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 18 2012 12:24PM
I have been doing monthly NHL equivalence updates for Flames prospects this year and recently decided to take a look at Jets prospects to see how the two teams compare.
For those unaware, NHL equivalencies (NHLE) are a method of adjusting a prospects points according to how good his league is relative to the NHL (called a "translatation factor") which allows us to compare kids playing from major junior to Europe. Gabriel Desjardins of behindthenet.ca did a lot of the initial work which informs articles like this, although the AHL translation factor for a lock-out season was recently sussed out by Eric T. at NHLNumbers.
November 21 2012 12:25PM
The players union unveiled a new CBA offer this morning. It is fairly comprehensive and, unlike some of their previous offerings, has a sound basis for negotiation (from a league perspective, naturally).
The most significant movement is on the issue of player share of hockey reltaed revenue. The players accept an immediate 50/50 with the stipulation that the teams "make whole" existing contracts to he tune of $393 million spread over four years:
October 17 2012 11:21AM
In case you missed, the NHL has published their proposal to the players union on NHL.com today in stark black and white for the public's perusal. Getting past any cynical deductions about why the league would choose to finally share a proposal in living color with the fans at large, the deal itself contains a number of fascinating items that go well beyond the primary issues that were reported yesterday.
October 09 2012 07:27AM
Nations contributors Steve Dangle and Andrey Osadchenko have been tabbed by the KHL youtube channel to put together KHL highlight packages for the season this year. This is their debut video - if everyone likes it, we can make it a regular feature here at the Nations.