NHL: Players under contract in minors can’t go to Olympics

Players with NHL contracts, even those in the minors, will not be allowed to participate in the Winter Olympics next February. Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly confirmed to The Associated Press on Monday that all players under contract will be treated the same. The league announced in April it wouldn’t be stopping its season to go to the Olympics for the first time since 1994, but...
Via MyNorthwest.com
10 days ago

NHL won’t participate in 2018 Winter Olympics, cites hypocritical reason for not playing

Prior to Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final between the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Nashville Predators, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman and deputy commissioner Bill Daly spoke with the media about a variety of topics concerning the league. The interviews went great if you hate ads on jerseys, mediocre if you’re hoping to see the league try something new with their playoff system...
Via The Comeback
May 29, 2017  |  Discuss

Sidney Crosby’s head-first collision into boards highlights NHL concussion policy flaws

A hit involving Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby is throwing the NHL’s concussion protocol under a microscope during the second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.Crosby played in Game 6 of a second-round matchup with the Washington Capitals on Monday and collided head-first with the boards behind the Washington net in the first period. Despite Crosby being slow to get...
Via The Comeback
May 09, 2017  |  Discuss

WATCH: Gotta See It: Maple Leafs win 2016 NHL Draft Lottery

Watch as NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly draws who will draw first overall at the 2016 NHL Draft.
Via SportsNetCanada
April 30, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Daly: Hoping lottery changes dulls incentive to tank

Deputy commissioner Bill Daly doesn't believe players are intentionally tanking in games, adding that the changes to the draft lottery is also dulling teams' desire to tank.
Via SportsNetCanada
April 12, 2016  |  Discuss

NHL execs discussed link between fighting and head trauma in 2011 emails

Back in the late summer and early fall of 2011, the sport of hockey was rocked by numerous tragedies. The Lokomotiv Yaroslavl plane crash killed everyone on board including notable NHL names and scrappers Derek Boogaard, Wade Belak and Rick Rypien had all died in four months. In early September, Eric Duhatschek of the Globe and Mail wrote about howto get rid of hockey’s fighters...
Via The Comeback
March 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: NHL won't vote on expansion at Board of Governors

It looks like the wait for the final decision on NHL expansion is going to continue.Commissioner Gary Bettman announced Monday that the matter of adding new teams to the NHL will not be voted on  at the up-coming Board of Governors meeting, Dan Rosen of NHL.com reported: “Commissioner Bettman has said repeatedly if the League decides to expand, the new team or teams will not...
Via Yardbarker
November 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Las Vegas, Quebec City set to take step in NHL expansion bid

Las Vegas and Quebec City have moved a step closer in their bids to land a NHL franchise. NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly says groups from both cities are scheduled to make presentations to the league's executive committee in New York on Tuesday. Daly says the executive committee will then report to the NHL Board of Governors, though there is no defined timeline to make any decisions...
Via Associated Press
September 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Positives and negatives of NHL concussion spotters

Injuries are unavoidable in sports, and some injuries can be more detrimental than others. Head trauma is extremely common in a full contact sport like hockey, and depending on the severity of the trauma, can ruin a season or even end a career. Over the years, concussions have proven to be one of the most controversial injury related problems in the National Hockey League. ...
Via The Sports Quotient
September 15, 2015  |  Discuss

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