National Hockey League http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/24839/all en NHL-Maple Leafs fire Brian Burke as general manager http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/nhl-maple-leafs-fire-brian-burke-general-manager <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Steve Keating</p> <p>TORONTO, Jan 9 (Reuters) - The Toronto Maple Leafs fired President and General Manager Brian Burke on Wednesday in a shock move just days before the National Hockey League returns to action following a bitter labor dispute with players.</p> <p>Assistant General Manager Dave Nonis was introduced as Burke's replacement during a news conference at the team's arena. Burke will remain with the team as a senior advisor.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/nhl-maple-leafs-fire-brian-burke-general-manager" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Brian Burke National Hockey League Toronto Maple Leafs Vancouver Canucks Thomson Reuters Wed, 09 Jan 2013 19:15:36 +0000 5732295 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-NHL-Maple Leafs fire Brian Burke as general manager http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/update-1-nhl-maple-leafs-fire-brian-burke-general-manager <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Maple Leafs failed to make playoffs during Burke's tenure</p> <p>* Toronto placed 13th in the Eastern Conference last season (Adds quotes, detail)</p> <p>By Steve Keating</p> <p>TORONTO, Jan 9 (Reuters) - The Toronto Maple Leafs fired President and General Manager Brian Burke on Wednesday in a shock move just days before the National Hockey League returns to action following a bitter labor dispute with players.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/update-1-nhl-maple-leafs-fire-brian-burke-general-manager" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Brian Burke Business National Hockey League Toronto Maple Leafs Vancouver Canucks Thomson Reuters Wed, 09 Jan 2013 22:00:19 +0000 5732370 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-NHL-League owners approve new labor deal http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/update-1-nhl-league-owners-approve-new-labor-deal <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Players expected to ratify labor agreement on the weekend</p> <p>* Bettman says he has no plans to step down as comissioner (Adds quotes, detail)</p> <p>By Steve Keating</p> <p>Jan 9 (Reuters) - The National Hockey League's (NHL) board of governors ratified the tentative labor deal on Wednesday, followed by Commissioner Gary Bettman's apology for dragging fans and sponsors through a four-month lockout.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/update-1-nhl-league-owners-approve-new-labor-deal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Gary Bettman Gary Bettman National Hockey League Sports Thomson Reuters Wed, 09 Jan 2013 23:45:18 +0000 5732416 at http://www.globalpost.com Reuters Sports News Summary http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/reuters-sports-news-summary-2 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Following is a summary of current sports news briefs.</p> <p>League owners approve new labor deal</p> <p>2013-01-09T233118Z_3_BRE90818D_RTROPTC_0_US-NHL.XML () -</p> <p>Bonds, Clemens denied; no players make Hall 2013-01-09T211344Z_2_BRE908167_RTROPTC_0_US-BASEBALL-FAME.XML () -</p> <p>Maple Leafs fire Brian Burke as general manager</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/reuters-sports-news-summary-2" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Entertainment Environment Health John Isner National Hockey League Politics Vancouver Canucks Thomson Reuters Thu, 10 Jan 2013 00:15:41 +0000 5732430 at http://www.globalpost.com Reuters Sports News Summary http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/reuters-sports-news-summary <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Following is a summary of current sports news briefs.</p> <p>Redskins' Griffin undergoes successful knee surgery</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/reuters-sports-news-summary" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cablevision National Hockey League Vancouver Canucks Thomson Reuters Thu, 10 Jan 2013 05:15:09 +0000 5732480 at http://www.globalpost.com NHL-Players vote to approve new labor deal http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130112/nhl-players-vote-approve-new-labor-deal <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Jan 12 (Reuters) - National Hockey League (NHL) players have ratified the new collective bargaining agreement, bringing them a step closer to dropping the puck on a condensed season, the NHL Players' Association (NHLPA) said on Saturday.</p> <p>A written memorandum of understanding (MOU) consistent with what the players voted on must be completed before the agreement becomes final, the NHLPA said in a statement. The NHLPA and NHL are working to finalize the MOU.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130112/nhl-players-vote-approve-new-labor-deal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> National Hockey League National Hockey League Players' Association NHL Sports Thomson Reuters Sat, 12 Jan 2013 22:30:29 +0000 5733682 at http://www.globalpost.com NHL-League says regular season to begin Jan. 19 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130112/nhl-league-says-regular-season-begin-jan-19 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Jan 12 (Reuters) - The National Hockey League (NHL) lockout is officially over and a condensed 48-game season will begin next week, the league said on Saturday after signing a memorandum of agreement with the NHL Players' Association.</p> <p>Training camps will open league-wide on Sunday and the regular season will begin on Jan. 19, the NHL said in a statement. (Reporting by Frank Pingue in Toronto; Editing by Mark Lamport-Stokes)</p> National Hockey League Thomson Reuters Sun, 13 Jan 2013 04:00:17 +0000 5733710 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-NHL-Lockout officially over, season to begin Jan. 19 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130113/update-1-nhl-lockout-officially-over-season-begin-jan-19 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Season to start Jan. 19 with 26 teams in action</p> <p>* Training camps to open league-wide on Sunday (Adds details)</p> <p>Jan 12 (Reuters) - The National Hockey League (NHL) lockout is officially over and a condensed 48-game season will begin next week, the league said on Saturday after signing a memorandum of understanding with the NHL Players' Association.</p> <p>Training camps will open league-wide on Sunday and the long-awaited regular season will begin on Jan. 19 with 13 games, the NHL said in a statement.