NHL’s Target Date Remains Mid-January, Focus on COVID-19 Protocols
NHL commissioner Gary Bettman spoke in a panel discussion on Wednesday morning and said the NHL's target remains a mid-January start and talks are mainly regarding COVID-19 protocols for the season. That start date is far from certain as more time passes.
Thank You Doc: Legendary Broadcaster Announces Retirement
Mike "Doc" Emrick announced his retirement from broadcasting after 47 years on Monday, many of them spent on national platforms like ESPN, ABC and NBC.
Around the NHL: Lightning Win Stanley Cup
The Tampa Bay Lightning emerged victorious in Game 6, posting a 2-0 shutout win over the Dallas Stars to claim their second Stanley Cup in franchise history.
Around the NHL: Lightning Reach Stanley Cup Final with OT Win
The Tampa Bay Lightning reached the Stanley Cup Final with a Game 6 overtime win, a look at the Cup Final schedule and news of an interesting trade from this week in our look around the NHL.
Hockey is Back: NHL, NHLPA Ratify New CBA and Return to Play
The NHL Board of Governors and the NHLPA voted in approval to ratify a Memorandum of Understanding to the Collective Bargaining Agreement and the Return to Play protocols.
NHL, Players Reach Return-To-Play Deal
Less than 24 hours after a tentative agreement was reached on return-to-play protocols for Phases 3 and 4, the NHL and NHLPA announced they have reached a tentative agreement on a Memorandum of Understanding that adds four more years to the current Collective Bargaining Agreement.
Report: NHL, Players Closing in on CBA Deal
According to a report from ESPN’s Greg Wyshynski, the NHL and its players are closing in on a new CBA deal.
NHL to Transition to Phase 2 of Return Plan on Monday
On Monday, June 8, the NHL will officially transition to Phase 2 of the four-phase return plan, the league announced on Thursday night.
NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman Outlines Tentative Return to Play Plan
NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman made a formal announcement on Tuesday afternoon to detail the rest of this four-phase plan and break down the playoff structure and draft lottery protocols as the NHL strives to make a return to play.
NHLPA Approves 24-Team Playoff, Authorize Further Negotiations
The NHLPA Executive Board had a call on Thursday to discuss the proposed 24-team playoff structure for the NHL’s return to play. On Friday, the NHLPA officially announced approval of the 24-team structure and authorized further negotiations with the NHL in pursuing the return to play.