RealClearSports
Advertisement

Hockey Ices Logic, Reason ... Future?

Mary Altaffer/AP

Every major sport has faced work stoppages in the past 40 years. In the past two years, only baseball, which invented the notion of the shutdown, has managed to avoid a collective bargaining stalemate of some kind.

But no sport gets it all wrong the way hockey gets it all wrong.

Read Full Article »

Recommended Articles

NHL's Biggest Fehr in Lockout Is Named Donald

Larry Brooks, NY Post - December 17, 2012

This was Dec. 6, when Canceler-in-Chief Gary Bettman and deputy Bill (The Hill) Daly delivered their Angry Men standup routine at a press conference after a group of players had the temerity not to sign on the dotted line even... more »

NHL Swerves Into Dangerous Territory

Stu Hackel, Red Light - December 18, 2012

And now things have changed. The fate of the season and perhaps the entire NHL could be decided by lawyers filing into courtrooms, not by negotiators in conference rooms,. And, because the existing case law on what will be... more »

Soft Cancellation Deadline May Help NHL

Nicholas Cotsonika, Yahoo! Sports - December 21, 2012

We wanted openers. Now we want closure. And that's why Thursday's announcement – the ninth cancellation of this lockout – was actually welcome news to those of us who still care about the NHL. At least we'll know... more »

Puck on Owners' Side of Ice Now

Mark Spector, Sportsnet Magazine - December 13, 2012

If we have not watched a lot of hockey this laborious fall, we have at least become far more learned in the ways of collective bargaining. Today's post-work beer is consumed amid conversation of decertification and disclaim of... more »

Fehr's Problem: Owners Losing Money

Mark Spector, Sportsnet Magazine - December 14, 2012

It is Gary Bettman’s impossible dream: To create a National Hockey League economy in which Dallas, Florida, Phoenix, Columbus and Anaheim can all be profitable. Without, of course, shipping containers full of money... more »