No one wants to see the NHL cancel more games because of a labor dispute. No one except for Marc-Edouard Vlasic that is. The San Jose defender wants to see change to the current CBA setup, and he hopes that the league will use their opt-out clause to reopen the CBA. The NHLPA will update the players on negotiations this week. Here are the top stories in hockey on September 1st.
So why does Vlasic want another work stoppage? He wants to see changes to the current league setup. Among the things Vlasic wants to change is escrow, which takes 15% away from players immediately. (NBCSports Bay Area)
Looking to get excited about your team? Everyone, even the Ottawa Senators, has at least one reason to be excited for the 2019-20 season. (Puck Prose)
It isn’t a labor dispute, but a corporate dispute could keep the Colorado Avalanche off TV in the Denver market. Cable companies are putting the squeeze on Altitude Sports, and it is getting ugly. (Colorado Hockey Now)
There isn’t a more important position than goaltender in hockey. A good goalie can steal you games and even steal you a playoff spot. Which teams have questions in goal this coming fall? There are a few. (The Hockey News)
Josh Norris was a key part of the return the Ottawa Senators received for Erik Karlsson. He’s pushing for NHL time now, and believes he has a “great chance” ahead of himself. (NHL.com)