According to the NHLPA, 73 percent of players are wearing a visor this season, up from 69 percent last season. The Hockey News reported just 28 percent of players wore a visor in 2001-02.
The NHL moved a step closer to realignment Thursday as the players' association approved a proposed plan that is set to go into effect next season.
Baseball union head Michael Weiner says reporters should refrain from jumping to conclusions about media reports linking players to a Florida anti-aging clinic accused of distributing banned performance-enhancing drugs.
Now that a tentative deal is done, one big question remains: When is the puck finally going to drop on the long-delayed hockey season?
With the season on the line, the NHL and the players' association agreed on a tentative pact to end a 113-day lockout and save what was left of a fractured schedule.
Word of the end of the NHL lockout traveled fast for the Washington Capitals. Players' Association representative Jason Chimera was the first to find out the news
These were the words hockey fans were waiting to hear for the first 100-plus days of the NHL lockout. Commissioner Gary Bettman delivered them early Sunday morning.
The day fans and players have been waiting months for finally arrived. The NHL lockout is over.
Hockey is back, and it took nearly four months and one long night to get the game back on the ice.