations, but now that we're entering the lawsuit-filing portion of the program,...

    Blog | December 17, 2012
  4. NHL - Where do CBA talks go from here?

    Craig Custance

    There are some who believe the NHLPA's disclaimer of interest could expedite an agreement ... others think it could crush the NHL in years of court battles. Craig Custance explains the true impact of the move.

    Blog | Conversation | December 17, 2012
  5. NHL - Decertification is no easy route for NHLPA

    Craig Custance

    Taking the path of decertification could be risky and time-consuming for the NHL Players' Association, writes Craig Custance.

    Story | Conversation | December 02, 2012
  6. Teams may struggle to keep rosters intact

    Craig Custance

    When the NHL released its mid-October CBA offer to the public, everyone got a glimpse as to how the league was prepared to help teams manage the salary cap this season when it drops dramatically. In that offer, the upper limit of the salary cap was ...

    Blog | November 08, 2012
  7. NHL - Teams may need amnesty to keep rosters intact

    Craig Custance

    Craig Custance explains how some NHL clubs may feel a salary cap pinch under a new CBA and why some teams may want to seek an amnesty provision similar to that currently used in the NBA.

    Blog | Conversation | November 08, 2012
  8. NHL - Players sound off on Bettman, gay marriage and Patrick Kane...

    Craig Custance

    An anonymous players poll revealed zero support among players for commissioner Gary Bettman, strong support for gay marriage and a surprising nominee for the U.S. presidency.

    Blog | Conversation | October 10, 2012
  9. NHL - The dangers of a condensed schedule

    Craig Custance

    While the NHL on Thursday announced the cancelation of games through Oct. 24, a condensed schedule remains a possibility, Craig Custance writes. Of course, that has its own pitfalls.

    Blog | Conversation | October 04, 2012
  10. NHL - Edmonton Oilers take page from Pittsburgh Penguins 'relocat...

    Craig Custance

    Are the Oilers on the move to Seattle? Don't count on it. Craig Custance explains why meetings between the team's ownership and a new potential NHL market amount to little more than a leverage play.

    Blog | Conversation | September 25, 2012
  11. NHL - Seattle seeking NHL team as AHL owner anticipates league ex...

    Craig Custance

    Craig Custance reports that the NHL -- lured by financial incentives, fan interest and the city's sizable media market -- might be setting up shop in the Emerald City through expansion rather than relocation.

    Blog | Conversation | September 20, 2012
  12. For players, owners, test of will begins

    Craig Custance

    Thursday's proceedings confirmed the inevitable. A lockout is coming. Gary Bettman made a point of mentioning that the owners are unanimous in their stance; they will not extend the current CBA beyond Saturday's deadline. In case there was ...

    Blog | September 14, 2012
  13. NHL - Lockout nearly inevitable, test of will begins for players ...

    Craig Custance

    With a lockout all but finalized in the NHL, Craig Custance looks behind the lines to see where the players and owners stand in the battle of who will blink first.

    Blog | Conversation | September 14, 2012
  14. Issues at stake in CBA showdown

    Craig Custance

    In the last year, three of the four major professional sports agreed on new collective bargaining agreements after intense negotiations. Now, it's the NHL's turn. NHL commissioner Gary Bettman has consistently said he doesn't expect C...

    Blog | January 25, 2012
  15. Looking at the issues at stake in the NHL's CBA negotiations

    Craig Custance

    Craig Custance examines the biggest issues at stake in the upcoming CBA negotiations between the NHL and NHLPA.

    Blog | Conversation | January 25, 2012
  16. Roberto Luongo, Alex Ovechkin among top amnesty candidates - NHL

    Craig Custance

    Craig Custance explores whether the NHL could adopt the NBA's "amnesty" model when the new CBA is negotiated and provides five contracts that teams may want to offload, including those of stars Roberto Luongo and Alex Ovechkin.

    Blog | Conversation | December 22, 2011