After hours of CBA talks between the NHL and NHLPA this week, details are starting to surface, including new offers.
For the second straight day, the NHL and the players' association spoke together for seven hours. Talks are ongoing, but it has given a ray of hope toward a potential agreement.
Andrew Shaw was suspended six games for leaving the bench for the purpose of starting an altercation. Two other IceHogs were suspended for the events that took place on Nov. 3.
In what could be taken as a positive, the NHL and NHLPA had a lengthy seven hour meeting at an undisclosed location on Tuesday night. The fact that the two sides are even meeting could be a good sign.
Just because he's not seeing his Blackhawks teammates every day over the summer doesn't mean Andrew Shaw has kept quiet. As a matter of fact, he told ChicagoBlackhawks.com he's done his best to stay in touch.
This round of CBA negotiations has something 2004-05 didn't have: Twitter. Now social media could in fact have an affect on how quickly the NHL season begins.
Things have been quiet for the Blackhawks, but recent rumors and news are affecting opponents around the Western Conference. From Jonathan Quick to Roberto Luongo, here's the latest.
As an NHL lockout looms, Stan Bowman may have to put a hold on important moves that could free up playing time on a crowded Blackhawks roster. Chris Boden attempts to break down the lines and potential roster competition.
NHLPA Executive Director Donald Fehr and NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman met on Thursday, but came to only one agreement: revenue sharing will be a major issue in new collective bargaining talks.
CBA negotiations have put a slight damper on the excitement surrounding the approach to the upcoming NHL season. But now fans have to look at the positives and get ready for the enjoyment to come.