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NHL Fans Taunt Black Player With 'Basketball' Chant

Chicago Blackhawks boot 4 male fans for remarks to the Washington Capitals' Devante Smith-Pelly

(Newser) - NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman says the league condemns the behavior of four male fans chanting a racial taunt against a black player, and that he backs the Chicago Blackhawks for ejecting the offenders. Bettman says no one "should ever have to endure such abuse at one of our games,... More »

NHL, Union Strike Tentative Deal

10-year agreement still needs to be ratified by players, would save half season

(Newser) - The NHL and the players' association reached a tentative agreement early today to end a nearly four-month-old lockout that threatened to wipe out the season. A marathon negotiating session that lasted more than 16 hours and stretched from early yesterday afternoon until just before 6am today produced a 10-year deal... More »

NHL, Union Make Last Push to Save Season

But commissioner says time is running out

(Newser) - 2012 vanished without any deal to finally get the 2012-13 NHL season under way, but fans now have reason to be hopeful, AP reports. The league and the players' association are back on speaking terms and held their first face-to-face meeting since Dec. 13 yesterday. The lockout has caused games... More »

NHL Locks Out Players

Season at risk, again, over contract talks

(Newser) - Another NHL season is in jeopardy: Owners and players couldn't even come close to a deal on a new collective bargaining agreement before their midnight deadline, which means the league has officially locked out its players, reports ESPN . The impasse comes about a month before the regular season was... More »

Avery Apologizes for Joke, but Dallas May Cut Him

(Newser) - Sean Avery apologized today for his tasteless joke about "sloppy seconds," but his Dallas Stars coach doesn't think he'll ever be back on the team, the Dallas Morning News reports. Avery will meet tomorrow with NHL chief Gary Bettman to learn how long he will be suspended for... More »

Pens, Sabres Will Play Outside

Tickets sell out within half-hour for NHL's first outdoor match in 4 years

(Newser) - The NHL has scheduled its first outdoor game since 2003, with Pittsburgh visiting Buffalo in the 73,000-seat Ralph Wilson Stadium on New Years Day, 2008. The current NHL attendance record is 57,167, when Montreal visited Edmonton; this is poised to be shattered, as tickets for Buffalo-Pittsburgh sold out... More »

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