December 21 2012 10:10PM
The momentum is growing. Every day the calls to decertify or otherwise disband the NHLPA are growing. And I don't mean from NHL players.
No, hockey fans and media alike are now so fed up with what passes for collective bargaining in the NHL that they want to blow up the entire system. We're not talking just decertifying for the purposes of forcing the NHL to actually make a deal under threat of anti-trust lawsuits, i.e. what the NHL is alleging and what the NHLPA surely intends to do.
No, there are now calls to permanently abolish the NHLPA and in so doing completely free up all restrictions to player movement, including the NHL draft.
Personally, I'm not so sure this is a great idea...
December 21 2012 06:31PM
Malkin drops the gloves and scores some goals, Ovechkin looking better and better, and if the NHL ever comes back, you better watch out for St. Louis Blues prospect Vladimir Tarasenko.
December 21 2012 10:10AM
Well it hasn't been the merriest of Christmas seasons this year has it? Instead of squeezing present shopping around Hockey Night in Canada or Battles of Alberta, we've had to put up with histrionic lawyers at press conferences, game cancellation announcements and endless debates about which side of the labor argument is more reprehensible.
December 20 2012 09:08PM
A light day in the KHL today (just two games), so we've added packs from two of Wesnesday's games that you might have missed.
December 20 2012 05:10PM
Continuing the Toronto Marlies statistical breakdown, this post is devoted to player’s on-ice goals for and goals against totals.
Korbinian Holzer entering the game versus Lake Erie had been on the ice for 15 goals against. Of those, 10 were on the power play, and he had not been on the ice for any shorthanded goals – Toronto has allowed four shorthanded.
Holzer was on the ice for five even-strength goals against in 25 games, an average of one for every five games.
The Leafs 4th round pick (111th overall) in 2006 was on the ice for every goal against the Lake Erie Monsters, compromising 21% of his 19 total goals against and almost doubling the five even-strength goals.