January 06 2013 12:49PM
It took 113 days but the NHL and their players agreed to a new 10-year CBA early this morning. There is an opt-out clause after eight years, so the best news is that we won't have to go through this until the summer of 2020, mainly because I don't trust either side to not use the opt-out clause. Either way, it is great that NHL hockey is back.
So what happens now?
January 04 2013 01:05PM
For the past 18 months everyone involved in the Downtown arena recognized there was a massive shortfall of $100 million, however, neither the city nor the Katz Group has come up with any viable options on how to fill that void.
Yesterday the leader of the Wildrose Party Danielle Smith,proposed that the province use KENO lottery to fund the missing $100 million. Smith joined me in studio yesterday to discuss her proposal.
January 03 2013 11:26AM
The twitterverse was buzzing this morning after Micheal Grange tweeted the NHL has agreed to two compliance buyouts per team for the 2013/2014 season. Sadly it didn't include Gary Bettman and Donald Fehr, but it still got most fan's attention. The interesting part is that the buyouts will allegedly come from the player's share of HRR.
Within in moments many were speculating how the Edmonton Oilers would appoach this scenario. I'm not sure two buyouts is likely, but one could happen.
December 28 2012 04:02PM
The NHL has sent the NHLPA a new proposal. Will it be enough to end the lockout?
December 27 2012 09:36AM
Nail Yakupov is awesome. I'm not talking about his on-ice talents, which are pretty damn good; I'm referring to his ability to be honest. He isn't walking cliché, and I hope the Oilers don't try and neuter his vocal cords when he eventually suits up for them.