Well, the summer is almost over. We still aren’t guaranteed an NHL season, but we still have some hockey news to talk about. It’s not necessarily new news, but there are new developments in old news. So let’s get to it in some good old-fashioned bullet points.
- CBA notes: The players and the owners are still at a standstill, and with 12 days to go, there isn’t much hope for them to meet in the middle. There is a fundamental difference here. The players believe that there needs to be revenue sharing, while the owners believe that the players make too much money. The simple fix: a 52/48 split and a revenue sharing program similar to the other major sports.
- There are rumors that the Rangers are offering Shane Doan four years and $24 million. Let’s remember that the source of this rumor (Bruce Garrioch) isn’t exactly a noted source for accurate rumors. I tweeted that this is just the media blowing smoke, and I stand by that.
- Sean Avery still managed to grab attention when he gave an interview with Q104.3 the other day. He basically said that he is retired, but couldn’t “officially” say it before because he would forfeit a paycheck. He referred to himself in the third person too.
- A note about NHL players playing for the AHL: only players that do not require waivers are eligible to play in the event of a lockout. On the current roster, that means
Carl Hagelin andChris Kreider are the only players from last year’s roster that can play in the AHL without clearing waivers.