The NHL is preparing two schedules for 2017-18 due to Olympic uncertainty

The NHL still hasn’t decided whether or not it will participate in the 2018 Winter Olympics held in South Korea. Some preliminary discussions have been held between the league, the owners and the NHLPA, but so far a final decision appears to be a ways off. With all of the Olympic uncertainty and the league trying to prepare its 2017-18 schedule, the NHL has spoken with teams...
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December 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

Hurricanes owner: 'I assure you this team is not going to Quebec'

It’s a distinct possibility the NHL could return to Quebec as there’s been ongoing talk about the league expanding into the former home of the Nordiques. There’s been chatter in order to facilitate the expansion, the Hurricanes could move from Carolina to Quebec, which has been denied by deputy commissioner Bill Daly. Hurricanes owner Peter Karmanos also threw water on...
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April 08, 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

NHL plans to hold another World Cup of Hockey in 2020 (unless there’s a lockout)

As World Cup of Hockey rosters are announced for all eight participating teams, the NHL made another significant announcement. Bill Daly and Don Fehr revealed that the next World Cup of Hockey is already scheduled to take place in 2020. Bill Daly and Don Fehr say the World Cup is here to stay. Will happen every four years. Next one after September will be in 2020 — Pierre LeBrun...
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March 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: NHL eliminating compensation for coaches/executives

It should come as no surprise to ardent fans of the NHL that the league is going to be doing away with the compensation policy in place for fired coaches and executives still under contract by a team. Word from day two of the Board of Governors meetings, the NHL intends on eliminating compensation for execs/coaches. No surprise. — Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) December 8, 2015...
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December 08, 2015  |  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...
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November 09, 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

Winter Classic Start Could Be Delayed By Sun At Nationals Park

WASHINGTON — Too much sun could cause a delay in the start of the Winter Classic. NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly said Wednesday that the start of the New Year’s Day outdoor game between the Chicago Blackhawks and Washington Capitals in the nation’s capital could be moved back up to 90 minutes from its 1 p.m. ET scheduled face-off. The forecast...
Via NESN.com
December 31, 2014  |  Discuss

NHL might reevaluate sending players to Sochi

The NHL will reevaluate sending its players to the Sochi Olympics next month if something ''significant'' happens before Feb. 9. NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly says in an email to The Associated Press that he doesn't expect it will be become necessary to keep NHL players home because of the steps taken by the Sochi Organizing Committee, the Russian government and the International...
Via Associated Press
January 27, 2014  |  Discuss

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