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Woe is Canada as its NHL teams struggle and its dollar drops

Woe, Canada. If the NHL playoffs started today, none of the seven Canadian-based teams would be playing. ''It can't be good for the league,'' said San Jose Sharks defenseman Brent Burns, a Canadian. ''But we're hoping no team from Canada makes it because we've got to play against them. ''We do want the dollar to go up, though.'' As if having struggling hockey teams isn't bad enough...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

NHL: World Cup of Hockey roster deadline moved to March 2

General managers of the eight teams competing in this year's World Cup of Hockey are getting an extra day to establish their initial 16-player rosters. NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly confirmed in an email to The Associated Press on Thursday that the deadline was moved back to March 2. The shift was made to provide team officials an additional 24-hour break following the NHL...
Via AP on Fox
26 days ago  |  Discuss

NHL to host first-ever Women's Winter Classic this New Year's Eve

The NHL will host the first-ever Women's Winter Classic this year when it includes an outdoor game between the Boston Pride (NWHL) and Les Canadiennes de Montreal (CWHL) as part of its 2016 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic celebrations this New Year's Eve.The women's game will be held at 2 p.m. on Dec. 31 at Gillette Stadium, but it will be an abbreviated game as the NHL's Winter Classic...
Via Fox Sports
December 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: NHL and NHLPA preparing to battle over expansion draft rules

The next big battle between the NHL and the NHLPA is coming sooner than you might think. Hockey fans believed they were in store for several years of peace after the two sides reached an agreement to end the 2012-13 lockout, but a conversation over a future expansion draft could once again divide the NHL and NHLPA. As seen in the New York Post, there could be several issues surrounding...
Via Puck Drunk Love
December 13, 2015  |  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...
Via Puck Drunk Love
December 08, 2015  |  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...
Via Bloguin Best
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...
Via Yardbarker
November 09, 2015  |  Discuss

NHL general managers to review coach's challenge at meeting

TORONTO (AP) NHL general managers are expected to review rule changes and discuss the controversial coach and executive compensation policy at their annual November meeting on Tuesday. For the first time, the league has three-on-three play in overtime and coach's challenges for goaltender interference and offside plays. Deputy commissioner Bill Daly doesn't expect any potential...
Via AP on Fox
November 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Las Vegas, Quebec City set to take step in NHL expansion bid

Las Vegas and Quebec City have moved a step closer in their bids to land a NHL franchise. NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly says groups from both cities are scheduled to make presentations to the league's executive committee in New York on Tuesday. Daly says the executive committee will then report to the NHL Board of Governors, though there is no defined timeline to make any decisions...
Via AP on Fox
September 28, 2015  |  Discuss

NHL to use concussion spotters at all games

TORONTO (AP) The NHL will have concussion spotters at all games this season to help teams identify visible signs and symptoms of the injury. Under the league's concussion protocol, teams have had spotters at games in the past. But deputy commissioner Bill Daly said some have found it difficult on the road to isolate one person whose sole responsibility is to keep an eye on players...
Via AP on Fox
September 16, 2015  |  Discuss

NHL teams will play 3-on-3 OT at least 3 times in preseason

There will be plenty of three-on-three hockey during the NHL preseason. Before the league goes to five minutes of three-on-three overtime when it counts, 45 exhibition games will feature the experiment so that every team gets a chance to play it at least three times regardless of the score. The Florida Panthers and Nashville Predators will get things under way Sunday night in the...
Via AP on Fox
September 16, 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

Immigration officials take Kings' Slava Voynov into custody

LOS ANGELES (AP) The Los Angeles Kings' Slava Voynov has been taken into custody by U.S. immigration officials, two months after pleading no contest to a domestic violence charge. The Los Angeles Times reports (http://lat.ms/1VClVsY ) the Russian citizen faces possible deportation. He is being held without bail pending a hearing before an immigration judge. The 25-year-old defenseman...
Via AP on Fox
September 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Penguins owners face obstacles in bid to sell team

An unsettled North American economy and uncertainty over the future of the Canadian dollar are two likely reasons why the Pittsburgh Penguins will face a tough road in finding a buyer for the team, TSN reported on Wednesday.In addition, the asking price of $750 million - a record for a United States-based NHL team - also may keep bidders at bay, according to the report. Drew Dorweiler...
Via Fox Sports
September 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Las Vegas, Quebec move to Phase III of expansion

