Steve Zipay takes you inside the locker room, home and on the road, with the New York Rangers, and also writes about the NHL, off and on the ice.
After the clinic that he organized on Staten Island today, Richards and several other Rangers vented their frustration over the NHL lockout, which shows no signs of ending soon.
“I didn’t expect for it to be this long,” he said. “And for Gary (Bettman) to come out with that comment about taking another two weeks off…is mind-boggling. I don’t know what good that’s going to do. We need to get...Read more »
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HOCKEY STARS AND CAESARS ATLANTIC CITY ANNOUNCE EXHIBITION GAME IN ATLANTIC CITY TO SUPPORT SANDY RELIEF Proceeds to Benefit Empire Relief Fund, NJ Hurricane Relief Fund and American Red Cross
New York, NY/Atlantic City, NJ (November 16, 2012)– Hockey All-Stars Brad Richards and Scott Hartnell in partnership with Caesars...Read more »
Here's special counsel Steve Fehr quote:
“Of course everyone on the players' side wants to reach an agreement. The players have offered the owners concessions worth about a billion dollars. What exactly have the owners offered the players? We believe that it is more likely that we will make progress if we meet than if we don't. So we are ready to meet. If indeed they do not...Read more »
“When Black Friday comes I'm gonna dig myself a hole Gonna lay down in it Till I satisfy my soul… Gonna let the world pass by me The Archbishop's gonna sanctify me And if he don't come across I'm gonna let it roll…”
In recent years, the Friday after Thanksgiving has evolved into the first shopping day of the holiday season, and maddening crowds queue outside stores...Read more »
The ship of foolishness sails on...
Money is draining from the league day by day in gate and exposure; players will lose their third paycheck Thursday. There is no way on earth that revenues will grow this year; my guess is that they will be down 7-10 percent, even with a December start. Remember when the league predicted an annual five percent increase in revenuesand based its projections...Read more »
To raise funds for the Cardinal Egan Fund, Richards and some other locked-out Rangers (including Ryan Callahan, Dan Girardi, Marc Staal, Marian Gaborik, Steve Eminger, Brian Boyle and Carl Hagelin) are hosting two one-hour sessions at the Staten Island Skating Pavilion on Friday afternoon.
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Great gesture, and there may be another...Read more »
Tomorrow: Dinamo Minsk vs. SKA St. Petersburg 1 p.m Sunday: Lokomotiv vs. CSKA Moscow 3:30 p.m. Nov. 26: Dynamo Moscow vs. Atlant 1 p.m Nov. 29: Dinamo Riga vs. Dynamo Moscow 2 p.m. Nov. 30: Avangard vs. Barys Astana 1 p.m....Read more »
Makes no sense to compare Willie Mays to Mike Trout.
Or Johnny Unitas to Drew Brees.
Different eras, different players, different teams, different rules, different game.
The same can be said to the endgame of the NHL lockout.
You read how the lockout was resolved in 1994-95, with the path negotiations took. You read how the 2004-05 mess evolved, with games cancelled...Read more »
Let’s recap: The NHL CBA talks, which have alternated between wheel-spinning, gamesmanship and nastiness, broke down again Sunday, this time with the sides squabbling about contract issues. The spin was: “I don’t see a path toward an agreement (NHLPA boss Don Fehr) and “candid discussion…no progress” (Deputy Commish Bill Daly).
That’s for public consumption. Daly did tell reporters that of...Read more »
Anybody really believe union leaders didn't think this would find its way into the media?
They knew it, and wanted to have it out there. One way to circumvent cone of silence agreed to by negotiators on both sides. From TSN:
NHL Players' Association executive director Donald Fehr sent a memo to the players following Thursday's meeting with the league:
Today, we met...Read more »