Quote of the Day

"We had to fight for every inch. Then again, we thought we got killed on the last CBA, and it worked out pretty well for us."
-- Blue Jackets D Adrian Aucoin, on the tentative agreement for a new CBA (COLUMBUS DISPATCH, 1/7)
Monday January 7, 2013 Vol. 19 — No. 81 Print This Issue

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  • Game On

    Jan. 19 is seen as the probable start date for the abbreviated NHL season

    The NHL faces several logistical issues before play can begin in the wake of players and owners agreeing to a tentative CBA early yesterday morning . The NHL has reportedly sent a memo to teams "indicating no camps before Saturday (and may not open until Monday)," with a "48-game season to begin Jan. 19," according to Elliotte Friedman of The CBC ( TWITTER.com, 1/6 ). USA TODAY's Kevin Allen notes players will vote on a memo of understanding on the deal, but that is "not expected to be ready until tonight at the earliest." The NHLPA Exec Board must approve it, and voting "is expected to take 48 hours." The NHL BOG is expected to vote this week in N.Y. ( USA TODAY, 1/7 ). In Tampa, Damian Cristodero reports the schedule should be releas ...

  • NHL Unlocked, Part I

    Who won? Who lost? And what it means for Bettman and Fehr.

  • NHL Unlocked, Part II

    Teams begin out-reach but don’t expect to see “Thank You Fans!” slogan this time around.

  • NHL Unlocked, Part III

    What’s the damage and how long before fans and sponsors return?

  • Lucky Number 7

    Catholic 7 reportedly could double revenue off new TV deal.

  • How Sweet It Is

    Rose, Sugar Bowls likely hosts for first CFB semifinals in '15.

  • That's The Ticket

    Secondary ticket market prices for Alabama-Notre Dame BCS matchup exceed totals reached for '11 Saints-Colts Super Bowl.

  • Johnny On The Spot

    Fox broadcasters seem enamored with Texas A&M QB Johnny Manziel; the net draws a record overnight for the Cotton Bowl.

  • Full-Service Station

    IMG acquires PR firm Catalyst; management remains intact.

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