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  1. Why NHLPA OK'd realignment

    Craig Custance

    The NHL realignment plan still has unbalanced conferences. It still presents a playoff advantage in one conference because there are fewer teams. And yet this time, after careful deliberation through a series of conference calls, the NHLPA has signed...

    Blog | March 08, 2013
  2. NHL - With realignment, NHL, NHLPA show progress

    Craig Custance

    Craig Custance explains why the NHLPA approved realignment this time around, and he answers mailbag questions on the future in Columbus and who might be in the trade market.

    Blog | Conversation | March 08, 2013
  3. NHL - Cap compromise aids Los Angeles Kings, New York Rangers

    Craig Custance

    With a tentative agreement in place between the NHL and NHLPA, Craig Custance explores the new CBA and last night's cap compromise to gauge the impact on teams and players.

    Blog | Conversation | January 06, 2013
  4. Horcoff: Players favor disclaimer vote

    Craig Custance

    Oilers captain Shawn Horcoff has been deeply involved since the beginning in the NHLPA's negotiations with the NHL over a new CBA. He was in Toronto when the NHLPA presented the league with three offers in mid-October. He was in New York when the pla...

    Blog | December 17, 2012
  5. 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
  6. Key RFAs still in search of new deals

    Craig Custance

    It was six and a half hours of meeting through a mediator on Wednesday between the NHL and NHLPA with little to show for it. The response of one player involved in the negotiations, who was asked if there was any progress made on Wednesday, pretty ...

    Blog | December 13, 2012
  7. NHL - When season starts, Jamie Benn, Michael Del Zotto and other...

    Craig Custance

    If the NHL season ever gets underway, unsigned restricted free agents like Jamie Benn and Michael Del Zotto will need to expedite negotiations on a new contract, which could be complicated by the new CBA.

    Blog | Conversation | December 13, 2012
  8. Los Angeles Kings' Kevin Westgarth, Chicago Blackhawks' Jamal May...

    Craig Custance

    Despite the ugly ending to negotiations in New York, optimism emerged between Kevin Westgarth, Jamal Mayers and Shawn Horcoff that a deal between the NHL and the players will still get done.

    Story | Conversation | December 08, 2012
  9. Detroit Red Wings' Jimmy Howard said unraveling talks 'made me si...

    Craig Custance

    Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard said the latest unraveling of NHL labor talks felt like "getting the wind knocked out of you."

    Story | Conversation | December 07, 2012
  10. Can NHL survive another lost season?

    Craig Custance

    It was a question that brought out the most passionate response from Gary Bettman during a news conference that was as heated as any he has conducted as commissioner. On a Thursday when talks between the NHL and the NHLPA completely imploded after...

    Blog | December 07, 2012
  11. NHL - Can the NHL survive another lost season?

    Craig Custance

    Craig Custance dives into the madness that surrounded the NHL's CBA drama Thursday night, noting that while progress may be closer than it appears, the league's likely belief that it can survive another lost season is a cause for fan concern.

    Blog | Conversation | December 07, 2012
  12. Time to decertify? Not so fast

    Craig Custance

    On Tuesday, a small group of NHL owners and players will meet to try to find a breakthrough in CBA talks without the presence of NHL commissioner Gary Bettman and NHLPA executive director Donald Fehr. On Wednesday, those six owners will join the r...

    Blog | December 03, 2012
  13. Decertification winners and losers

    Craig Custance

    So let's say this goes all the way. Let's say the NHLPA gets fed up with the lack of progress in getting a deal done and decertifies. Not as a way to scare NHL owners back to the negotiating table but to really make history in pro sports an...

    Blog | December 03, 2012
  14. NHL - Winners and losers in decertification

    Craig Custance

    With decertification a possible road for the NHLPA, Craig Custance looks at who some of the winners and losers might be in a radically-altered landscape.

    Blog | Conversation | December 03, 2012
  15. 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
  16. The search for middle ground

    Craig Custance

    After an initial rush of excitement over the news that federal mediators were stepping in to assist CBA negotiations between the NHL and the NHLPA, reality set in. It's non-binding. The two sides seem to have moved about as far as they're w...

    Blog | November 27, 2012