Dreger: Frustration building as CBA talks continue

Frustration on both sides of the NHL lockout continues to build - and it's simmering towards a boiling point. While discussions have been going on since late last week, talks have not focused on the primary economic issues prompting this response from NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly. ...more

Dreger: OHL targetting fighters; NHL targetting embellishers

More than 90 per cent of Ontario Hockey League players fight fewer than 10 times per season. That said, the sanctions adopted by the OHL that include suspensions and fines for the serial scrapper are clearly targeting the one-dimensional player. TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger has more. ...more

Dreger: Common ground needed to advance CBA negotiations

There is risk of the entire 2012-2013 NHL season being wiped out. Now that qualifies as fear mongering, but considering how entrenched both the league and the players' association are with less than 10 days until the expiration of the existing collective bargaining agreement, sources on both sides are accepting the loss of another season as a possibility. ...more

Dreger: Nash finds new home; Weber decision looms

A saga that started in January ends six months later as Rick Nash gets set to join the New York Rangers, a team that never left its perch as his top trade destination. Discussions between Columbus and New York have been ongoing, but, heated up late last week before coming together on Monday. ...more

Dreger: Predators face financial gamble with Weber deal

By virtue of signing a 14-year, $110 million offer sheet with the Philadelphia Flyers, restricted free agent Shea Weber has made it clear he wants out of Nashville. And as TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger explains, it remains to be seen if this deal makes financial sense for a budget team like the Predators. ...more

Dreger: Sense of urgency for contenders after Wild signings

A $198 million commitment to Zach Parise and Ryan Suter doesn't necessarily shift position of power in the West, but, there is a distinct sense of urgency among some of the contenders to respond to the Minnesota Wild's enormously bold offseason investment. ...more

Dreger: Parise, Suter holding up trade market

The free agent market is in virtual gridlock waiting for Zach Parise and Ryan Suter to announce where they intend to spend the next 10-plus years of their lives. The most impacted player by this process is Columbus Blue Jackets captain Rick Nash ...more

Dreger: Oilers recruit Gretzky and Coffey to lure Schultz

The Edmonton Oilers recruited a couple of former greats to help lure college free agent Justin Schultz west. Wayne Gretzky and Paul Coffey both spoke with Schultz on Edmonton's behalf. The Oilers remain a top contender for the 21-year-old defenceman who is expected to decide where his NHL career will start on Saturday. TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger has more. ...more

Dreger: Nash headlines all pre-draft trade speculation

The future of superstar forward Rick Nash headlines all pre-draft trade speculation. The Columbus Blue Jackets know Nash would prefer a deal get done sooner rather than later, but if Zach Parise becomes a free agent, the Blue Jackets may have to wait beyond July 1 to get a true sense of what the trade market is willing to offer. ...more

Dreger's Mailbag: Talking Radulov, Isles and Patrick Kane

With the Stanley Cup playoffs winding down and the offseason talk heating up, TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger answers some emails from this week's mailbag on the Islanders' roster plans, the lowdown on Alexander Radulov, Tim Thomas's decision to take a year off and how the Blackhawks may deal with Patrick Kane. ...more

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