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130113/update-1-nhl-lockout-officially-over-season-begin-jan-19" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 2004–05 NHL lockout National Hockey League National Hockey League Players' Association Thomson Reuters Sun, 13 Jan 2013 07:00:39 +0000 5733719 at http://www.globalpost.com NHL-Fives teams to watch for in the 2012-13 NHL season http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130116/nhl-fives-teams-watch-the-2012-13-nhl-season <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Jan 16 (Reuters) - Five teams to watch in the 2012-13 National Hockey League season:</p> <p>- -</p> <p>LOS ANGELES KINGS</p> <p>Kings defeated the Western Conference's top three seeds in the playoffs before dumping the New Jersey Devils in the final round to become the first eighth-seeded team to win the NHL's Stanley Cup championship.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130116/nhl-fives-teams-watch-the-2012-13-nhl-season" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Atlantic Division National Hockey League Pittsburgh Penguins Thomson Reuters Wed, 16 Jan 2013 21:15:33 +0000 5735290 at http://www.globalpost.com NHL-Key dates for the 2012-13 NHL season http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130116/nhl-key-dates-the-2012-13-nhl-season <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Jan 16 (Reuters) - Key dates for the upcoming 2012-13 National Hockey League season.</p> <p>Jan. 19 - Regular season opens with 13 games, including the defending Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles Kings at home against the Chicago Blackhawks.</p> <p>April 3 - Trade deadline</p> <p>April 27 - Last day of regular season</p> <p>April 30 - Stanley Cup playoffs begin</p> <p>June 28 - Last possible day for Stanley Cup finals</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130116/nhl-key-dates-the-2012-13-nhl-season" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Central Division Chicago Blackhawks National Hockey League Thomson Reuters Wed, 16 Jan 2013 21:16:06 +0000 5735294 at http://www.globalpost.com NHL-Profile of Eastern Conference teams http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130116/nhl-profile-eastern-conference-teams <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Jan 16 (Reuters) - Following are brief profiles of the 15 teams in the Eastern Conference ahead of the 2012-13 National Hockey League (NHL) season.</p> <p>- -</p> <p>ATLANTIC DIVISION</p> <p>New Jersey Devils</p> <p>Head coach: Peter DeBoer</p> <p>2011-12 record: 48-28-6</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130116/nhl-profile-eastern-conference-teams" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Atlantic Division National Hockey League Southeast Division Thomson Reuters Wed, 16 Jan 2013 21:16:14 +0000 5735297 at http://www.globalpost.com NHL-Profiles of Western Conference teams http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130116/nhl-profiles-western-conference-teams <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Jan 16 (Reuters) - Following are brief profiles of the 15 teams in the Western Conference ahead of the 2012-13 National Hockey League (NHL) season.</p> <p>- -</p> <p>CENTRAL DIVISION</p> <p>CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS</p> <p>Head coach: Joel Quenneville</p> <p>2011-12 Record: 45-26-11</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130116/nhl-profiles-western-conference-teams" target="_blank">read more</a></p> National Hockey League Northwest Division Pacific Division Thomson Reuters Wed, 16 Jan 2013 21:16:27 +0000 5735299 at http://www.globalpost.com PREVIEW-NHL-Stanley Cup chase promises thrills and free hot dogs http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130116/preview-nhl-stanley-cup-chase-promises-thrills-and-free-hot-dog <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Steve Keating</p> <p>Jan 16 (Reuters) - After dragging its fans through another draining labor dispute, the National Hockey League returns Saturday promising supporters more bang for their buck and a playoff chase sure to have hockey hearts pumping.</p> <p>Having settled a 113-day lockout in time to run a shortened season, Commissioner Gary Bettman, the players and teams offered apologies to fans along with discounted tickets, merchandise, free parking and open practices.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130116/preview-nhl-stanley-cup-chase-promises-thrills-and-free-hot-dog" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Atlantic Division National Hockey League New York Rangers Thomson Reuters Wed, 16 Jan 2013 21:16:49 +0000 5735302 at http://www.globalpost.com NHL-Five players to watch in the 2012-13 NHL season http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130116/nhl-five-players-watch-the-2012-13-nhl-season <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Jan 16 (Reuters) - Five players to watch in the 2012-13 National Hockey League (NHL) season which starts on Saturday:</p> <p>- -</p> <p>SIDNEY CROSBY, PITTSBURGH PENGUINS</p> <p>After appearing in just 28 games last season because of concussion-like symptoms, the NHL's biggest name is fired up to show what he can do at full strength. The return of the former league scoring leader, who will team up with reigning NHL most valuable player Evgeni Malkin, have the Penguins starting the season as Stanley Cup favourites.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130116/nhl-five-players-watch-the-2012-13-nhl-season" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Atlantic Division National Hockey League Northwest Division Thomson Reuters Wed, 16 Jan 2013 21:17:01 +0000 5735304 at http://www.globalpost.com NHL-Quick fix a Kings blessing after lengthy lockout http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130116/nhl-quick-fix-kings-blessing-after-lengthy-lockout <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Mark Lamport-Stokes</p> <p>LOS ANGELES, Jan 16 (Reuters) - As the Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles Kings prepare to tackle the hectic challenge of a truncated 48-game season, they can count on one unexpected blessing due to the protracted National Hockey League lockout.</p> <p>Had the campaign started in October as originally scheduled, their inspirational goaltender Jonathan Quick would have been a conspicuous absentee while recovering from back surgery after being plagued by a herniated disc throughout the 2012 playoffs.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130116/nhl-quick-fix-kings-blessing-after-lengthy-lockout" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bankruptcy in the United States Los Angeles Kings National Hockey League Thomson Reuters Wed, 16 Jan 2013 21:17:05 +0000 5735305 at http://www.globalpost.com