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NHL players shoot down realignment for 2012-2013

In a surprising show of defiance, the NHL Players Association rejected an NHL realignment plan for the 2012-2013 season — but some see this as a bargaining chip in the upcoming CBA talks. The rejection was surprising because players, when interviewed, didn’t really voice many objections to a drastic — and long overdue — realignment […]

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Western NHL seeking AHL West: report

Reps from eight Western NHL teams have lobbied NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly about working with the AHL on a western division or establishing a new league, according to TSN. The eight teams — the Los Angeles Kings, Anaheim Ducks, San Jose Sharks, Edmonton Oilers, Calgary Flames, Colorado Avalanche, Phoenix Coyotes and Vancouver Canucks — […]

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Hawks/Thrashers ownership lawsuit settled

A contentious lawsuit among the owners of the Atlanta Hawks (NBA) and the Atlanta Thrashers (NHL) has been settled, clearing the way for Atlanta Spirit to either bring in new investors or address the future of the Thrashers — a franchise considered to have “issues” by the NHL. The settlement provides for six partners to […]

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Next up for the NHL: The Atlanta Thrashers

With attendance next to last and an ownership group clearly uninterested in running a hockey franchise, the next project for the NHL seems to be solving the ongoing problem that is the Atlanta Thrashers. There’s a solid core of hockey fans in Atlanta, but not enough to fill the seats of Philips Arena when the […]

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