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Matt’s Net-Front Presence: Why NHL and NHLPA will Forever Be at War



While the NBA is ready to go for a pre-Christmas tipoff, the NHL and its players are again at each other’s throats, this time over COVID-19 financial concessions.

As I lay out in my Net-Front Presence, perpetual labor battles seem to be the NHL’s long-term fate, considering their middle-class status in the realm of pro sports.

While the circumstances may change, the only constant is that fans have to sweat the brinksmanship … and wonder when they might see the NHL back on the ice again.

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A lifelong hockey addict, Matt has been fortunate enough to make his career in his sport of choice, working in high school, juniors, college and the pros in various multimedia roles. Previous to joining PHN, Matt was a credentialed Penguins/NHL beat reporter from 2016-18, including coverage of the 2017 Stanley Cup Final. He contributes commentary and analysis here in various forms.

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