Collective bargaining agreement
NHL, NHLPA Declare a Truce, but the Battle May be Far From Over
The two sides have agreed to not renegotiate the CBA, but there's still an enormous elephant in the room - prorated salaries - that will have to be resolved if the NHL and its union want labor peace.
Bettman Says NHL 'Not Renegotiating,' But if it Looks Like a Duck...
With the NHL and its players' association on either side of the divide when it comes to returning to play, things will come down to the two L's - leverage and language.
Does the NHL Have a Leg to Stand On When it Comes to its Demands?
Even though the league's bargaining gambit is "exceptional and unusual," this has more to do with financial realities than it does collective bargaining or labor law.
NHL and Players Squabbling Over Money is a Really Bad Look
We're in the middle of a devastating pandemic and the NHL and its players are having a very public battle over dollars. Both sides believe they're right, but both come off looking terrible.
How the NHL and NHLPA reached an agreement without negotiating
It took a global pandemic for the NHL and NHL Players' Association to be more in lockstep than they've ever been in their history. The result is labor peace for the next six years in an environment that is anything but stable.
CBA in the time of COVID: New agreement gives players and owners stability in a time of chaos
We know that the billionaires won't be crossing swords with the millionaires for at least six more years. We know we'll be seeing NHLers at the Olympics. What we don't know is how much damage the global pandemic is going to do to the hockey industry.
Players will hate the new CBA, but it's probably the best they can get
According to a source, the NHL and NHL Players' Association are putting the finishing touches on a memorandum of understanding that will lead to a new collective bargaining agreement that will guarantee labor peace until at least 2024-25.
Why NHL players deferring final paychecks might be a good thing
NHL players did not receive their final paychecks of the season and they might not ever get them. But if you're hoping for long-term labor peace between the NHL and NHL Players' Association, that might not be a bad thing.