A Look At The NHL’s Push To Mandate Players To Wear Visors

By:  Christian Deme, Ruling Sports Intern (Twitter:  @TheSportingBiz) Only a few months removed from the signing of a new collective bargaining agreement, the National Hockey League is considering making some significant changes to the game to protect players from injury. The two main changes being considered are the mandating of visors on player helmets, as well as implementing a hybrid icing in lieu of the … Continue reading A Look At The NHL’s Push To Mandate Players To Wear Visors

The NHLPA’s Next Steps In Ending The NHL Lockout

The calendar turned to January 5 today and NHL fans have yet to see one NHL game this season.  Thanks to NHL owners locking out players, gone already is half of the season, along with the NHL All-Star Game and the Winter Classic.  Throughout the negotiations, carrots have been dangled in front of fans’ eyes, giving them hope that a season may begin in the … Continue reading The NHLPA’s Next Steps In Ending The NHL Lockout

NHLPA and NHL Labor Negotiation Update

By:  Brandon Mead, Ruling Sports Intern (Email:  bmead1028@gmail.com) That fateful day in 2004 when Gary Bettman stepped to the podium and announced that he had “no choice but to announce the formal cancellation of play” seems all too recent to hockey fans. The National Hockey League’s Collective Bargaining Agreement had expired on September 16th, 2004 and despite efforts by both the League and the Player’s … Continue reading NHLPA and NHL Labor Negotiation Update