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Statement From The NHLPA On Sports Betting

April 12, 2018 -- “Given the pending Supreme Court decision regarding the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PAPSA), representatives of the MLBPA, NBPA, NFLPA and NHLPA have been working together on the legal, commercial, practical, and human consequences of allowing sports betting to become mainstream. The time has come to address not just who profits from sports gambling, but also the costs. Our unions have been discussing the potential impact of legalized gambling on players’ privacy and publicity rights, the integrity of our games and the volatility on our businesses. Betting on sports may become widely legal, but we cannot allow those who have lobbied the hardest for sports gambling to be the only ones controlling how it would be ushered into our businesses. The athletes must also have a seat at the table to ensure that players’ rights and the integrity of our games are protected.”

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NHLPA Approves Goalie Interference Change

TORONTO (March 21, 2018) – The National Hockey League Players’ Association (NHLPA) has reviewed the NHL General Managers Recommended Change to Rule 78.7 (ii) Governing Coach’s Challenges for Goaltender Interference with our Competition Committee Members – Michael Cammalleri (Edmonton Oilers), Ron Hainsey (Toronto Maple Leafs), Kevin Shattenkirk (New York Rangers), Cory Schneider (New Jersey Devils), and Daniel Winnik (Minnesota Wild) – along with many other Players in our Membership.  Based on those discussions, the NHLPA has decided to approve the proposed change.  The rule change will now require further approval by the NHL’s Board of Governors.

“First and foremost, the players want consistency in the application of the rule, and therefore support this proposed change in order to help accomplish that goal,” said Mathieu Schneider, NHLPA Special Assistant to the Executive Director.  

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The NHLPA Player Poll

TORONTO (March 7, 2018) – The National Hockey League Players’ Association (NHLPA) has revealed its 2017-18 NHLPA Player Poll results today.

Visit www.NHLPA.com/player-poll/2017-18 to view the full results.

NHL players were surveyed regarding their opinions on more than 20 hockey-related questions during their annual NHLPA team meetings between the preseason and early January 2018. Over 500 players took part in the player poll. NHL players weighed in on a variety of questions – covering skills, coaches, officials, arenas, teams and on-ice matters. 

Some highlights of the results include:

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Dates For The NHL Global Series

NEW YORK/TORONTO (March 6, 2018) – The National Hockey League (NHL®) and the National Hockey League Players’ Association (NHLPA), in conjunction with Live Nation, today announced dates, local start times, locations and ticketing information for the 2018 NHL Global Series™ and the 2018 NHL Global SeriesChallenge™. In January, the NHL announced that the Edmonton Oilers, Florida Panthers, New Jersey Devilsand Winnipeg Jets will play regular-season games in Europe as part of the 2018 NHL Global Series™.

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Afternoon Line- Larry Brooks

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Video- NHL Contract Negotiations And Salary Disclosures

via the YouTube page of the NHLPA,

As we revisit the birth of salary disclosure for NHL players, we look back on how it shaped the landscape for contract negotiations and player compensation in professional hockey. Former players Eric Lindros, Mike Gartner and Mike Liut, along with NHLPA Executive Director Don Fehr and former Executive Director Bob Goodenow weighed in.


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Morning Line- Allan Walsh

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Report- NHL May Play More Games Overseas Next Season

What do you think?


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Marijuana Talk And The NHL

from Darren Dreger of TSN,

As of July 1, marijuana use will be legal in Canada.

Marijuana is not a performance-enhancing substance and therefore it’s not on the National Hockey League’s banned substances list. So, theoretically, there could be an argument made to allow for its use for medicinal purposes in the league.

Chat amongst yourselves.

To be clear, at the moment, marijuana is among the variety of drugs the NHL and National Hockey League Players’ Association test for under the umbrella of the joint Substance Abuse and Behavioural Health Program, so legalizing its use in Canada doesn't mean it will automatically be dropped from that list.

a bit more and other topics...

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November Is Hockey Fights Cancer Month

 NEW YORK/TORONTO (Nov. 1, 2017) – Hockey Fights Cancer™, a joint initiative between the National Hockey League Players’ Association (NHLPA) and National Hockey League (NHL) as well as a program of the National Hockey League Foundation and NHL Foundation, begins today. The campaign, which unites the hockey community in support of cancer patients and their families, will feature ceremonies, observances, and fundraising efforts throughout the month of November. All 31 NHL® Member Clubs are designating one home game as the official Hockey Fights Cancer™ in-arena awareness night, with unique programming and partnerships with local cancer organizations.

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