It seems as though the NHL is one step closer to expansion with both Las Vegas and Quebec City moving into Phase III of the NHL’s expansion process. Quebecor, the group bidding for expansion, announced the news on Twitter and NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly confirmed it to Yahoo Sports. Phase II reportedly began on Aug. 5. This is what it entailed according to a release by the...
Via Sports-Glory
August 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Slava Voynov released from luxury jail after 45-day stay

According to The Fourth Period, Slava Voynov has been released from jail after serving 45 days. Voynov had been given a 90-day sentence after pleading guilty to a misdemeanor charge of corporal injury to a spouse. The news, if factual, contradicts an earlier report in which NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly stated Voynov wasn’t going to be released quite yet. It’s worth noting...
Via Bloguin Best
August 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Quebec, Las Vegas invited to move forward in NHL expansion process

It almost seems like an eternity ago that the Quebec Nordiques were in the NHL. The club lasted from 1979-1995 before financial struggles forced the team to move to Colorado, only to watch their former players win the Stanley Cup in their first season. While that might have stung, there’s good news for Quebec fans. According to Kevin Dube of Le Journal De Quebec, Deputy Commissioner...
Via Bloguin Best
August 07, 2015  |  Discuss

NHL To Begin Formal Expansion Review Process; Las Vegas Among Markets With Interst

LAS VEGAS — The NHL is opening a formal expansion review process to consider adding new franchises to its 30-team league, commissioner Gary Bettman announced Wednesday. Las Vegas, Seattle and Quebec City are the markets that have expressed the most serious interest. A second team in the Toronto area leads the list of additional possibilities for any prospect owner with the likely...
Via NESN.com
June 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Portland Waits And Hopes For The NHL

As long as Portland doesn’t have an NHL team, there will always be talk of Portland getting an NHL team. But as long as the NHL is Arizona, that talk will be serious and routine. In 2013, if you believe reports, Paul Allen almost bought the Phoenix Coyotes and moved them to Portland. In the end, Arizona kept the team with a new lease on Gila River Arena. Last week, the Glendale...
Via Oregon Sports News
June 16, 2015  |  Discuss

NHL brushes aside relocation rumor

It all started with a Tweet. Forbes’ sports business writer Maury Brown put out a fairly direct Tweet suggesting that the NHL will not only consider relocation, but that it will actually happen in June. File this under rumor…. NHL relocation around the end of June. — Maury Brown (@BizballMaury) June 3, 2015 Brown indicated right off the bat that this was a rumor, but you...
Via Bloguin Best
June 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Cup Dumps 5/31/15

  ANAHEIM, CA – MAY 30: The Chicago Blackhawks pose in front of the Clarence S. Campbell Bowl with NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly after the Blackhawks 5-3 victory against the Anaheim Ducks in Game Seven of the Western Conference Finals during the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Honda Center on May 30, 2015 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images) What...
Via Barry Melrose Rocks
May 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Formal vote on NHL Vegas expansion may happen in September

The NHL expanding into Vegas is a topic that’s been discussed for quite some time, but up until now there haven’t been any reports indicating when the league would hold a formal vote over whether the city will be rewarded with a franchise. A new report from the Las Vegas Review-Journal indicates that September may be the month in which the NHL holds a final vote on Vegas. The...
Via Bloguin Best
May 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Formal vote on NHL Vegas expansion may happen in September

The NHL expanding into Vegas is a topic that’s been discussed for quite some time, but up until now there haven’t been any reports indicating when the league would hold a formal vote over whether the city will be rewarded with a franchise. A new report from the Las Vegas Review-Journal indicates that September may be the month in which the NHL holds a final vote on Vegas. The...
Via Puck Drunk Love
May 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Bob Nicholson: Bruins, Oilers Discussing Possible Draft Pick Compensation For Peter Chiarelli

Peter Chiarelli was introduced by the Edmonton Oilers on Friday as their new president of hockey operations and general manager. Chiarelli was relieved of his general manager duties with the Boston Bruins on April 15 after spending the previous nine seasons with the Original Six club. It’s possible that the Bruins could receive draft pick compensation from the Oilers as a result...
Via NESN.com
April 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Second Take with @BradleyGelber – LOL at the NHL Draft Lottery

As I sat in my living room next to my girlfriend on Saturday night watching NBC, the same though kept crossing through my mind… What in the hell is this??? At times I honestly felt like I was watching a Saturday Night Live sketch poking fun at the NHL Draft Lottery. This could NOT be the real thing. The dramatic lighting/music, the envelope delivery man pimp walking out onto the...
Via Buffalo Wins
April 20, 2015  |  Discuss
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