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NHL free agency and market dysfunction

| July 24, 2013
David J. Climenhaga

Eureka! Labour relations in Alberta explained by, of all things, hockey!

| January 8, 2013
David J. Climenhaga

With the NHL back on the ice, why not let Chinese taxpayers subsidize Canada's billionaires?

| January 7, 2013

Recalibrating the place of hockey in our culture

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Almost all of us miss NHL hockey some of the time. And some of us miss it all of the time: players, owners, sports journalists. But its absence may also be a covert present in this gifting season: a chance to rebalance and recalibrate the place of hockey in our culture.

You see that imbalance in references to missing "hockey" and yearning for "hockey" to return. Yet it's only NHL hockey that's lacking. This is the result of a stealth coup by the NHL: it's made itself equivalent to hockey altogether.

David J. Climenhaga

Trivial pursuits: Still no NHL? The Asia Ice Hockey League awaits!

| October 17, 2012
David J. Climenhaga

NHL and NHLPA in labour relations face off: No penalties for Alberta employers caught offside

| October 12, 2012
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