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This section features selected academic papers and articles on hockey player salaries and the business of hockey. While interesting, some might be dry or difficult to digest -- they are not exactly articles meant for The Hockey News! -- as they were not written for a general audience of hockey fans but, rather, for specific academic purposes.

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Salary Determinants of NHL Defensemen: A Quantile Regression Approach

In his thesis, the author looks at how defensemen’s salaries are affected by experience and the way they play with regards to offensive vs. defensive, physical vs. finesse. He uses a quantile regression approach that looks at 235 NHL defensemen in 2010-11.

The Hockey Lockout of 2004-05

In this article published by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the author analyzes the NHL’s 2004-05 lockout and concludes that it resulted in a settlement that was solidly in the owners’ favor.

The NHL Lockout

In this paper, the authors address the 2004-05 NHL lockout by designing a strategy that would help the league overcome the dispute with the NHLPA and return with a product that is both financially successful and exciting/entertaining for hockey fans.