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Looking at the World Cup of Hockey in 2016

The World Cup of Hockey in 2016 has been years in the making and Gary Bettman announced during All Star weekend that it’s definitely going to happen.  There are some new wrinkles to how it’s being done this time around.  Are the changes for the better? For those that are unfamiliar with the World Cup of Hockey, the idea originally started as the Canada Cup in 1976.  The Canada...
Via Puck Drunk Love
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Bettman Gives State Of Game Address

National Hockey League commissioner Gary Bettman yesterday delivered his annual state of the game address to the media in Columbus, Ohio as part of the league’s all-star weekend. Below are the key points he focused on, including what a potential salary cap could be for 2015-16, which will affect the way the Islanders do business this summer. 2016 WORLD CUP OF HOCKEY The return...
Via Islanders Insight
3 days ago  |  Discuss

World Cup Of Hockey Announced

In addition to Saturday’s news about the NHL salary cap increase next year, Gary Bettman announced the re-incarnation of the World Cup of Hockey. Last played in 2004, the tournament will feature players from the United States, Canada, Sweden, Russia, Finland and the Czech Republic. The tournament will also feature an U-23 North American roster as well as a team of all stars not...
Via NY Rangers Blog
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Bruins, Canadiens to ignite rivalry at Gillette Stadium for 2016 Winter Classic

Photo by Dave Sandford/NHLToday, the National Hockey League announced that the Boston Bruins will be hosting the Montreal Canadiens at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro for the 2016 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic.

The game will take place on New Years Day, making the Bruins the first NHL team to host two Winter Classics. In 2010, the Bruins defeated the Philadelphia Flyers 2-1 in...
Via BruinsLife
4 days ago  |  Discuss

World Cup of Hockey Format Finally Announced

NHL commissioner Gary Bettman finally spilled the beans on Saturday, announcing that the World Cup of Hockey will return in September 2016 in Toronto, Canada with an eight team system. The first World Cup since 2004, the tournament will consist of Canada, the United States, Russia, Sweden, Czech Republic and Finland. They’ll be joined a team featuring the best European players...
Via The Hockey House
4 days ago  |  Discuss

World Cup of Hockey set for September 2016

The World Cup of Hockey is back. Gary Bettman announced the return of the tournament today, slated for September 2016. The tournament will be two weeks, beginning on September 17, 2016 at the Air Canada Center in Toronto. Eight teams will be competing in the tournament: Canada, USA, Russia, Sweden, Finland, Czech Republic, Team Europe Read more → The post World Cup of Hockey set...
Via Blue Seat Blogs
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Blackhawks, Wild Headed Outdoors in 2016

On Saturday, NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman announced the three planned outdoor games for the 2015-16 season. The Minnesota Wild will host the Chicago Blackhawks in a Stadium Series game at TCF Bank Stadium, the football stadium for the University of … Continue reading → The post Blackhawks, Wild Headed Outdoors in 2016 appeared first on Committed Indians.
Via Committed Indians
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Dallas Stars are “probably a ways off” from hosting outdoor game

Now that the NHL has hosted an outdoor game successfully in California, will the league target southern areas such as Florida or Texas? Gary Bettman has already rained on the idea of Florida hosting a Winter Classic or Stadium Series game, but is Texas still a possibility? According to Dallas Stars president Jim Lites, an outdoor game in Texas is “probably a ways off.” Lites’...
Via Puck Drunk Love
27 days ago  |  Discuss

NHL Approves Season Ticket Drive To Test Las Vegas Market

BOCA RATON, Fla. — NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman confirmed that the Board of Governors had no objection to billionaire businessman Bill Foley exploring the level of interest in an expansion team coming to Las Vegas. Bettman was adamant that nothing more should be read into the league’s consideration of Foley’s request in terms of any advancement in expansion discussions. He...
December 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Gene Simmons of KISS puts Gary Bettman in a headlock

In a brilliant example of drastically disparate worlds colliding, Gary Bettman, the National Hockey League’s pencil-necked commissioner and Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons, the only original and still-relevant founding members of KISS, descended upon Los Angeles recently and crossed paths. Where, possibly, could these three fellas from seemingly different universes wind up in the...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
January 30, 2014  |  Discuss

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