Hockey Lockout

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Business Owners Breathe A Sigh Of Relief As Red Wings Return To The Ice

Among the happiest to see hockey back are downtown restaurant and bar owners who say business was way off without the Wings.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/22/2013

Jimmy Howard #35 of the Detroit Red Wings makes a glove save on a shot by Gabriel Bourque #57 of the Nashville Predators during Game Four of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Joe Louis Arena on April 17, 2012 in Detroit, Michigan. Nashville won the game 3-1 and lead the series 3-1. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Howard: “We’ve Got To Dive Right Into It”

Jimmy Howard isn’t sure what to expect when the NHL season begins this weekend.

97.1 The Ticket–01/15/2013

Mike and Marian Ilitch (credit: Getty Images)

Red Wings Owner Ilitch Thanks Hockey Fans For Patience

Ilitch signed off with “Thank you for being a part of our team. We look forward to delivering another memorable season of Red Wings hockey.”

CBS Detroit–01/11/2013

Henrik Zetterberg #40 of the Detroit Red Wings skates against Roman Josi #59 of the Nashville Predators in Game Two of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Bridgestone Arena on April 13, 2012 in Nashville, Tennessee.  (Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images)

NHL And Players’ Association Reach Tentative Agreement To End Lockout

The NHL and the players’ association reached a tentative agreement to end a nearly four-month-old lockout.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/06/2013

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Mediator Back At Work In NHL Labor Fight

About 12 hours after discussions ended, a federal mediator is back at work in the middle of NHL labor talks that hit a snag earlier this week.

97.1 The Ticket–01/05/2013

A Detroit Red Wings hockey fan shows his team support during the game between the Chicago Bears and the Detroit Lions at Ford Field on December 30, 2012 in Detroit, Michigan. The Bears defeted the Lions 26-24. (Credit: Leon Halip/Getty Images)

NHL Negotiations Go Late; No Union Disclaimer

The sides met in small groups throughout the day Wednesday and then held a full-scale bargaining session with a federal mediator at night that lasted nearly five hours and didn’t wrap up until about 1 a.m. Thursday.

97.1 The Ticket–01/03/2013

Following a day of negotiations with the NHL Players Association, NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly of the National Hockey League addresses the media at the Westin Times Square on December 5, 2012 in New York City. (credit: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

NHL Makes New Offer To Players

The NHL says it has made a new contract offer to the players in an attempt to end the lockout and save the season.

97.1 The Ticket–12/28/2012

Detroit Red Wings v Chicago Blackhawks

NHL Talks Could Resume Day After Christmas

The NHL and NHLPA were back in contact on Saturday, at least reopening the conversation that had been silent for almost a week.

97.1 The Ticket–12/23/2012

Los Angeles Kings v Detroit Red Wings. (File photo by Dave Sandford Getty Images)

NHL Players Vote In Step Toward Dissolving Union

If the executive board files the disclaimer, the union will dissolve and become a trade association.

97.1 The Ticket–12/21/2012

Commissioner Gary Bettman of the National Hockey League speaks to the media at Crowne Plaza Times Square on September 13, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

NHL Cancels All Games Through Jan. 14

With no deal in sight and no negotiations planned, the NHL chopped another two weeks off the schedule and moved closer to canceling the entire hockey season.

97.1 The Ticket–12/21/2012