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Expansion draft playing heavy hand in the current NHL offseason

Never mind the fact the NHL expansion draft won’t take place for another yea, it has had an very strong effect on the happenings of the current offseason. Even before league commissioner Gary Bettman made the official announcement that the NHL will be adding a team in Las Vegas, it appeared that the established 30 teams in the league were making their offseason moves with the...
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Coyotes found site for new arena

The state of hockey in Arizona has never been brighter. Hometown boy, Auston Matthews was the number one pick in the 2016 NHL Draft. The Coyotes just signed Alex Gologoski to a multi-year contract that ensures that he will be a part of the organization for years to come. Now the Arizona Coyotes may have just received the best news of all – they have found a site for their new...
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June 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Bettman says Hurricanes are not going anywhere

The Carolina Hurricanes have been the subject of plenty of relocation rumors over the past several months. Some rumors suggested the team would be moved to Las Vegas while other reports suggested they’d be moved but to a different unspecified location. Shortly after it was formally announced that Las Vegas would be taking on an expansion team, Gary Bettman commented on Carolina’s...
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June 22, 2016  |  Discuss

The NHL is officially expanding to Las Vegas

The NHL is coming to Las Vegas. The league announced at the Board of Governors meeting in Las Vegas they’ve voted unanimously to accept the city’s $500 million entry fee to bring a team to Sin City. The Las Vegas NHL team will join the league for the 2017-18 season. The news confirms reports from last week about the possible expansion of a Las Vegas team. We think this...
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June 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: NHL expansion to Las Vegas a 'done deal' for 2017-18

The NHL appears to be the first of the four major North American sports leagues to be entering Las Vegas. The league received expansion bids from Las Vegas and Quebec City last year, and Adrian Dater of Bleacher Report reported Wednesday that Sin City should be good to go. Couple NHL sources telling me Vegas is done deal for '17-18, with formal approval by BOG this month ...
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June 01, 2016  |  Discuss

NHL players in the Olympics may hinge on who picks up cost

Will the NHL participate in the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea? A formal decision hasn’t been made, but Gary Bettman made a few comments prior to Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final which hints that the league won’t be participating unless someone else picks up the tab. Specifically, Bettman stated that NHL teams don’t want to have to pay to send players to...
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May 30, 2016  |  Discuss

Weak Canadian dollar could hurt NHL by as much as $200 million in revenue

The Canadian dollar is struggling, and now it seems it might be dragging the NHL down with it. NHL commissioner Gary Bettman spoke with Bloomberg Television earlier this week and said the league could lose as much as $200 million in revenue when its fiscal year ends on June 30. However, Bettman still expects the NHL to set record-breaking revenue figures at the end of next month...
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May 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Gary Bettman: NHL evolving among reasons for decline in fighting

Fighting is declining in the NHL. And when I say declining, I mean record lows. As of March 10, there have been 1,010 games played during the 2015-16 season.  If the 2015-16 projections above come to fruition, 352 fights would be the lowest single-season total of the last 15 years, excluding the lockout-shortened 2012-13 campaign. In fact, only one of the previous 13 non-lockout...
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March 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Gary Bettman praises the NHL’s new website and app (which are currently awful)

If you haven’t noticed, the NHL has a new look on its digital properties. The reaction has been poor to say the least, but it goes beyond the usual criticisms that come with a major redesign. As fans struggle to find features they used to use and adapt to the new look, Gary Bettman is more than pleased while ignoring the obvious flaws. Gary Bettman's full answer when I asked...
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February 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Is the NHL close to making a decision on expansion?

It feels as though the discussion over the NHL potentially expanding to 32 teams has been going on for forever. However, rumors are swirling that there might be a final decision in sight.NBC Sports reported over the weekend via Las Vegas Review-Journal that Bill Foley, the prospective owner of the potential Las Vegas franchise said he expects the league to make a final decision...
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October 19, 2015  |  Discuss
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