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Edmonton Oilers win NHL Draft lottery, chance to draft Connor McDavid (Puck Daddy)

The Edmonton Oilers won the Connor McDavid sweepstakes.  The Oilers’ card was pulled by NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly, as a team with the third worst record and an 11.5-percent chance to win the lottery took the top spot and the chance to draft the OHL super prospect. “It’s going to affect your entire lineup, and getting the No. 1 pick is certainly going to fill a...
Via Philly Sports Live
7 hours ago  |  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

Winter Classic may be delayed because of too much sun

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 perhaps up to 90 minutes from its 1 p.m. scheduled face-off. The forecast calls more mostly sunny skies...
Via AP on Fox
December 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Too much sun could delay start of Winter Classic

WASHINGTON (AP) 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 perhaps up to 90 minutes from its 1 p.m. scheduled face-off. The forecast calls more mostly sunny...
Via AP on Fox
December 31, 2014  |  Discuss

NHL Deputy Commissioner: ‘No New Developments’ Regarding Expansion

If you haven’t already noticed, the hot topic surrounding the NHL at the moment involves expansion. The first story to surface came from the Vancouver Province, which reported that expansion to Las Vegas is “a done deal.” Then, a tweet from Sports Business News’ Howard Bloom suggested that four teams would be added to the league through expansion by 2017 — Quebec City,...
Via NESN.com
August 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: NHL Could Add Four Expansion Teams, Including Quebec City, Las Vegas

NHL expansion to Las Vegas is reportedly a “done deal,” but three other cities are expected to receive franchises through expansion by 2017, according to Howard Bloom of Sports Business News. NHL expansion – four teams added by 2017, Quebec City, Toronto, Seattle, and Las Vegas $1.4b in expansion fees— Howard Bloom (@SportsBizNews) August 27, 2014 Deputy commissioner Bill...
Via NESN.com
August 27, 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 AP on Fox
January 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Cap Ceiling Rises and So Shall Ottawa's Mid-Cap Spending

Billy Daly was on the Fan 590’s Hockey Central yesterday, speaking from the NHL’s Board of Governors meeting wherein he would be briefing the organizations on the impacts of the Canadian rights agreement with Rogers. Speaking to on the projections of where the cap ceiling would be next season, Daly refused to provide a specific figure. “I won’t disclose to you before...
Via The 6th Sens
December 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Coyotes notes: Outdoor game coming to Valley?

The NHL will build on the overwhelming success of the Winter Classic with six outdoor games this season from Jan. 1 onward, including a game between the Ducks and Kings at Dodger Stadium on Jan. 25. The league's next goal? Possibly bringing an outdoor game to the Valley of the Sun, where temperatures in January can hit the 70s or even the 80s. NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly told...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
December 09, 2013  |  Discuss
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