NHL Canadian Corner – September 12, 2012.

The latest roundup of NHL CBA news involving Canadian NHL teams.


Sedins not heading to Europe if there’s a lockout?

VANCOUVER PROVINCE: The Sedin twins don’t intend on playing in Europe unless the entire upcoming NHL season is canceled because of a lockout. It appears most of their teammates will also be staying in Vancouver for the time being.

OTTAWA SUN: In the event of a lockout, Senators players intend to rent ice time at Bell Sensplex and train under the tutelege of former NHL’er John Chabot.

EDMONTON SUN: Oilers goalie Devan Dubnyk said the NHLPA isn’t giving up on trying to prevent the Oilers and Calgary Flames from locking out their players by taking the case before the Alberta Labour Relations Board.

WINNIPEG SUN: Jets captain Andrew Ladd insists the NHLPA membership is unified as a potential lockout approaches.

CALGARY SUN: At least ten Flames players will be participating in the team’s upcoming annual charity golf tournament, one day after it was reported all the players had opted to back out of it.

LE JOURNAL DE MONTREAL: New Canadiens forward Brandon Prust offers up his views of an impending lockout and how it would affect his debut with the club.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: Not hearing much optimism from the players suggesting a lockout can be avoided, just lots of talk of contingency plans in case of one. Probably tells us all we need to know about the status of CBA talks between the PA and the league.


  1. Sigh, either the players are sheep who just repeat what they are told or they are dumb as posts. The legal actions being talked about in QC and AB do prevent the league from locking out the players but it also decertifies the NHLPA in those provinces so it means that the NHLPA would not be negotiating on their behalf anyways. In fact the NHLPA would have to refund their union dues, and would leave those players free to negotiate their own deals with the NHL……not what the NHLPA really wants I am sure.

  2. Sorry to be impatient Lyle, but I just read the story on TSN on the latest so where’s the analysis on today’s CBA offering! ;-D

    • Both sides made proposals, which both rejected. Lockout a certainty barring unlikely 11th hour resolution. Happy now?

  3. Ranzeir: My apologies for the testiness of my previous response. It’s been a long, tiring, frustrating day. I’ll have analysis of the Great NHLCBA lockout debacle in the coming days….because a lockout is coming.

  4. No problem Lyle, my post was purely in jest.