Officially Official as New CBA and RTP is Ratified

After having agreed upon a new collective bargaining agreement and return to play plan earlier this week, tonight completed the voting process to ratify the agreement between the National Hockey League and NHL Players association. This new CBA gives both sides labor peace and will run through the 2025-2026 season. This also allows NHL players … Continue reading Officially Official as New CBA and RTP is Ratified

NHL and NHLPA Reach Tentative Agreement for RTP and CBA

Good morning hockey world! Last night, the National Hockey League & NHL Players Association moved one final step closer to the resumption of the 2019-2020 season. Both sides agreed to what the protocols of phase three (training camp) and phase four (hub cities/live games) will be for the NHL's return to play plan. However, this … Continue reading NHL and NHLPA Reach Tentative Agreement for RTP and CBA

Holy Smokes Bettman! NHL Announces Return to Play Plan

Good morning hockey fans! My apologies on the delay of this article. This announcement in particular was a lot to digest and process. It certainly confused hockey writers, analysts, and fans alike. On Tuesday, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman officially announced the NHL's return to play format as well as how the draft lottery will work. … Continue reading Holy Smokes Bettman! NHL Announces Return to Play Plan

NHLPA Approves in Principle, More Negotiations Needed for Format Approval

Good morning hockey fans! Last night, the National Hockey League Players Association executive board announced that they have authorized further negotiations with the National Hockey League on a twenty-four team return to play format. As everyone knows, the current 2019-20 season has been put on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This is format is … Continue reading NHLPA Approves in Principle, More Negotiations Needed for Format Approval

Brooks Orpik Announces Retirement After 15 Seasons

Today Washington  Capitals defenseman Brooks Orpik announced his retirement after playing for 15 seasons. https://twitter.com/Capitals/status/1143504415887962112?s=19   Orpik, who was drafted 18th overall in 2000 by the Pittsburgh Penguins, would spend the first 10 seasons of his career with the Penguins before signing with the Capitals on July 1st, 2014 to a five year contract. https://twitter.com/penguins/status/1143547480505589761?s=19Continue reading Brooks Orpik Announces Retirement After 15 Seasons