The NHL and NHL Players’ Association agreed Sunday on protocols to resume the season, a major step toward the return of hockey this summer. Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly told The Associated Press there was an agreement on protocols for training camps and games and the sides are still negotiating an extension of the collective bargaining agreement, which is crucial to the process. A person with knowledge of the situation said the return-to-play protocols would only go into effect if each side votes to approve the full package of the CBA extension and return-to-play agreement.
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The NHL and NHL Players’ Association have reached a tentative agreement on the protocols of Phases 3 and 4. Here are the most notable items from the 40-page document.
Some of the reported new parameters of the NHL’s potential new labor contract could impact the Sharks.
A source told Scott Powers of The Athletic that Blackhawks defenseman Brent Seabrook will try to play if the season continues and the NHL sees its 24-team playoff format kick off.
“It did surprise me how much something that is not natural to the game itself, meaning that it’s being enhanced, would make such a difference to the viewing experience.” With leagues that already have returned using crowd audio, it is likely it also w…
Rick Carlisle isn’t sure what to expect from players during the national anthem when the NBA season resumes in empty arenas in Florida. The Dallas Mavericks coach does know how he will react if players kneel or otherwise violate a longtime league policy that requires them to stand during the playing of “The Star-Spangled Banner.” “We support our players 100% in terms of their ability to express themselves individually or as a group if they wish,” Carlisle said.
On June 15 in 2015, when the Blackhawks won their sixth Stanley Cup in franchise history, old Stanley was a little late to his own party at the United Center. The Keeper of the Cup Philip Pritchard tells us why on the latest Blackhawks Talk Podcast.
With the arrival of July, NHL free agency has become a topic of discussion. The Flyers have two top 50 pending unrestricted free agents; will they be re-signed by the club? By Jordan Hall
Friday, TSN’s Bob McKenzie reported some key dates being targeted for the NHL’s Return To Play plan, including the start of the 24-team playoff format.
Friday’s collection links.
Reacting to the reports that the NHL and NHLPA are nearing the completion of an agreement that would cover Return to Play protocols and a CBA extension.
All 30 Major League Baseball teams will train at their regular-season ballparks for the pandemic-shortened season after the Toronto Blue Jays received a Canadian federal government exemption on Thursday to work out at Rogers Centre. Toronto will move …
Though the NHL hasn’t made an official announcement yet, Toronto and Edmonton will reportedly host games when the season restarts. Joe Haggerty explains how Edmonton had everything the NHL was looking for in a hub city.
Next year may be the last season that the Bruins can afford the goaltending partnership of Tuukka Rask and Jaroslav Halak, but what would it take to keep Tuukka in Boston past the 2021 season? Our Joe Haggerty explores.
Thursday, TSN’s Bob McKenzie reported Edmonton was the favorite to host the Stanley Cup Final, as well as the Conference finals, of the two cities.