The NHL’s cold room is a strange and confusing subject.
The league is so focused on its big-game scheduling, the NHL’s ice time and the NHLPA’s bargaining chip, that the players are left in the dark on what the league is really doing with the cold rooms.
But they do know what they’re getting into, and it’s an important piece of information that’s likely to be missed if it weren’t for the NHL Players’ Association, which owns the NHL and has a monopoly on the game’s cold rooms in the United States.
The union is the bargaining agent for the teams, so it makes sense that they’d be willing to make this information public.
If the union is really going to work with the NHL to get a better understanding of the NHLs cold room setup, the players would love to know how the league does its business.
How much money do they pay?
How much ice time do they give?
How long do they keep players out?
Are they doing things differently than they’ve done in the past?
Are players kept out for extended periods of time?
These are all questions that players would want to know.
The NHLPA has made it clear that it wants to make its own decisions on these things.
In February, it filed a lawsuit in New York state challenging the NHL, alleging that the NHL is withholding information from the union about the cold room system.
The suit, filed in federal court in Manhattan, seeks to compel the NHL in its current state to provide a complete, publicly available accounting of the cold-room schedule, ice time, and any other information the union has requested.
“The NHLPA believes that the league’s actions are consistent with the players’ interest in a transparent, objective, and accurate public record,” the suit reads.
The players have until October to file a response with the league.
The owners’ response is expected in March, and if the union wins, the public will get to see how much money the NHL pays the union for these services.
But if the players lose, the owners could decide to try to get rid of the union altogether.
The issue of the ice time is a big one for the players, because the NHL doesn’t pay players the same amount of ice time they do for their team’s regular season.
In other words, the ice times that the teams use are different.
The same amount is given to a team for the regular season and playoffs, and the players get the same ice time as their team in the postseason.
The problem with this, of course, is that the ice-time used during the regular seasons isn’t always what’s on the ice in the first place.
The amount of time players spend in the rink is dependent on a lot of things, from their conditioning to how they’re used to the speed of their skates.
“When we see an increase in ice time during the season, we’re looking at an increase of the amount of skill-building time, the amount that players are playing,” said John Carlson, an NHLPA player agent and the executive director of the Players’ Benefits Board.
“It’s not a perfect number, but it’s close.”
Carlson and his fellow agents don’t have an official position on the matter.
But he said he thinks the players should be informed about what the owners are doing.
“There’s no way the players don’t know how much the league pays the NHL for the ice,” Carlson said.
“I don’t think they’re in the mood to go to a lawyer and say, ‘What is the ice rate?'”
The NHL players’ association is also asking the league to release all of the information it has about how it uses the cold facility, but has not yet received a response from the league in that regard.
The only information the players have about the ice is the information they received from the NHL during their lockout.
That information was used in the NHL lockout negotiations, which led to a deal between the league and the union.
It’s unclear how the union plans to get the information.
Carlson said he’s not sure how much information the league would like to share with the union, but he believes the players deserve to know exactly what the NHL does with the ice.
“If the players really want to see what the players do in the ice room, they should know how long they’re out in the arena, and what the coaches do in their dressing room,” Carlson added.
“They should know what equipment they’re wearing, and how much they’re taking in the dressing room.”
The NHL also has a policy of not commenting on player training camp practices, but that’s something the league will have to address in the coming weeks.
The team owners are also keeping quiet on the NHL owners’ proposed labor deal, but the league said it is working on a proposal that could address the players.
The goal of the plan is to allow for more transparency and greater collaboration between the players and