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NHL COO John Collins departs after 7 years

NEW YORK (AP) John Collins, the chief operating officer of the NHL, is stepping down after seven years on the job. The NHL said Tuesday that Collins is leaving to pursue a new business opportunity. Collins joined the league in 2006 and had been COO since August 2008. Commissioner Gary Bettman praised Collins for his work building partnerships that led to ''significant revenue...
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Ex-NHLer Ian White arrrested, facing weapons charges

When NHL commissioner Gary Bettman mocked the NFL and said back in October 2014, “Our players know what’s right and wrong,” he couldn’t have been more wrong. Another week has passed and another NHL player (albeit a retired skater) has been charged with a crime. Former defenseman Ian White, 31, was arrested late last week and charged with multiple weapons offenses...
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Is Gary Bettman worth the $9.6 million he earned in 2013-14?

It was recently announced by the Sports Business Journal that Gary Bettman made $9.6 million during the 2013-14 season. That total is $800,000 more than what he made in the lockout shortened season. Comparatively to other commissioners around sports world, Bettman pales in comparison. Roger Goodell made $44 million in 2012 and Bud Selig made a reported $14.5 million back in...
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7 days ago  |  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 reported: “Commissioner Bettman has said repeatedly if the League decides to expand, the new team or teams will not...
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15 days ago  |  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

Gary Bettman: Most NHL players conduct themselves in a 'magnificent, appropriate' way

The NHL has been under fire lately after some ugly off-ice incidents involving some fairly recognizable players. Slava Voynov’s domestic altercation. Mike Richards’ drug incident. Ryan O’Reilly driving drunk into a Tim Horton’s. Though the league hasn’t entered NFL territory, the number of issues is alarming. What does Gary Bettman think about what has transpired over...
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September 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Calgary Flames release new $890 million arena plans

The Calgary Flames want to build a new state of the art arena and their ambitious plans have taxpayers footing a large amount of the proposed bill. The Calgary Herald reports the Flames want to build CalgaryNEXT, which would be an $890 million arena, with a multisport field house next to it that would have use as a covered football stadium, a FIFA-sized soccer field and a 400...
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August 19, 2015  |  Discuss

NHL and MLB Advanced Media announce $1.2 billion deal

More details have emerged on the NHL’s deal with Major League Baseball Advanced Media, which first came to light Monday and is set to be officially announced Tuesday, and they show that this is a huge move for both organizations. Ian Thomas and Eric Fisher of Sports Business Journal report that the deal is for six years and is worth an estimated total $1.2 billion to the NHL...
Via Awful Announcing
August 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Bruins-Canadiens Winter Classic details announced

FOXBORO, Mass. — One of the staples of the Winter Classic spectacle is the alumni game featuring former players of the two teams involved in the outdoor game. The Boston Bruins and Montreal Canadiens will meet in the 2016 Winter Classic on Jan. 1, 2016 at Gillette Stadium, the home of the NFL’s New England Patriots. It will be the venue for the alumni game as well, which NHL...
July 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Does the World Cup signify a new day for hockey at ESPN?

ESPN and hockey fans have come to a mutual understanding since the self-proclaimed worldwide leader stopped televising NHL games more than a decade ago – ESPN doesn’t need the NHL, and the NHL has realized it can get along just fine without ESPN. In many ways, the NHL hasn’t just survived away from the ESPN machine, it has thrived.  Stanley Cup ratings have never been...
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February 05, 2015  |  Discuss

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