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September 4, 2012
Fischler Report: Owners bound to get what they want
You can argue who owns the moral high ground between the NHL and NHLPA, but it is the ultimate moot point.
August 21, 2012
Fischler Report: Lockout would hit Kings, Panthers hard
It’s doubtful that any teams would be hit harder by a work stoppage both on the ice and in the wallet than the Florida Panthers and L.A. Kings.
July 31, 2012
Fischler Report: Examining key issues for NHL's next CBA
Now that labor-management negotiations are getting serious, it's time to examine the key issues the NHL and NHLPA must focus on.
July 17, 2012
Fischler Report: NHL's CBA negotiations cause for panic?
Now that the NHL has presented its requests for the next CBA, several media types have both hit the ceiling and their keyboards.
July 10, 2012
Fischler Report: Winners and losers in the free-agent frenzy
This week's Fischler Report includes a look at the winners and losers thus far in free agency, the Kings' odds of repeating and much more.
July 3, 2012
Fischler Report: 'Canes will be Cup contenders in 2013
With the addition of Jordan Staal, the Hurricanes are poised to end their three-year playoff drought and make another deep run.
June 26, 2012
Fischler Report: Who really should've won at NHL Awards
Should Zdeno Chara have gone home with the Norris? This week's Fischler Report questions all of the winners at this year's NHL Awards.
June 21, 2012
Fischler Report: TV ratings, officiating sub-par in Cup finals
This week's Fischler Report examines the TV ratings for the finals and how the refs fared during the six-game series between the Kings and Devils.
June 14, 2012
Fischler Report: Debating the lasting legacy of Tim Thomas
How will Tim Thomas be remembered in Boston? The Globe's Eric Wilbur's going with the guy on the ice, not the nut the media's portrayed him to be.
June 7, 2012
Fischler Report: Bettman weighs in on NHL's next CBA
The NHL's commissioner said his goal is to reach a Collective Bargaining Agreement that can take the game and the business to even higher levels.
May 29, 2012
Fischler Report: Nash trade frenzy has finally begun
With 28 teams already scanning the trade market and potential free agent lists, Blue Jackets captain Rick Nash’s name inevitably surfaces.
May 23, 2012
Fischler Report: Let's hope shot-blocking craze is just a fad
Many NHL coaches -- as has been seen in these playoffs -- swear by shot-blocking, but many NHL critics swear against the growing technique.
May 15, 2012
Fischler Report: Kings' dominant run brings back memories
Not since the dynasty of Wayne Gretzky's Oilers has a playoff team threatened to knife through the competition with such brevity as the Kings.
May 8, 2012
Fischler Report: Will Coyotes staying lead to expansion?
Could the deal to keep the Coyotes in Arizona open the door to expansion for the NHL?
May 1, 2012
Fischler Report: Explaining the Bruins' first-round exit
The Fischler Report's Jared Lane believes there's little reason for panic in Boston and that the B's can recover after some retooling this summer.
April 18, 2012
Kelly: Confidence key in Bruins' quest to repeat
This week's Fischler Report features a one-on-one with Chris Kelly and a chat with former Bruin Garry Galley on how the game has changed over the years.
April 4, 2012
Fischler Report: Bruins' Ference a family man
In this week's Fischler Report, B's d-man Andrew Ference talks about his surfing ventures and the importance of spending time with his family.
March 31, 2012
Fischler Report: NHL teams will keep tabs on Frozen Four
With 26 draft picks suiting up for semifinal combatants BC and Minnesota, NHL teams will keep a close eye on the Frozen Four.
March 20, 2012
Fischler Report: Seguin surging, You Can Play gaining steam
This week's Fischler Report features a one-on-one with Tyler Seguin and highlights the progress of You Can Play since its inception.
March 18, 2012
Fischler Report: Wilson out, but Leafs still in freefall
Ron Wilson's (Riverside, R.I.) dismissal was supposed to kick-start a turnaround in Toronto, but the Leafs dropped five of six after his firing.